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Author:  Roland Foster [ Thu May 02, 2013 7:33 am ]
Post subject:  Application icon with transparent background

(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.

Author:  classone [ Thu May 02, 2013 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Application icon with transparent background

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.

Author:  languer [ Thu May 02, 2013 3:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Application icon with transparent background

Cool tip; I didn't know how to set the transparency either.

Author:  Roland Foster [ Wed May 08, 2013 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Application icon with transparent background

Icon successful. Thanks a lot.

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