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Questions for VB Programmers with Graphics/Input Experience
Hello, and in advance, thank you for helping with these questions.
But to the point:
In my game that I am making (and no, it's not one of those games people say they "are making", this one is actually towards the end of its preliminary development), I am using the Form_KeyDown for my input device. However, I can't figure out how to make it so that when a key is pressed, it doesn't stop for a while before it starts repeating. In the game, the character moves one tile, stops for a half a second, and only then proceeds to move rapidly. How can I eliminate this delay?
Also, I have a question about graphics. Sometime in the near future, when the game is finished, I will need to completely revamp the graphics. But I can't figure out how to make Visual Basic display images or pictureboxes, even ones that have gifs in them, transparently. There is always a white square in the background. Is there some special trick in the creation of the graphic to make it transparent in VB?
Thankful VB programmer