Apparently the ewase of programming has disappeared when I stopped using python.
btnPlay.BackgroundImage = Image.FromFile("\\Images\\playbtn_down.jpg");
Now I have the image in a Images folder...and I don't see why this doesn't work (from build [F5])....
this is making me very bitter......It's one of the many problems I've encountered since I started using this language (all unsolved). BTW...I'm using MS Visual C# 2005 Express for what its worth....guh