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splash screen windows spinning circle - vb6

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I have a few forms that take a couple seconds to load depending upon connection.  Is there a windows spinning circle splash screen I can load temporarily until the other screen shows up?
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here is a sample
2.zip
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What is wrong with what you posted?
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I downloaded 2.zip, unzipped it to my Desktop and it works fine with vb6.
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Yes I agree that what you posted works, but what I'm asking is why do you want something different since it does work? Or is it that you just don't know how to use what you posted as a splash screen?
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I'm going to assume that you just need help using the splash screen so try this. The "secret" is setting the project's Startup Object to Sub Main.
Splash.zip
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It looks ok.  I was hoping for something that looked closer to the windows circle that you see in Windows 7/8
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I don't have windows 7 or 8. Can you post a picture?
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here is a sample with 8 rotating pictures:
2b.zip
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You may like this version better than my previous one.
Q-28521766.zip
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here is what it looks like.  Obviously spinning in run time
win7circle.jpg
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and the image is usually much smaller
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OK, here's a zip containing an old project of mine and the 'aero busy' animated cursor renamed as a txt file because EE won't allow an ani file. Rename 'aero busy.txt' to 'aero busy.ani', run the project and select that cursor. It doesn't create a splash screen but rather it displays that cursor for 10 seconds.
aero-busy.zip
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I'm glad I was able to help.

In my profile you'll find links to some articles I've written that may interest you.
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