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how to put an animated gif working?

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when i try to insert an animated gif it would not run, just shows as a pic
in the view mode, why? and how can i put an animated GIF so it plays when i
run the database?
thanks
jim

Nov 12 '05 #1
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The easiest method is to download a 3'rd party ActiveX control. For
performance reasons, it's written in ATL and multithreaded, I like and
have used this one.
http://skyscraper.fortunecity.com/ca...2/activex.html

For a listing of other controls have a look at:
http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/gif.htm

You can also use the MS Web Browser control. Check the currently
installed ActiveX controls on your system.

Finally, for those situations where you do not want to use an ActiveX
control or just want to play a single Animated Gif as part of a splash
screen there is code on my site to do this in native Access VBA. No 3'rd
party DLL's required. The code is a bit dated now and does not include
support for Local Color tables that my latest version in VB6 does.
Update coming soon..it's my next project.(I've been saying this
forever!)
http://www.lebans.com/animatedgifplayer.htm
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Stephen Lebans
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when i try to insert an animated gif it would not run, just shows as a pic in the view mode, why? and how can i put an animated GIF so it plays when i run the database?
thanks
jim


Nov 12 '05 #2

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