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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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About the Author

Nicolas Wälti
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Comments and Discussions

 
Questionimage alpha question Pinmemberbekiser1-May-13 8:23 
SuggestionA few changes needed to get this to work in .Net 4 [modified] PinmemberJonathan_Collins6-Jun-12 23:55 
GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmemberBrad Barnhill6-Jan-12 17:49 
GeneralMy vote of 2 PinmvpDave Kreskowiak8-Apr-10 7:37 
QuestionIssue removing control from form(s) PinmemberDavid Minder22-Dec-09 6:09 
QuestionOver controls??? PinmemberMember 247284813-Oct-09 10:53 
Generalfrustrating Pinmemberjoe destefano8-May-09 12:45 
GeneralRe: frustrating Pinmemberjoe destefano8-May-09 12:59 
GeneralRe: frustrating PinmemberDavid Minder22-Dec-09 5:16 
QuestionAdding an AlphaGradientPanel at runtime? PinmemberSMothes29-Sep-08 5:38 
AnswerRe: Adding an AlphaGradientPanel at runtime? PinmemberNick Waelti1-Oct-08 2:10 
Hello,
 
I did a quick test on my side (with VS 2008), and I can do that seamlessly:
(Code on Form Load)
 
Dim agp As New AlphaGradientPanel
agp.Size = New Size(100, 50)
agp.Location = New Point(50, 150)
Dim c1 As New ColorWithAlpha
c1.Color = Color.Red
Dim c2 As New ColorWithAlpha
c2.Color = Color.Yellow
agp.Colors.Add(c1)
agp.Colors.Add(c2)
Me.Controls.Add(agp)
 
Is that not working on your side ?
 
Cheers,
Nick
 
http://www.blueactivity.com

Questiontransparency over controls PinmemberFallakka14-Aug-08 0:06 
GeneralTransparency problem Pinmemberzuraw13-Mar-08 5:06 
GeneralRe: Transparency problem Pinmembercdebel26-Feb-09 10:49 
QuestionException PinmemberBBWicked1-Aug-07 0:46 
Generalsorry but :) Pinmemberdeltadirac29-Jul-07 9:05 
QuestionRemoving a color Pinmemberthe-rpd1-Jul-07 6:20 
GeneralNice control Pinmemberthe-rpd26-Jun-07 10:38 
GeneralRe: Nice control Pinmember(Nick Waelti)28-Jun-07 1:11 
GeneralRe: Nice control Pinmemberthe-rpd28-Jun-07 7:40 
GeneralUse in applications PinmemberBryanTKinkel12-Jun-07 4:40 
AnswerRe: Use in applications PinmemberNick Waelti12-Jun-07 4:55 
GeneralRe: Use in applications PinmemberBryanTKinkel13-Jun-07 5:29 
GeneralRe: Use Commercial in applications PinmemberMatt Lowrance26-Sep-07 7:39 
GeneralRe: Use Commercial in applications PinmemberNick Waelti26-Sep-07 21:19 

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