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Re: Transparent text

From: Carl Morris <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 18:11:41 -0600
Message-Id: <199611230014.SAA22758@inet.htcnet.com>
To: "Green Meddler" <ciupkc@tde.com>, "WWW Style List" <www-style@w3.org>
| i believe this is my first post to this mailing list, so a brief
intro: i
| am an author and developer in many languages and formats; my current
| project is about HTML and Internet Explorer 3.01 and above. In the
| of exploring (excuse the pun!) the features of IE and its Layout
control, i
| found a very peculiar thing: if one uses a control like a CheckBox,
with no
| text of its own, but just an image, the image becomes partially
| transparent, based on the color of the lower left pixel. I have used
| to create exactly the "cookie" cutter effect being discussed here. if
| anyone is interested, i could whip up a simple demo and post it to
the list
| of doing this with text.

Standard procedure under windows... haven't you ever created a BMP
format icon file?  Just rename your BMP files as ICO and see how they
turn out... more often than not though its an undesired feature...
should be extremely controllable..
Received on Friday, 22 November 1996 19:11:37 UTC

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