Thursday, April 3, 2008

WorldWind Java Splash Screen

Nothing fancy, fast or optimized, just a frame with the NASA WorldWind splash bitmap that has been in the SDK since day one.

Download, remove the .txt extension and add to the SDK examples package.

To use it, create a no argument new instance of SplashScreen at the beginning of your application main() and dispose of it just after the main frame has been set visible.

Disclaimer: note that a 'good' splash screen that displays fast without slowing your application startup is somewhat a 'hacky' business for which you can find various kinds of tricks. This example doesn't implement any of them, and will likely make your program slower to start.

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