Most of you had created many programs for various purpose. But have you ever thought of some animation in your program..
Here I am going to mention a small tutorial on creating a blinking text effect. It is for pure beginners.
First of all open the Visual Basic using Start>Programs>Microsoft Visual Studio>Visual Basic 6.0.
Then select Standard EXE and click open.
You will get a blank Form.
From the toolbox(in left side), select Command Button and create two buttons in your form(say, Command1 and Command2).
Also, create a Timer in your form(say, Timer1)
Then open the code window(View menu> View Code).
Then write the code as below:
Private Sub Command1_Click() Timer1.Interval = 100 'interval of the timer Timer1.Enabled = True 'starting the animation Label1.Caption = "Welcome" 'text to display End Sub Private Sub Command2_Click() Timer1.Enabled = False 'stopping the animation End Sub Private Sub Form_Load() Timer1.Enabled = False 'disabling the animation on loading the form End Sub Private Sub Timer1_Timer() If Label1.Visible = True Then 'checking whether it is visible Label1.Visible = False 'if visible then, make it invisible ElseIf Label1.Visible = False Then 'checking whether it is invisible Label1.Visible = True 'if invisible then, make it visible End If End Sub
I had included most of the comments in the code itself. I think you understand my coding. If you have any doubt, please feel free to contact me....
-Akhilesh B Chandran