Customize button image for separate Outlook forms region

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Tadwick

I have created an Outlook forms region using VS 2008. The form region is

based on Windows Forms not Outlook Forms. I want to change the button on the

ribbon to a custom image. An MSDN article

(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386176.aspx#UsingOptimal)

suggested that the Page Icon needs to be a .png file. However, I found that

when I specify an image file for the button in the properties of the forms

region file, the resulting button image has a bright blue background and I'm

not sure how to control the mask so that it is transparent.

Should the page icon have a transparent background?

Thanks, Tad
 
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Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

With a PNG for a ribbon control the transparency is set in the alpha layer

of the PNG image. You have to design your PNG correctly and then it will

work.

"Tadwick" <Tadwick> wrote in message

news:B0BD0EF3-D8F7-454A-8C88-4F34EDCE1E10@microsoft.com...
> I have created an Outlook forms region using VS 2008. The form region is
> based on Windows Forms not Outlook Forms. I want to change the button on
> the
> ribbon to a custom image. An MSDN article
> (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386176.aspx#UsingOptimal)
> suggested that the Page Icon needs to be a .png file. However, I found
> that
> when I specify an image file for the button in the properties of the forms
> region file, the resulting button image has a bright blue background and
> I'm
> not sure how to control the mask so that it is transparent.

> Should the page icon have a transparent background?

> Thanks, Tad
>
 
T

Tadwick

Thanks, Ken - I thought my PNG did have alpha transparency but I will look at

it again.
wrote:


> With a PNG for a ribbon control the transparency is set in the alpha layer
> of the PNG image. You have to design your PNG correctly and then it will
> work.

> >

>

> "Tadwick" <Tadwick> wrote in message
> news:B0BD0EF3-D8F7-454A-8C88-4F34EDCE1E10@microsoft.com...
> >I have created an Outlook forms region using VS 2008. The form region is
> > based on Windows Forms not Outlook Forms. I want to change the button on
> > the
> > ribbon to a custom image. An MSDN article
> > (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb386176.aspx#UsingOptimal)
> > suggested that the Page Icon needs to be a .png file. However, I found
> > that
> > when I specify an image file for the button in the properties of the forms
> > region file, the resulting button image has a bright blue background and
> > I'm
> > not sure how to control the mask so that it is transparent.
> > Should the page icon have a transparent background?
> > Thanks, Tad
> >


>
 
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