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Hans L





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Hello -- I am just starting out with 9 (have done just a little in 7 before). I am going systematically, creating classes now. The first problem I came across was where to get (free, preferably) graphics files (.bmp mainly) that would be fit for menu buttons and the like (e.g. the exit symbol, a man running towards/though a door). I do not think the .bmp files in VFP9 are enough.

I know, this is a simplistic question, but it is important to me. Thanks in advance for your help.

Hans L


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Don Higgins





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Google for icons

 

There are a bunch of great ones available for free.

 

Don Higgins

www.crewchiefpro.com

My race car:

www.crewchiefpro.com/racecar.pdf

 

 



 
 
Docpro777





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

and/or unzip "xsource.zip" in:  C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9\Tools\xsource ... for some applicable images

For icon extraction and creation: My personal favorites (because they are totally free): at download.com

"QTAM bitmap to icon"

"aIcon.exe"  (this allow you 'multi-icon' creation that you can create side by side with (MS) Paint)



 
 
Craig Berntson





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Just curious why you need still another exit button Won't the red X at the top of the Window work

Have you looked in your VFP\Graphics folder Also, you can go to VFP\Tools and unzip the XSource file for more graphics.



 
 
Hans L





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Thanks for your replies, guys.

I'll continue to Google, Don.

Philip and Craig, I checked every single bmp and ico in xsource. Not the type of pics I am looking for.

Philip, alcon.exe is no longer on download.com, and Googling it does not turn up much either. I guess it might have been replaced by something better Or renamed

Craig, I do not think that the "X" in another context than the "Minimize, Restore, Exit" context would lead the thoughts of most users to Exit like, for instance, a pic of the typical movie theater exit sign or an open door through which someone leaves. The "X" is to me more "Stop!" or "Unknown" or "Crossed out".

If you have any further thought, I would appreciate learning about them.

Hans L

 
 
Hans L





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Sorry that my reply post did not come last. Every forum is different :-(

Hans L

 
 
Docpro777





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Hans L





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Philip, I'll try it. Thanks.

Hans L

 
 
Hans L





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Sorry that my reply post did not come last. Every forum is different :-(

Hans L


Just got an alert that someone had responded in this thread. No one had. That, together with the fact that you have to jump through hooops to become alerted in the first place, and that posts do not order by date/time, that if you Reply, you Reply to the particular post in which the Reply button you pressed was located does this one of the worst forum software I have come across. (Had to let off some steam.)

Hans L

 
 
Craig Berntson





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Not in this case. Users become used to how things work and then use that. A different way many times confuses them. While Microsoft does not have the best UI design, they have spent millions on UI research and testing and that's what people are most used to. I try to follow what Microsoft is doing only for that reason.

 
 
Hans L





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Craig -- I have no idea what your post is in response to. As to MS' research -- feh! I don't care if the spent a billion -- they can't get it right, man, the just can't.

Hans L

 
 
Hans L





PostPosted: Visual FoxPro General, Clip art suitable for VFP 9 Top

Sorry that my reply post did not come last. Every forum is different :-(

Hans L


Just got an alert that someone had responded in this thread. No one had. That, together with the fact that you have to jump through hooops to become alerted in the first place, and that posts do not order by date/time, that if you Reply, you Reply to the particular post in which the Reply button you pressed was located does this one of the worst forum software I have come across. (Had to let off some steam.)

Hans L


Guys, I am leaving this forum because of its impossible user interface. Another alert, and no new post that I can find.

Thanks for your help, and see you somwhere else.

Hans L