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Author Topic: Placing graphic icons on buttons  (Read 393 times)

TonyZ

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Placing graphic icons on buttons
« on: September 20, 2018, 08:15:35 PM »

Hello,

I would like to create a button with a text label as well as a small icon. I attached an example image. Anyone know how I would
go about doing this?

Thanks,
Tony
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laffelt

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Re: Placing graphic icons on buttons
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »

Tony,

I have had to do the same thing. Unfortunately you can't associate a icon within a button nor can the button text be anytinh other than centered within the button. I had to create 3 graphics objects seperately: the button with no text, the bitmap(icon), and the text.

Larry
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Re: Placing graphic icons on buttons
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 09:45:01 AM »

Hi Tony, Larry,

Instead of using a button widget, you could use the image itself as an icon. If you assign a tag to it in the same way as you would a button, then a press can be detected. Text can either be written on top or part of the image.

There are a few other things you could add such as printing the icon twice and slightly offset to create a shadow/3D effect (you can change the COLOR_RGB or alpha for the rear one) or by drawing a shape behind.   Or you could also make the icon shrink slightly when touched (the easiest way for this might be to have a normal and a slightly smaller version of the icon although EVE can also re-size images)

Best Regards, FTDI Community

 
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