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  • Background image
  • Configuring the background images
  • Background color
  • Selecting the background color
  • Gradient background color
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Overview
To optimize the style of your screens, WINDEV and WINDEV Mobile allow you to use:
  • images in your windows. These images are used as the window background. Your controls are displayed above this image.
  • background colors. Several standard colors can be used.
WINDEV You also have the ability to build gradient background colors. These gradient colors can be used:
  • in window background,
  • in background color for the different window controls.
Remark: you cannot use the Aero Snap feature on windows with a clipped skin template.. Aero Snap requires a standard resizable window.
Background images of windows

Background image

The following image formats are supported in Windows:
  • Bitmap (*.BMP)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
  • Joint Picture Experts Group (*.jpg ; *.jpeg)
  • Kodak Photo CD (*.pcd)
  • PaintBrush (*.pcx)
  • Adobe Photoshop Format (*.psd)
  • TrueVision TARGA (*.tga)
  • Tagged Image File Format (*.tif ; *.tiff)
    Remark: the "tiled tiff" option of tiff 6.0 standard is not supported. In this case, we advise you to save the image in tiff 5.0 standard.
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • Windows MetaFiles (*.emf ; *.wmf)
  • Icons (*.ico ; *.icw)
    Remarks:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
  • Cursors (*.cur)
  • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
  • WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
Android The available formats are as follows:
  • Bitmap (*.gif)
  • Graphics Interchange Format (*.gif)
  • Joint Picture Experts Group (*.jpg ; *.jpeg)
  • Portable Network Graphics (*.png)
  • Icons (*.ico)
  • WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
Example:
Background image of a window
Remark: To customize your windows, you can also use a skin template. A skin template is a preset interface. For more details, see Skin template.

Configuring the background images

The settings are defined in the "Image" tab of the window description.
To select the background image, go to "Background image" and click Drop-down button :
  • The "Browse" option is used to select an image file accessible from your computer.
  • The "Catalog" option is used to select an image in the image catalog.
Remark: You can also Drag and Drop the image file found in the explorer toward the WINDEV or WINDEV Mobile window.
The options available for the image are:
AndroidiPhone/iPad This option is not available.
Universal Windows 10 AppAndroidiPhone/iPad This option is not available.
AndroidiPhone/iPad Remark: You have the ability to clip a window according to the background image (using an image in PNG format).
Background color

Selecting the background color

To select the background color of a window:
  1. Display the description window.
  2. In the "Style" tab, open the "Background color" list. A list of available colors is displayed:
    • WINDEV Available colors:
      Background colors available in WINDEV
    • WINDEV Mobile Available colors:
      Background colors available in WINDEV Mobile
  3. Select the requested background color.
  4. Validate the description window.
WINDEV

Gradient background color

In the selection window of the background colors, several gradient background colors are proposed by default. The "Other gradients" option is used to display the window for configuring the gradient.
Configuring the gradient colors
This window allows you to:
  • Select a gradient color proposed by default.
  • Modify one of the gradient colors proposed by default: you have the ability to configure the colors, the number of colors taken into account by the gradient and the angle of the gradient. Just use your creativity.
Remark: The gradient colors can also be used as background color for the controls: to do so, modify the background color of the external border of the control in the "Style" tab of the description window.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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