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    AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Knowledge Base

    Making an Image Browser

    Document ID: IR10046
    The information in this article applies to:
    • AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0 Professional Edition


    This article describes how to make an image browser.


    As an example, we will create an application that has the user select a folder on his drive, and then populates a listbox object with all of the *.png and *.jpg files within that directory. The user clicks on a file in the listbox object, and clicks the "Open" button to load the selected image into the image object.

    1. Create a project with two button objects, a listbox object, and an image object.

    2. Label Button1 "Load" and Button2 "Open".

    3. Insert the following code into the On Click event for Button1:
      --Disable listbox Updating

      ListBox.SetUpdate("ListBox1", false);

      --Get the desired folder to browse

      folder = Dialog.FolderBrowse("Open Folder", "C:\\");

      --populate tables with all the .jpg and .png files

      file_jpg = File.Find(folder, "*.jpg", false, false, nil);

      file_png = File.Find(folder, "*.png", false, false, nil);

      images = {file_jpg, file_png};

      --do the following for each file:

      for k in images do --loops through the different image types

      for j,file_path in images[k] do --loops through each image file

      --add the item to the listbox, with the name visible and path as data

      ListBox.AddItem("ListBox1", String.SplitPath(file_path).Filename, file_path);



      --Allow the listbox to display the updated content

      ListBox.SetUpdate("ListBox1", true);
    4. Insert the following code into the On Click event for Button2:
      selected = ListBox.GetSelected("ListBox1");  

      for j,k in selected do

      Image.Load("Image1", ListBox.GetItemData("ListBox1", k));


    KEYWORDS: AutoPlay Media Studio 5.0, Actions, Image, Set, Get, Opacity, Transparency

    Last reviewed: September 26, 2003
    Copyright © 2003 Indigo Rose Corporation. All rights reserved.