[racket] Using *.ico files

From: Matthew Flatt (mflatt at cs.utah.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 13 11:07:13 EDT 2012

At Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:00:55 -0700, Danny Yoo wrote:
> Hmm.  Something VERY strange is happening with the alphas being
> produced by ico->argb vs the alphas expected by the bitmap functions.
> They seem... flipped!

The problem seems to be in `argb->bitmap' from
`mrlib/cache-image-snip'. That function creates and old style
bitmap+mask combination (insteda of a bitmap with an alpha channel),
and it uses "alpha" values as mask values (instead of inverting an
alpha value to arrive at a mask).

Here's a version of `ico->bitmap' that uses `racket/draw' directly and
creates a bitmap with an alpha channel:

  (define (ico->bitmap ico)
    (define w (ico-width ico))
    (define h (ico-height ico))
    (define bm (make-bitmap w h))
    (send bm set-argb-pixels 0 0 w h (ico->argb ico))

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