ShowPict Property


set the showPict of <card | background>
to <boolean> Applies to cards, backgrounds


The showPict property determines whether a card or background picture is visible. Setting this property to true has the same effect as the show <card | background> picture command. Setting the showPict to false has the same effect as the hide command.


You can use the showPict property to alternately cover or expose part of the painting on the background. Switch to background editing mode, select the Painting tool and create some graphics on the background. Then switch to card editing mode, select the Painting tool and create a filled rectangle that covers some of the background graphics. Create a new button named "Cover/Uncover" and put the following handler into its script: on mouseUp (not the showPict of this card) end mouseUp Switch to Browse mode and click on the button several times to alternately hide and show the rectangle on the card, thus covering and uncovering the region of graphics on the background.
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