Loading Animated GIF in Flex is something that has always been the most wanted thing for Flex Developers. Doug McCune has made a component, Animated GIF Loader which actually loads animated gif. But the only drawback is that it costs $50!
Here is a free solution. There is a free component AS3GIF. The example shown with the code was made in Flash CS3. I ported it for Flex. Here is a sample…
P.S: As many of you have reported that the 10gbfreehost link doesn’t seem to work, I have added a few other mirrors where I have uploaded the source zip file. One of them should definitely work!