best solution for rotating images using asp.net (VB)

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I want to add rotating images such as you see on a lot of websites these days.  I want them to cycle on a timer, have a click URL, and have the Next/Back button capability.

is there anything already in VB.NET that would work or is there a low cost tool box you could recommend?

Thanks!
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Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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This isn't really something you'd do with VB.NET. Rather you would use Javascript since this is a client-side process. There's already a nice jQuery plugin (probably several) that will make this easy for you.

http://jqueryrotate.com/
A lot of the programs you see are implementing JQuery's Animate() method.  It's free, you just have to link to their library via google by putting a link statement in your html.  If you are not using html, you may have to try another strategy, like creating a self-contained .GIF file that is already animated when you run it.  Paint (which comes with Windows under your "accessories" menu) has a plug-in now that lets you create animated .GIF files then just use them similarly to the way you would use other image files, etc.

Hope this helps.

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perhaps I didn't adequately describe the problem.  I don't want to rotate a single image (as in 45 degree, 90 degrees, etc.), I want to have an area where images change on a timer and have a link to another designated page.

here is an example site:
http://www.survivopedia.com/
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What you want is often called an image slider or carousel and there are quite a few very good and robust jQuery solutions to this. jssor is one of the best.

http://www.jssor.com/

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Thanks.  I wound up finding one called MenuCool.  They have a free version which had enough features that I needed, and a more robust one that you would pay for.
thanks again
Russ SuterSenior Software Developer

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Would you mind closing the question, please?

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