Solved

VB.Net Splash Screen On Seperate Thread

Posted on 2004-04-08
7
550 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Does anyone have a sample of a VB.Net splash screen launched on a seperate thread?  I need it to be interactive while the main app loads a large dataset.  My poor attempts don't load until after the main app, and then immediately closes without user action...

Robert
0
Comment
Question by:LydaRA
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:iboutchkine
ID: 10785366
try this

'add new form fmSplash ( it will be your splash screen)

Imports System.Threading

Public Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "
#End Region

    Shared thrSplash As Thread


    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        Dim clsSplash As New cThreadSplash()
        thrSplash = New Thread(New ThreadStart(AddressOf clsSplash.thSplashDisplay))
        thrSplash.Start()
    End Sub
End Class

Public Class cThreadSplash
    Public Sub thSplashDisplay()
        Dim f As New fmSpalsh()
        f.Text = "Splash Screen"
        Try
            f.ShowDialog()
        Catch es As ThreadAbortException
            Thread.ResetAbort()
        Catch
        End Try
    End Sub
End Class


   
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:planocz
ID: 10785368
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:iboutchkine
ID: 10785431
Typo

Instead of

 Dim f As New fmSpalsh()
in the Public Sub thSplashDisplay()

write

 Dim f As New fmSplash()
                         ---------
0
 

Author Comment

by:LydaRA
ID: 10785650
iboutchkine's exmple appears to work in standalone project.  It is simpler than what I have been trying.  However the splash form does not appear until _after_ the main form in my real project.  Any ideas?
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
iboutchkine earned 500 total points
ID: 10786012
Hide Form1 when the thread starts and show after it finishes
0

Featured Post

MS Dynamics Made Instantly Simpler

Make Your Microsoft Dynamics Investment Count  & Drastically Decrease Training Time by Providing Intuitive Step-By-Step WalkThru Tutorials.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
PowerShell: ForEach-Object Export to CSV 4 92
.Net remove carriage returns, line feeds and tabbs 5 37
How does this modal gets closed? 6 42
VB .net 2010 Byte array 2 24
It seems a simple enough task, yet I see repeated questions asking how to do it: how to pass data between two forms. In this article, I will show you the different mechanisms available for you to do just that. This article is directed towards the .N…
Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question