Color of a graphic

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Wed Nov 9 13:19:14 EST 2011


Thanks Devin, that sounds like the way to go.
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

> Pete,
>
> Why not just create the various states of your arrow graphic and import
> snapshots of the various states as images:
>
>  import snapshot from grc "arrow" [with effects]
>
> Then just hide them and assign the images as icon states of a button. Then
> you don't have to manage the look of your graphic in your scripting. I do
> this all the time and it works great.
>
> HTH
>
> Devin
>
> On Nov 9, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Pete wrote:
>
> > The graphic is interactive since I'm using it as a button (with a mouseUp
> > handler).  I guss drwaing a graphic was just a convenient way of creating
> > an arrow without searching around for an icon to use as a button icon.
> >
> > Right now, I'm changing the blendlevel of the graphic to 50 when I
> disable
> > it, then back to 0 when it's enabled again.  That gives the right visual
> > effect and preserves the color.
> >
> > Pete
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> >
> > 2011/11/9 Björnke von Gierke <bvg at mac.com>
> >
> >> I suggest not to disable graphics. Unless they're interactive to begin
> >> with, disabling them is kinda pointless. Instead change the
> foregroundcolor
> >> to a grey.
> >>
> >> put "100,100,100" into theGrey
> >> set the foregroundcolor of graphic "myArrow" to theGrey
> >>
> >> On 9 Nov 2011, at 04:12, Pete wrote:
> >>
> >>> Thanks Craig, good to know it's not just me!
> >>>
> >>> Pete
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> >>> On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:14 PM, <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> Pete.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Interesting. Adding color seems to disable, er, disabling.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Why not store the color in a custom property, and when you disable the
> >>>> graphic,  clear the color as well, restoring it when you re-enable.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Craig Newman
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> -----Original Message-----
> >>>> From: Pete <pete at mollysrevenge.com>
> >>>> To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>> Sent: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 11:50 am
> >>>> Subject: Color of a graphic
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I set up a line with an arrow at the end as a graphic.  If I disable
> >> it, it
> >>>> shows up grey.  If I change the color of it (the text/border color),
> the
> >>>> color doesn't change when I disable it.
> >>>>
> >>>> I can change the blendlevel to make it appear disabled but is there
> some
> >>>> other property to make it appear disabled visually?
> >>>>
> >>>> Pete
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