help with convert2bmp - been waiting for some feedback for a while

Jan 25, 2014 at 10:14 PM
When I use convert2bmp to convert my transparent ping images, it successfully creates bitmap versions of the images that display on the ribbon.

...However, it seems to be converting transparent parts of the image black (which is normal/expected, but it's also converting the color white to black as well.

For example, I have a transparent ping icon image that is a round circle shape with a transparent background, and the symbol inside the circle (a plus sign, +) is colored white. When I convert the image and display it on the blue ribbon, it displays, but the plus sign is blue instead of white.

I've tried opening my ping images in photoshop cs5 and placing them over a black colored layer and saving as a bitmap (32 bit), but when I try to use it on my ribbon, it compiles no problem, but simply doesn't show the image at all on the ribbon button.

I've been using this ribbon for quite a long time, but previously I've been loading them like this:
_Button_AddItem.LargeImage = Ribbon1.ConvertToUIImage(My.Resources.add_icon)
' where "add_icon" is a transparent ping. This displays on the ribbon perfectly.
Although this method allows me to use transparent ping images directly without converting them to bitmap, they occasionally don't load at all, and I get fully functional ribbon buttons, but no images on them.

How do I convert my transparent ping images and leave the white colored parts alone/leave the white parts white and not make white transparent/black too?

Please help...