running animation as a background process

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#1 L14M333  Icon User is offline

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running animation as a background process

Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:18 PM

Hello, I am working on a project and i have come to designing my splash screen... i dont want a useless one what just shows a loading bar what does nothing, im trying to make it useful and show while the main form is loading however this is proving to be a pain in the backside.. i can make the splash screen load when the exe is executed then close when the form is ready but i want to add an animation to the form (just a moving logo) this is just done by me running an timer what changes the location at each tick.. i can get it to work well on its own but when i add frmMain.show() to the code to load the program the animation will not work... i only get this when i ask the program to load the main form.. i have another animation running within the program what works fine so im confused on why this is happening

Any help would be good


Thanks

Liam

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Re: running animation as a background process

Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:50 PM

Open that form on it's own thread. That is normal loading behavior.
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Re: running animation as a background process

Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:19 AM

Here's a good thread where and myself were discussing this on a problem I was having. Maybe it will help you out.
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