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CAnimateCtrl Example

, 15 Dec 1999
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Demonstrates the use of the windows animation control
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  • Sample Image - controls_avi.gif

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    Its pretty easy to implement an avi control. Follow these steps to add an avi animation control (CAnimateCtrl) to your dialog resource:

    • In the resource editor, click on the animate control icon, and place one on your dialog.
    • Go into 'Class Wizard' and add a control name to your newly inserted component. example:
      CAnimateCtrl m_avi;this is placed in your .h file.
    • Next, import the .avi file into your project. To do this, highlite your resource project name, and right click in the resource view window. Select import. Set the filter to *.avi, and select the avi file you want to import.
    • Enter "AVI" for resource type in the custom resource type dialog box.
    • Add the following code to your project:
      // CAvidemoDlg message handlers
      BOOL CAvidemoDlg::OnInitDialog()
      	// TODO: Add extra initialization here
      	m_avi.Open( IDR_AVI ); // open the avi resource.
      	m_avi.Play( 0, -1,-1 );play avi resource.
      	// return TRUE unless you set the focus to a control
      	return TRUE;


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    Kirk Stowell
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    Comments and Discussions

    Questionhow about it in c#??? Pin
    jabulino9-Jan-06 1:23
    memberjabulino9-Jan-06 1:23 
    GeneralResum avi Pin
    mcnam15-Dec-05 19:01
    membermcnam15-Dec-05 19:01 
    GeneralOne 1 MB Avi file doesn't shows Pin
    d00_ape26-Sep-05 11:21
    memberd00_ape26-Sep-05 11:21 
    Questionhow to create an appropriate AVI Pin
    mohsen nourian2-Jul-05 21:44
    membermohsen nourian2-Jul-05 21:44 
    AnswerRe: how to create an appropriate AVI Pin
    .dan.g.2-Jul-05 22:20
    member.dan.g.2-Jul-05 22:20 
    GeneralRe: how to create an appropriate AVI Pin
    meistertausend2-Nov-05 2:55
    membermeistertausend2-Nov-05 2:55 
    QuestionHow to access pixel values in an avi stream? Pin
    JDeimos25-Jan-05 2:22
    memberJDeimos25-Jan-05 2:22 
    GeneralWhere to find AVI-Files Pin
    Anonymous9-Aug-04 2:48
    sussAnonymous9-Aug-04 2:48 
    GeneralCAnimateCtrl upgradation Pin
    Debasish Bose19-Jun-04 22:25
    sussDebasish Bose19-Jun-04 22:25 
    Laugh | :laugh:

    If you are planning to release an upgrade of existing CAnimateCtrl ,It's good idea to enable support for different Video CODECs like DivX , TSCC etc.
    Programmatically how to inject support for these CODECs ? If this is possible through MFC code then your control will be highly "Pluggable".
    As far AVI control is concerned I will prefer for MCI programming and will like to have a nice MCIWnd control(C++ control rather than ActiveX control)

    Good luck

    GeneralResource type must be called "AVI" or it will not work Pin
    J Cardinal13-Dec-02 13:17
    memberJ Cardinal13-Dec-02 13:17 

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