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I want to customize a string control and make it look something like this:

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Someone please tell me how can I do this or something like using an imported image and set it as a decal (as we do to customize buttons) for string control and make the corners round.

Thanks in advance.

 

Best Regards

Ankit Yadav

 

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Hi Ankit,

 


@yadavankit9999 wrote:

Someone please tell me how can I do this or something like using an imported image and set it as a decal (as we do to customize buttons) for string control and make the corners round.


Use a classic simple string control and paint it transparent. Then place it over your graphics…

 

Is there anything special about this image? Do you need any special behaviour?

Best regards,
GerdW


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Thanks for the idea, GerdW

I just want to make my front panel more attractive and at the end of the string control, I can create a button(with string control itself) using event structure and get the coordinates of that part, and then using case structure and all.

I know the rest of the part but can you please explain a little about painting something transparent. The steps to do so will help a lot.

Thanks for your help

Best Regards

Ankit Yadav

 

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Edit: Ignore my comment. Sorry

 

 

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Hi Ankit,

 


@yadavankit9999 wrote:

I know the rest of the part but can you please explain a little about painting something transparent. The steps to do so will help a lot.


Use the paint tool (brush) and select "transparent" color. Now paint the string control! (I recommend the simple classic string control as it is much easier to paint...)

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GerdW


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Thanks for this again, GerdW

Just help me with one last thing, that how can I import an image in the front panel such that I can control its position using property nodes as we can control for string controls. I tried to simply drag it to the front panel, but then I was unable to control its position.

Thanks in advance

Best Regards

Ankit Yadav

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Hi Ankit,

 

use a 2DPicture indicator. Or customize a button to show your image...

Best regards,
GerdW


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