Property: Item Background Tile Image (version Pro only)
Displays an image on the item's background.
This image always tiles on the background layer.
Example of item using <Background Tile Image>:
<Background Tile Image>: (12x 31)
This is how the item's background shows if it uses only the <Background Tile Image> (disregard the red border):
What is the "Tiling Option":
This option may be used when both the <Item Background Image 1> and <Item Background Image 2> exist on the item's background. In very rare occasions you may need to change this option from the default value to the "Tiles between them only" value.
Let's see an example in what cases this change may need to be made.
We are using the three following images on the item's background:
<Background Tile Image>:
<Background Image 1>:
<Background Image 2>:
We want to get the following result:
If we use the default option, the <Background Tile Image> will tile on the entire background, even below the right and left image. The result will be as follows:
As you can see, there is a line at the end as a result of the tiling of the <Background Tile Image> even below the <Background Image 2> which has transparent bottom.
To realize why this happens, view the button below which is one character bigger. You can see that the green line of the previous button is part of the melting bar that tiles to the right.
To fix this problem, you just need to check the "Tiles between them only" value on the "Tiling Option" property. The resulted button will be as follows, which is what we were looking for:
See important example at the <Item Background Image 1> property that describes how the background images can be used to deliver stylish effects.
|Note 1:||It is known that Netscape cannot read images that contain spaces in their filenames! Therefore, always use image names such as "my_image.gif" or "myimage.gif" instead of "my image.gif".|
|Note 2:||Avoid using filenames that contain special characters, like quotes ("), apostrophes ('), etc. In most cases these characters will produce an error.|
|Values:||An image file of the .gif, .jpg or .png type|
The different background layers
<Item Background Image 1>