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Customising a Guarana UI busy indicator

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This code example demonstrates how to customise a Guarana UI busy indicator.

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Devices(s): Nokia N97, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Created: tapla (24 Nov 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (05 Oct 2012)



This snippet assumes that you are familiar with adding the busy indicator component on a web page. For more information about this, read the snippet Adding a Guarana UI busy indicator on a web page. You can download the component library from Guarana UI: a jQuery-Based UI Library for Nokia WRT.

To replace the busy indicator with your own version, first create a GIF animation that you want to use. Free animations can be created and downloaded from the Ajaxload website, for instance. Next, replace the file themes/nokia/base/images/busyindicator.gif with your own animation. Finally, customise the width and height of the busy indicator so that they correspond to the width and height of the new animation. For example:

window.busyIndicator = new Nokia.Busy({
element: "#busyIndicatorContainer",
width: 126,
height: 22,
autoOpen: false


The default GIF animation of a busy indicator is replaced with your own animation.

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This code snippet is part of the stub concept, which means that it has been patched on top of a template application in order to be more useful for developers. The version of the WRT stub application used as a template in this snippet is v1.2.

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