Set icon of button to a graphic

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at
Sun Jan 9 22:44:20 EST 2005

Thanks Chipp and Ben. Chipp's script did the trick and I'll use Ben's 
suggestion of converting it to a PNG for transparency.

Bill Vlahos

On Jan 9, 2005, at 7:07 PM, Chipp Walters wrote:

> Hi Bill
> You can try this. Creat a button and put this in the script:
> on mouseUp
>   put the windowId of this stack into tWinID
>   put the rect of grc "redCircle" into tRect
>   import snapshot from rectangle tRect of window tWinID
>   set the name of last img to "redCircle"
> end mouseUp
> This will create an image from the graphic "redCircle" which you can 
> now use to create your buttons.
> best,
> Chipp
> Bill Vlahos wrote:
>> I want to show if an object is either too hot, too cold, or within 
>> normal temperature range? I was thinking that a simple circle filled 
>> with green, blue, or red with the temperature next or under it would 
>> be an easy way to tell at a glance if things are normal. I was 
>> thinking that if I create a button with the icon set to one of the 3 
>> images and setting the label of the button to the temperature would 
>> do the trick. I would simply set the icon of the button to one of the 
>> three "colors".
>> I created a 3 small circle graphics (one with each color) but I can't 
>> seem to select those for the button icon as they are a "graphic" not 
>> an "image".
>> How can I convert a graphic to an image?
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