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CS Version: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/CSWPFAnimatedGIF-3029aeb9

VB Version: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/VBWPFAnimatedGIF-93d061e5 

The code sample demonstrates how to implement an animated GIF image in WPF.

Note:

GIF images are deprecated in WPF due to the imperfect scaling ability.

In WPF MediaElement could show animated GIF images with some less desirable limitations:
1. The Source property must be set with absolute path;
2. Play-back functionality is not supported by default;
3. Transparent pixels display as black.

This sample is intended to show how to implement a simple and efficient animated GIF image control in case this might be a better alternative in some situations.

 

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