Open a splash screen

How do I open a spash screen window using C++ I am learning this subject on my own not as an assignment. I'd like to open the splash screen and have a timed interval in which it displays then dissappears. Any help?
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georgiek50Commented:
You would need to load a bitmap (easiest way) and BitBlt it to the screen before you call ShowWindow in WinMain like so

// Get the monitor's device context
HDC hdcDesktop = GetWindowDC(NULL);

// Create a compatible one
HDC hdcSplash   = CreateCompatibleDC(hdcDesktop);

// Select your bitmap into the compatible one
SelectObject(hdcSplash, hBitmap);

// Use BitBlt to output to the screen
(you should look this function up on MSDN, it explains it better than I will)

I am assuming you know how to load a bitmap and clean up after yourself! If not, respond and I'll fill in the gaps.
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johnnys123Author Commented:
that was very helpful thank you very much
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