invisible buttons - non-clickable??????

sean nicholas harper snharper at
Mon Dec 30 14:08:00 EST 2002

Ok, cool, thanks for the info, very helpful. I didn't mean to offend by
calling it stupid.

One more thing: using OSX appearance manager, transparent buttons are not
transparent, they block out everything else. Why is that?


On Mon, 30 Dec 2002, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Recently, sean nicholas harper wrote:
> > Ok, I make a button visible and it works fine. If it is invisible,
> > however, it does not work. Is that really the intended functionality? That
> > seems really stupid. How can I make an invisible button that works?
> Making something invisible is not "stupid", it allows you to easily
> hide/disable any control at will.  What you want to create is a transparent
> button which you can do by disabling the default display properties of the
> button: showName, showBorder, threeD, and showHilite.  You can also use
> graphics as transparent buttons by setting the filled to true and the ink
> effect to "noop".
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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