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    Splash Screen

    Is there any way I can create a Splash Screen on my Database. i.e. when the database starts up a splash screen is shown (a form that I have created) for a few seconds?

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    Kenny.

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    Re: Splash Screen

    Hi Kenny:
    You can create a form and have it fire up on start by placing the form name in Tools|Startup. Set the OnTimer property and TimerEvent to close the form after a given period of time. Or --- save any graphic file as a .bmp file in the same directory and with the same name as the database. It will display instead of the Access Splash Screen while the db is opening <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Splash Screen

    Does saving the .bmp file with same name work in Access97. I tried it, but the Access spash screen still shows up.

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    Re: Splash Screen

    Sorry .. I'm a bit slow but how do I alter the OnTimer property and TimerEvent property for the form?

    Cheers,
    Kenny.

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    Re: Splash Screen

    Open the form in the design view and activate the property sheet. Set the Timer Interval property to 5000. This is the equivalent of five seconds and you can adjust the number as you like. Select the On Timer property and click the Build button to open the Code builder. The line of code you need to execute the Close action is: DoCmd.Close. Compile the module. Close the module window and save the form.

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    Re: Splash Screen

    Yes Chuck it does, e.g. dbCustomers.bmp --- dbCustomers.mdb should work just fine. Note: the .bmp must be on the local computer/directory if you have split the fe and be.
    And Kenny:
    Set Timer Interval to 10000 for 10 seconds of delay and in the OnTimer Event goto ... Code Builder and insert DoCmd.Close You could also open another form in the same Code.
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