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Clickable custom-shaped area

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Hi
How do i set up a custom (polygon) area like in risk where you have regions and they are clickable?
Would i set up a series of points and see if mouse-cursor is "within" these or how do i go about this task?

Thanks a lot
Erik

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(Assuming Windows API)
Rather than a polygon, you can use a "region". A region is any arbitrary size and shape, not just a polygon. You can load art and convert it to a region, or you can add and subtract shapes from a region. Then test if the point is within the region.

A Google search for region from bitmap gives a bunch of results about creating the region and using it for hit detection and other purposes.

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Maybe this is the same as region from bitmap, but could you just see what color is under the mouse, and have a different color for each region?

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well i need to define the region ingame so setting a number of points (forming a polygon) is probably a good solution.
Thanks
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