I want my application to produce a splashscreen BEFORE anything else happens. I already tried a const ShowScreen set to true,opening the screen in the formactivate-method of the main screen. A timer on the splashscr. says it is to close in 3 seconds,setting the ShowSplash to false. But while the splashscreen is visible,the program initialising proces goes on in the background. Can't I tell Delphi to wait untill the splashscreen closes,before doing anything else?