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Pro Silverlight 5 in VB by Matthew MacDonald

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Custom Splash Screens

If a Silverlight application is small, it downloads quickly and appears in the browser. If a Silverlight application is large, it may take a few seconds to download. As long as your application takes longer than 500 milliseconds to download, Silverlight shows an animated splash screen.

The built-in splash screen isn't too exciting—it displays a ring of blinking circles and the percentage of the application that's been downloaded so far (see Figure 6-3).

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Figure 6-3. The built-in Silverlight splash screen

If you don't like the stock splash screen, you can easily create your own (see Figure 6-4). Essentially, a custom splash ...

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