Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:38 PMIs there a way to find the width of a shape? The ImageList class has the GetWidthOfImage, but there's no equivalent in the Shapes class.
I've only been playing with SB for almost a week now, so forgive me if this is trivial.
What I am attempting to do is to load an image into a Shape object, zoom it and then find the width of that Shape image.
Maybe there's a better way to do what I'm attempting. Is there a way to resize an ImageList image before stuffing it into a Shape object (has to be a Shape so I can move it).
Thanks in advance for any help.
The program I'm writting is: GTK593
(BTW, is there a way to get a permanent publish ID?)
- Changed Type aadams Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:12 AM It was really a question
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:53 PMModeratorI think the easiest way is to programatically keep track of the Zoom scaling - this would also be faster than constantly calling a GetWidth type function even if it existed for Shapes.
For example the ball scaling is held in variable ballScale and the width/height can be calculated from this and the original image dimensions:
ballImage = ImageList.LoadImage("http://icons.iconarchive.com/icons/fasticon/world-cup-2006/ball-icon.jpg")
ballWidth = ImageList.GetWidthOfImage(ballImage)
ballHeight = ImageList.GetHeightOfImage(ballImage)
ball = Shapes.AddImage(ballImage)
Shapes.Move(ball,(GraphicsWindow.Width-ballWidth)/2,(GraphicsWindow.Height-ballHeight)/2) 'Center the ball
For ballScale = 0.1 To 10 Step 0.1
GraphicsWindow.Title = "Image width is "+ballScale*ballWidth
I think the publish IDs are pretty permanemt - sometimes the 'sample of the month' gets a special ID set by Vijaye such as 'ASTEROIDS'.
BTW, this thread is really a question, and the 'getOpacity' is more of a discussion or observation rather than question - there is also a sticky thread for reporting Bugs (so they don't get overlooked).
- Marked As Answer by aadams Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:12 AM
Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:13 AMThanks again! Don't know why I didn't think of that.... it's been a long day!
Oh, and sorry about the miss-categorizing the question. I've changed the type to a question, and will change the other to discussion.
Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:14 AMOh, and as for the publish ID's. What's happening for me is each time I publish it gives me a new ID. So if I want to share it with others, I have to re-announce the ID. I was hoping there was a way to have an ID stick so that my friends, kids, students, etc... would always have the latest and greatest.
Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:42 PMNot sure if this is the best way...
Import the current ID.
Cut and paste your new code into that window, removing the old code.
QFL408 becomes QFL408-0
Then you just have to give the revision number
Saturday, August 04, 2012 2:56 AMis there a way to delete the old version