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    rrr Posts: 91, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 3, 2007, 06:48 AM
    Liberty basic "drawbmp" command is acting up
    I use xp home edition and have liberty basic v.4.03
    The code goes like folowing:

    Loadbmp "bmpname", "bmppath"
    Graphicbox #window.graphicbox, 5, 5, 447, 511
    Open "window" for dialog_popup as #window
    Print #window.graphicbox "drawbmp bmpname 0 0" <-- error in this line

    I have dimesioned the window and trapped the close event but the liberty basic says "no bitmap named bmpname. I have checked the path, and it is correct. What the!! Is going on?

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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    Jan 3, 2007, 07:32 AM
    Hey RRR,

    I've not touched Basic before but I'll give this shot. What kind of path are you putting in the loadbmp line? It should be fully qualified, e.g:

    loadbmp "copyimage", "bmp\copy.bmp"
    loadbmp "copyimage", "C:\bmp\copy.bmp"
    The code you supplied says "bmpath" which won't be valid.
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    rrr Posts: 91, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 3, 2007, 07:36 AM
    sorry for that syntax error I mean to type
    loadbmp "bmpname", path$
    (the $ sign makes it a string variable if you didn't know)
    where path$ is "C:\Documents and Settings\username\my documents\bmps\abmpfile.bmp"
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    rrr Posts: 91, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 3, 2007, 07:42 AM
    Here is the actual code used. The purpose of this program was to show all th bmpfiles in a directory like a slideshow. Yes, I know, I could have used some other solution, BUT, I need to know what went wrong. :confused:

    cinematic$="cinematic 1"
    dim arrayName$(40, 40)
    files DefaultDir$+"\"+cinematic$, arrayName$()
    times=val(arrayName$(0, 0))
    while times > 0
    if right$(arrayName$(times, 0), 3) = "bmp" then
    loadbmp  DefaultDir$+"\"+cinematic$+"\"+arrayName$(times, 0), DefaultDir$+"\"+cinematic$+"\"+arrayName$(times, 0)
    end if
        WindowWidth = 526
        WindowHeight = 514
        graphicbox #cin.dis,   5, 5, 511, 477
        open "game cinematic" for dialog_popup as #cin
        print #cin.dis, "down; fill white; flush"
        print #cin, "font ms_sans_serif 10"
        print #cin, "trapclose [unloadmovie]"
        print #cin.dis, "color black ; place 10 45 ; font arial 40"
        print #cin.dis, "\Right-click to "
        #cin.dis, "place 10 100"
        #cin.dis, "\continue"
        #cin.dis, "when leftButtonDown [movieinput]"
    print str$(num)
    if right$(arrayName$(num, 0), 3) = "bmp" and num <> 8 then
    print DefaultDir$+"\"+cinematic$+"\" ; arrayName$(times, 0)
    print #cin.dis, "drawbmp " ; DefaultDir$+"\"+cinematic$+"\" ; arrayName$(times, 0) ; ".bmp 11 11"
    end if
    while num > val(arrayName$(0, 0))
    if right$(arrayName$(num, 0), 3) = "bmp" then
    unloadbmp str$(num)
    end if
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    Carl Gundel Posts: 2, Reputation: 2
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    Jan 11, 2007, 02:18 PM

    The trouble seems to be that you have a space in the pathname. Parsing for the graphics commands delimits by spaces so the drawbmp command is looking for a bitmap named:


    Try making a folder without spaces (perhaps c:\myimages) and put the images in there.

    -Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC
    Liberty BASIC - Easy Programming for Windows
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    rrr Posts: 91, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 15, 2007, 04:04 AM
    Aha. Thank you *bows and slaps own face*

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