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TRANSPARENT FORM /w GRADIENT FILL!!!


Check out the attached screenshot...

If you are interested, email me and i'll send you my VB code. On my P200 MMX PC it is almost instant to refresh the screen. The main limitation is that the form doesn't refresh in real-time yet, but I'm working on that.

If I may say so, its pretty cool!




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Hello,

I was trying to create a gradient fill for a background and found this great code. But am having trouble modifying it.

I only need 2 colors and the gradient to go from top to bottom. I'm new at this and have tried switching the ScaleHeight and Width and have not had much luck can anyone assist me?

Thanks!

Code:
Private Sub Form_Resize()
' Form resized so redo the gradient

Dim hw As Single, rd As Single, bd As Single, gd As Single
Dim r As Single, b As Single, g As Single 'from colors
Dim dr As Single, db As Single, dg As Single 'to colors
Dim sw As Single
Dim i As Long

sw = ScaleWidth
r = 0: g = 255: b = 0 'from Red
dr = 0: dg = 0: db = 255 'to Blue
' r = 192: g = 0: b = 192 'from Dark Magenta
' dr = 255: dg = 255: db = 255 'to White
hw = sw / 2 'Determine the range to the middle of the form
rd = (dr - r) / hw 'Red Delta = change in Red / Range (color change per pixel)
gd = (dg - g) / hw 'Green Delta
bd = (db - b) / hw 'Blue Delta
For i = 0 To hw 'From the edge to the middle
Me.Line (0 + i, 0)-(0 + i, ScaleHeight), RGB(r, g, b) 'draw left vertical line
Me.Line (sw - i, 0)-(sw - i, ScaleHeight), RGB(r, g, b) 'draw right vertical line
r = Add(r, rd) 'Increment (or decrement) red by the delta
g = Add(g, gd) 'Adjust Green
b = Add(b, bd) 'Adjust Blue
Next

End Sub

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Hi folks,

Does anyone know how to code a gradient fill from something like RGB(144, 204, 253) to white.

I've been hunting round the net and all i've found is gradient fills to black and not white.

Also it has to be compatible with NT4. I've code that uses the msimg32.dll and is perfect but it doesn't seem to work under NT. Something about not being compatible with gd32.dll.

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to do a gradient fill using the below code on an mdi form. mdi's don't seem to have the properties It needs. Has anybody any other solutions.

Nige

got the code for the gradient fill from

http://vbnet.mvps.org/

Code: Private Sub DrawGradientFillTriangle(dwColour1 As Long, _
                                     dwColour2 As Long, _
                                     dwColour3 As Long, _
                                     dwColour4 As Long)
    
   Dim grTri(0 To 1) As GRADIENT_TRIANGLE
   Dim vert(0 To 3) As TRIVERTEX
   
  'Colour at upper-left corner
   With vert(0)
      .X = 0
      .Y = 0
      .Red = LongToSignedShort(CLng((dwColour1 And &HFF&) * 256))
      .Green = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour1 And &HFF00&) &H100&) * 256))
      .Blue = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour1 And &HFF0000) &H10000) * 256))
      .Alpha = 0
   End With
   
  'Colour at upper-right corner
   With vert(1)
      .X = Me.ScaleWidth Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
      .Y = 0
      .Red = LongToSignedShort(CLng((dwColour2 And &HFF&) * 256))
      .Green = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour2 And &HFF00&) &H100&) * 256))
      .Blue = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour2 And &HFF0000) &H10000) * 256))
      .Alpha = 0
   End With

  'Colour at lower-right corner
   With vert(2)
      .X = Me.ScaleWidth Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
      .Y = Me.ScaleHeight Screen.TwipsPerPixelY
      .Red = LongToSignedShort(CLng((dwColour3 And &HFF&) * 256))
      .Green = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour3 And &HFF00&) &H100&) * 256))
      .Blue = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour3 And &HFF0000) &H10000) * 256))
      .Alpha = 0
   End With
      
  'Colour at lower-left corner
   With vert(3)
      .X = 0
      .Y = Me.ScaleHeight Screen.TwipsPerPixelX
      .Red = LongToSignedShort(CLng((dwColour4 And &HFF&) * 256))
      .Green = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour4 And &HFF00&) &H100&) * 256))
      .Blue = LongToSignedShort(CLng(((dwColour4 And &HFF0000) &H10000) * 256))
      .Alpha = 0
   End With
   
   With grTri(0)
      .Vertex1 = 0
      .Vertex2 = 1
      .Vertex3 = 2
   End With
   
   With grTri(1)
      .Vertex1 = 0
      .Vertex2 = 2
      .Vertex3 = 3
   End With
         
   Me.Cls
   
  'parameters:
  'hdc - display context handle of the target window
  'vert(0) - first member of interest in the vert() array
  '4 - number of vert() array members (not ubound(vert))
  'grTri(0) - first member of interest in the grTri() array
  '2 - number of grTri() array members (not ubound(grTri)
  'GRADIENT_FILL_TRIANGLE - fill operation
   Call GradientFill(Me.hdc, vert(0), 4, grTri(0), 2, GRADIENT_FILL_TRIANGLE)

End Sub


Private Function LongToSignedShort(dwUnsigned As Long) As Integer
    
  'convert from long to signed short
   If dwUnsigned < 32768 Then
      LongToSignedShort = CInt(dwUnsigned)
   Else
      LongToSignedShort = CInt(dwUnsigned - &H10000)
   End If
    
End Function




Edited by - nige on 7/25/2004 4:37:14 AM

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