Sometimes I want to use a throbber in my windows application so I decided to use a GIF image which supports animations – so I do not have to implement this animation on my own ;) Since Delphi 2007 TGIFImage component of Anders Melander is a part of the Delphi VCL framework, so there is no need for a third party component. You only have to inlucde GIFImg in the uses part.
Last night I have written a demo for the simple usage of TGIFImage which I want to share so everybody can have a look at it’s code. You can see how to load a GIF image from the filesystem and show it to the user. It addition I show how to suspend and resume the animation.
I have never had the need to create my own GIF image with this great and simple component so I do not handle this in the demo. For this problem there is a demo written by Anders Melander.GIF Animation Demo (14.2 KiB, 325 hits)