PNG images in LANSA V13

Date: 31 January 2013
Product/Release: LANSA V13
Abstract: PNG images can be used in Visual LANSA V13
Submitted By: LANSA Technical Support

Version 13 of Visual LANSA introduces full support for PNG format images.

When an application is executed with DirectX rendering, PNG images will be shown correctly including any transparency embedded in to the image. This greatly improves the appearance of applications, allowing backgrounds to appear through an image.

PNG images can be enrolled in the repository as Bitmaps.

Making your own images:

Whilst making your own images is typically something best left to professional graphic artists, it is nonetheless possible to take existing PNG images and to cut and paste bits from a variety of images to make new ones. Free tools such as Paint.Net greatly simplify this process.

LANSA images:

The Visual LANSA IDE no longer uses icons and bitmaps. It now uses PNG format images. These images, and a great many more are available on request. Contact LANSA support to request the images.

Note: The file contains over 7000 images ranging in size from 16x16 to 512x512. All images are supplied as is.