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Date Posted: 17:49:49 02/03/03 Mon
Author: Michel
Subject: Re: Howto display WMF images transparent ?
In reply to: erik 's message, "Re: Howto display WMF images transparent ?" on 14:10:38 02/01/03 Sat

Hi Erik,

Indeed if your are using vector metafiles, using the Vcl's TMetafile is better. Envision will convert a metafile to a bitmap.

Best regards,


>I found a solution to this problem by using the delphi
>TMetafile instead of TImageScrollbox in this case only.
>Because the TMetafile does not format it as a bitmap
>but leave it as a vector-graphic it is much better
>quality as well.
>This is my code now...
> if
>UpperCase(RightStr(myGraphic.Filename,3)) = 'WMF' then
> begin
> myGraphic.metafile := TMetafile.Create;
> myGraphic.metafile.Transparent := true;
> myGraphic.width :=
> myGraphic.height :=
> end
> else
> begin
> myGraphic.image :=
> myGraphic.image.Color := self.Color;
> myGraphic.width :=
> myGraphic.height :=
>Maybe someone else can use this approach as well.
>>I tried setting the image.graphic.transparent property
>>but it didn't do anyhting actually ?

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