[python-win32] Win API call to display a BMP/PNG file as a splash screen for a console app?
timr at probo.com
Tue Mar 23 02:09:11 CET 2010
Andrew MacIntyre wrote:
> Is it possible to draw directly to the desktop? I vaguely recall reading somewhere that that is how some splash screens are done to avoid the overhead of a window...
Yes, it's possible, but that's not the right way to do a splash screen,
because there's no good way to force the regions you overwrite to
It IS possible to do a simple GUI window using pywin32 directly. It
isn't pretty (it's like coding to the SDK directly), but I suspect it
would do what you need. Check in your win32\Demos directory for
win32gui_demo.py and see where that gets you.
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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