Resizable stack with a custom shape

Derek Bump list at
Mon Oct 23 19:28:21 EDT 2006


I encountered the same issue as you a while back, but with a different 
question.  How does one use a custom windowshape and still keep the 
taskBar button visible (cause rev won't let ya!)?

The answer to our questions was use an external to draw the windowshape. 
  Now at this point it doesn't support alpha-transparency... but it does 
support resizeable rounded-rectangle windows.

The now defunct Externals Collection has a command that allows you to 
pick a custom windowshape.  Combine that with a resize stack button 
(like the one available within the Objects Library) and you get a 
resizeable window with a round rectangle.

The download site is located:

If you have any questions on how to accomplish this, let me know.

Derek Bump
Dreamscape Software

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Bill Marriott wrote:
> I know how to make a stack without decorations resizable. I do not know how 
> to make a stack with a custom window shape resizable. AFAIK, the custom 
> shape is dependent upon a bitmap template.
> If there is a way to create "rounded corners" without a windowshape that 
> also would be welcome information.
> By the way, I downloaded the stack you referenced and sure enough it does 
> not address my question.
> "Eric Chatonet" 
> <eric.chatonet at> wrote in 
> message news:55C71F44-F5DC-47D7-A7BF-E0681F00F829 at
> Hi Bill,
> Le 23 oct. 06 à 15:06, Bill Marriott a écrit :
>> What is the recommended way (if there is one) to have a resizable  stack 
>> that
>> also has a custom shape? For example if you wanted to have rounded 
>> corners.
> You have just to script resizing by yourself :-)
> The "Managing Resizing" tutorial might help you:
> Especially the "Tips and tricks" tab that shows how to make a stack
> without decorations resizable.
> You will find an example stack and all needed scripts.
> You will access this tutorial through "Tutorials Picker" a free
> plugin that interfaces with the So Smart Software website in order to
> display all available tutorials stacks directly from the web.
> You will find it by going to
> Revolution/Plugins or Tutorials section.
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