Ok... I haven't read the book and I haven't got the funds available to buy the book but in Learn VB.NET Through Game Programming it uses a BMP file and code that shows one part of the BMP at a time on the form to simulate animation of dice rolling.

Does anyone know what this method is called? I found the code samples from the book on the Internet but it doesn't explain what the diffrent parts do without the book. I know in one example it uses DirectX but there are other methods not using DirectX and that's the part I want to study up on if anyone has read the book or knows what it's talking about.