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image - button when mouse pass

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In VB5 disign window, when the mouse cursor sets on an icon of a toolbar, the icon becomes a button, and back to the plain icon when the mouse leaves the place.

I want to do this for an image.

I tried to use Mousepass event of the image to display the button and that looks fine, but I got no good way to let it disapear when the mouse leave the image.

Any good idea?
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You have to add code in your MouseMove event of your form.

Do as follow :

Declare a global variable ex : gbOverImage

in the MouseMove of your form, add this
if gbOverImage then
   ' *** Set your image properly

   gbOverImage= False
end if

in the MouseMove of your image
gbOverImage= True


I have done this way some years ago for something similar
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by:victorlong
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Hi Waty

Thank you.

In my case, there are many other controls on the form. So, not only the form, I need put the mousemove event for each control as well, and I may forget to put such code for a newly added control.

I wish we have a MouseLeave event for the image....Can we create an ActiveX control with this event?

Cheers.
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by:waty
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You could write a new Image OCX implementing this events.
It should be possible.

Another possibility, is store the hwnd of the image you are working on, add a timer, and check in that timer the control under the mouse position. I have seen something like that some years ago.
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by:victorlong
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Hi Waty

Image OCX is interesting. But there are at least two problems:

1. The base of an ActiveX control is a form which is not an image stype....for example, you may not see the background.
2. Still have the problem how to make the Sub Mouse_Leave.
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In the OCX, you could add a timer wich check the hwnd of the current hwnd where the mouse is over. If this is not the same of the hwnd of your created activex, your generate a Leave event, otherwise nothing.

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