Dec 072017
From Microsoft, how to implement a "splash screen" in a Windows application, includes full C source code.
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From Microsoft, how to implement a “splash screen” in a Windows application, includes full C source code.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
ABSTRACT 982 527 deflated
GLOBAL.H 1103 485 deflated
INIT.C 2836 947 deflated
LEGAL.TXT 1889 916 deflated
MAKEFILE 580 299 deflated
README.TXT 1034 510 deflated
SIGNON.C 6169 1596 deflated
SIGNON.DEF 422 235 deflated
SIGNON.EXE 6208 2753 deflated
SIGNON.ICO 766 216 deflated
SIGNON.RC 960 473 deflated
SIGNON.TXT 1034 510 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file


Many companies like to have a 'Sign-On' screen appear while their
application is loading and initializing. This sign-on screen remains
until the user performs some action that indicates they are ready to
begin using the app. At this point the sign-on screen disappears and
the application proceeds as normal.

This sign-on screen is accomplished with the use of a modeless
dialog box and some extra processing in the main message loop. After
the main window is created and displayed a modeless dialog is created
and displayed. This modeless dialog will usually contain the company
name and copyright information. The main message loop then watches for
any action that would indication the user is ready to work. Mouse clicks,
key strokes and menu accesses all indicate that the user is ready to
begin. In addition to this a timer could be created and the sign-on
screen removed after a certain amount of time (say 5 seconds).

--- This sample works for both Windows 3.0 and Windows 3.1

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