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03-21-2005, 09:02 AM
[Monday, March 21, 2005 3:25 PM]

The compiler gives a warning that says that > 256 color bitmaps are not
supported, however, the resulting install appears to work just fine. Is
this an old limitation that is no longer true, or should I not be using 24
bit color?

Thanks,

Tony Tetley
Professional Data Services, Inc.

NewsArchive
03-21-2005, 09:02 AM
[Monday, March 21, 2005 3:31 PM]

Tony,

This is not an old "limitation"! On some machines a 24bit bitmap works fine
(and fast), on other machines it takes 30 or more minutes to display the
first installer dialog. It depends on the processor and/or graphic card.

I would suggest to convert your bitmap to a 256 color bmp file. Microsoft
recommends to use 256 color files and .msi also supports 256 colors only.

Thanks,
Friedrich

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Friedrich Linder
CEO, Lindersoft
www.lindersoft.com
1.954.252.3910