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Offline Scott

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Can't see background jpg
« on: December 07, 2006, 01:04:41 PM »
While designing a wizard, I can't see the background image.  It makes it hard to place objects on screen.  The image clear button has no effect.
I noticed that upon opening the screen sets of some other wizard that theirs don't show up either.  Any help would be appreciated.



Re: Can't see background jpg
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 05:57:43 PM »
Have a look at the button where my mouse is on this screen capture.
Bet that helps.

Also, is the image in the bitmaps folder of Mach or somewhere else ? It must be in that folder or a child of it.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2006, 05:59:26 PM by ynneb »

Offline Scott

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Re: Can't see background jpg
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 06:55:18 PM »

It wasn't the "IMG" button, I've hit that a number of times.  Putting the image files in both the main bitmap folder and the bitmap folder for the particular wizard works.

That's kind of strange that they have to be in both places, but it works.  :)
Re: Can't see background jpg
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 10:30:30 AM »
Hi Scott

I came across the same 'bug'- I have reported it to Art -

"A bit long winded but I just found a strange quirk in Screen4. I am
writing a wizard - so first I've created the JPG backdrops. These are
saved in a folder that holds the wizard, in a further folder called
bitmaps - i.e. same format as the others.

Now when I add the images to the screen in screen4, hothing appears,
they are blank. However if you copy them to the main bitmaps folder in
the Mach 3 parent directory they work. Even more confusing is that if
you then open the files originally in the wizards folder, they now

Very confusing and means I have to open every file twice to get it to



Offline Scott

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Re: Can't see background jpg
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 09:24:38 AM »
Hi Dave,

Yup, I worked on mine for quite awhile by refreshing the wizard in Mach3, moving things around in Screen4 and saving, then refreshing Mach again and so on...... :D

After placing a copy of each jpg in Mach's bitmap folder things sure got a lot easier.  ;)  The png's for skinned DRO's was another story.  Those you just pretty much just use them from where they're at, but I found that once I had one on screen, I could only do a copy/paste to get another one. ??

I never had the problem of having to open things twice though.