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How to add gif image to startup screen?

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How to add gif image to startup screen?
I want to add gif image to my startup screen, is this possible that it may run as animated gif?
Apr 19 '11 #1

✓ answered by slenish

I made an alternative example for you of how to create an animation. With my example you do not need to use the Regsvr32 method. There is a downside to using the Regsv32 because you will have to Register the Active X control on every computer to make it work. Instead you can call the .gif and displays it in the open form.

The following example is one way you could create a loading screen.

To view the example extract the two files and then create a New Folder to put them in, then open the DB file and then open the form and you will see the animation running.

Enjoy :D

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ADezii
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You can use Animated GIFs in Access, but this requires the use of an ActiveX Control. If you are interested on how to do this, let me know, and I'll post detailed instructions.
Apr 19 '11 #2
NeoPa
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It sounds like it may be of general interest anyway ADezii. Not a bad thread to have to refer back to I would say :-)
Apr 20 '11 #3
eneyardi
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thanx for reply, how can i use ActiveX control?
Apr 20 '11 #4
ADezii
8,800 Expert 8TB
The use of an Animated GIF in a Splash Screen can make your finished Product very appealing and professional looking. I'll outline the process in detail below.
  1. The Attachment to this Post contains the actual ActiveX Control (Gif89.dll) that you will use for this process.
  2. Copy Gif89.dll to your C:\Windows\System Folder.
  3. Register the ActiveX Control with Windows by clicking the Start Button ==> Run, then typing:
    Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
    1. C:\Windows\System\Regsvr32.exe C:\Windows\System\Gif89.dll
  4. Open your Splash Form in Access in Design View:
    1. Choose Insert from the Access Main Menu.
    2. Choose ActiveX Control, then Gif89 Class.
    3. This will place a GIF Object on your Form.
    4. The last Property of the Control is called 'File Name'. Set the complete Path to the GIF File you wish to use.
    5. There is also a Property that allows you to either Link or Embed the GIF File, weigh each option and make your decision.
  5. You can use almost any Animated GIF that you wish, many of which are free on the Internet, good luck.
P.S. - With many good things in life, there is usually a down side, and so it is with Animated GIFs. If you wish this Animation on work on different machines, you must go through this process for each and every machine. The results, however, may be worth the effort - you decide.
Attached Files
File Type: zip gif89.zip (21.9 KB, 716 views)
Apr 20 '11 #5
Rabbit
12,516 Expert Mod 8TB
Is step 4 necessary on all the computers? Or just steps 1-3? Because those steps can be automated. It's probably possible to automate step 4 even.
Apr 20 '11 #6
ADezii
8,800 Expert 8TB
@Rabbit - Thanks for picking up on my oversight. I would think that your Assumption is correct.
Apr 20 '11 #7
eneyardi
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I can't register ActiveX control this error occur: can't find Regsvr32
Apr 29 '11 #8
slenish
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I made an alternative example for you of how to create an animation. With my example you do not need to use the Regsvr32 method. There is a downside to using the Regsv32 because you will have to Register the Active X control on every computer to make it work. Instead you can call the .gif and displays it in the open form.

The following example is one way you could create a loading screen.

To view the example extract the two files and then create a New Folder to put them in, then open the DB file and then open the form and you will see the animation running.

Enjoy :D
Attached Files
File Type: zip AnimatedGifExample.zip (15.2 KB, 768 views)
Apr 30 '11 #9
NeoPa
32,173 Expert Mod 16PB
Eneyardi:
I can't register ActiveX control this error occur: can't find Regsvr32
Did you search for it? I found my copy at :
C:\Windows\System32
Apr 30 '11 #10

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