The Bitmap Effects control lets you create catchy effects, fades, and transitions between bitmaps on your Microsoft Access forms.
Adding animated pictures to your forms is very simple. Just add the Bitmap Effects control to your form and specify the two pictures to use. The pictures can be in bitmap (BMP), GIF, icon, or JPG formats.
The initial screen of an application leaves a lasting impression on your users. With the Bitmap Effects control, you can dynamically display a graphic when your application starts. By providing only one picture, it appears to burst from a black background.
Open the demo database to see the form with this example.
Your bitmaps can transition in many ways:
Set the number of steps and time interval between steps to control how smoothly and quickly the transitions occur.
To launch the bitmap effect, invoke the Animate method of the control.
If you want to do this when the form starts, rather than the Form_Open event, this can be invoked in a timer event to make sure the form is visible before your animations occur. An example of this is in the sample database.
All the properties of the Bitmap Effects control can be modified via VBA. Methods are available to load new pictures and show the animation.
Supports Microsoft Access 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000