I have a fairly complex Tk application that takes a while to load, and I wanted to incorporate a splash screen so that the user doesn't think they failed to double click or something isn't working.
In researching I landed on Tk::Splashscreen however have been having some issues, specifically that when included the actual program itself doesn't even start loading until the splash screen display timer has run out.
Here is the code I was using, included before the main loop. I also tried it in a begin block with the same result:
my $ssw = MainWindow->new(-title=>'text');
my $sp = $ssw->Splashscreen();
$sp->Label(-image => $ssw->Photo(-file => "$imgpath\\splash.jpg"))->pa
What I want is for the splash screen to display WHILE the app is loading, and if the app finishes loading before the splash screen timer runs out, kill the splash screen. But with the above code I have timed it, and the splash screen first runs for the duration specified (5000) and THEN the program starts to load, effectively defeating the purpose of having a splash screen by ADDING its interval to the load time rather than providing simple distraction during it.