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How to create a custom shaped button 
The custom shaped button is based on a mask that will determine the shape of the button: creating a mask is very simple because all you need is a picture file that can be easily created using an image editor. Here follows a little tutorial that will demonstrate how to proceed. 
The first thing to do is to create a picture file, like the one you can see below, containing a bitmap that will be used as a mask for determining the button final shape. 
 
Once You have created the bitmap file you have to: 
  • Set the Shape property to SHAPE_CUSTOM 
  • Set the PictureCustom property to the picture file containing the mask bitmap you just created. 
  • The mask bitmap can also be loaded using the abmSetPictureFromHandle or the abmSetPictureFromMemory or the abmSetPictureFromNet methods with the index parameter set to 3). 
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