Splash Screen

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    Splash Screen

    Guys, can you tell me if its possible to add an animated Splash screen on startup of the program, kinda like those in games where they advertise their company logos using win32 api. Did they add in through .mpg movies ? or they really wrote it win32 codings ?
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    > Did they add in through .mpg movies ?
    One of any number of animation file formats spring to mind.
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    Is it possible using .gif files or any other reccomended file types for smaller file size but yet clear quality ?
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    Yes, it is possible using any image/movie/custom file type. It's totally up to you as the developer to decide what you want to animate, how you wanted it animated, and whether or not it's the code that does the animation.

    Recommended file type... I recommend the one that will solve your problem in a way that fits your needs and resources!

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    With MFC you could look at the CAnimateCtrl class
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    Im still working with Win32 API at the moment, not that good enough to use MFC. Ok, last question, does the API support .gif files ? and use them as resources ? Anyway where can i review the types of files that i could use for resources ?
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    GDI+ should allow gif, jpg ect

    or look for a third party lib (ie ImageSource from Smaller Animals Software not free)
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