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I'm trying to create a separate C# project. I have a requirement that I´m hoping to get some help with.

What I am simply trying to do is: Start a movie (. Avi,. Divx or similar format) in full-screen mode while still having a little chat box on the left bottom corner.

To get the video to role is not the hard part, but it is to get the chat-box to be "above" the video( and hopefully with transparent background).

I have looked around for solutions by searching, with no further result, now I'm hoping that you can give me some good advice to how I can succeed with my project?, Thanks
Posted 10-Jan-12 11:41am

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This article shows how to do the opposite, but perhaps you can use some of the methods in there to help you with what you want to do. It is old, but the logic is likely still the same.
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Member 8375374 10-Jan-12 18:09pm
Thanks for the answer, but that solution wont help me that much, because what I´m trying to do is to have the movie to run at full-screen (NON TRANSPARENT) and make the chatbox(multiline textbox, HAS TRANSPARENT BG) to be at the top of the video, the problem is how to get the chatbox over the video?
Marcus Kramer 11-Jan-12 10:59am
Understood. What I meant was that you want your overlay to be transparent and was thinking that you may be able to employ the same kind of techniques that were used in the article for your transparent portion. Basically to use the transparency logic on your layer instead of the video layer as in the article.

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