Bill Sanford wrote: > I have a question about drawing to an appearance window with the > _kWindowMetalAttribute set. > The nice brushed metal look is great, but how do I set the > background to > this brushed metal look so when I redraw text in the same place (a > timer for > example) the metal background will be updated correctly? > Also, when I add controls to the window, a rectangular white area > slightly > bigger than the button is being drawn in white making the button > look bad! Everything visible in a compositing window must be an HIView (which is NewSpeak for a control). See the example "Taming the Jaguar metal window" on the FB4 release 2 CD. To draw text, set up a _kControlStaticTextProc appearance button. Use SetButtonTextString to set or change its text. Robert P.