This simple class encapsulates the exAnimatewindow api call. I got tired of adding all the jazz to every form I need to use as a pop up, or any borderless forms I used. (Windows 7 and vista don't animate windows with no border by default)
This class could easily be expanded to offer all the animation directions and types But I included just the ones I use most often. I like a small footprint. No need for code you don't use. So just expand it if you need more functionality.
here is the simple usage. Just throw this line in the constructor of the form you wish to animate.
DDFormsExtentions.WindowAnimator DDwa = new DDFormsExtentions.WindowAnimator(this, DDFormsExtentions.WindowAnimator.AniType.SlideDown, 200);