[Ilugc] [OT] Images only in Rectangle ?
- From: ganesh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Ganesh Swami)
- Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 09:00:54 -0800
Thiagarajan wanted us to know:
Kindly Clarify Why Images are always in rectange form in computer graphics ?
Is it possible to make in any form ?, i need it for an application
for some of you this may be a simple question.
i have searched using the search engine's but fail to get suitable reply.
kindly reply or give reference
have a nice day
I guess this is because traditional GUIs have been rectangular. Win32
API does have some polygon functions, but its hard. (IIRC, ICQ99 had a
round startup window)
Anyways, these 'irregular' windows were just a hack. You have to remove
each pixel individually, and also remove mouse sensitivity within those
areas. Even then, there were some visual glitches, like when you move
the window, the frame is still rectangular.
This was all sometime win98-ish, when I used to program as a child.
Things might have changed now. (Win2K has some nice Alpha blending
For now, you could live with transparency. Thats the closest you can
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