+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
How do you do....it? Thread, Pop Up Splash Screen / Image Utility in Technical; I am looking for a utility / method for creating a splash screen (image file) that ideally can be compiled ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    890
    Thank Post
    94
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    50

    Pop Up Splash Screen / Image Utility

    I am looking for a utility / method for creating a splash screen (image file) that ideally can be compiled into a executable (so can be called from a script etc)

    I came across a piece of software call Autorun Action Splash, despite being designed to create an autorun splash screen for CD-ROMS, that 'nearly' did the job. Allowed me to add image, choose location, duration etc and compiled into a self contained .exe file.

    The 2 problems is that it wasn't free and it had to run an executable after the splash screen which i don't require.

    The other alternative would be to fire up IE and load a webpage (hosted on intranet) with the image / details i want to show... but this is long winded and user could just close IE down prior to showing image.

    Bottom line, does such a (free) piece of software exist that can create a splash screen. i dont need to it do anything else except stay on for a specified duration and ideally be self contained executable?

  2. #2

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,532
    Thank Post
    1,341
    Thanked 470 Times in 307 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    200
    you could knock something up in 2 seconds using AutoIt and just one of the templates

  3. Thanks to RabbieBurns from:

    MYK-IT (14th January 2010)

  4. #3

    LosOjos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    5,771
    Thank Post
    1,511
    Thanked 1,294 Times in 884 Posts
    Rep Power
    813
    Do you have any experience in C#.net or VB.net? It'd be a 5 minute job to make what you want with one of those, and you can get free compilers here

    Alternatively, let me know your specs and send me the image via email (PM me and I'll send you my email address) and I'll make one for you.

  5. Thanks to LosOjos from:

    MYK-IT (14th January 2010)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    890
    Thank Post
    94
    Thanked 165 Times in 140 Posts
    Rep Power
    50
    Thanks RabbieBurns,

    Downloaded AutoIT and made a very basic splash screen in 10mins..when i get more time i will tinker even more but I've an early start in the morning to get the BETT Show (5am)

    JoshJohnson,

    Thank you as well for offering to compile and create the splash screen. Your offer is very much appreciated, but i'll give AutoIT a try and if i cannot do exactly what i want i will you PM you.

    Nice to know there's such helpful people out there



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. [Video] Splash
    By RabbieBurns in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 15th October 2009, 01:50 PM
  2. COmputer freezing on ADVENT splash screen
    By Pyroman in forum Hardware
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16th January 2009, 10:35 PM
  3. [CLOSED] Bug/Error: Blocked Adverts Splash showing in wrong situation·
    By kmount in forum EduGeek.net Site Problems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th September 2008, 02:08 PM
  4. [CLOSED] Improvement: Ad Block Splash before Ad Loads
    By kmount in forum EduGeek.net Site Problems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 5th September 2008, 01:42 PM
  5. Ubuntu 7.10 No startup splash screen
    By ITWombat in forum *nix
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31st December 2007, 11:58 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •