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A Pretty Good Splash Screen in C#

, 28 Jun 2014 CPOL
A splash screen with some neat predictive progress bar features
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Tom Clement
Product Manager
United States United States
I've been programming in C, C++, Visual Basic and C# for almost 30 years. I've worked at Sierra Systems, ViewStar, Mosaix, Lucent, Avaya, Avinon, Apptero, Serena and now Guidewire Software in various roles over my career.

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