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Creating an executable: General options
Overview
The general executable options are as follows:
  • the name of executable (".EXE" file). The "<ProjectName>.EXE" name is proposed by default.
  • the icon of executable program (".ICO" file). This icon can be chosen in the icon catalog of WINDEV ("Catalog"' button).
  • the splash screen of executable program. This image will be displayed at run time when initializing the application and when loading the different WINDEV/WINDEV Mobile libraries.
These general options are defined in the wizard for executable creation.
Icon of executable program
To associate an icon with the executable program, you can:
  • use an icon found in the icon catalog of WINDEV.
  • choose an icon file (.ICO) on your computer.
This choice is performed via the drop-down button of "Icon name" control:
Icon selection
When choosing an icon file (.ICO) on your computer, make sure that:
  • the icon file is a file in 16-color ICO format (Windows 3.x format). These icons have no specific characteristics.
  • the icon file is a file in 256 ICO format (Win32 format, used in Windows 98, Me and 2000). These icons have no specific characteristics.
  • the icon file is a file that uses a group of icons of different sizes and different color resolutions. The groups of icons (also called icons in Windows XP format) must comply with the following standard:
    • the icons must have been created by a tool that organizes the icons by increasing size and by increasing color resolution.
      Example in Windows XP:
    • the icons must necessarily be classified in the following order:
      1. 16x16 pixels in 16 colors
      2. 16x16 pixels in 256 colors
      3. 16x16 pixels in 32-bit colors
      4. 32x32 pixels in 16 colors
      5. 32x32 pixels in 256 colors
      6. 32x32 pixels in 32-bit colors
      7. 48x48 pixels in 16 colors
      8. 48x48 pixels in 256 colors
      9. 48x48 pixels in 32-bit colors
Windows Mobile The icons must at least contain the 16x16 format and the 32x32 format. Otherwise, the missing formats will not be displayed in the explorer of the Pocket PC.
Introduction image of the executable (Splash screen)
WINDEVWindows

Splash screen of a WINDEV application

The "Splash screen" will be displayed at run time when initializing the application and when loading the WINDEV libraries. When creating the executable, you can use:
  • a standard splash screen: an image will be displayed during the initialization. This image can be chosen in the image catalog supplied with WINDEV.
    The following image formats are supported in Windows:
    • Bitmap (*.BMP)
    • Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
    • Joint Picture Experts Group (*.jpg ; *.jpeg)
    • Kodak Photo CD (*.pcd)
    • PaintBrush (*.pcx)
    • Adobe Photoshop Format (*.psd)
    • TrueVision TARGA (*.tga)
    • Tagged Image File Format (*.tif ; *.tiff)
      Note: the "tiled tiff" option of the tiff 6.0 standard is not supported. In this case, we advise you to save the image in tiff 5.0 standard.
    • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
    • Windows MetaFiles (*.emf ; *.wmf)
    • Icons (*.ico ; *.icw)
      Versions 22 and later
      Notes:
      • HQ display (High Quality) available.
      • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
      New in version 22
      Notes:
      • HQ display (High Quality) available.
      • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
      Notes:
      • HQ display (High Quality) available.
      • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
    • Cursors (*.cur)
    • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
    • Versions 15 and later
      Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
      New in version 15
      Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
      Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
    Note: To manage the pdf and svg formats, GDIPLUS.DLL must be installed for the computers running Windows 2000 and earlier. For the later versions, this DLL is supplied with Windows. See GDI+ framework for more details.
    Note: If the image is not in BMP format, the wdxxximg.dll library must be associated with the executable program.Note: If the image is not in BMP format, the wdxxxpnt.dll library must be associated with the executable program.
    This type of splash screen is recommended if the initialization process of the application is quite long.
    You can:
    • configure the information automatically displayed on this image ("Advanced" button). This information is as follows:
      • Version number of the executable: displays (or not) the version number of the executable. You can configure the size, the position, the font used for this text.
      • Title of the application: displays (or not) the title of the application. By default, this title corresponds to the name of the project. You can configure the size, the position, the font used for this text.
      • Message displayed: used to configure the characteristics of the messages displayed by programming. These messages can be displayed by Message used in the initialization code of the project. You can for example display a message indicating the different initialization steps.
    • add custom texts ("Add texts" button):
      You have the ability to create all your text areas ( ). These areas can be moved. To do so, double-click the area to switch to edit mode and to enter the requested text with all its characteristics.
      This option is not available for the images in .PNG format.
  • a splash screen with animated text: the specified text (up to 20 characters) will be displayed in an animation. To view the animation, click the "Show the animation" button. This animation can be configured via the "Options" button. You can:
    • choose the background color of splash screen.
    • display the splash screen in full screen or not.
    • display the splash screen during the first start of the application in the day.
  • no splash screen: no image will be displayed during the initialization.
Note: The use of a splash screen can increase the size of the executable significantly. For example, using a splash screen with animated text can increase the size of the executable by 400KB.
Windows Mobile

Splash Screen of an application for Windows Mobile

To modify the image of a mobile application:
  1. Generate the executable at least once. A file in <XXX>_SP_Defaut.gif format is created in the directory of the project.
  2. Create an image with the same name. This image must be copied into the "Program\Data\Models\RAD\WP" directory of the setup directory of WINDEV Mobile.
  3. In the editor, display the description window of the project ("Project .. Project description").In the editor, display the description window of the project: on the "Project" pane, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
  4. In the "Options" tab, uncheck "Don't include the splash screen in the executable".
  5. Validate the description window of project.
Your image will be used during the next creation of the executable.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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