Resizable stack with a custom shape
claudi.c at fiberworld.nl
Wed Oct 25 03:47:15 CDT 2006
I am currently working with windows with emty decorations. (I create my
own titelbar) Resizing then surely looks ugly
when growing a stack. (the stack resizes but the "grown", "newly
exposed parts" are first seen as white and then
later get the backcolor)
By the way this always happen if liveResizing is off. (lock screen
doesn't help, it's in the engin I guess)
So I am sure interested in the external you mentioned and I dowloaded
the externals stack.
Unfortunatly I couldn't find the external for resizing in it.
If you have the external and a example I would really appreciate it.
I have done some tests with resizing with a custom shape for the window.
Besides the darned flashing when you grow a window and some sluggishness
It worked more or less. (this was some time ago so I don't remember
all the problems.) I used a img in a hidden stack which I resized first
right size and then set the windowshape again for my main window
(something like that. I remember ditching it at the time since the
whole stack slowed down
I mean every script became slower, which I never quite understood.)
For what I am developing resizable custom shaped windows are actualy
the most preffered way and I will certainly try it again. So anything
which will help me
on my way is very, very appreciated.
Anything that would improve resizing with liveResizing off, surely is
already a big help.
On 24-okt-06, at 01:28, Derek Bump wrote:
> I encountered the same issue as you a while back, but with a different
> question. How does one use a custom windowshape and still keep the
> taskBar button visible (cause rev won't let ya!)?
> The answer to our questions was use an external to draw the
> windowshape. Now at this point it doesn't support
> alpha-transparency... but it does support resizeable rounded-rectangle
> The now defunct Externals Collection has a command that allows you to
> pick a custom windowshape. Combine that with a resize stack button
> (like the one available within the Objects Library) and you get a
> resizeable window with a round rectangle.
> The download site is located:
> If you have any questions on how to accomplish this, let me know.
> Derek Bump
> Dreamscape Software
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