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FAQ: Why aren't the transparent symbols in my ArcIMS layer displayed correctly in ArcMap?

Question

Why aren't the transparent symbols in my ArcIMS layer displayed correctly in ArcMap?

Answer

ArcIMS symbology has a transparency property that allows you to specify the percentage of transparency. ArcMap supports transparency at the layer level, but not at the symbol level.

These tags have a transparency attribute:

· CALLOUTMARKERSYMBOL
· GRADIENTFILLSYMBOL
· HASHLINESYMBOL
· RASTERFILLSYMBOL
· RASTERMARKERSYMBOL
· RASTERSHIELDSSYMBOL
· SHIELDSYMBOL
· SIMPLELINESYMBOL
· SIMPLEMARKERSYMBOL
· SIMPLEPOLYGONSYMBOL
· TRUETYPEMARKERSYMBOL