Splash Screen in C++

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    Splash Screen in C++

    Hey,

    I use Microsoft Visual C++ 6. How can i make a splash scrren when my Windows Program Starts?? (Just Display an image at the start of the program) and can i make the splash screen pause, that means force it to stay on the screen, for about 3 seconds.

    And also, can i make splash screens in Console Applications??

    Please post a reply soon.

    ciao.

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    same way you make any other window. and the pause would be done with SetTimer() and WM_TIMER
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    have the window (with the spash image) created at the start of the program's WM_CREATE msg and destroyed at the end of it, that was the original idea of the splash image: to entertain the user while the program is starting up...

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    Ok,

    but i don't know how to use the SetTimer(); Function, could you post an example (i'm a newbie with C++)

    & Can i make the window in console mode?

    ciao.

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    you said windows app. in that case you don't want to do console mode otherwise you'll have the console window open in the background(very wierd). SetTimer info can be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library along with every other API that you may need to learn to do windows apps
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    This isn't the answer you are looking for but in
    general I find splash screens extremly anoying.

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    they are starting to be used less often too. It used to be that if you did a bunch of LoadLibrary() calls you would do them while the splash screen was up. This made the splash actually serve a purpose. When it's done on a timer and just kind of waits... that's silly.
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    thank's for your help.

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