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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.

WaterScript.jpg

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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: How to deal with .NET framework load delay Pinmemberanotherdotnetguy1-Oct-06 22:14 
GeneralRe: How to deal with .NET framework load delay Pinmemberme@vbman.com25-May-07 20:31 
GeneralRe: How to deal with .NET framework load delay Pinmemberanotherdotnetguy25-May-07 20:50 
QuestionWater Script ?????? Good But!!!! Pinmembercadi200513-Apr-06 15:26 
AnswerRe: Water Script ?????? Good But!!!! PinmemberDameonBlack13-Apr-06 18:23 
GeneralProblem when image behind background change Pinmembercyrare14-Mar-06 3:15 
GeneralRe: Problem when image behind background change PinmemberDameonBlack14-Mar-06 7:24 
Generalvb doesn't find the png file PinmemberQuiche8826-Jan-06 4:29 
hi, im tryin to use your method of creating a splash screen but whenever i click run i get the following message:
 
An unhandled exception of type 'System.ArgumentException' occurred in system.drawing.dll
 
Additional information: 'null' is not a valid value for 'stream'.

 
and it highlights:
 
Public Shared imaSplashScreen As dra.Image = dra.Image.FromStream(APP.GetResource("Splash.png"))
 
please help me, i have checked everything i can think of and looked at all of your information but cant seem to solve the problem
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberDameonBlack26-Jan-06 4:35 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberQuiche8826-Jan-06 4:37 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberDameonBlack26-Jan-06 4:46 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberQuiche8826-Jan-06 4:56 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberDameonBlack26-Jan-06 5:10 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberQuiche8826-Jan-06 5:18 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberDameonBlack26-Jan-06 5:35 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberDameonBlack26-Jan-06 7:01 
GeneralRe: vb doesn't find the png file PinmemberQuiche8826-Jan-06 7:05 
QuestionHope u can help me PinmemberShashidharreddy22-Jan-06 22:38 
AnswerRe: Hope u can help me PinmemberDameonBlack23-Jan-06 4:26 
JokeRe: Hope u can help me Pinmemberfadee4-Apr-07 7:52 
QuestionBlack Background PinmemberLegandir16-Jan-06 11:21 
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