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Animated Gif Background Color Help

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In reference to an excellent script at the link here:

Animated Gif UDF

one question though.. is there any way to make the background transparent?? I have a very nice gif I would like to display during the process of a login script, over blue and black desktops and such, but the script causes the animated gif to be displayed in a box with a white background.. I would love it if I could have the animated gif play directly over the desktop instead of having to show the white background.. if it is possible..thanks!! IF not able to make transparent the background, then maybe a way to make the background a specific color maybe??

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In reference to an excellent script at the link here:

Animated Gif UDF

one question though.. is there any way to make the background transparent?? I have a very nice gif I would like to display during the process of a login script, over blue and black desktops and such, but the script causes the animated gif to be displayed in a box with a white background.. I would love it if I could have the animated gif play directly over the desktop instead of having to show the white background.. if it is possible..thanks!! IF not able to make transparent the background, then maybe a way to make the background a specific color maybe??

Have you tried setting the $ACS_TRANSPARENT style to your AVI?

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I an not using an avi, unfortunately.. I am using a .gif file, although I did try adding $ACS_TRANSPARENT to a guicreate , splash, message box and the kitchen sink!! none of them would animate the gif, so I ended up using the udf from above mentioned site to get the gif to animate, but I seem to be stuck with the background color of white.. thanks for the input..

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

being the gif is embedded into the IE object, I think it would have to be what can the IE object do that you want.

Edited by gafrost

SciTE for AutoItDirections for Submitting Standard UDFs

 

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Yes, I used a similar format getting my gif to animate with this part of 1 of my older .vbs scripts

strComputer = "."
Set WshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set objWMIService = GetObject("Winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * From Win32_DesktopMonitor")
For Each objItem in colItems
    intHorizontal = objItem.ScreenWidth
    intVertical = objItem.ScreenHeight
Next

Set objExplorer = CreateObject _
    ("InternetExplorer.Application")

objExplorer.Navigate "about:blank"   
objExplorer.ToolBar = 0
objExplorer.StatusBar = 0
objExplorer.Left = (intHorizontal - 400) / 2
objExplorer.Top = (intVertical - 200) / 2
objExplorer.Width = 400
objExplorer.Height = 200 
objExplorer.Visible = 1          

objExplorer.document.Body.Style.Cursor = "wait"
objExplorer.document.body.bgColor="red"
objExplorer.document.fgColor="blue"

it was nice because I could set the background color or foreground color, but this script I made looked crappy, and was not very user friendly with my autoit scripts, so I am really hoping to find out if there is some way of setting the same type of values in autoit, transparent preferred, but the ability to make the background a specific colr would be ok too, then I could make it the same color as my desktops are and give it the same effect almost as being transparent.. gafrost.. I know you are a VAST database of knowledge with autoit, so I am hoping someone very knowledgable like yourself might have the solution!!

Thanks!! ;)

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you should be able to do the same here, for example:

$gif_control.document.body.bgColor="red"
     $gif_control.document.fgColor="blue"

SciTE for AutoItDirections for Submitting Standard UDFs

 

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

 

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