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Author Topic: REQUEST - Small program to show an image for a few seconds and then terminate  (Read 6515 times)

Wayne Bertram

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I think I posted this now in the wrong place so if this is posted twice I apologise

I have been trying to find a small program to simply display just one image centre screen for x no of seconds - settable if possible even in an ini file or something. Just needs to enter 2 parameters: the time to display and the name of the graphic file. Range is somewhere like 5 - 20 secs secs and then terminate and that's it.

I am in a volunteer organisation that has a PC that starts a program at startup but there is a bit of a delay and some people start clicking on icons. I will just call this from the startup folder to display a message like please wait or whatever graphic I make, and after the main program comes up, the graphic will just close down. I don't care what type of graphic is required but a JPeg would be fine or anything. I'll make the graphic as required.

I can find plenty of code ideas on line but not an actual program to simply do this.
Any help or pointing to something you know will do the trick wil be much appreciated.

Thank you
Wayne

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I have been trying to find a small program to simply display just one image centre screen for x no of seconds - settable if possible even in an ini file or something. Just needs to enter 2 parameters: the time to display and the name of the graphic file. Range is somewhere like 5 - 20 secs secs and then terminate and that's it.

You can use my Frameless program found here: https://www.dcmember.../download/frameless/

You can find the parameters here: https://www.dcmember...frameless/readme.txt

Use the "duration=hh:mm:ss" parameter to accomplish what you want.

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Hi there

This works perfectly. Thank you very much.

Cheers from Down Under

Wayne

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This works perfectly. Thank you very much.

Great to hear!  I'm glad it's working as you want.