splash screen before app loads -- sample script?

Phil Davis davis.phil at comcast.net
Wed May 3 01:35:21 EDT 2006


Hi Eric,

Here's a quick example you can play with and modify as you like. It 
isn't meant to be the be-all-end-all, it just illustrates the one app 
structure idea I was promoting.

    http://pdslabs.net/stacks/sampleApp.zip

Just unzip, double-click 'appSplash.rev' and away you go.

Phil



Erik Hansen wrote:
> --- Phil Davis <davis.phil at comcast.net> wrote:
> 
> 
>>One common way to handle this is to organize
>>your app like this:
>>
>>- the main app consists of the engine & your
>>splash screen stack only.
>>This keeps the executable small so it opens
>>quickly when the user starts
>>the app.
>>
>>- the splash screen stack contains code that
>>opens the 'real' main part
>>of your app after the splash screen is visible.
>>
>>In this way of organizing your app's structure,
>>the main part of your
>>app is a separate stackfile from the engine
>>part (the .exe or .app on
>>Mac), but that doesn't cause any problems for
>>execution. Many people on
>>this list recommend it (myself included).
> 
> 
> this has been covered many times but so far
> not with actual code. could anyone give
> a coded example? my apps all have volatile
> cards & groups - they may me cut - so putting
> "on startup" in a card or group script is
> not a possibility. wait... maybe a group
> dedicated to "on startup" that is never
> deleted... 
> 
> anyway, i never quite understood where the
> splash stack went after splashing.
> maybe some real code would make the general
> statements clear.
> 
> thanks,
> 
> Erik Hansen
> 
> erik at erikhansen.org    http://www.erikhansen.org



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