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Expanded Image Support

January 19, 2007

Leopard hasn’t always contained the greatest support for images of various formats. If you wanted to use an image in a regular window, then you pretty much had to use a bmpbutton control, and as the name implies, your image had to be a bitmap in order for it to work. Even then, sometimes you don’t want all of your program images to be clickable.

These restrictions are being lifted with the inclusion of an imagebox control that will allow you to use images of various formats in your program. Now you’ll be better equipped to step outside of the traditional Windows software box and design the interface that you’ve always wanted. If you can design it, then you can use it, and the results of our tests so far have been fantastic.

This is something that Leopard’s been needing for quite some time, so it’s nice to finally add it.

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