Thanks so much for the pointers… i have been all over the place with different libraries, but i am using the same ones you are now, except i do have the GFX_RK in addition. The particle library is not declared in the main ino, but it is in the HX8357.h file. I had a second look at what Scruff suggested and have tried using that code (it has gotten me the closest to getting this to work). I have gotten it to compile and flash, but for some reason, my initial program still displays (it draws lines and text on the screen instead of loading a BMP), it flashes for a second a white screen (the bmp is not white and my program is black with white text) but goes right back to the original program. I don’t even understand how that is possible. I even have reinstalled the toolchain a few times.
The sample code i am using:
These are my defines… (cause this is about all i have changed to the code linked above - what was there didn’t work)
#define SDcard D2
#define TouchScr D3
#define DisplayCS D4
#define DisplayDC D5
#define TFT_RST -1
#define SPIMasterIn MISO
#define SPIMasterOut MOSI
#define Clock SCK
And my Adafruit_HX8357 tft() class
Adafruit_HX8357 tft(DisplayCS, DisplayDC, TFT_RST);
I think the pins in the class above are messed up… i have tried so many different combinations.
Again, thanks for the library version info. Not knowing what is wrong i have been switching out libraries to make it work. even tried using the SD library and an old ImageReader library.