Obtaining High-Color Splash Screens

Environment:Visual C++ 6.0, MFC

The default bitmap provided by "splash screen component" included with Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 is a 16-color bitmap. Although the Visual C++ resource editor is capable of displaying images with up to 256 colors, any new bitmap created with Visual C++ 6.0 defaults to 16 colors.

To display a high-color splash screen, follow these steps:

  1. Insert a splash screen component to the project using "Components and Controls Gallery."
  2. Open the bitmap associated with the splash screen in the resource editor, and note the image file name.
  3. Using an image editor such as MS Paint, edit the image file and save it with the required color depth.
  4. Now the splash screen would display an image with a color depth of more than 16 colors.
  5. As the bitmap editor included with Visual C++ versions 6.0 and earlier, is not capable of displaying images with more than 256 colors; you will need to use an external image editor for all further editing of this bitmap.


Comments

  • Not in a dialog based application

    Posted by Legacy on 08/30/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Mark

    You can't use the splash component in a dialog based application (according to the MSDN help).

    Reply
  • Thanks

    Posted by Legacy on 07/11/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Dross

    Thank you. This was extremely useful and saved me a lot of time. I was about to create my own splash class from scratch.

    Reply
  • No Components Gallery!!!!

    Posted by Legacy on 07/09/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: ed

    It would be nice if I actually HAD a components and controls gallery! Maybe somebdoy can tell me how to have that in the menu?

    Reply
  • Cool, but there is a question

    Posted by Legacy on 05/25/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Friend

    Did anybody know how to use BOOL LoadBitmap( LPCTSTR lpszResourceName ); of class CBitmap. I try to point absolute path to bitmap file but it doesn't works. Yes, I know that this is a very stupid question, but I don't know why it doesn't work. Till now I use examples that opens and read file and everything was fine.

    Regards,
    Friend

    Reply
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