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Animation Sample

This sample demonstrates how to implement animation with the System.Drawing namespace objects.

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To run this sample

  • Press F5.

This sample uses a Timer object to control the animation changes and RadioButton controls to select the animation object. Three animation styles are shown:

  • Frame animation. The winking eye is implemented as a series of static images (frames). With each timer tick, the next frame is displayed.

  • Flying objects. The size and speed of the bouncing ball are relative to the client area. This animation is implemented by drawing to the Graphics object of the form.

  • Text animation. Text is drawn using the LinearGradientBrush object. A different brush is created at each timer tick by changing the parameters to the LinearGradientBrush. The parameters move the gradient-fill start and end points.

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