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splash screen windows spinning circle - vb6

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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vb_elmarCommented:
here is a sample
2.zip
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
What is wrong with what you posted?
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vb_elmarCommented:
I downloaded 2.zip, unzipped it to my Desktop and it works fine with vb6.
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
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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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
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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al4629740Author Commented:
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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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
I don't have windows 7 or 8. Can you post a picture?
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vb_elmarCommented:
here is a sample with 8 rotating pictures:
2b.zip
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
You may like this version better than my previous one.
Q-28521766.zip
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al4629740Author Commented:
here is what it looks like.  Obviously spinning in run time
win7circle.jpg
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al4629740Author Commented:
and the image is usually much smaller
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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
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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Martin LissRetired ProgrammerCommented:
I'm glad I was able to help.

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Marty - MVP 2009 to 2014
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