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Splash screen and transparency [message #485329] Fri, 11 September 2009 07:59 Go to next message
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael Istria
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Hello,

I'd like to une an image with rounded corners as splash screen. However, I can't find a way to specify a .png file or to know whether what I am trying to achieve is do-able.
I red in a 4 years-old message that this was not possible because GTK, and then SWT, does not support transparency. Did something change on this topic, or is it still accurate to say that it is *impossible* to have transparency in splash screens ?

Mickael
Re: Splash screen and transparency [message #487612 is a reply to message #485329] Wed, 23 September 2009 13:36 Go to previous message
Andrew Niefer is currently offline Andrew Niefer
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Registered: July 2009
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Whether or not a .png file will work for the splash screen will depend
on the platform. It won't work on windows, but I think it does work on
gtk. I'm not sure about the mac (carbon or cocoa).

You can try it simply by specifying a png on the command line:

eclipse -showplash /path/to/splash.png

The other thing to consider is that the default splash screen search
looks for splash.bmp, so you would need to specify a full path using
-showsplash or osgi.splashLocation. Or perhaps try renaming the png to bmp.


-Andrew

Mickael Istria wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I'd like to une an image with rounded corners as splash screen. However,
> I can't find a way to specify a .png file or to know whether what I am
> trying to achieve is do-able.
> I red in a 4 years-old message that this was not possible because GTK,
> and then SWT, does not support transparency. Did something change on
> this topic, or is it still accurate to say that it is *impossible* to
> have transparency in splash screens ?
>
> Mickael
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