Creating Icons on the Fly

Chipp Walters chipp at chipp.com
Tue Oct 8 02:35:01 CDT 2002


Dan,

You can try hiding the stack before doing the capture (if you're capturing
stuff off of the stack).. you can do a send doCapture (your handler) to a
hidden stack and it will import snapshot to the hidden stack...but in my
experience, for the most part, you're stuck with the flashing and screen
redraws..

-Chipp

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Dan Friedman
> Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 4:23 PM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Creating Icons on the Fly
>
>
> Fellow RR users,
>
> I want to display some icons on the screen and the user will
> define the text
> and backgroundColor of the icons.  The text of these icons will
> be vertical.
> I can create the icons using the import snapshot command then rotating the
> image 90°.  (You have to fiddle with it because the rotate distorts the
> image - but I've got it looking great!)
>
> The problem is when the standalone opens, and I create the icons
> (and do the
> rotate) it looks pretty ugly on screen -- all the flashing of the import
> snapshot command and rotation.  Since the import snapshot command takes an
> actual screen shoot, locking the screen or setting the stack off
> screen are
> not viable options.
>
> Anyone know (or can think of) a workaround?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> -Dan
>
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