An enhanced PictureBox control can display a graphic from a bitmap, icon, or metafile, as well as enhanced metafile, JPEG, and animated or Static Gif file.Additionally, it provides information about the graphic file and supports many unique features:
Advanced sizing abilities You can customize the relationship Between the control's size, and its contents dimensions: - Normal The contents of the control does not affect the controls size. - Auto The control is automatically resized to the contents dimensions. - Stretch The control resizes (stretch/zoom) the graphic to fit the control's dimensions.
Image file info Provides information about the image file such as filename, image's width and height and size of the image file.
Drop target The control can be set to accept graphic files as a result of a drag and drop operation. Just drop the dragged file into the control and PictureBoxEx will process it and display the graphic or any animation.
Display animations Allows you to control whether PictureBoxEx will play animations or if only the first Frame will be rendered.
Customised background color You can set the backround to any color. The control will draw the graphic or the animation over this colored background, while keeping any transparency.
Control system errors Allows control of whether PictureBoxEx will automatically display error mesages, as a result of invalid graphic files detection. The level of the control is also adjustable.