Using the BITMAP control, a user can place a bitmap on the screen. The effect is similar to using the W$BITMAP library routine. However, with the bitmap control, your bitmap can be animated.

The bitmap control is available only for Microsoft Windows systems. Any attempt to place a bitmap on the screen in other systems fails, and the returned handle is NULL.

To display a bitmap, you must first load it with the W$BITMAP library routine, using the WBITMAP-LOAD option. This operation retrieves the bitmap from disk and loads it into memory. The process is identical to loading bitmaps for bitmap push buttons.