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how do U make a customized control transperent?

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Hi,
I am trying to customize a control. I could import the bmp file and make the control that I need. But the problem is that I can not color the Boolean control that I hav created with the labvioew coloring tool. I need to make the control transperent so that it adpots the color of the background on the front panel.

Does anybody know how to change the color of this boolean control with the labview coloring tool? If not is there any other way to make it transperent?
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What type of boolean are you using? I had no problem changing the color of a boolean button using the coloring tool. Set the foreground and the background to transparent (the box with the T in it).
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Hi,

LabVIEW doesn't support transparancy in bitmaps.

You can import metafiles, and paste them in a control (or front panel), the
same way as bitmaps. The metafiles (.wmf and .emf) can be transparent! To
make them, use e.g. powerpoint or visio.

Transparent bitmaps in .emf and .wmf files are also not supported (by
windows in general), so you'll have to do some vector drawing...

Another advantage is that the control becomes scaleable, without becoming
'blocky'.

Hope it helps,

Wiebe.



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> Hi,
> I am trying to customize a control. I could import the bmp file and
> make the control that I need. But the problem is that I can not color
> the Boolean control that I hav creat
ed with the labvioew coloring
> tool. I need to make the control transperent so that it adpots the
> color of the background on the front panel.
>
> Does anybody know how to change the color of this boolean control with
> the labview coloring tool? If not is there any other way to make it
> transperent?
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