Add a Background Color
What We Are Going To Do
In this lesson we are going to ad a nice background color to our video player. To do this we will first need to create a graphic an then place it behind our other controls.
Expand Tool Palette
Drag Rectangle on Stack
Drag a rectangle so that it covers then entire stack (or window). It will be transparent but you will see the selection handles.
Select Object > Object Inspector
Check Opaque from the inspector palette. This will give the rectangle a fill.
Next we will change the color.
Select Colors & Patterns
Select Colors & Patterns from the inspector palette.
Click on Fill Color
Select Color and Click OK
We Now Have a Background!
We now have a background color. But notice that it is covering all of our fields except the videos. There are two reasons for this.
1. The graphic we created is layered on top of the other fields (the last item you create always is always on the top layer.
2. The video is set to Buffer. This means that it is being drawn directly to the screen and will show up on top of everything else in our window. The video will always be on top unless we change the buffer setting.
Move Graphic to Back
This is a background graphic so we want it to appear behind everything else. With the graphic selected, select Object > Send to Back.
We now have a nice dark background for our window.