How can I pass a resource icon as a tooltip icon?

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Ferenc Nagy
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How can I pass a resource icon as a tooltip icon?

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The custom icon of a balloon is defined so:

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customIcon(gui_native::hIcon IconHandle).
How can I make the hIcon handle from the resource identifier of an icon?
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You can use:

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IconHandle = gui_api::loadImage_resId(resourceIdentifiers::idc_myIcon, gui_native::image_icon, 0, 0, gui_native::lr_shared)
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Thanx

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Thankx,
I understand.
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The program lines:

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 IconHandle = gui_api::loadImage_resId(resourceIdentifiers::idi_exit_2, gui_native::image_icon, 0, 0, gui_native::lr_shared),         provideFancyTooltip(cancel_ctl,toolTip::customIcon(IconHandle),             "Exit button",             "Click on this button in order to destroy this form.\nYou can reopen the form using the Go menu item."),             succeed().
------------ The called procedure -----------------

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predicates     % 2014.10.18. Provide fancy tooltip for a control.     provideFancyTooltip:(control, tooltip::icon, string Title, string TipText) procedure. clauses     provideFancyTooltip(Control,Icon,Title,TipText) :-         FancyTip=controlTooltip::new(),         FancyTip:multiline:=true,         FancyTip:maxWidth:=some(200),         FancyTip:popTime:=10000,         FancyTip:style:=toolTip::balloon(Icon,Title),         Control:toolTip:=some(FancyTip),         Control:toolTipText:=tooltip::tip(TipText).
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Unread post by Thomas Linder Puls »

Nice. Did you notice all the icons that are included in Vip7.5 (in $(ProDir)\icons)?

They all contain two sizes (16 x 16 and 32 x 32; this small fits this usage) and they all have transparent background with alpha-blended edges.
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Why did you reduce the number of colors?
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Color reduction

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Good question. I might have used them as-is. The system can display icons made often thousands of colors.
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The bitmap editor built in the VIP 7.5 PE screamed that it could not handle too many colors.
When I reduced the number of colors I got on the top and in the editing area e.g. many shades of green and no red.
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Unread post by Thomas Linder Puls »

It is correct that the built-in bitmap editor cannot handle such icons. We have decided it is better if you use some other bitmap editor (there are plenty of free editors) and we focus our attention on other things. You can set external editors in the IDE settings.
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