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    Creating a Splash Screen

    Hi there,



    I have a quick little powerpoint slideshow I wanted to play automatically in a popup window form (called "Splash") and I wanted it to close and open form "Main Menu" once it has finished. Can I do this? Is it easier if I save the powerpoint as a video?

    Thanks!

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    Review http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ffice.11).aspx
    I couldn't find anything more current so don't know if it would be easier to embed powerpoint in Access 2010.

    This code doesn't show automatically loading each slide, requires button clicks, but I suppose could be done in a loop with a timed delay between loads.

    A video file might be easier. Seems easy to create with PowerPoint 2010 http://www.ehow.com/how_5937477_conv...int-video.html
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Thank you for your suggestion. In thinking about it, I will use a video file. But can Access be programmed (either by a macro or a code) to start the video when the form is opened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by June7 View Post
    Review http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/aa159920(v=office.11).aspx
    I couldn't find anything more current so don't know if it would be easier to embed powerpoint in Access 2010.

    This code doesn't show automatically loading each slide, requires button clicks, but I suppose could be done in a loop with a timed delay between loads.

    A video file might be easier. Seems easy to create with PowerPoint 2010 http://www.ehow.com/how_5937477_conv...int-video.html
    Thank you for your suggestion. In thinking about it, I will use a video file. But can Access be programmed (either by a macro or a code) to start the video when the form is opened?

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    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Thank you. I've had a look out there, and since I'm not really up to speed with coding, I don't understand half of it. Maybe you (or someone) can help me.

    I have a form that I want to play a video in the whole space.
    I don't want a border, I want a popup form and I don't want visible controls.
    I have set Access to start the database by opening this form.
    I want it to open, play the file, close and then open another "main menu" form.
    Let's say the video is called c:\test.avi

    How would I adjust the properties and code? Am I right in thinking that it goes in the code builder in the OnEnter property of the Windows Media Play activex control?

    Please, anyone that could help me. I really need some step-by-step instructions if possible.

    Many thanks!

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    1. From post 4 of the referenced thread:
    You can look at that and use it if you want to (IMG:http://www.utteraccess.com/forum/sty...ault/frown.gif)
    But access has a build in active x wmp control.
    Go in forms design view...on the left toolbar on almost the bottom there is the add in active x controls (button has a hammer and some other thing crossing..). Click on it and browse through all the controls..the second last all the way on the bottom says...windows media player..click on it..go to your form and drag the size of the area you want...then you can go into it's property and declaire whatever you want to and should be good to go.
    HTH
    Good luck

    2. Set the URL property of the WMP control, example: D:\June\Photos\2010\DSCI0001.AVI

    3. Open form, video runs

    Much easier than I expected.

    Don't see any way to disable the WMP player buttons. If you want to hide, size the form so it is shorter than the height of the WMP control then set form properties:
    RecordSelector: No
    ScrollBars: Neither
    NavigationBar: No
    BorderStyle: Thin
    MinMaxButtons: None
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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    Thank you! So much easier. And for anyone else reading this, if you get the uiMode to none, the controls are hidden.

    Perfect! Thank you!

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    Ahh! Good eye. uiMode is on Other tab of Property Sheet. Thank you.
    How to attach file: http://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=70301 To provide db: copy, remove confidential data, run compact & repair, zip w/Windows Compression.

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