Sometimes we get so used to things being the way they are we stop questioning them. We always have the perception in mind that individual frames of animated logo in a Bitmap strip is always horizontally arranged. I remember writing code to extract icons from a image lists that store individual frames of an animation sequence one after the other horizontally using something like
animationIcons = new Icon[bitmapStrip.Width / 16];
for (int i = 0; i < m_animationIcons.Length; i++)
Rectangle rect = new Rectangle(i*16, 0, 16, 16);
Bitmap bmp = bitmapStrip.Clone(rect, bitmapStrip.PixelFormat);
animationIcons[i] = Icon.FromHandle(bmp.GetHicon());
Even winforms ImageList works on this assumption that the AddStrip method of the ImageCollection in the control has the images placed side-by-side. However this is not at all the optimal placement of images. Read it on Raymond Chen's blog .....