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AlphaGradientPanel, an extended panel

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24 Mar 2006CPOL
A panel that has rounded borders, gradients, and transparency.

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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 ;)

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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GeneralRe: Not a Microsoft.NET Module? Pin
vaderjm5-Aug-06 5:52
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GeneralSmall problem Pin
Danilo Corallo6-Jul-06 12:46
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AnswerRe: Small problem Pin
Nicolas Wälti29-Jul-06 6:33
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GeneralCan't load in VB Express Pin
Apopka_Pilot25-May-06 10:43
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GeneralRe: Can't load in VB Express Pin
seanwright5-Jul-06 5:05
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QuestionUsage Requirements Pin
rdesigner19-May-06 10:44
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AnswerRe: Usage Requirements Pin
Nicolas Wälti20-May-06 4:37
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QuestionHelp Pin
j.channon16-May-06 23:56
Memberj.channon16-May-06 23:56 
Hi! This is a brill panel and all works ok on my machine. I have a panel with a gradient of 2 colours however when I put the *.exe on other machines I dont get the gradient just a white background. Please help!

Thanks
GeneralDude, this is tight! Pin
serialc0d310-May-06 3:26
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GeneralRe: Dude, this is tight! Pin
Nicolas Wälti10-May-06 3:31
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GeneralThanks :) Pin
blroy521127-Apr-06 3:40
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GeneralRe: Thanks :) Pin
Nicolas Wälti29-Jul-06 6:35
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QuestionAny VS.NET 2003 Version? Pin
Xiaofeizai13-Apr-06 21:29
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QuestionHow can i implement this feature on my form Pin
shahrokh_hz8-Apr-06 3:16
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AnswerRe: How can i implement this feature on my form Pin
Nicolas Wälti8-Apr-06 22:18
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QuestionWhere's the Article? Pin
unklegwar3-Apr-06 3:09
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AnswerRe: Where's the Article? Pin
Nicolas Wälti3-Apr-06 5:26
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Generalit is good. Pin
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GeneralRe: it is good. Pin
Nicolas Wälti4-Apr-06 7:19
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GeneralSweet! Pin
pablleaf31-Mar-06 3:31
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GeneralRe: Sweet! Pin
Nicolas Wälti4-Apr-06 7:19
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GeneralCan't Debug Pin
keith.b30-Mar-06 5:19
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QuestionRe: Can't Debug Pin
Nicolas Wälti31-Mar-06 0:56
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Generalgreat Pin
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GeneralRe: great Pin
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