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Customize Splash Content

The RadSplashScreenManager offers an overload of the Show method that accepts Type argument. This allows you to create a custom UserControl with the desired design for example and show it as a splash screen.

Custom Splash

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1. Create a new UserControl to your project, e.g. RestartRequiredUserControl.cs

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2. Construct the UI according to the specific design you may have. For the above splash, it is necessary to add:

  • RadLabel with the caption text, e.g. "Restart Required"
  • RadPictureBox with the logo image
  • RadLabel with the main text, e.g. "Restart required to finish installing important security updates. Windows can't update important files and services while the system is using them. Make sure to save your work before restarting".
  • RadLabel with the description text , e.g. Your computer will be automatically restarted at the end of the countdown. Restarting in:
  • RadLabel for displaying the remaining time
  • RadButton for Restart Later action
  • RadButton for Restart Now action

This is just a sample design of the UserControl. Feel free to construct the exact design that is required according to your specification.

RestartRequiredUserControl.Designer


       private void InitializeComponent()
       {
           this.components = new System.ComponentModel.Container();
           this.radLabel1 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel();
           this.radPictureBox1 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadPictureBox();
           this.radLabel2 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel();
           this.radLabel3 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel();
           this.radLabel4 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel();
           this.radButton1 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton();
           this.radButton2 = new Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton();
           this.timer1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Timer(this.components);
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel1)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radPictureBox1)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel2)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel3)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel4)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radButton1)).BeginInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radButton2)).BeginInit();
           this.SuspendLayout();
           // 
           // radLabel1
           // 
           this.radLabel1.AutoSize = false;
           this.radLabel1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;
           this.radLabel1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
           this.radLabel1.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11F);
           this.radLabel1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
           this.radLabel1.Name = "radLabel1";
           this.radLabel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 18);
           this.radLabel1.TabIndex = 0;
           this.radLabel1.Text = "Restart Required";
           // 
           // radPictureBox1
           // 
           this.radPictureBox1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White;
           this.radPictureBox1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
           this.radPictureBox1.Image = Properties.Resources.ProgressLogo;
           this.radPictureBox1.ImageLayout = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadImageLayout.Center;
           this.radPictureBox1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 18);
           this.radPictureBox1.Name = "radPictureBox1";
           this.radPictureBox1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 96);
           this.radPictureBox1.TabIndex = 1;
           // 
           // radLabel2
           // 
           this.radLabel2.AutoSize = false;
           this.radLabel2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
           this.radLabel2.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11F);
           this.radLabel2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 114);
           this.radLabel2.Name = "radLabel2";
           this.radLabel2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 103);
           this.radLabel2.TabIndex = 2;
           this.radLabel2.Text = "Restart required to finish installing important security updates. Windows can\'t u" +
   "pdate important files and services while the system is using them. Make sure to " +
   "save your work before restarting.";
           this.radLabel2.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
           // 
           // radLabel3
           // 
           this.radLabel3.AutoSize = false;
           this.radLabel3.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
           this.radLabel3.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11F);
           this.radLabel3.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 217);
           this.radLabel3.Name = "radLabel3";
           this.radLabel3.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 68);
           this.radLabel3.TabIndex = 3;
           this.radLabel3.Text = "Your computer will be automatically restarted at the end of the countdown.\r\n\r\nRes" +
   "tarting in:";
           this.radLabel3.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
           // 
           // radLabel4
           // 
           this.radLabel4.AutoSize = false;
           this.radLabel4.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
           this.radLabel4.Font = new System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 22F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold);
           this.radLabel4.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 285);
           this.radLabel4.Name = "radLabel4";
           this.radLabel4.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 57);
           this.radLabel4.TabIndex = 4;
           this.radLabel4.Text = "24:00:00";
           this.radLabel4.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter;
           // 
           // radButton1
           // 
           this.radButton1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(26, 360);
           this.radButton1.Name = "radButton1";
           this.radButton1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(170, 25);
           this.radButton1.TabIndex = 5;
           this.radButton1.Text = "Restart Later";
           // 
           // radButton2
           // 
           this.radButton2.Anchor = ((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles)((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top | System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right)));
           this.radButton2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(408, 360);
           this.radButton2.Name = "radButton2";
           this.radButton2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(170, 25);
           this.radButton2.TabIndex = 6;
           this.radButton2.Text = "Restart Now";
           // 
           // timer1
           // 
           this.timer1.Interval = 1000;
           this.timer1.Tick += new System.EventHandler(this.timer1_Tick);
           // 
           // RestartRequiredUserControl
           // 
           this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
           this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
           this.Controls.Add(this.radButton2);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radButton1);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radLabel4);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radLabel3);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radLabel2);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radPictureBox1);
           this.Controls.Add(this.radLabel1);
           this.Name = "RestartRequiredUserControl";
           this.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(600, 400);
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel1)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radPictureBox1)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel2)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel3)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radLabel4)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radButton1)).EndInit();
           ((System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize)(this.radButton2)).EndInit();
           this.ResumeLayout(false);

       }

       #endregion

       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel radLabel1;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadPictureBox radPictureBox1;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel radLabel2;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel radLabel3;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel radLabel4;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton radButton1;
       private Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton radButton2;
       private System.Windows.Forms.Timer timer1;


Private Sub InitializeComponent()
    Me.components = New System.ComponentModel.Container()
    Me.radLabel1 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel()
    Me.radPictureBox1 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadPictureBox()
    Me.radLabel2 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel()
    Me.radLabel3 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel()
    Me.radLabel4 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel()
    Me.radButton1 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton()
    Me.radButton2 = New Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton()
    Me.timer1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Timer(Me.components)
    CType(Me.radLabel1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radPictureBox1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel2, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel3, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel4, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radButton1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    CType(Me.radButton2, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).BeginInit()
    Me.SuspendLayout()
    Me.radLabel1.AutoSize = False
    Me.radLabel1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White
    Me.radLabel1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.radLabel1.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11.0F)
    Me.radLabel1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 0)
    Me.radLabel1.Name = "radLabel1"
    Me.radLabel1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 18)
    Me.radLabel1.TabIndex = 0
    Me.radLabel1.Text = "Restart Required"
    Me.radPictureBox1.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.White
    Me.radPictureBox1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.radPictureBox1.Image = My.Resources.ProgressLogo
    Me.radPictureBox1.ImageLayout = Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadImageLayout.Center
    Me.radPictureBox1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 18)
    Me.radPictureBox1.Name = "radPictureBox1"
    Me.radPictureBox1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 96)
    Me.radPictureBox1.TabIndex = 1
    Me.radLabel2.AutoSize = False
    Me.radLabel2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.radLabel2.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11.0F)
    Me.radLabel2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 114)
    Me.radLabel2.Name = "radLabel2"
    Me.radLabel2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 103)
    Me.radLabel2.TabIndex = 2
    Me.radLabel2.Text = "Restart required to finish installing important security updates. Windows can't u" &
        "pdate important files and services while the system is using them. Make sure to " &
        "save your work before restarting."
    Me.radLabel2.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter
    Me.radLabel3.AutoSize = False
    Me.radLabel3.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.radLabel3.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 11.0F)
    Me.radLabel3.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 217)
    Me.radLabel3.Name = "radLabel3"
    Me.radLabel3.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 68)
    Me.radLabel3.TabIndex = 3
    Me.radLabel3.Text = "Your computer will be automatically restarted at the end of the countdown." & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "Res" & "tarting in:"
    Me.radLabel3.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter
    Me.radLabel4.AutoSize = False
    Me.radLabel4.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top
    Me.radLabel4.Font = New System.Drawing.Font("Arial", 22.0F, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Bold)
    Me.radLabel4.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(0, 285)
    Me.radLabel4.Name = "radLabel4"
    Me.radLabel4.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 57)
    Me.radLabel4.TabIndex = 4
    Me.radLabel4.Text = "24:00:00"
    Me.radLabel4.TextAlignment = System.Drawing.ContentAlignment.MiddleCenter
    Me.radButton1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(26, 360)
    Me.radButton1.Name = "radButton1"
    Me.radButton1.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(170, 25)
    Me.radButton1.TabIndex = 5
    Me.radButton1.Text = "Restart Later"
    Me.radButton2.Anchor = (CType(((System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Top Or System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles.Right)), System.Windows.Forms.AnchorStyles))
    Me.radButton2.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(408, 360)
    Me.radButton2.Name = "radButton2"
    Me.radButton2.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(170, 25)
    Me.radButton2.TabIndex = 6
    Me.radButton2.Text = "Restart Now"
    Me.timer1.Interval = 1000
    Me.AutoScaleDimensions = New System.Drawing.SizeF(6.0F, 13.0F)
    Me.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radButton2)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radButton1)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radLabel4)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radLabel3)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radLabel2)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radPictureBox1)
    Me.Controls.Add(Me.radLabel1)
    Me.Name = "RestartRequiredUserControl"
    Me.Size = New System.Drawing.Size(600, 400)
    CType(Me.radLabel1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radPictureBox1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel2, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel3, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radLabel4, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radButton1, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    CType(Me.radButton2, System.ComponentModel.ISupportInitialize).EndInit()
    Me.ResumeLayout(False)
End Sub

Friend WithEvents radLabel1 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel
Friend WithEvents radPictureBox1 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadPictureBox
Friend WithEvents radLabel2 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel
Friend WithEvents radLabel3 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel
Friend WithEvents radLabel4 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadLabel
Friend WithEvents radButton1 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton
Friend WithEvents radButton2 As Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadButton
Friend WithEvents timer1 As System.Windows.Forms.Timer


3. Start the timer to update the remaining time in the UserControl:

public partial class RestartRequiredUserControl : UserControl
{
    TimeSpan remainingTime;
    public RestartRequiredUserControl()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
        remainingTime = TimeSpan.FromDays(1);
        timer1.Start();
        this.radPictureBox1.RootElement.EnableElementShadow = false;
    }
    private void timer1_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        remainingTime = remainingTime.Subtract(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1));
        this.radLabel4.Text = remainingTime.ToString(@"hh\:mm\:ss");
    }
}

Public Class RestartRequiredUserControl
    Private remainingTime As TimeSpan
    Public Sub New()
        InitializeComponent()
        remainingTime = TimeSpan.FromDays(1)
        timer1.Start()
        Me.radPictureBox1.RootElement.EnableElementShadow = False
    End Sub
    Private Sub timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles timer1.Tick
        remainingTime = remainingTime.Subtract(TimeSpan.FromSeconds(1))
        Me.radLabel4.Text = remainingTime.ToString("hh\:mm\:ss")
    End Sub
End Class

4. Show the splash with the custom control from your main form:

RadSplashScreenManager.Show(typeof(RestartRequiredUserControl));

RadSplashScreenManager.Show(GetType(RestartRequiredUserControl))

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