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_WinAPI_SetParent and trasparency

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Terenz

Hello,

I want to make my GUI with some button a child of an external application. Until then, i don't have problem.

The issue born because i want to make this GUI trasparent, with only the button not trasparent. For do this i need to sue the style $WS_EX_LAYERED combined to _WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes. If i use the $WS_EX_LAYERED the _WinAPI_SetParent not work, if i'll remove it work.

I can't combine SetParet and the GUI trasparency?

Thanks

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Terenz

I can't post it now, i'm not on that PC. But i have explained well what is the problem, or not?


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Terenz

Well, until i'll post it in this days, hope soon...if someone has an idea why $WS_EX_LAYERED style not work with _WinAPI_SetParent please write it ;)

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BrewManNH

Is the window you want to use $WS_EX_LAYERED with the parent or the child window?  Your description of what you're doing isn't clear as to that.


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Terenz

The child with the WS_EX_LAYERED, is an autoit GUI. If i add that syle the SetParent not work, if i remove it work so there is a sort of incompatibility.

Maybe here there is the explaination:

Windows 8:  The WS_EX_LAYERED style is supported for top-level windows and child windows. Previous Windows versions support WS_EX_LAYERED only for top-level windows

So seems i can't do nothing, confirmed?

Or maybe there is another way to make the gui full trasparent but not the control like button without use the WS_EX_LAYERED?

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