At the end of Chapter 10, “Messaging Support,” you hard-coded a login server and account so that you could test the newly enabled Hyperbola prototype. That was great for testing, but clearly not realistic. In this chapter, we walk through the creation and use of a login dialog and configuring Hyperbola to automatically log you in when it is started. In addition, we talk about how to:
Display a login dialog before the Workbench starts.
Ensure that the Hyperbola application’s branding icon is shown on the dialog.
Manually take down the splash screen before showing the login prompt.
Add a preference page.
Remember login preferences.
The first thing to decide when adding a login prompt to an application ...