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Tech Tip: Procedurally display a non bitmap picture on a form in the transparent mode
PRODUCT: 4D Pack | VERSION: 6.8 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: August 12, 2003
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Version 6.8.x and 2003.x

To procedurally display a non bitmap picture on a form in the transparent mode, you must first set the picture format of the picture variable to "On Background".

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Next, you must execute the command AP SET PICT MODE (PictureVar;1) every time you assign a picture into the picture variable. The execution of this command with the 2nd parameter of 1 will set 4D to display the picture in transparent mode

For example:

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Comparison:

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Default display mode

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Transparent mode