New images included with Visual Studio

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 3:03 AM

[via Jeff Key]

The link escapes me now, but it linked to what was basically a twenty minute video proclaiming that new icons/images are included with Visual Studio 2005. Hooray! There is a tiny downside, but it’s worth mentioning: The bitmaps are BMPs and don’t contain transparency information. This is bad since many are high color and have anti-aliased edges. This isn’t a big deal, but the anti-aliasing is obvious when used on non-white backgrounds (you’ll see it on selected menu items, for example). Let’s hope they address this before RTM. Thankfully, the bitmaps do use a consistent “transparent” background color. My brain has a hard time doing the transparent conversion, so I wrote a little app to give it a hand.

» New images included with Visual Studio

comments powered by Disqus