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Best way to animate the ribbon 
Joseph S

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Joined: 2015-12-28
I am trying to find the best way to animate an icon on the ribbon in Outlook 2010+

The way I am doing it now, is to set a timer, and on tick, change the icon to a different image, and run for so many images and then repeat.

Is there a better way, as this seems to not always work smoothly, and makes the ribbon become jittery.

Posted 17 Jan, 2017 00:18:44 Top
Andrei Smolin

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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Joseph,

There's no better way.

I wouldn't do this however. The problem is this. Changing the image (it's a property of the corresponding Ribbon component) results in calling the Refresh method. How the Office application handles this method depends on the workload. In other words, delays are possible.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 17 Jan, 2017 05:12:05 Top