Graphics need not be limited to just the About window and the program icon. You can also use background images in BViews, toolbars, buttons, and other places. There are few hard-and-fast rules here, but there are some tips you might find useful:
- Follow the Dos and Don'ts for toolbars mentioned in Chapter 12
- Background images should not be too busy and should not reduce overall readability.
- If your program uses only a few small pictures, you may want to package them in a resource file to prevent them from somehow coming up missing in the installation on a user's machine. Crazy things happen on people's computers.