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Version: 1.0

Posted: 2003-07-22

Build Requirements: N/A

Runtime Requirements: Carbon System 7.0 or later

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In System 7, selected non-open files are shown as dimmed icons on the desktop. This snippet shows two different ways to achieve the same results in an application. Requirements: System 7.0 or later Keywords: Icon, desktop, dimmed, custom color search, color table, CopyMask, GetGWorld, NewGWorld, AddSearch, CopyBits, DelSearch, pmTable, ctTable, DisposCTable

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2003-07-22First Version

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