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Truly transparent label.

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Hi all.

I've been working on a small and very simple label design app for a few days
now, I've got most of my problems solved, although I'm sure there are some
more just around the corner!

The current issue is trying to get dynamically created labels to be truly
transparent. Setting the color value just doesn't do the job!

I may have many labels on the form at any one time, when moving a label over
another the underlying label is overdrawn, obviously by the 'topmost'
(BringToFront) label background.

So I need real transparency, does anyone have any ideas?

Oh, and I will have to do with with some 3rd party bar code controls as
well. IDAutomation Linear and 2D dlls.

Cheers,
Tull.
Sep 28 '06 #1
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Maybe this can help?

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/tr...wsincsharp.asp
It's in C# though. Hope you can transpose.
HTH
Steve

"T Clancey" <tu**@idcodeware.co.ukwrote in message
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Hi all.

I've been working on a small and very simple label design app for a few
days now, I've got most of my problems solved, although I'm sure there are
some more just around the corner!

The current issue is trying to get dynamically created labels to be truly
transparent. Setting the color value just doesn't do the job!

I may have many labels on the form at any one time, when moving a label
over another the underlying label is overdrawn, obviously by the 'topmost'
(BringToFront) label background.

So I need real transparency, does anyone have any ideas?

Oh, and I will have to do with with some 3rd party bar code controls as
well. IDAutomation Linear and 2D dlls.

Cheers,
Tull.

Sep 28 '06 #2

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I looked into Transapency, but this can only be applied (through normal
properties) to forms, I need to do this kind of thing with the individual
labels. I don't really want transparency as this will dim the entire
control, I just want the white to be transparent.

I'll continue the search, but thanks for the link.
Cheers,
Tull.
"Steve Long" <St**********@NoSpam.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Maybe this can help?

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/tr...wsincsharp.asp
It's in C# though. Hope you can transpose.
HTH
Steve

"T Clancey" <tu**@idcodeware.co.ukwrote in message
news:Rf********************@bt.com...
>Hi all.

I've been working on a small and very simple label design app for a few
days now, I've got most of my problems solved, although I'm sure there
are some more just around the corner!

The current issue is trying to get dynamically created labels to be truly
transparent. Setting the color value just doesn't do the job!

I may have many labels on the form at any one time, when moving a label
over another the underlying label is overdrawn, obviously by the
'topmost' (BringToFront) label background.

So I need real transparency, does anyone have any ideas?

Oh, and I will have to do with with some 3rd party bar code controls as
well. IDAutomation Linear and 2D dlls.

Cheers,
Tull.


Sep 29 '06 #3

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You might want to look here then:

http://www.Planet-Source-Code.com/vb...2132&lngWId=10

Steve

"T Clancey" <tu**@idcodeware.co.ukwrote in message
news:fu********************@bt.com...
>I looked into Transapency, but this can only be applied (through normal
properties) to forms, I need to do this kind of thing with the individual
labels. I don't really want transparency as this will dim the entire
control, I just want the white to be transparent.

I'll continue the search, but thanks for the link.
Cheers,
Tull.
"Steve Long" <St**********@NoSpam.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Maybe this can help?

http://www.codeproject.com/csharp/tr...wsincsharp.asp
It's in C# though. Hope you can transpose.
HTH
Steve

"T Clancey" <tu**@idcodeware.co.ukwrote in message
news:Rf********************@bt.com...
>>Hi all.

I've been working on a small and very simple label design app for a few
days now, I've got most of my problems solved, although I'm sure there
are some more just around the corner!

The current issue is trying to get dynamically created labels to be
truly transparent. Setting the color value just doesn't do the job!

I may have many labels on the form at any one time, when moving a label
over another the underlying label is overdrawn, obviously by the
'topmost' (BringToFront) label background.

So I need real transparency, does anyone have any ideas?

Oh, and I will have to do with with some 3rd party bar code controls as
well. IDAutomation Linear and 2D dlls.

Cheers,
Tull.



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