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agw_title advancedsplash

AdvancedSplash tries to reproduce the behavior of wx.SplashScreen, with some enhancements.

description Description

AdvancedSplash tries to reproduce the behavior of wx.SplashScreen, but with some enhancements (in my opinion).

AdvancedSplash starts its construction from a simple frame. Then, depending on the options passed to it, it sets the frame shape accordingly to the image passed as input. AdvancedSplash behaves somewhat like wx.SplashScreen, and almost all the methods available in wx.SplashScreen are available also in this module.

usage Usage

Sample usage:

import wx
import wx.lib.agw.advancedsplash as AS

app = wx.App(0)

frame = wx.Frame(None, -1, "AdvancedSplash Test")

imagePath = "my_splash_image.png"
bitmap = wx.Bitmap(imagePath, wx.BITMAP_TYPE_PNG)
shadow = wx.WHITE

splash = AS.AdvancedSplash(frame, bitmap=bitmap, timeout=5000,
                           agwStyle=AS.AS_TIMEOUT |
                           AS.AS_CENTER_ON_PARENT |


This code snippet can be downloaded, see this example script.


Some of the AGW snippets of code in the documentation use images and external files (to create bitmaps or access external data). As these files are not provided in these snippets, you should make the approriate modifications to the code to actually run it.

None of the options are strictly required (a part of the bitmap parameter). If you use the defaults you get a very simple AdvancedSplash.

settings Methods and Settings

AdvancedSplash is customizable, and in particular you can set:

  • Whether you want to mask a colour or not in your input bitmap;
  • Where to center the splash screen (on screen, on parent or nowhere);
  • Whether it is a “timeout” splashscreen or not;
  • The time after which AdvancedSplash is destroyed (if it is a timeout splashscreen);
  • The (optional) text you wish to display;
  • The font, colour and position of the displayed text (optional).

styles Window Styles

This class supports the following window styles:

Window styles for advancedsplash
Window Styles Hex Value Description
AS_TIMEOUT 0x1 AdvancedSplash will be destroyed after timeout milliseconds.
AS_NOTIMEOUT 0x2 AdvancedSplash can be destroyed by clicking on it, pressing a key or by explicitly call the Close() method.
AS_CENTER_ON_SCREEN 0x4 AdvancedSplash will be centered on screen.
AS_CENTER_ON_PARENT 0x8 AdvancedSplash will be centered on parent.
AS_NO_CENTER 0x10 AdvancedSplash will not be centered.
AS_SHADOW_BITMAP 0x20 If the bitmap you pass as input has no transparency, you can choose one colour that will be masked in your bitmap. the final shape of AdvancedSplash will be defined only by non-transparent (non-masked) pixels.

events Events Processing

No custom events are available for this class.

license License And Version

AdvancedSplash control is distributed under the wxPython license.

Latest revision: Andrea Gavana @ 17 Aug 2011, 15.00 GMT

Version 0.4

Module author: Andrea Gavana <>

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