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Rockbox Development => Feature Ideas => Topic started by: CowonFTW on September 26, 2010, 06:29:40 PM

Title: Newbie: Why no gfx overlays?
Post by: CowonFTW on September 26, 2010, 06:29:40 PM
Hi.

In looking through all the examples and themes here, it's obvious that there's a technical issue with graphical overlays, else at least one theme would implement them.

If they're currently unavailable (easily, anyway) can you fake them by flipping background images on an event? I know there are animated WPS screens. This would at least be good for echoing a softbutton presses on a touchscreen interface.

Sorry if this is basic stuff, I did search both the wiki and forum, and words like overlay, animation, animated, etc. turn up little or nothing.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Newbie: Why no gfx overlays?
Post by: JdGordon on September 26, 2010, 11:56:40 PM
if you just want to show an image when the user is touching the screen tha can be done easily, have a look at the android cabbie...  http://svn.rockbox.org/viewvc.cgi/trunk/wps/cabbiev2.320x480x16.wps?revision=27732&view=markup
Title: Re: Newbie: Why no gfx overlays?
Post by: CowonFTW on September 27, 2010, 08:43:58 AM
Hi.

Thanks JdGordon. I'll investigate that. What I hope to do is make a more intuitive interface for touchscreen units, but this sort of requires overlays (perhaps multiple-level overlays). Navigation is slightly cumbersome / clunky on a touchscreen, and considering the way the redraw flickers when text overlaps a graphic icon on the WPS screen and the lack of hits on "overlay" I guess it's not supported yet?