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Problem With Appearance of Controls in VS2005

This is going to sound REALLY simple....but...

I have tried in vain for a long time now to make this work.

I have a VS2005 (native) windows forms app with a form that contains a
tab control with several tab pages inside it. Unfortunately, it also
needs a trackbar control within one of the tab pages. Okay, here is the
problem...as far as I can tell, there is no way to make this all look
professional. The trackbar control will not allow for setting its
background color to transparent, and the tabstrip control has no
background color property at all. You can set the background colors of
the individual tab pages, but then it looks like crap, because it
doesn't match the containing tab control's background color. This whole
thing would be a lot easier if you could set the trackbar's background
to "Transparent", just like the tabpages and all of the other controls
within tab pages (it produces a "Property value is not valid" when
trying to do that). Any ideas on how to better handle this? Maybe they
will fix this in a future update to VS.

Dec 5 '05 #1
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Possibly make your own track bar control. Control Seems simple...

Schneider

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This is going to sound REALLY simple....but...

I have tried in vain for a long time now to make this work.

I have a VS2005 (native) windows forms app with a form that contains a
tab control with several tab pages inside it. Unfortunately, it also
needs a trackbar control within one of the tab pages. Okay, here is the
problem...as far as I can tell, there is no way to make this all look
professional. The trackbar control will not allow for setting its
background color to transparent, and the tabstrip control has no
background color property at all. You can set the background colors of
the individual tab pages, but then it looks like crap, because it
doesn't match the containing tab control's background color. This whole
thing would be a lot easier if you could set the trackbar's background
to "Transparent", just like the tabpages and all of the other controls
within tab pages (it produces a "Property value is not valid" when
trying to do that). Any ideas on how to better handle this? Maybe they
will fix this in a future update to VS.

Dec 5 '05 #2

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