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How To Make Something Randomly Move?

Can someone tell me how to make something randomly move. Lets say it is a picture on a normal form. How would I make that randomly move around the screen on it's own.

If you could give me tips on how to make it bounce and stuff that would help.

so I wanna try to make it simple because I get all confused when there is alot going on I learn by learning one thing at a time... so all I have is a blank form and a picture called picture1.

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