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I'm wanting to show a splash screen whilst my app starts, but how do I close or destroy it once my main form is active?

I've created the splash by using the Create, Show, Update methods within it's own implementation section.

Thanks in advance
Darren
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Question by:elkiors
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ZifNab earned 20 total points
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Hi elkiors,

put code in your application source, like :

{$R *.RES}

var Splashscreen : TSplashScreen;

begin
  SplashScreen := TSplashScreen.Create(Self);
  SplashScreen.Show;
  Application.CreateForm(TAllExamplesForm, AllExamplesForm);
  SplashScreen.Hide;
  SplashScreen.Free;
  Application.Run;
end.

ps. you can use timer to let splashscreen see for a while

Zif.
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by:elkiors
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Hi Zif,

Thanks alot ... although I did need to change it a bit:


var Splashscreen : TSplashScreen;

begin
  SplashScreen := TSplashScreen.Create(Application); {THIS IS NEW- SELF CREATED AN ERROR}
  SplashScreen.Show;
  SplashScreen.Update; {THIS IS NEW OTHERWISE IT WON'T PAINT}
  Application.CreateForm(TAllExamplesForm, AllExamplesForm);
  SplashScreen.Hide;
  SplashScreen.Free;
  Application.Run;
end.

At least this q didn't run around in circles like the one we just finished on the Update Query stuff

Thanks again

Darren

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by:ZifNab
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Hi elkiors,

yep, your correct, I made some mistakes in this one, but it's because it's already a long time ago I made a splash-screen and I thought I still knew it from my head .... seems I don't....

Regards, Zif.
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by:mami
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I run my splash in the program.dpr

program Pprogran;

uses
  Forms,
  Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {Form1},
  splash in 'splash.pas' {Fsplash},

{$R *.RES}

begin
  Fsplash := TFsplash.Create(Application);
  Fsplash.Show;
  Fsplash.update; {To paint the splash screen}
  Application.CreateForm(TForm1, Form1);
  Fsplash.Close;
  Fsplash.Free;
  Application.Title := 'Title';
  Application.Run;
end.

and in the unit splash I write.....

unit splash;

interface

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  ExtCtrls;

type
  TFsplash = class(TForm)
    Panel1: TPanel;
    Image1: TImage;
    procedure FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }

    procedure Delay(Num: longint);

  end;

var
  Fsplash: TFsplash;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TFsplash.Delay(Num: longint);
var
   tc :longint;
begin
     tc :=GetTickCount;
     repeat
           Application.ProcessMessages;
     until ((GetTickCount-tc) >= Num);
end;

procedure TFsplash.FormActivate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Brush.Style := bsClear;
  Delay(5000);
end;

end.

Of this manner I can control the time that want that the splash this active.

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