295 png import images

Phil Davis revdev at pdslabs.net
Wed Oct 12 11:26:39 EDT 2011


Ahh! Very clever! It seems this old dog is still learning new tricks.  ;-)

Phil


On 10/12/11 2:23 AM, Jan Schenkel wrote:
> Hi Phil,
>
> The trick is to use an image, set the icon of the button to the id of said image, and then change the filename of the image; your button will automagically be repainted when you change the filename of the image control.
>
> As a quick test, I created a stack with a button and an image; I named the image control "MyButtonIcon"; and then I set the script of the button to:
> ##
> on mouseUp
>     answer file "Select an image for my icon"
>     if it is empty then exit mouseUp
>     set the fileName of image "MyButtonIcon" to it
>     if the icon of me is 0 then set the icon of me to "MyButtonIcon"
> end mouseUp
> ##
>
> When I click the button, I can go find an image file and the button gets it as a shiny new icon :-)
>
>
> HTH,
>
> Jan.
>
> Jan Schenkel
>
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Phil Davis<revdev at pdslabs.net>
> To: How to use LiveCode<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:06 AM
> Subject: Re: 295 png import images
>
> It didn't work here - 'filename' isn't a button property, and setting the icon
> to a url doesn't work either. However, you can make an image object act pretty
> much like a button, responding to mouse clicks and such.
>
> Phil
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