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[UWP] Splash Screen Anomaly/Problem

Hi Q&A,


I'm trying to add a Splash Screen to my UWP app, develeoped using VS2019. The documentation states that I should:

"Choose the 1240 x 600 pixel image (.png, .jpg, or .jpeg) you'd like to use for your splash screen image".

However, beneath that (and marked as 'Important') it states that:

"The splash screen image you choose must be 620 x 300 pixels using a 1x scaling factor".

I tried using a 620 x 300 pixels image but VS2019 refused it, stating that the image wasn't 1240 X 600 pixels. When I tried a 1240 x 600 pixel image VS2019 accepted it. So, my question is this:

what is the 620 X 300 pixel image information all about?

Kind regards,

@robert-ashcroft

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RichardZhang-MSFT answered ·

Hello,​

Welcome to our Microsoft Q&A platform!

In UWP's Splash Screen, your app icon changes according to the window width. This is why you need to provide icons with different resolutions.

In the visual assets editor, there are corresponding resolutions under different icons, you cannot place 620 x 300 icon on 1240 x 600.

The meaning of the document is that your base zoom icon size (1x) must be 620 x 300, and other icon resolutions are enlarged based on this

Thanks.

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Hi Richard,

many thanks for your reply. VS2019 permits specifying a variety of images of varying sizes for splash screens not just 1240 x 600 and 620 x 300 but the documentation only mentions those two. Maybe it's just me but I think the documentation could be a bit clearer.

Kind regards

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If there is no special requirement, you can pass in a 500x500 png image at the top of the visual assets editor, and the editor will help you automatically generate thumbnails of various resolutions. But if you have special needs, you can customize the settings.

The document only mentions the resolution of these two pictures, which mainly serves as a guide and description. In fact, since the other icons are enlarged based on 620 x 300, it is not necessary to introduce all of them.

Best regards.

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Hi, Sorry to bother you, did my reply solve your problem? Do you have any questions about this issue?

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Hi Richard,

sorry for not replying sooner. Your reply did explain what was happening regarding VS2019 and I thank you for it. However I do think the documentation could be clearer. It would also be nice if there were some worked examples regarding the automatically generated images.

Thanks, once again.

Kind regards

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