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  • Selecting the 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 background image of the window. Your controls are displayed above this image.
  • background colors. Several standard colors can be used.
Versions 15 and later
Android The background images are available for the Android applications.
New in version 15
Android The background images are available for the Android applications.
Android The background images are available for the Android applications.
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)
    Note: 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)
    Versions 22 and later
    Notes:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
    New in version 22
    Notes:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
    Notes:
    • HQ display (High Quality) available.
    • Management of sheets in transparent BMP format (32 bits).
  • Cursors (*.cur)
  • Portable Document Format (*.pdf)
  • Versions 15 and later
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
    New in version 15
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
    Scalable Vector Graphics (*.svg)
  • Versions 22 and later
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
    New in version 22
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
    WINDEV images (generated by the image editor, *.WDPIC).
Note: To manage the pdf and svg formats, GDIPLUS.DLL must be installed for the computers running Windows 2000 and earlier. For the later versions, this DLL is supplied with Windows. See GDI+ framework for more details.
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
Note: To customize your windows, you also have the ability to use a skin template. A skin template corresponds to a preset interface. See Skin template for more details.

Configuring the background images

The configuration is performed in the "Image" tab of window description.
You can select the background image via the radio button or you can select an image from the catalog.To select the background image, click the Drop-down button button of "Background image" control:
  • 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.
Note: 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:
Android This option is not available.
Android This option is not available.
Android This option is not available.
AndroidiPhone/iPadWindows Mobile This option is not available.
Android This option is not available.
AndroidiPhone/iPadWindows MobileUniversal Windows 10 App This option is not available.
Android Note: You have the ability to clip a window according to the background image (using an image in PNG format).
AndroidiPhone/iPad Note: 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 Mobile Available colors:
      Background colors available in WINDEV Mobile
  3. Select the requested background color.
  4. Validate the description window.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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