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Posted 1 Oct 2008
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A Reflective and Translucent Glass Panel

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Component derived from Panel that acts like a window (glass)


This component is the logical suite of the AlphaGradientPanel published here on CodeProject. It replaces the original System.Windows.Form.Panel by a nifty glassy one.


No idea, I wanted to have glass.

Using the Code

The panel has three main properties. 

  • The glass color (GlassColor) which defines the base tint of the glass panel.
  • The glass opacity (Opacity) which defines the opacity of the panel.
  • Whether the mouse cursor is reflected on the panel (MouseReflection).

It is mainly used like any other panel would be used.

Points of Interest

It's far from perfect and you are to have a good graphic card to use it, but the effect is kind of cool.


  • v. 1.0 - October 2008


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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QuestionWindows 10 & Framework 4.6 Pin
Member 118830773-Nov-15 10:53
memberMember 118830773-Nov-15 10:53 
GeneralGood But Not Working with other controls see details Pin
stelios198422-May-13 22:42
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Questioncompact framework compatibility Pin
Moosavi S.M.24-Jun-12 5:46
memberMoosavi S.M.24-Jun-12 5:46 
if this code works in compact framework 3.5 for for windows ce devices?
QuestionNot work in Windows 7 Pin
Member 439692024-Apr-12 19:53
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QuestionCan you please provide a c# version ? Pin
Failed Noob2-Oct-11 5:47
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QuestionTransparency Problems Pin
Ibsy31-Dec-10 3:32
professionalIbsy31-Dec-10 3:32 
GeneralNice atricle Pin
L Viljoen30-Sep-10 22:24
professionalL Viljoen30-Sep-10 22:24 
GeneralRe: Nice atricle Pin
(Nick Waelti)11-Oct-10 21:16
member(Nick Waelti)11-Oct-10 21:16 
GeneralRe: Nice atricle Pin
L Viljoen11-Oct-10 22:00
professionalL Viljoen11-Oct-10 22:00 
GeneralRe: Nice atricle Pin
Failed Noob2-Oct-11 6:02
memberFailed Noob2-Oct-11 6:02 
GeneralRe: Nice atricle Pin
Southmountain12-Dec-15 11:54
memberSouthmountain12-Dec-15 11:54 
GeneralImplementing the control Pin
SushilKumar178323-Nov-09 0:33
memberSushilKumar178323-Nov-09 0:33 
GeneralGood job Pin
flowermix1-May-09 22:48
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