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Displaying animated GIF files

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How can I display animated GIF files in a Win95 application? I'm working with Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0. I'm able to display a GIF file, but it's not animated.

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If you don't mind requiring Internet Explorer, embed the SHDOCVW.DLL (which is an OCX with a COM interface - the Web Browser control) component of Internet Explorer.  

This can do GIFs, JPEGS, HTML and a lot more (basically it's a version of the "engine" of IE that you can embed).

Insert it as you would insert an OCX into your Visual C++ project
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How can I embed the SHDOCVW.DLL? All I want to do is to display a little animated GIF while executing caculations from another executable. It's just like when you compile a Help Project File with the Microsoft Help Workshop (you see a little animated picture but I don't know if it's a GIF file). I can't use a progress bar so that's why I want to use an animated GIF.
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>It's just like when you compile a Help Project File with the Microsoft Help Workshop (you see a little animated picture but I don't know if it's a GIF file).

That's the Windows common animation control which displays a clip in AVI format. Look into the MFC class CAnimateCtrl.
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Ok but how can I embed the SHDOCVW.DLL component of Internet Explorer?
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Use the Components and Controls Gallery to insert the Microsoft Web Browser Control into your project. Look into the Visual C++ Programmer's Guide about ActiveX Control Containers.
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Thank you guys!!
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