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Transparent Bitmapcontainer

by Wil van Antwerpen


This class allows you to display Hi-resolution bitmaps transparently and works with bitmaps stored in an external file.
Supported are VDF7, VDF8, VDF12 - VDF16

Size: 95 KB Download
Date Created: 11/11/2002
Date Updated: 16/02/2011
Author: Wil van Antwerpen
Company: Antwise Solutions

This class allows you to create a transparent bitmap in your applications based upon the transparent color you set in your program.
The component is completely IDE compatible so once you registered it, you can simply drag it off the controls palette and start using it!
It has been tested with VDF7 SP3, VDF8, VDF12 and VDF16.0.
An example workspace to get you up and running quickly has been included.

The last version includes support for loading the bitmap from the executable as a resource.

Supported commands

Set Bitmap String sFileName
This sets the bitmap to the selected filename and displays the bitmap

Set piTransparentColor Integer iColor Default clFuchsia
You have the set this color equal to the RGB color you want to see transparently.
You can set this property directly from within the IDE

Set piImageListType Integer iType Default ILC_COLOR
You have the set this equal to the colordepth of the image. The default colordepth is 4 bits (16 colors)
You can set this property directly from within the IDE

Procedure doRefresh
This updates the bitmap on the screen with the latest changes in either parent or bitmap itself.
and another example