Animates a series of symbols at an AN. Sym1 displays first, then Sym2, Sym3 . . . Sym8 and then Sym1 displays again, etc. When the next symbol in the sequence is displayed, the current symbol is not erased, but is overwritten to provide a smoother animation. The symbols should all be the same size.
The frequency of changing the symbols is determined by the [Page]AnmDelay parameter.
You only need to call this function once to keep the animation going. To stop the animation call the DspDel() function, or call this function again with different symbols (to change the animation).
Note: This function is only used for V3.xx and V4.xx animations. In later releases this function is redundant. The same functionality can be achieved using objects.
DspSymAnm(AN, Sym1 [, Sym2 ... Sym8] [, iDisplayMode] [, sSym9] )
The AN where the animation will occur.
The name of the first symbol to animate in the format <[LibName.]SymName>. If you do not specify the library name, a symbol from the Global library will display (if it exists). Sym1 needs to be specified.
The names of the symbols to animate in frames 2 to 8 in the format <[LibName.]SymName>. If you do not specify the library name, a symbol from the Global library will display (if it exists).
Not used. Always set to -1, which means Soft animation. The background screen (a rectangular region beneath the symbol) is restored with the original image. Any objects that are within the rectangular region are destroyed when the background is restored. Use this mode when each animation symbol is a different size.
Not all symbols have to be specified. If for example, only two symbols are to display, specify Sym1 and Sym2.
0 (zero) if successful, otherwise an error is returned.
! Alternately displays the centrifuge symbol and the flotation symbol (from the pumps library) at AN25.