Button Label on graphic button

Wilhelm Sanke sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Wed Mar 15 17:19:00 EST 2006

On Wed Mar 15, Jeanne A. E. DeVoto revolution at jaedworks.com wrote:


> For example, you
> can enter
>    4,20,4,30
> to change the top and bottom margins.
> -- 
> jeanne a. e. devoto ~ revolution at jaedworks.com
> http://www.jaedworks.com

While this indeed puts the name/label of the button on *top* of the icon 
it is an awkward workaround with deficiencies (concerning the clickable 
area of the button).

Another solution would be to set the image/icon as a backpattern of the 
button, but this only is feasable for rectangular images, because the 
transparent parts of non-rectangular images appear as black when used as 

In a number of (eductional) contexts it is necessary to decide upon the 
name/label of a button at runtime, meaning to produce pre-fabricated 
combinations of images with text would not be a possible solution - for 
example for matching or multiple-choice exercises.

We indeed need, in many cases, a feature where non-rectangular and 
partly transparent icons can be placed directly under the button name.


Wilhelm Sanke

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