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GRADIENT: An Allegro Source code addon for Gradient Themes.
Typical visual elements in many operating systems comprise:
Frames windows for running processes
Menu selectors for menu selection
Tool Bars for quick-launch actions and icons
These elements are often adorned with eye-candy - coloured buttons with
a 3D raised look. Some window managers offer subtle gradients and soft
shaded window elements which can be tailored to a particular theme.
Examples (in Linux) are Blackbox, Enlightenment, Gtk and KDE.
Still other programs can be "skinned": the programs "look and feel"
altered with radically different colour schemes and layouts.
Wouldn't it be nice to do this with allegro?
Well, (modest cough) may I present...
GRADIENT: An allegro theme / gradient generator!
This is the first stage of a theme / skin system for allegro.
The skinning part will be added later.Theme/gradient types:
Please! Please! Don't all clap at once!
Well, now that the intro is done, lets see what GRADIENT can do.
FEATURES (drum roll please...)
- Nifty graduated colour blends on buttons and menus etc.
- Draw a complete window with one function call.
- Draw a dropdown menus with one function call.
- Draw a quick launch toolbar, tooltip or clock.
- Nice themes, just like Linux window managers.
- Change the colour scheme with a few lines of code.
- Give your users the freedom to choose!
DOWNLOAD gradient 0.4 - 1st Sept 2002
gradient.zip - (89k)
source code for you to use.
Gradient.zip contains the primary source code - gradient.c and gradient.h
Add these two files to your project to give a new look to your programs.
It also contains some documentation... gradient.doc. This will be updated soon...
Plus some sample themes. (xxx.csg)
0.2.0 13 Sept 2001 Original release on this page
0.2.1 21 Sept 2001 Bugfix
0.2.2 25 Sept 2001 Menu checkbox and cosmetic changes.
0.3 30 June 2002 Added gradient types
0.4 1 Sept 2002 Added masked/enhanced types
Theme edit 2.2:
DOWNLOAD Theme edit 2.2 - 1st
themedit.zip - (606k) Theme Editor 2.2 Build 124 - MSDOS binary & data - includes gradient source code.
Please unzip with -d to preserve the directory layout.
This is a complete package which uses gradient functions to enable you to create and edit gradient files.
- gradient source code included
- Theme Edit (DJGPP) executable version 2.2 Build 124 (September 2002) (compiled with allegro 4.0)
- Sample gradient files (xxx.csg)
- Online Documentation
- Suitable for high colour modes only (16bit default). You don't want 8bit mode.(trust me!)..
2.1 Build 114 September 13, 2001
2.1 Build 116 September 25, 2001 Wallpaper added, menu checkbox, updated directory layout.
2.1 Build 118 September 30, 2001 Improved transparency support.
2.1 Build 120 October 10, 2001 First scource code release, video bug squashed.
2.2 Build 124 September 1, 2002 Cosmetic changes, added colour pick box.
Run themedit.exe at different resolutions by specifying screen
width and bit depth on the command line.
i.e. themedit 24 800
This will run a 800x600 screen with a 24bit colour depth if the video card can handle it.
Themedit will run in a 640x480 screen and 16 bit colour mode
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