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How To Use An Animated Gif With Splashimageon()?

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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to use SplashImageOn() with an animated gif to show a kind of 'please wait' message to the user.

I've got an animated gif thats 200w, 100h, approx. 12 frames and is around 300kb.

When I call SplashImageOn() the first image is displayed but the rest of my frames are not displayed.

Does anyone know how to animate my gif? I tried several other animated gif but there was no animation...


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I don't think it's possible to use animated gifs with SplashImage..

If you need a animation, then I think the only thing you can do is to

have a lot of images and change them on SplashImage...

Not so fancy though.. :whistle:

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Hmmm I already tried that and

1. It flickers

2. It's too CPU intensive...

I want to display an animated 'please wait' screen to the user and I think it's not good when the animation is using more CPU-Power then the operation I want the user to wait for :whistle:

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You can always try my little HTML function. Not quite the same but animations, javascript, and any html language is fine.

this example copies the clipboard to the window:

AutoItSetOption("TrayIconDebug", 1)
AutoItSetOption("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)

$title="My AutoIt3 Html"
If FileWriteLine($file, "<title>"&$title&"</title>")=0 Then exit
FileWriteLine($file, "<body bgcolor="& $color &"><font size=-2>" )
If StringInStr(" "&clipget(),"<br>")>0 Then
FileWriteLine($file, clipget() )
FileWriteLine($file, StringReplace(clipget(),@CRLF,"<br>") )
FileWriteLine($file, "<br><center><a href=close()>close</a>" )
Run('C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE -k '& @ScriptDir &'\'&$file,'',@SW_HIDE)
WinWait ( $title, "")
WinMove ( $title, "", 10, 10, 400, 400)
WinShow ($title, "", @SW_RESTORE)
While winexists($title)
winclose("Cannot find server")

AutoIt3, the MACGYVER Pocket Knife for computers.

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Thats works fine, thanks :whistle:

It's a litte more work and needs some adjustment for some special cases but it's great, thanks.

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