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Opening a directory at Once and altering files

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I need to open a whole directory at once (not just one file) that all have the same extension (.bmp) and alter the pictures (make them transparent, then save to a new file).  Is there a way to do this that any of you know about?  Thanks
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ebelusa earned 140 total points
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peterma:
  You'll need to open each file one by one. A quick [albeit dirty] way to do this is set a DirList control to filter only the .bmp files in the .Path directory, and then open each file from that list. In terms of making them transparent, that's up to you - do BMP's even support transparency? If you need sample code, I'll provide it.
-Benjamin Stiglitz
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by:peterma
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I'll work on it by myself, but if you could provide some sample code that would be great.
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by:KDivad
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I believe I solved that problem from your other question. And actually, ebelusa put pretty much the same thing I did, but the DirList box should have been a FileList box. The DirList box doesn't give you file names.
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Like I said before, I don't think i'll be able to do any of what i really intended to do in VB.  I can't create a transparent bitmap..they don't support it.  I have to change them all to Icons, and use those in my application. any thoughts?
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