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making a splash screen in direct draw(c++,windows)

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I know how to load bitmaps now. but now I am trying to figure out how to use them. I load my title screen now I want to swich to the game screen. How do I do that? I do a clear the screen and load the next map?

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well I fugured it out. this is how I got it to work for me.

int Splash()

// Draw the background to the screen.
r.left = 0; = 0;
r.right = 800;
r.bottom = 600;
lpBackBuffer->BltFast(0, 0, lpA, &r,

g_pddsprimary->Flip(NULL, DDFLIP_WAIT);
wait (5);


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