I have a W95/98 32 bit application that uses nothing more complicated in the GUI than MessageBox. The program is a 'front end' to other programs and does some processing for about 10 seconds. Currently, if all goes well, there is no visible change to the desk top to show that my program is running.
I now want to display a 'splash screen' during these 10 seconds which is taken from an image file (bmp or gif etc). The idea is this.
Loads image file.
Displays image file on screen.
Carries out 10 seconds of processing.
Remove image from screen.
I would like the simplest code to read, display and remove the image as possible.
I am currently writing my application in MSVC 5.0 (*not* with MFC!)