Create a splash screen

Radical utilizes its own internal UI Composition engine to add support for splash screens at application startup:

class App : Application
{
public App()
{
this.AddRadicalApplication<MainView>(configuration =>
{
configuration.EnableSplashScreen();
});
}
}

Enabling splash screen support is as easy as calling the EnableSplashScreen method on the application configuration.

Splash screen content

Splash screen content is managed using the UI Composition engine. To add content to the splash screen is enough to define a partial view named SplashScreenContent:

.Presentation
.Partial
.SplashScreenContent

The View, along with its ViewModel if any, defined in the *.Presentation.Partial.SplashScreenContent namespace will be used to populate the splash screen.

Splash screen configuration

It is possible to use the SplashScreenConfiguration class to define some splash screen settings:

  • SizeToContent: Determines the way the splash screen hosting window is dimensioned, the default value is WidthAndHeight;

  • WindowStartupLocation: The splash screen startup location, the default value is CenterScreen;

  • WindowStyle: The splash screen window style, the default value is None.

  • StartupAsyncWork: Defines the work that should be executed asynchronously while the splash screen is running;

  • Height: Defines the Height of the splash screen window if the SizeToContent value is Manual or Width; otherwise is ignored;

  • Width: Defines the Width of the splash screen window if the SizeToContent value is Manual or Height; otherwise is ignored;

  • MinWidth: The Minimum Width of the splash screen window. The default value is 585;

  • MinHeight: The Minimum Height of the splash screen window. The default value is 335;

  • MinimumDelay: Represents the minimum time, in milliseconds, the splash screen will be shown;

  • SplashScreenViewType: Defines the default view that Radical uses to host the splash screen content;