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.Net Picture Box as Frontpanel Window Background?

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Hi Folks,

 

I would like to have a .Net picture Box as front panel window background. But if I put an control onto the picture box it disappears behind the picture box and isn't therefore accessible anymore.

 

I already tried to move it to the background and to move controls explicitely in the foreground.

 

I would prefer to use this type of control, not only because it has an automatic scaling function. I am using LV 2018 SP1 for this project.

 

Thanks in advance

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Answer is here.

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If the idea is to get a picture as background, there's a property node for that, which'd save you the hassle. 🙂

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Or if you want the auso-scaling, then load the picture data from the .NTE-control into a 2d-control after it is scaled (I think that was one of the solutions on the link I gave).

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If this picture is supposed to be static you don't even need a property node, just r-click the scrollbar and select "Import picture as background".

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Thanks a lot, usually I want to use the .net picture box because it has features for nearly every use case. To put it as vi background image is absolutely sufficient for me, since it scales with the pane if the mode is set to "stretch" and the pane scales while resizing.

 

Your solution is much easier than I thought it could be.

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