how to make icon with transparant parts - MSVC6.0

Posted on 2005-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I want to make a MFC - dialog based small application with MSVC 6.0 .

I made a bmp-resource. I want now that some parts of it are transparant. I tried to change the black (which I want transparant) to pink , but this didn't worked (so it's not "magic pink").

How can I do what I want to ??

I'm not experienced with photoshop or other "heavy" image-editing programs...

Thanks in advance.

Question by:plinius
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    Assisted Solution

    >How can I do what I want to ??

    You need to edit the bitmap/icon in some other environment, a "clever" one. Like Adobe or a real image editor. The VC++ 6.0 resource editor is not that smart.

    Author Comment

    Hmm.. Thanks.

    Author Comment

    but  I thought bmp doesn't supports transparancy
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    Accepted Solution

    you can search for a library which allows you to set a certain color as transparant (e.g. black).
    I think (not sure though) that bcgcontrolbar can do this.


    Author Comment

    maybe I'll try it.

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