C# library ShellProgressBar

In my career I’ve made a lot of console applications. Purposes of that application was varied but some of them have one common thing: steps/stages. I’ve found out nice library which helps you display steps progress. The name of that library is … ShellProgressBar. Repository of ShellProgessBar is on github. You can use that library with .NET Core. There is a really good documentation on github. So, I’ll show you very simple example of fake import application with ShellProgressBar.

You can add ShellProgressBar to project by this command:

dotnet add package ShellProgressBar --version 4.1.1

This is example of fake import application:

using System;
using System.Threading;
using ShellProgressBar;

namespace ShellProgressBarExample {
  class Program {
    static void Main (string[] args) {
      try {
        Test ();
      } catch (Exception ex) {
        Console.WriteLine (ex);
      Console.ReadKey ();

    static void Test () {
      var totalTicks = 5;
      var options = new ProgressBarOptions {
        ProgressCharacter = '─',
        ProgressBarOnBottom = true
      using (var pbar = new ProgressBar (totalTicks, "Start importing", options)) {
        Thread.Sleep (2000);
        pbar.Tick ("Step 1 of 5: reading configuration");
        Thread.Sleep (2500);
        pbar.Tick ("Step 2 of 5: downloading files from ftp");
        Thread.Sleep (2500);
        pbar.Tick ("Step 3 of 5: processing files");
        Thread.Sleep (2500);
        pbar.Tick ("Step 4 of 5: saving data in database");
        Thread.Sleep (2500);
        pbar.Tick ("Step 5 of 5: deleting imported files");

The result: