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Transparent Splash Screen

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





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AnswerRe: Black Background Pin
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GeneralAbout the actuall program Pin
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GeneralRe: About the actuall program Pin
per-i20-Jun-05 11:00
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Hi Dameon,

well i can understand that you are bussy. Maybee i can just ask you some small questions. Perhaps this forum isn't the best way to do that, i could also email you.

My biggest question is, do you display only the bars for the time segment that the user can see? Or do you draw the entire day at once?

Regards,

Per
GeneralTransparency and fading form Pin
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GeneralRe: Transparency and fading form Pin
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QuestionHow do i do this using c? Pin
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GeneralRe: How do i do this using c#? Pin
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QuestionWhat program created the graphic? Pin
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QuestionHow to create the resource file? Pin
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