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Panel2.Parent = My.User.desktop ???
Panel2.BackColor = Color.Transparent
how to you make a hole on from with Panel2 without setting TransparencyKey.
Posted 7-Oct-11 18:45pm
Updated 7-Oct-11 18:48pm
SAKryukov 10-Oct-11 16:22pm
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It cannot work. And even if it worked, it would not really make a hole.

You can make a hole if you modify Region of your form (windows).
If this is a System.Windows.Forms.Form, you just need to assign the property Region to some region with a hole.
See MSDN help page with code sample:[^].

It will create a "real" hole: if you place your application in z-order on top of some other application, activate your application and click mouse in the hole, the application underneath will be activated.

You can create regions and hence windows of almost any shape, with holes or without them.

Espen Harlinn 10-Oct-11 18:15pm
SAKryukov 10-Oct-11 18:15pm
Thank you, Espen.

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