Windows shell32 animations
This is a followon post from the ‘It’s all made out of pipes‘ post from a week or two ago.
Here’s a bunch of other AVIs that are embedded in the SHELL32.DLL, if you want to steal one of them to embed in a dialog box. I’ve converted them all into animated GIF form for the purposes of this post.
AVI resources in Windows XP SHELL32.DLL
|Resource ID||Description||Size||Transparent GIF|
|150||Torch over folder||80×50|
|151||Magnifying glass over document||16×16|
|152||Magnifying glass over monitor||16×16|
|160||Folder to folder file move||272×60|
|161||Folder to folder file copy||272×60|
|162||Folder to recycle bin||272×60|
|163||Recycle bin file delete||304×60|
|164||Folder file delete||304×60|
|165||Set multiple file attributes||272×60|
|166||Magnifying glass over globe||32×32|
|167||Folder to folder file move||272×60|
|168||Folder to folder file copy||272×60|
|169||Folder file delete||304×60|
|170||Globe to folder download||272×60|
You should be able to reference these animations directly using just the DLL name and Resource ID, but if you want to grab the AVIs directly (in order to convert them into animated GIFs and dump them in a blog), then you can extracted them using the Nirsoft ResourcesExtract utility, which looks a bit like this:
If you’re working with the AVIs directly, you’ll probaly notice that they have a lurid background colour to represent transparent pixels in order to support the ability (on Windows XP) to theme your desktop, so for example resource ID 160 looks like this:
but because I’m nice I’ve converted them to use GIF transparency above.
Hey, I’m making a music video using these animations and you just made so much easier. Thanks!
Say hi to 2013 for me 🙂
Oh good, I didn’t have to get Win98 or older myself just to get a recording of the animation or something +w+
Thanks so mush!