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Elkestra
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:37 am   

Browsing button images (and image formats)
 
I hadn't noticed it previously - either the imported ZMud script already had them associated, or i used the built-in images - but there is currently no apparent way to browse the computer for a button image in the Package Editor. Pressing the Browse button (magnifying glass) next to the Image Name textbox only shows the internal images (no way to add to those either), so you end up having to find the image path etc via Windows Explorer/My Computer, and copy/pasting it into the textbox (or entering it manually). Is there any way this could be added?

Thinking about it, an obvious reason for this 'limitation' is that Packages for the library need to be self-contained... but its also very limiting. Perhaps a solution would be some way to 'compile' resources into the package, similar to a res/resx file in a C# project?

Also, so far only 8-bit BMP files have worked for me. Given the Transparency check-box for buttons, is there any chance of getting PNG and other formats added? (As an aside, setting Transparency on a button/separator causes the inset border to vanish)

Finally, even after these minor details, I've always loved ZMud, and now CMud is looking really good.

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Fang Xianfu
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:44 pm   
 
It works with any kind of bitmap for me. And also, you can get a custom image to show up on the button if you input the direct path to it (D:\My Documents\My Pictures\test.bmp) or whatever, so I see no reason why there shouldn't be a traditional browse button there too.
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Zugg
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:45 pm   
 
I'll add a traditional browse button in the future. But yes, if you use external images, then people who download your package from the package library won't get any image. PNG should be supported more and more in CMUD in the future.
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shalimar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:50 pm   
 
Will it support web images?

Then you could just host them somewhere and let everyone use them from there.

If not can you attach images to packages?
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Fang Xianfu
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:33 am   
 
How would web images work, shalimar? I reckon CMUD cacheing them would be the best way, because I tend to change my images around a lot with functions. That could slow things down if CMUD loaded them every time.
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