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splash screen?
Posted by: Winger300 (
Date: Monday, 14-Jul-2003, 21:46:54

Is it possible to display a splash screen before MSHTML loads?

It takes about 10 seconds to load my app, based around this webbrowser control, and it would be nice to display a loading message.

I have no idea how it can be done though. Any ideas?

Re: splash screen?
Posted by: Tim (
Date: Monday, 14-Jul-2003, 22:44:17

Yes. There have been some examples of pure .Net splash screens posted to the newsgroups. However, I use a native win32 app (built with Delphi) as the splash. This launches the .Net app. When the app opens it sends a message to the splash app that closes it.


Re: splash screen?
Posted by: Joe (
Date: Monday, 14-Jul-2003, 23:21:53


The multithreaded version is the best choice.
Hope this helps,

Re: splash screen?
Posted by: James Hancock (
Date: Tuesday, 15-Jul-2003, 14:56:30

what I do is do the splash screen approach shown above on code project and do a preload of the mshtml by just doing this:

HTMLEditor h = new HTMLEditor();

and then everything that needs to be loaded is loaded without forms or anything.

Re: splash screen?
Posted by: Winger300 (
Date: Tuesday, 15-Jul-2003, 23:47:58

thanks, that works well

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