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Draws an image into a miniwindow respecting the alpha channel
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long WindowDrawImageAlpha(BSTR WindowName, BSTR ImageId, long Left, long Top, long Right, long Bottom, double Opacity, long SrcLeft, long SrcTop);
This copies an image to the miniwindow, using the alpha channel to show transparent areas.
Note that changes to miniwindows will not become visible until the output window is redrawn. This happens when new (visible) lines arrive from the MUD, or if you call WindowShow, or Redraw.
WindowName - the name of an existing miniwindow.
ImageId - an image id that you have loaded (which must have an alpha channel - generally this means it will be 32 bits per pixel, which is 8 bits for each of red, green and blue, and 8 bits for the alpha information).
Left, Top, Right, Bottom - describes the rectangle to be drawn to.
Opacity - the amount of opacity, between 0 and 1 (floating-point number). An opacity of 0 means you will not see the drawn image. An opacity of 1 means the image is fully drawn (apart from where the alpha channel makes part of it opaque). An opacity of 0.5 means the image is merged 50% with the original contents of the miniwindow.
SrcLeft, SrcTop - the source offset in the original image (use 0,0 to get the whole image).
The intention of allowing sub-images was so that you could make up a map by having lots of small images (eg. houses, trees, rocks). Now instead of having to load hundreds of tiny image files into memory, which would doubtless take a while to open all those files, you open a single, larger, file in which the various sub-images are "tiled". For example, you might allocate a 32 x 32 pixel square for each image. Now by selecting the appropriate tile you can copy the sub-image from the main image.
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Available in MUSHclient version 4.42 onwards.
WindowDrawImageAlpha (win, "im", 20, 20, 0, 0, 1)
View list of return code meanings
eNoSuchWindow - no such miniwindow
eImageNotInstalled - that image was not loaded with WindowLoadImage (or WindowLoadImageMemory), or the image does not have an alpha channel.
eBadParameter - opacity not in range 0 to 1.
eOK - completed OK
See Also ...
(GetDeviceCaps) Gets screen device capabilities
(SetCursor) Changes the shape of the mouse cursor
(TextRectangle) Specifies the size of the rectangle in which text is displayed in the output window.
(WindowAddHotspot) Adds a hotspot to a miniwindow
(WindowArc) Draws an arc in a miniwindow
(WindowBezier) Draws a Bézier curve in a miniwindow
(WindowBlendImage) Blends an image into a miniwindow, using a specified blending mode
(WindowCircleOp) Draws ellipses, filled rectangles, round rectangles, chords, pies in a miniwindow
(WindowCreate) Creates a miniwindow
(WindowCreateImage) Creates an image in a miniwindow
(WindowDelete) Deletes a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteAllHotspots) Deletes all hotspots from a miniwindow
(WindowDeleteHotspot) Deletes a hotspot from a miniwindow
(WindowDragHandler) Adds a drag handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowDrawImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow
(WindowFilter) Performs a filtering operation over part of the miniwindow.
(WindowFont) Loads a font into a miniwindow
(WindowFontInfo) Returns information about a font
(WindowFontList) Lists all fonts loaded into a miniwindow
(WindowGetImageAlpha) Draws the alpha channel of an image into a miniwindow
(WindowGetPixel) Gets the colour of a single pixel in a miniwindow
(WindowGradient) Draws a gradient in a rectangle
(WindowHotspotInfo) Returns information about a hotspot
(WindowHotspotList) Lists all hotspots installed into a miniwindow
(WindowHotspotTooltip) Changes the tooltip text for a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowImageFromWindow) Creates an image from another miniwindow
(WindowImageInfo) Returns information about an image
(WindowImageList) Lists all images installed into a miniwindow
(WindowImageOp) Draws an ellipse, rectangle or round rectangle, filled with an image
(WindowInfo) Returns information about a miniwindow
(WindowLine) Draws a line in a miniwindow
(WindowList) Lists all miniwindows
(WindowLoadImage) Loads an image into a miniwindow from a disk file
(WindowMenu) Creates a pop-up menu inside a miniwindow
(WindowMergeImageAlpha) Merges an image into a miniwindow based on an alpha mask
(WindowMoveHotspot) Moves a hotspot in a miniwindow
(WindowPolygon) Draws a polygon in a miniwindow
(WindowPosition) Moves a miniwindow
(WindowRectOp) Draws a rectangle in a miniwindow
(WindowResize) Resizes a miniwindow
(WindowScrollwheelHandler) Adds a scroll-wheel handler to a miniwindow hotspot
(WindowSetPixel) Sets a single pixel in a miniwindow to the specified colour
(WindowSetZOrder) Sets the Z-Order for a miniwindow
(WindowShow) Shows or hides a miniwindow
(WindowText) Draws text into a miniwindow
(WindowTextWidth) Calculates the width of text in a miniwindow
(WindowTransformImage) Draws an image into a miniwindow with optional rotation, scaling, reflection and shearing
(WindowWrite) Writes the contents of a miniwindow to disk as a graphics file
(Help topic: function=WindowDrawImageAlpha)