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Show any Window with translucent frames

, 17 Jan 2006
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Good and quck code to show any window as translucent

Sample Image - Translucent_Windows.jpg

Introduction

Good code to display your windows with smooth border or even semi-transparent caption.

Try this it's so easy. You can event use your .PNG images for window drawing.

This code uses small API functions for drawing layered window, but it's so simple. Design your professional look like Winamp skins with alpha blended functions or DesktopX look.

Like DesktopX, code displays first layered window with your drawing and then window which you want to display in it. This must be used because Layered window can't display controls. If you choose to draw controls in Layered window it can be done, but your drawing will become so slow, so this is the simplest solution. I also think that Vista does this with same method.

Soon I will create all controls and post them here. Controls same as Vista Controls.

Thanks. Nemanja

 

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QuestionI love it, but just one question... Pin
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Generalit is very nice. Pin
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