Real Software Forums

The forum for Real Studio and other Real Software products.
[ REAL Software Website | Board Index ]
It is currently Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:43 am
xojo

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Application icon with transparent background
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:33 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:54 pm
Posts: 36
(1) Is it documented anywhere how one makes an RB application icon? Specifically one with a transparent background? I have not been able to find it in the User Guide.
(2) I made an icon without a transparent background, and now I cannot get rid of it. I have built the program several times with no icon, and when I create a shortcut the old icon keeps being used for the shortcut.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Application icon with transparent background
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 1:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:33 pm
Posts: 1774
Use any image editing software and create your icon picture with the areas you wish to be transparent a pure white. (&cFFFFFF).
Create a mask from that image with colors full black and white areas pure white.
Paste that icon into the Icon property of the app object in your project.
Paste the mask into the corresponding area of the icon window.
RS will scale the images for you as you paste. If you wish finer detail than provided with scaling, create your icons in different sizes.
Compile your app.

P.S. YOu can also create a .icns file using a program like Icon Composer on the Mac and put that into your final package after it is compiled. Either way you prefer.

_________________
Roger Clary
Class One Software
Educational Software for Lifelong Learning
http://www.classonesoftware.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Application icon with transparent background
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:59 pm
Posts: 74
Location: Arizona, USA
Cool tip; I didn't know how to set the transparency either.

_________________
Windows XP SP3
RS 2012r2


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Application icon with transparent background
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:54 pm
Posts: 36
Icon successful. Thanks a lot.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group