In IDL 8.2, 32-bit (RGBA) bitmap (.bmp) files can now be used to create image labels for buttons. This allows you to easily use RGBA files created using IDL 8.2 or graphic programs such as PhotoShop image labels.
Opening and displaying an RGBA bitmap file
Each pixel in an RGBA image has 4 byte values associated with it. The RGB (Red, Green ...
Using IDL 8.1 or 8.2 on a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or 10.8 Mountain Lion system, some users may experience a series of error messages in the IDL console window, which can make it difficult to properly see output. An error similar to this is observed:
2011-07-21 12:12:39.649 idl[11368:1603] This process is attempting to exclude an item ...
With the release of ENVI 5.0 and IDL 8.2, the default directory structure has changed, from previous versions. In the past, the main directory structure started with "ITT". This has now been replaced with "Exelis". Below is a list of previous version directory structures and current directory structures based upon operating ...
One new addition to IDL 8.2 is the ERASE method that is now included with the Function Graphics windows. The ERASE method can be used with windows created using the WINDOW or WIDGET_WINDOW property. The erase method will clear out the contents of a window without closing it.
An example program that demonstrates how this method ...
In Mac OS 10.7 and later, a couple of issues can occur in IDL related to the X11 or XQuartz preferences.
A. One issue that may occur is the CURSOR procedure will pause and not recognize any mouse input in the display window. (This state may require you to use Control+c to return control to the IDL> prompt.)
B. Another issue is ...
Maintenance Program Changes and Reminders:
All customers must be current on maintenance to receive ...