DevPower Transparent Image Control Version History
Version 2.9.1 (18-Jan-99)
Minor fix to make 256-color pictures display correctly under 256-color displays.
VB6 based version released (fully compatible with VB5 based version).
Version 2.9.0 (09-Dec-98)
Updated to include Key Press / Down / Up events to allow capture of user key events.
Version 2.8.0 (22-Jul-98)
Improved the drawing routines to allow smooth animation. This means that the control no longer flickers when the picture is changes rapidly, for example when set by a timer.
Added an animation example to the Visual Basic sample application.
Version 2.7.0 (21-Jun-98)
Added URLMouseIcon property for downloading cursors from a web server or file location.
Added FlipHoriz / FlipVert properties to flip the image.
Version 2.6.0 (26-Apr-98)
Improved image drawing routine for stretching images.
Improved check drawing to work faster and cope with larger images.
Added hDC and hWnd properties for use with API functions.
Version 2.5.1 (19-Apr-98)
Fixed minor problem with drawing icons at small sizes where the image became slightly corrupted.
Version 2.5.0 (13-Apr-98)
Added Transparent property to allow truely transparent images - that is no background color and no rigid border around your images. However, this feature only works when the image is not an icon and is not being stretched.
Version 2.0.0 (14-Mar-98)
Added DrawCheckPattern property, mainly for use within button controls.
The ClassID for the control has had to change because of changes to the properties, events and methods. The new control is, however, "Project Compatible" with version 1.x, meaning that the upgrade should be fairly simple (according to Microsoft!)
The changes were necessary for using the control within environments that don't handle ActiveX controls as well as Internet Explorer or Visual Basic and should now make the programming interface more logical for Visual C++ users.
For web page usage, the new ClassID is
Version 1.0.8 (12-Mar-98)
Improved control robustness, to get around ActiveX Control problems in PowerBuilder 5.0 and 6.0.
Added new Events - Resize for when control resizes itself and RightClick.
Updated Property Pages to include all properties.
Added Version Method.
Version 1.0.7 (24-Jan-98)
Added Stretch property to allow the displayed image to be any size - not just the size of the orignal bitmap or icon.
Version 1.0.6 (20-Jan-98)
Added BackColor property to set the colour to display as the background of the masked bitmap.
Version 1.0.5 (18-Jan-98)
Rendering routine rewritten.
Simplified usage - less properties to set.
Version 1.0.4 (11-Dec-97)
First public release.