Splasher Publisher's description
from Naughter Software
An improved splash screen component for MFC The Splasher was developed to be an improved splash screen component for MFC.
An improved splash screen component for MFC
The Splasher was developed to be an improved splash screen component for MFC. This provides a number of advantages over and above the standard splash screen component that is included with VC++.
Here are some key features of "Splasher":
?пїЅ The code can optionally use an external DIB file instead of a bitmap resource. This allows your splash screen to be easily customized at run time without the need to change a bitmap resource inside your exe. For example you could ship two versions of bitmap files, one for 16 color screens and a 256 color bitmap for higher screen depths. You could also allow your end user to change the splash screen.
?пїЅ The palette from the DIB is read from file and is used to provide support for more colors that the standard 16 which are available with bitmap resources.
?пїЅ The splash screen component is multi-threaded, meaning that it remains responsive and redraws itself correctly while you can be loading up your application (and not necessarily pumping the message queue) in the normal MFC InitInstance override.
?пїЅ The splash screen is coded so that it will only be brought down when you want it to, not when the user clicks on it or a timer expires. This allows you to close it down exactly when your application is ready for input and no longer needs to display the splash screen.
?пїЅ Bitmap which is to be displayed can be drawn transparently (if running Windows 2000 or later).
What's New in This Release:Updated copyright details
Updated the code and sample app to clean compile on VC 2012
Updated CSplashWnd::LoadBitmap to use AfxFindResourceHandle when locating the bitmap. Thanks to Emeric Maschino for this nice addition.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall