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Placing Gauges Behind Bitmaps

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I'm trying to slap a new gauge onto an old panel and want to get the "looks" of the two gauges to match. Unfortunately the new gauge's frame is a different color from the old panel's bitmap. I was wondering if it was possible to place the gauge "behind" the bitmap, so that the bitmap will mask the frame of the gauge.Regards,-Lee Barberhttp://home.nc.rr.com/uniuniunium/dvasig.jpg

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Lee,Yes, this can be done. You need to define an additional panel window. Create it with an RGB(0,0,0) bitmap, the same size as your original panel bitmap. Put the 'masked' gauge(s) on this window. Here's the catch - because you want the masked gauges to appear behind the main panel bitmap, you will need to define the new window as the 'main', with Window ID 0. The orginal window, with all the other gauges, will need a new name and window ID. Call it 'Overlay', or some such. Doug Dawson

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Hi,An other possibility is to alter the colors of the frame, bitmaps, of the new gauge with a program like GAUBMP2 and a paintprogram.Jan"Beatus Ille Procul Negotiis"

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>Hi,>>An other possibility is to alter the colors of the frame,>bitmaps, of the new gauge with a program like GAUBMP2 and a>paintprogram.Alternatively, don't be a tightwad and buy FS Panel Studio, which will not only allow you to edit/create XML gauges, but will also allow you to extract, edit and replace bitmaps for .gau type files... :)

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