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Animated GIF's in VB

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Hello everyboby!
  I wonder if it possible in VB5 to insert an Animated GIF. Is there any control which supports that?

Thanks in advance.
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by:dirtdart
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VB doesn't directly support animated gif files, and offhand, I don't know of any custom control that will read them in VB.  You could, however, insert a browser (IE) in your project, however, that leads to the undesirable result of having to install that version of IE on every target machine.
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Chizl earned 120 total points
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Not yet!
But there is a way to make it look like an animated gif..

If you don't have GifCon I suggestion a search at altavista and downloading it..   Then take you animated gif and save the images from it to single images..   Then add to your project PicClip.ocx.   If you don't know how to use picclip then go into your samples sub-directory in your VB5 directory and look at the picclip sample..  If you need more assist email me at chizl@karland.com
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by:jonclegg
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Just one thing to note, I believe the GIF format is "owned" and needs to be "licensed" to be distributed, something to do with the patent of the LZW (or LZH) compression algorithm.
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by:jlwlucian
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I currently work with Animation GIF OCX 2.3 when using animated gifs. Add the control in the tool box, and you are ready to roll!
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by:Dilipkrishnaji
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It is really useful to convert the animated Gif into *.avi format and play it by win-media player plug-in. But the problem is that it seems to be a bit memory-guzzling.
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by:Dilipkrishnaji
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Where is this control "Animation GIF OCX 2.3" available? How to incorporate in the VB program?
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