Programmatically determine the average greyscale

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Sun Feb 21 01:14:56 EST 2016

On February 20, 2016 11:22:19 PM "[-hh]" <hh at> wrote:

>> > hh wrote:
>> > BR uses or wants to use button labels.
>> > Where then do you apply this effect? To a button label?
>> jacque wrote:
>> Shadows work on button names/labels the same as they do for fields
>> if the button is transparent. The shadow affects only the text.
> He uses images as backpattern. For text the label.
> How to manage that with a transparent button and dropshadow?

Oh right, I'd forgotten about that. He'd need to use groups with an image 
and a field.

> If he uses a textfield instead of labels, yes, then the described
> dropshadow setting is a *very* nifty solution. I already added this
> to my main personal "library" (who shall be cited as 'author'?)

The settings Scott suggested are his work. Using a shadow effect is just a 
feature of LiveCode like inks or blendlevel, so no attribution is really 

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