Splash Screen in delphi applications.


Splash screen is that ‘short-lived’ form that shows up while opening the most of the applications. It normally contains the product name, credits, version etc. Such splash screen can be added to your delphi applications easily. This is how you can do it.

  1. Create a new project in Delphi.
  2. A new form named form1 will be created by default with the unit file unit1.pas Let us make this as a splash screen.
  3. Give an appropriate name for the form say SplashScreen.
  4. Design the form by including product logo, changing the BorderStyle and Position properties.
  5. Go to Project / Options and remove SplashScreen from Auto-Create forms. Because we will be creating this form on the fly.
  6. Now add another form to the project. Let this form be the one that shows up after the splash screen. (File / New / Form). A new form named form2 with the unit file unit2.pas will be created.
  7. Open the .dpr file, by selecting View Source in Project menu. It will be shown as follows
program Project1;
 Unit1 in 'Unit1.pas' {SplashScreen},
 Unit2 in 'Unit2.pas' {Form2};
{$R *.res}
 Application.CreateForm(TForm2, Form2);
  1. Add the following statements after the begin keyword
SplashScreen := TSplashScreen.Create(nil);
Application.Initialize;   //already existing.

This will show the form that you have designed with the name SplashScreen

After the Application.CreateForm(TForm2, Form2) add the following statements to hide the splash screen and also to free the object.


After these lines the Application.Run; statement comes and the further forms would shown up. In this case the second form (Form2) will show up. If your application is small, and there is no much resources to get initialised then this splash screen will be closed very fast. You can delay it by introducing sleep() after the SplashScreen.Update.


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