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How do I use  CreateIdentityPalette(I HAVE 281 POINTS LEFT IN MY ACCT,CreateDIBSectionFromFile(FName: PChar): HBITMAP, PrepareDIBSectionForIdentityP) THEY ARE YOURS, thanks alot!)
/STEVE

RONIT, I'm sorry this question was placed in error and as stated is misleading. Your answer is excellent however.
The question was answered 3/6/97 by zif & Igor and I was trying to pass points to zif.
Please see previous question "Help converting MS C sample code" entered 3/5/98.

Zif please talk to Igor, he'll explain.
/thanks all
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by:ronit051397
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This is something I have got from Delphi-Talk: delphi-talk@bridge.net

47. Creating and selecting palettes
Q:
How do you create and use a Palette in Delphi. According to the help fn I
think you should use the CreatePalette and SetPaletteEntries and RealizePalette
but how?

A:
Below are functions that help to create a palette (an identity
palette, BTW) from an array of RGBQuads (such as you would find in
the palette section of a .BMP file). I stole this from the WinG
documentation, and converted it to Delphi. First call
ClearSystemPalette, then you can get an identity palette by calling
CreateIdentityPalette.

 If you plan to try palette animation, work in a 256-color mode, and
change all the PC_NOCOLLAPSE entries below to PC_RESERVED.

Besides creating the palette, the other pieces to the puzzle are

1. Override the form's GetPalette method, so that it returns the
new palette.

2. Select and realize the new palette just before you paint.

  OldPal := SelectPalette(Canvas.Handle, NewPalette, False);
  RealizePalette(Canvas.Handle);  
  { Do your painting here }
  SelectPalette(Canvas.Handle, OldPal, False);

3. Remember to release the palette when you are done using
DeleteObject

4. If you are used to using the RGB function to get color values, use
the PaletteRGB function in its place.

function CreateIdentityPalette(const aRGB; nColors : Integer) : HPALETTE;
type
  QA = Array[0..255] of TRGBQUAD;
var
  Palette : PLOGPALETTE;
  PalSize : Word;
  ScreenDC : HDC;
  I : Integer;
  nStaticColors : Integer;
  nUsableColors : Integer;
begin
  PalSize := SizeOf(TLOGPALETTE) + SizeOf(TPALETTEENTRY) * 256;
  GetMem(Palette, PalSize);
  try
    with Palette^ do
      begin
        palVersion := $0300;
        palNumEntries := 256;
        ScreenDC := GetDC(0);
        try
          { For SYSPAL_NOSTATIC, just copy the color table into a PALETTEENTRY
            array and replace the first and last entries with black and white }
          if (GetSystemPaletteUse(ScreenDC) = SYSPAL_NOSTATIC)
            then
              begin
              { Fill in the palette with the given values, marking each
                  with PalFlag }
                {$R-}
                for i := 0 to (nColors-1) do
                with palPalEntry[i], QA(aRGB)[I] do
                  begin
                    peRed := rgbRed;
                    peGreen := rgbGreen;
                    peBlue := rgbBlue;
                    peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE;
                  end;

                { Mark any unused entries with PalFlag }
                for i := nColors to 255 do
                  palPalEntry[i].peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE;

                { Make sure the last entry is white --
                  This may replace an entry in the array!}
                I := 255;
                with palPalEntry[i] do
                  begin
                    peRed := 255;
                    peGreen := 255;
                    peBlue := 255;
                    peFlags := 0;
                  end;

                { And the first is black --
                  This may replace an entry in the array!}
                with palPalEntry[0] do
                  begin
                    peRed := 0;
                    peGreen := 0;
                    peBlue := 0;
                    peFlags := 0;
                  end;
                {$R+}
              end
            else
              begin
              { For SYSPAL_STATIC, get the twenty static colors into the
                  array, then fill in the empty spaces with the given color
                  table }

                { Get the static colors from the system palette }
                nStaticColors := GetDeviceCaps(ScreenDC, NUMRESERVED);
                GetSystemPaletteEntries(ScreenDC, 0, 256, palPalEntry);

                {$R-}
                { Set the peFlags of the lower static colors to zero }
                nStaticColors := nStaticColors shr 1;
                for i:= 0 to (nStaticColors-1) do
                  palPalEntry[i].peFlags := 0;

                { Fill in the entries from the given color table}
                nUsableColors := nColors - nStaticColors;
                for I := nStaticColors to (nUsableColors-1) do
                  with palPalEntry[i], QA(aRGB)[i] do
                    begin
                      peRed := rgbRed;
                      peGreen := rgbGreen;
                      peBlue := rgbBlue;
                      peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE;
                    end;

                { Mark any empty entries as PC_NOCOLLAPSE }
                for i := nUsableColors to (255-nStaticColors) do
                  palPalEntry[i].peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE;

                { Set the peFlags of the upper static colors to zero }
                for i := (256 - nStaticColors) to 255 do
                  palPalEntry[i].peFlags := 0;
              end;
        finally
          ReleaseDC(0, ScreenDC);
        end;
      end;
    { Return the palette }
    Result := CreatePalette(Palette^);
  finally
    FreeMem(Palette, PalSize);
  end;
end;


procedure ClearSystemPalette;
var
  Palette : PLOGPALETTE;
  PalSize : Word;
  ScreenDC : HDC;
  I : Word;
const
  ScreenPal : HPALETTE = 0;
begin
  PalSize := SizeOf(TLOGPALETTE) + SizeOf(TPALETTEENTRY) * 255; {256th = [0] }
  GetMem(Palette, PalSize);
  try
    FillChar(Palette^, PalSize, 0);
    Palette^.palVersion := $0300;
    Palette^.palNumEntries := 256;
{$R-}
    For I := 0 to 255 do
      With Palette^.palPalEntry[I] do
        peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE;
{$R+}
    { Create, select, realize, deselect, and delete the palette }
    ScreenDC := GetDC(0);
    try
      ScreenPal := CreatePalette(Palette^);
      if ScreenPal <> 0
        then
          begin
            ScreenPal := SelectPalette(ScreenDC,ScreenPal,FALSE);
            RealizePalette(ScreenDC);
            ScreenPal := SelectPalette(ScreenDC,ScreenPal,FALSE);
            DeleteObject(ScreenPal);
          end;
    finally
      ReleaseDC(0, ScreenDC);
    end;
  finally
    FreeMem(Palette, PalSize);
  end;
end;

[Eric Nielsen, htrsoft@midwest.net]

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?? sz3905, what do you exactly mean ??

In what can I be of assistance?

Regards, Zif.
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Hi sz3905,

I understand now, that it is for the help I gave at the question concerning 'fading in C source'. I find it a lot of points for that little help I gave you. I don't mind if you want to use them for other questions. So it's up to you. You can use them for asking other question or you can give them to me now (like you want at the moment). If you give them to me, I thank you a lot... But as I said, maybe you can use them for other questions...

Glad to hear the problem is solved, because I wasn't on the net anymore when you graded the answer.

Regards, Zif.

Always here to help you, if I can.

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Thanks!
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