On 24 Feb 2000, Hrvoje Niksic <hniksic(a)iskon.hr> wrote:
Andy Piper <andy(a)xemacs.org> writes:
> At 12:37 PM 2/24/00 +0100, Hrvoje Niksic wrote:
> >P.S. Did I mention that it would be _really_ cool if the
> >could somehow respect the background pixmap? The gutter looks very
> >ugly when the rest of the frame is pixmapized.
> You did, and I replied that it was currently impossible.
The question was rhetorical. Still, I wonder if background support
could be added to the widget itself (there is something called
XPM-Athena apparently able to do these things).
Er. Don't the standard Athena widgets implement the `backgroundPixmap'
resource, which you can use to set the background image from the C code?
Then Xaw-XPM allows you to set these from X resources, by name, rather
than needing to support it in each application, or something. I think.
If I am not misreading the Athena and Xaw-XPM stuff.
Could widget backgrounds work under Windows?
Yes, they could, probably. It's possible, if difficult, to make that
happen with most of the controls out there. So long as they don't do
/really/ nasty, non standard things with their drawing.
 This does involve low-level hacking in the Windows drawing code and
stuff, and subclassing someone else's drawing code. Which can be...
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