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AlphaGradientPanel, an extended panel

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A panel that has rounded borders, gradients, and transparency.

Introduction

This is a panel, first of all. Therefore, it has all the advantages of a panel, plus some nice little features.

Using the code

You'll just have to include the component in your toolbox and use it.

The only property that is a bit special is the Colors() property. It is a collection of items and has design-time visibility in the property grid. I'm still trying to achieve transforming the color name that appears in the property grid in a nice drawing... If anybody knows how that can be achieved, please, please, please, let me know Wink | ;)

Features

  • Rounded corners (any one of them or all at the same time).
  • Gradients (from 2 to n colors, with some special effects).
  • Transparency (any color can be made transparent with an "Alpha" value between 0 and 255).
  • Borders, even with rounded corners, have a nice little border.
  • Image inclusion (position, opacity, size, grayscale, and padding).
  • Padding of the content, of the back, and of the docking.

History

  • Version 1.0.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

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Nicolas Wälti
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AnswerRe: Adding an AlphaGradientPanel at runtime? Pin
Nick Waelti1-Oct-08 1:10
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GeneralTransparency problem Pin
zuraw13-Mar-08 4:06
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GeneralRe: Transparency problem Pin
cdebel26-Feb-09 9:49
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QuestionException Pin
BBWicked31-Jul-07 23:46
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Generalsorry but :) Pin
deltadirac29-Jul-07 8:05
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QuestionRemoving a color Pin
the-rpd1-Jul-07 5:20
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GeneralNice control Pin
the-rpd26-Jun-07 9:38
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GeneralRe: Nice control Pin
(Nick Waelti)28-Jun-07 0:11
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GeneralRe: Nice control Pin
the-rpd28-Jun-07 6:40
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GeneralUse in applications Pin
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AnswerRe: Use in applications Pin
Nick Waelti12-Jun-07 3:55
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GeneralRe: Use in applications Pin
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GeneralRe: Use Commercial in applications Pin
Matt Lowrance26-Sep-07 6:39
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GeneralRe: Use Commercial in applications Pin
Nick Waelti26-Sep-07 20:19
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GeneralPanel behind not visible Pin
JonnyNordin9-Jun-07 2:17
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Questionmodify color( ) with code ? Pin
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GeneralTra sparency Pin
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QuestionPanel Bugs [modified] Pin
tricos26-Mar-07 8:44
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GeneralProblem when copying control Pin
mraviator26-Feb-07 11:06
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AnswerRe: Form appearance Pin
Nick Wälti26-Sep-06 3:06
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QuestionAlpha Gradient Panel ? Pin
Zaegra9-Aug-06 2:23
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QuestionCan I plead ignorance? Please!? Pin
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AnswerRe: Can I plead ignorance? Please!? Pin
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QuestionRe: Can I plead ignorance? Please!? Pin
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GeneralBeautifully Done Pin
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