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Changing the Image/Logo Used in the NetWare Client

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Paul Thompson
Novell, Inc.

01 Oct 2002

To replace the NetWare Client banner or logo, use the following registry settings in key Path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Novell\Login\Banner:

-  String value: Image

This is the path to a .BMP file which will be used for the banner. The true width of the banner is determined by the font that is being used. Larger fonts will allow wider bitmaps. It is suggested that the width of the image not exceed 400 pixels. The height of banner is dynamically determined at run-time, so any reasonable size may be used. If the Image value is not set, no banner will be shown.

-  String value: Brush

This is the path to a .BMP file containing an 8x8 pixel bitmap. This pattern will be used to paint the background of the banner. If the Brush value is not set, the background will be drawn the same color as buttons.

-  String value: Color Scheme

This is the path to a .BMP file containing a 3x1 pixel bitmap. The pixel at 1,1 will be used for the "transparent" color. That is, any pixel in the image file that is this color will be painted as transparent.

The pixel at 2,1 will be used as the highlight color and the pixel at 3,1 will be used as the shadow color when drawing the 3D bevel effect on the banner.

If Color Scheme is not set, there will be no transparency and the 3D effect will be drawn using the system defined colors for 3D highlight and shadow.

-  DWORD value: Stretch

For the Stretch value, 0 leaves the bitmap "as is" when painting it. 1 causes the bitmap to be stretch horizontally to fit across the window. If Stretch is not set, there will be no stretching.

* Originally published in Novell AppNotes


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