Benefits or problem splash screen

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Fri Dec 5 17:49:21 EST 2003


WOW,

At first I thought I really screwed up but now I think maybe this is a 
good thing. I just did a build with both stacks in it instead of just 
the one and I made the splash screen as main stack and I left in the 
close splash screen code!!!! So I don't know if the ide was inserted in 
both stacks but it did work so I may assume it did or maybe it didn't 
really close the splash screen when it encountered my code to do so.
I can really see the benefit of keeping the other stacks as stacks and 
not in the build since every build i do it seems there is something I 
forgot to include etc. in DB - so having the stacks outside of the 
build would be great for that.


Thanks you guys,

I appreciate it.
Tom

On Dec 5, 2003, at 3:26 PM, Ken Norris wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
>
>> Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 10:04:35 -0500
>> From: Thomas J McGrath III <3mcgrath at adelphia.net>
>> Subject: Benefits or problem splash screen
>
>> 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.
> -----------
> Like Rob says, if you put the engine in the splash stack, i.e., build 
> it,
> and it only, it becomes the _only_ standalone, you essentially have a 
> non-UI
> Rev player. When it's done doing what ever it does at startup (who
> knows...encryption, file gathering, whatever), I'd send it offscreen 
> so it
> stays running and the app user can't accidentally close it.
>
> Now you don't have to create a distr build of your Main stack. And it 
> makes
> changes a snap, because you can always open it from the Rev IDE, make 
> your
> changes, and be done, i.e., drag & plop the new version in your
> distributable folder and deliver.
>
> Makes sense, doesn't it?
>
> Ken N.
>
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