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TCArknight
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Old October 31st, 2019, 07:19 AM
Try this:
Quote:
issystem (Optional) Boolean Indicates whether the resource is intended to replace a "system" resource utilized by HL. When you want to completely change the visual look of your data files and have that new look integrated into HL's own forms, you will need to specify system resources. Only specific resource ids can be replaced as system resources. Default: "no".
It looks like if it is a "system" resource, then you have to set the element to issystem="yes" I tried this by copying mainwindow.bmp to mainwindow_black.bmp and using GIMP in my case to fill the entire image with a solid black.


Code:
  <resource
    id="mainwindow"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="mainwindow_black.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>
I did that to anywhere I found background.bmp, did some name changes to the bmp files:
Code:
  <!-- tile bitmap used in interior background regions -->
  <resource
    id="background"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="background_main.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>

  <!-- tile bitmap used as background within summary panels -->
  <resource
    id="sumbackgrd"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="background_summ.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>

  <!-- bitmaps used for the background region of tabs shown at the top
        -one bitmap is one for a selected tab and the other for an unselected tab
  -->
  <resource
    id="tabunsel"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="background_tabunsel.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>
  <resource
    id="tabsel"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="background_tabsel.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>

  <!-- tile bitmap used within the "static" panel across the top -->
  <resource
    id="staticpan"
    issystem="yes"
    isbuiltin="no">
    <bitmap
      bitmap="static.bmp">
      </bitmap>
    </resource>
and the result is this:



Let me know how it works for you.
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Last edited by TCArknight; October 31st, 2019 at 08:03 AM.
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