Benefits or problem splash screen

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Fri Dec 5 10:04:35 EST 2003

Hello all,

I created a stack with a lot of substacks and NOW decided that I will 
need a splash screen before the Main stack loads.

I have two questions:
Q1: Is there a limit or problem with too many substacks in a mainstack? 
If so what is a safe number to work with?

Q2: Since I can't have my mainstack with substacks become a substack of 
another mainstack I created a new mainstack for the splash screen and 
after a timed animation I then open the MAIN mainstack and close the 
splash screen stack - remove from memory. Is this a safe way to do 
this? Are there any problems or benefits from doing it this way?

Since I decided after all of this work to add the splash screen I 
couldn't just make it the mainstack. I was worried about memory issues 
and about cross platform issues.

Q3: When Building the standalone how would I deal with these two 
stacks? Should they be separate builds? If not How/What should I do 
about it. Should I use the "Files for inclusion" in DB? How will that 
affect the MAIN mainstack? What about the "Make mainstack" in DB? How 
will that affect my MAIN main stack?



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Thomas J McGrath III	• 2003 •	3mcgrath at
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