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AlphaGradientPanel, an extended panel

, 24 Mar 2006 CPOL
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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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Questionmodify color( ) with code ? Pin
Hqrts30-May-07 0:56
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GeneralTra sparency Pin
spaceboy17-May-07 4:55
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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
HankFrid7-Aug-06 12:08
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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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QuestionNot a Microsoft.NET Module? Pin
vaderjm3-Aug-06 16:26
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AnswerRe: Not a Microsoft.NET Module? Pin
Nick Wälti3-Aug-06 21:32
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GeneralRe: Not a Microsoft.NET Module? Pin
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GeneralRe: Not a Microsoft.NET Module? Pin
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GeneralSmall problem Pin
Danilo Corallo6-Jul-06 12:46
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AnswerRe: Small problem Pin
Nick Wälti29-Jul-06 6:33
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GeneralCan't load in VB Express Pin
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QuestionUsage Requirements Pin
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AnswerRe: Usage Requirements Pin
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QuestionHelp Pin
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GeneralDude, this is tight! Pin
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GeneralRe: Dude, this is tight! Pin
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GeneralThanks :) Pin
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QuestionAny VS.NET 2003 Version? Pin
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QuestionHow can i implement this feature on my form Pin
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AnswerRe: How can i implement this feature on my form Pin
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QuestionWhere's the Article? Pin
unklegwar3-Apr-06 3:09
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AnswerRe: Where's the Article? Pin
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Generalit is good. Pin
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GeneralRe: it is good. Pin
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GeneralSweet! Pin
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GeneralCan't Debug Pin
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Questiontransparent only to background image on form ? Pin
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AnswerRe: transparent only to background image on form ? Pin
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GeneralRe: transparent only to background image on form ? Pin
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QuestionRe: transparent only to background image on form ? Pin
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