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SplashScreen.Show Method

Updated: July 2008

Displays the splash screen.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public void Show(
	bool autoClose
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System.Boolean

true to automatically close the splash screen; false to close the splash screen manually.


The resource specified in the constructor could not be found.

If you call the Show method with autoClose set to true, you do not have to call the Close method. The splash screen will close automatically after the application is loaded. When the splash screen closes, the length of time it will take for it to fade is determined by the default value for the fadeoutDuration parameter, which is 300 milliseconds.

Call the Show method with autoClose set to false when you want to provide a non-default value for the fade duration. You will have to call the Close method to close the splash screen.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2




July 2008

Added topic for new class.

SP1 feature change.