size of the Chromium engine, this dialog box informs your end users that the application is loading and prevents them from immediately trying to launch the application again. Both the splash screen and the dialog box can display a progress indicator.
To enable the splash screen, just specify the image file to be used for the splash screen (an absolute path is required, path variables are supported: see below) and set how long it should be displayed (in seconds). You can also allow end users to close the splash screen by clicking it (recommended). Note that these two options are only available in some cases.
The following image formats are allowed: PNG, BMP, GIF, JPEG, TIF.
ExeOutput for PHP accepts non-rectangular alpha-blended (semi-transparent) splash screens if you use 32-bit PNG files. This can give a unique look to your application.
The "Please wait..." dialog box displays the text of your choice, something like "Loading application, please wait...". To change the text displayed, use the Language tab and modify this resource string:
If you do not want to display this dialog box, then enable "No initialization dialog at startup".
At startup, instead of a blank window, a panel bearing a "Please wait" text is shown while the CEF engine is loading the contents. You can customize this text by editing the resource string named
The splash screen can also be used as a progress indicator while loading the application. With this option, a progress bar is displayed at the bottom so that end users know that the application is busy.
This option is not compatible with "Display Time". Moreover, the splash screen in progress mode can't be closed by end users.
You can customize the progress bar's colors by clicking Customize Progress Bar and then editing all properties available.
By default, ExeOutput for PHP compiles the source splash screen file into the EXE. If you prefer to have a customizable splash screen, you can place your own image file into the
Data subfolder and name it
splash.img. The application will load this custom splash screen file instead of the default one.