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Independent Transparency Settings for Frontpanel Window and Frontpanel Elements

To create a window with rounded corners or a tab control without a surrounding window, it would be great if i could set the transparency of the FP Window to 100% and all other elements to 0%!

This could lead to very nice looking UI's.

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Knight of NI Knight of NI
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You can call functions from the Windows API to make one color in the window completely transparent (it will actually allow you to click behind the window). See here for a simplistic example. The "crkey" input in the last DLL call is the transparent color.

 

This is what it looks like:

 


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Thank you for the link. This is a good hint.

Otherwise a transparency property would be very nice to control transparency by program if it don't uses too much resources.

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The tip that tst provided demonstartes why it would be nice to be able to give kudos to comments, which has been discussed elsewhere.

Richard






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@Broken Arrow: I would have kudoed your comment if you had provided a link to "elsewhere".

Oops, sorry, I could not have...

:-)

Knight of NI

This is different than the idea proposed here: http://forums.ni.com/t5/LabVIEW-Idea-Exchange/Opacity-Semi-Transparency-appearance-settings-for-attr...

 

I am not sure if I would use such transparancy, however, I do like the idea or ability to have graphics that are non-rectangular in shape.

 

Who knows... maybe combined with % transparency, it would be a good feature. 

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