As promised last time, I present here a very simple implementation of an automatically cancelling hourglass exploiting the same life-time management used previously to automatically dispose of temporary objects.
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OK, so who hasn’t done this a million times – adding a splash screen to a Delphi application. I’ve seen any number of “easy” ways to do this but during a session at Tech Ed ’08 this week I saw the latest in splash screen technology from Microsoft: A SplashScreen API and build action supported by WPF 3.5 and VS 2008.
I immediately thought of my Application psuedo-class and object in Deltics.Forms.
Last time I introduced a bit of skullduggery with my Deltics.Forms unit as a way to easily “inject” a new TForm class into my projects. We used this new class to add public property that we could use to add a size grip control to any form.
This time we shall introduce some more code the Deltics.Forms unit in order to add some frequently useful capabilities to the Application object.