Chapter 15. Adding Graphics and Animation Effects

After completing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use the System.Drawing namespace to add graphics to your forms.

  • Create animation effects on your forms.

  • Expand or shrink objects on a form at run time.

  • Change the transparency of a form.

For many developers, adding artwork and special effects to an application is the most exciting—and addictive—part of programming. Fortunately, creating impressive and useful graphical effects with Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 is both satisfying and easy.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to add a number of visually interesting features to your programs. You’ll learn how to create compelling artwork on a form, how to create simple animation effects by using PictureBox ...

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