Better access to bitmap mask data
|Reported by:||gverbruggen||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||wxBitmap wxMask||Cc:||gverbruggen, vadz|
Currently it is not possible to access a the content of a wxMask.
A mask can always be created from a bitmap, but an existing mask cannot be manipulated.
In the wxMSW port, wxBitmap has a method GetMaskBitmap, which allows to work around this problem
(extract the mask as a bitmap, manipulate the bitmap and create a new mask from the bitmap).
However other ports (at least wxGTK) do not have this method.
More specific, I am looking for a way to tile a number of bitmaps with masks into another larger bitmap, also having a mask. The masks of the source bitmaps should be copied into the mask of the target bitmap.
(as far as I can see, the Blit operation takes into account the source mask, but it does not modify the mask
of the target)
A GetBitmap method on wxMask, returning the mask as a monochrome bitmap, would solve the problem.