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Issue 7.1

COLUMN

Fade to Black

Using window transparency to add an extra touch of class

Issue: 7.1 (November/December 2008)
Author: Toby Rush
Author Bio: Toby Rush is a music instructor, consultant, freelance programmer, web designer, husband and Dad in Greeley, Colorado.
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Article Length (in bytes): 8,891
Starting Page Number: 46
Article Number: 7118
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http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/Window_Manager/Reference/reference.html

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In this column, we're going to figure out how to implement a little eye candy used by Adobe's latest programs, among others: the subtle fades used to show and hide palettes when the application is activated or sent into the background.

Deconstructing this process shows us that it is actually a simple thing; the effect of "fading out" is produced by quickly lowering the transparency of the palette window until the window is completely invisible. While this is not a difficult concept to understand, the implementation in REALbasic is just a little tricky.

Making Things Clear

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