Transparency Option for Custom Icons

Written by Jeff Harrison
April 27, 2010

When assigning or customizing an icon, you may have overlooked an option to set a transparent area.

I’ll admit I didn’t notice this until about a year ago. One of our VBA developers at macromonster.com had icons with bright blue backgrounds as BMP files, but in his workspace they looked fine. After some exploring, I figured out what he was doing.

Click on the image for an animation.

Notice how the background is initially a bright blue, until I designate a transparency color inside the Options Dialog.

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Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular MacroMonster.com site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at coreldraw.com.

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