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Posted on 2004-09-22
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I have a program shows a splash screen while the program is running in the background.

The problem is the splash screen is greyed out  most of the time the program is running.  Why?

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Question by:running32
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by:Erick37
ID: 12127678
If your background process is performing tasks in a loop, then your splash form will not receive events from the system and appear hung.
Placing a DoEvents statement in the loop of your background process should resolve the problem.  DoEvents will allow the system to "service" your splash screen.

Hope it helps
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by:KarcOrigin
ID: 12130134
Try this:

Public Sub Main()
  SplashScreen.Show
  Doevents
  Load MainScreen
  MainScreen.Show
End Sub

In the MainScreen form's Activate event write this:

Private Sub MainScreen_Activate()
  Unload SplashScreen
  Set SplashScreen = Nothing
End Sub

Cheers!
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by:crjor
ID: 12130810
My code will look something like this

Sub Main
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crjor earned 500 total points
ID: 12130864
Try this:

Public Sub Main()
  frmSplash.Show vbModal
  Doevents
  frmMain.Show vbModal
End Sub

Public Function Initialize() as Boolean
  Initialize = False
 ' Your initialization code here
 ...

  Initialize = True
End Function

In the Splash Screen form's Activate event write this:

Private Sub frmSplash_Activate()
  While Initialize = False
     Doevents
  Wend
  Unload Me
End Sub

cya!
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