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    hi,
    i am working on a desti skin, too, and i encountered a problem.
    can anyone help we with the transparency of buttons?
    i really like the iguidance skin and read all the inis but i dont get the clue. if i choose a transparent color in the map skin i can kill this color out of the map. and the alpha blend dims the map. alright. but how do i get the skins themelves transparent? i added the transparent and alpha lines into the buttons' inis but this doesnt change anything.
    so please, how did u get your buttons transparent?
    thanx
    j.


    oh, i forgot to mention:
    i have the same .png problem. ms paint and psp produce "wrong" pngs. i managed to create working pngs with (don't laugh !) "ms picture it". i was very glad when i found that program on my father's computer and its pngs were accepted by skinbedder.

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    Just make them transparent. PNGs support transparancy.

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    thanx, maybe i am not an expert, but how can i make them transparent ? is there a special color to be defined ? i can't imagine that.
    j.

    here's a link to my skin. when i find the time i'll translate the readme to english.
    http://www.car-pc.info/phpBB2/viewto...=133310#133310

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    No, not a special color... PNG's support an 8-bit transparency mask. Each pixel is 32-bits... 8-bits of R, G, B, and Alpha.

    In photoshop do file->new. One of the background options is transparent. If you choose transparent, you will see a white/gray checker board. You can then add graphics, but the background will be transparent. You can save it as a PNG and preserve the transparency.

    SKINbedder works fine with full transparency, but if you do a partial-transparent alpha-blend, it will slow SKINbedder down, plus the image behind the partially-transparent area will not update unless the PNG is redrawn.

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    thank you very much. i didn't know that you can provide transparency directly to a png, i was looking in the skinbedder inis. so stupid. all i need is transparent pngs so far. this shouldn't cause problems to skinbedder. thanx again.
    j.

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    u can find my skin now. see link below. still not perfect, buttons still not transparent, and the button position isn't good, but the framework is ready. there are lots of improvements for the destinator handling. i go on working, maybe some of you are willing to participate.
    cheers j.
    my project: DestiPLUS Frontend v5.2 multilingual released
    http://www.car-pc.info/phpBB2/viewto...er=asc&start=0
    the first & unique frontend providing you osk, sdk
    adv. management and wamp control with Destinator

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    new version 1.1 released. transparent buttons, new "cancel navigation" button, new design, improved compatibility.
    try it and enjoy the comfortable advanced one-click management while driving !
    j.
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    my project: DestiPLUS Frontend v5.2 multilingual released
    http://www.car-pc.info/phpBB2/viewto...er=asc&start=0
    the first & unique frontend providing you osk, sdk
    adv. management and wamp control with Destinator

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    FYI: There is a program called FreeDrive that is designed to control Destinator though the SDK and it is skinable.

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    I'm sure he knows Freedrive. He is using Destinator PN and not Destinator3 that FreeDrive uses.
    The road is long but we are getting there.

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    yep up to now there is no solution to control destinator 6/pn since there is no sdk available, with the exception of centrafuse which is not freeware.
    the known frontends like rr and cpos only build squares around the desti without direct interaction.
    freedrive/mapmonkey will probably never be able to skin d6/pn like before d3.
    thats why i created this proggie, its the only available real interface by now and i am willing to advance it. it could be used for any navi, when someone is willing to change the coordinates in skinbedder and autoit. not much work though.

    @RPM_VR4 thanx for your lovely skinbedder, i still dont know all the functions but im going to be an expert by the time i hope :-) still having problems with the png graphics.

    j.
    my project: DestiPLUS Frontend v5.2 multilingual released
    http://www.car-pc.info/phpBB2/viewto...er=asc&start=0
    the first & unique frontend providing you osk, sdk
    adv. management and wamp control with Destinator

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