Silverlight Forum: application is not loaded completely sometimes when using splash screen and enable applicaion library caching - by CSSForumEngineer

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ID 689418 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 4
Opened 9/19/2011 12:23:30 AM
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Sometimes (rough estimate 1 out of 3 times), the application does not load completely and shows a blank/white screen. If look in the output window, all assemblies are loaded but not the assemblies which are stored in an external ZIP file (I chose the option 'application library caching').
If don't use the splash screen, the app loads completely.
If don't use the option 'application library caching', all the assemblies (including the ones which where previously in an external ZIP files) are loaded correctly.
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2014 at 12:23 PM
Thank you for reporting this issue. This issue has been fixed in Visual Studio 2013. You can install a trial version of Visual Studio 2013 with the fix from:
Posted by Martin van de Goor on 1/8/2014 at 5:08 AM
How embedding the XAML in HTML as Microsoft suggests as a workaround is described here:
Posted by Ievgen Tiutiunnyk on 6/7/2012 at 12:04 PM
I think the idea of manual loading of SplashScreen can be solved by using CreateFromXamlDownloader in JavaScript as described here
Posted by Ievgen Tiutiunnyk on 6/7/2012 at 11:29 AM
Guys, we got this problem (ALC + custom SplashScreen) on our project and we fixed it by avoiding using custom splash screen but we still want to have it. So I am wondering how to implement this workaround that mentioned before:

"you should be able to embed the xaml for the splash screen in the html page and use the id of the script element with the xaml as the control's splash screen source"

I haven't found any information on the Internet how to make this setup in HTML. Any ideas?
Posted by Hammer74 on 4/16/2012 at 6:01 PM
We have recently struck this same issue when turning on ALC.

Can you give an example of the suggested workaround of embedding the xaml for the splash screen in the html page? I can't seem to get this to work either.
Posted by ledz on 1/10/2012 at 2:03 AM
Just another comment. This happens only with IE (tested with version 9).
Posted by ledz on 1/10/2012 at 1:45 AM
I have this problem with a large application in SL4. Sometimes the applications just doesn't load and shows a blank screen. The custom splash screen even shows correctly until the 100% but then application just hangs with a blank screen. This happens roughly 1 out of 4 times. A resolution for this would be nice, as the other workaround for reducing a xap file size is too troublesome, and this bug just makes this feature completely unusable.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/12/2011 at 12:22 PM
This looks like a timing issue related to the download for the splash screen taking longer than the xap download. As a workaround, you should be able to embed the xaml for the splash screen in the html page and use the id of the script element with the xaml as the control's splash screen source.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/19/2011 at 3:26 PM
we need a repro app in order to isolate this, thanks.
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