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SplashScreenManager.SendCommand(Enum, Object) Method

Sends a command to the currently active splash form.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraSplashScreen

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v19.1.dll


public void SendCommand(
    Enum cmd,
    object arg


Name Type Description
cmd Enum

An enumeration value that identifies the command to be sent to the currently active splash form.

arg Object

The command’s parameter.


A splash form is displayed in a separate thread. To interact with a splash form via code, you can send commands to it via the SendCommand method. To respond to the commands, override the SplashFormBase.ProcessCommand method for your splash form and implement the required functionality.


In this example a custom Progress Bar Control is added to a Splash Screen. The example shows how to update this Progress Bar Control dynamically by sending commands from a Splash Screen Manager.Splash Screens are displayed by a Splash Screen Manager in a separate thread. Interaction with Splash Screens can be performed via the command mechanism. You send a command via the SplashScreenManager.SendCommand method and process this command by overriding the SplashScreen.ProcessCommand method. In the example, custom commands are sent to the Splash Screen to advance the progress of the Splash Screen's Progress Bar Control.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraSplashScreen;

namespace SplashScreen_ProcessCommand {
    public partial class SplashScreen1 : SplashScreen {
        public SplashScreen1() {

        #region Overrides

        public override void ProcessCommand(Enum cmd, object arg) {
            base.ProcessCommand(cmd, arg);
            SplashScreenCommand command = (SplashScreenCommand)cmd;
            if (command == SplashScreenCommand.SetProgress) {
                int pos = (int)arg;
                progressBarControl1.Position = pos;


        public enum SplashScreenCommand {
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