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, 13 Jan 2006
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Creating a transparent Splash Screen - like the one used by Adobe.

Introduction

Anyone interested in making a transparent splash screen? Like the one used by Adobe? This one was done by rendering PNG files that use Alpha. Inluded in the download, you will find a full example using Visual Basic .NET 2003. I'm using embedded resources for the image... I have installed and run this project correctly on Windows 98, XP, 2000.

Here are the two most important functions to use inside your splash screen form:

Protected Overrides Sub OnPaint(ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs)
    ' Do nothing here!
End Sub

Protected Overrides Sub OnPaintBackground(
    ByVal pevent As System.Windows.Forms.PaintEventArgs)
    Dim gfx As dra.Graphics = pevent.Graphics
    gfx.DrawImage(IMA.imaSplashScreen, New dra.Rectangle(0, 0, Me.Width, Me.Height))
End Sub

P.S. This is a very easy way to accomplish this, without using API calls and such messy stuff like that. You should be able to make splash screens and About boxes like the one I have used in my project.

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This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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DameonBlack
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United States United States
Just another programmer trying to figure it all out. Big Grin | :-D
 

 

 
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralRe: About the actuall program PinmemberDameonBlack18-Jun-05 11:03 
GeneralRe: About the actuall program Pinmemberper-i20-Jun-05 11:00 
GeneralTransparency and fading form Pinmemberdaniel_l24-Apr-05 22:16 
GeneralRe: Transparency and fading form PinsussAnonymous25-Apr-05 3:22 
I'm going to take a guess on this one.
 
I would guess that changing the opacity would change the transparent colors making them no longer transparent. Instead of changing the opacity you may want to flip through a series of png images giving it the appearance of fading in and out. This is of course a lame way to do it but may be the only option.
 

Thanks,
Dameon Black
QuestionHow do i do this using c? PinmemberKalamatee2-Oct-04 6:24 
AnswerRe: How do i do this using c? PinmemberDameonBlack2-Oct-04 11:53 
GeneralRe: How do i do this using c? Pinmemberfodasse11-Jan-06 9:36 
GeneralRe: How do i do this using c#? PinmemberDameonBlack12-Jan-06 3:55 
GeneralProblem!... PinmemberMurat YILDIZ30-Aug-04 4:07 
GeneralRe: Problem!... PinsussAnonymous30-Aug-04 5:18 

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