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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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Does anyone know how to have an animated gif on a form that is constantly in motion?

Your help is appreciated!

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You'd think that an animated gif would move, but it doesn't. I am thinking you could cheat and put a Microsoft Web Browser ActiveX object on the form and then set it's source to the graphic - I did something like this some years ago for a class, but can't remember how to set the browsers source. I'll keep looking though, unless someone else can help.

Are you still looking for info on packaging your app as well?

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This posting for a year or two back may be of some use...

http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3676

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Mike,
Thanks. Yes I did get a valid response on my tools question from Randall.

Maybe what I need to do is create a powerpoint slide with the gif on it, then create a box for the slide. But how do I get the slide show to start and keep running?

Thanks again,

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I am afraid I haven't had too much experience embedding a powerpoint slide, although I would think it would be simple. I did get the browser thing to work, although it references a graphic out on one of my web-sites. I just added the Web Browser to my form, called it browser and entered the code below. I also had to make sure that the Microsoft Internet Controls were being referenced as well.

Private Sub Form_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    Dim objIE As SHDocVw.InternetExplorer
    Set objIE = Me.browser.Object
    objIE.Navigate "http://clintoncitywatch.com/pictures/bee.gif"
End Sub

I don't know if that helps at all, I am currently suffering from a severe case of the 'Fridays'

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There lies the problem. I don't want to have to be connected to the web to make this work. Some of the clients are on standalone pc's without internet.

I also know what you mean about FRIDAYS!!!

Thanks,

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There has to be some way of specifying the local machine, but then you run into location problems. I have to go catch a bus, but if I have any brain waves, I'll be sure to hop back online.

Have a great weekend,

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