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QuestionSemi Transparent UserControl Pinmembermaxatlis30-Mar-08 0:04 
GeneralRe: Semi Transparent UserControl [modified] PinmemberRob Smiley18-Apr-08 9:48 
Hi, the short answer to your question is no. The win32 system does not support semi-transparent controls in the way you want it. However, considering that you're UserControl is painting an image, there is an alternative way - as long as you're only painting over other graphics & not over controls (buttons, textboxes etc.). Any image you want to paint can be adjusted so that it's semi-transparent. Ditch the UserControl & paint the image from the main form by overriding the OnPaint method. Here's the code to adjust the image transparency. You'll need to enable the 'Allow unsafe code' option in the project Build properties.
        private Bitmap _transImage = null;
        public Form1()
        protected override void OnLoad(EventArgs e)
            Bitmap b = new Bitmap(@"c:\myImage.png");
            _transImage = AdjustImageTransparency(b);
        protected override void OnPaint(PaintEventArgs e)
            e.Graphics.DrawImage(_transImage, new Rectangle(40, 40, _transImage.Width, _transImage.Height));
        private Bitmap AdjustImageTransparency(Bitmap sourceImage)
            // image must be 32bpp to allow transparency adjustment, so paint source to transImage gc
            Bitmap transImage = new Bitmap(sourceImage.Width, sourceImage.Height, PixelFormat.Format32bppArgb);
            Rectangle rc = new Rectangle(Point.Empty, sourceImage.Size);
            using (Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(transImage))
                g.DrawImage(sourceImage, rc);
            // lock transImage for direct memory manipulation
            BitmapData bd = transImage.LockBits(rc, ImageLockMode.ReadWrite, transImage.PixelFormat);
            AdjustTransparency(bd, 0.5f);
            // must always unlock the memory when finished
            return transImage;
        private unsafe void AdjustTransparency(BitmapData dataObj, float ratio)
            // calc the number of bytes that represent a single row
            int byteWidth = dataObj.Width * 4;
            for (int y = 0; y < dataObj.Height; y++)
                // calc memory location for row(y)
                byte* row = (byte*)dataObj.Scan0 + dataObj.Stride * y;
                for (int x = 0; x < byteWidth; x++)
                    // every 4th byte in a 32bpp image is the alpha value for each pixel
                    if ((x % 4) == 3)
                        // adjust value of transparency byte according to ratio (0-1 value)
                        float val = (float)row[x];
                        val *= ratio;
                        val = Math.Min(Math.Max(val, 0), 255);
                        row[x] = (byte)val;
also, add the System.Drawing.Imaging import to your code.
Hope this helps! Big Grin | :-D
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind"
modified on Friday, April 18, 2008 3:58 PM

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