For: MapInfo Pro/MapBasic
By: Egge-Jan Pollé
Rated: 5 Stars (6 ratings)
The Mask application allows you to create a translucent mask around one or more region objects.
New version 1.0.0, available for both MapInfo Pro x64 and MapInfo Professional x86.
Select one or more region objects - either by clicking in the map window or by using a query.
The Mask function will only be enabled in the following circumstances:
- The selecion only contains region objects
- The front window is a map window
A dialog appears, allowing you to:
- Set the border style
- Set the level of translucency (0-100%)
- Set the folder and the name of the resulting mask table
The download, Mask_v1.zip, contains 2 zip files:
- Mask for MapInfo Pro x64.zip
- Mask for MapInfo Professional x86.zip
Choose which one you need to install.
The x64 version is compatible with MapInfo Pro 12.5.1 (64-bit)
The x86 version is compatible with MapInfo Professional 9.5 (32-bit). The support of vector translucency has been introduced in MapBasic 9.5.
And as always: the source code is included. So, MapBasic developers can use the 2 different source files to compare the setup of the new, Ribbon based User Interface with the 'classic' menu-and-toolbar environment.
You will see when using a good diff utility - e.g. the Compare Plugin in Notepad++ - that the only difference between the two versions is in the User Interface components. The core of the application - the Mask creating process - has not been changed at all.
So - long story short - it is not that difficult at all to port your existing MapBasic applications to the new MapInfo Pro.
sys49152 (12-13-2013)5 Stars
This is great ! Thanks for this !
Tom Probert (12-04-2013)5 Stars
We've had some great feedback on this tool (and I like it too) so I've made it the featured download!
Will (11-28-2013)5 Stars
Since downloading this tool I don't know how I ever managed without it!
File name: Mask_v1.zip
File size: 28KB
File type: zip
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