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GUI background that is see-through

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HI all, I am new to coding. I have a gui popup that has some buttons and a GUICtrlCreateEdit field in it. I need the background color of most (maybe except buttons) to be complete clear. so that the text in the edit field looks like it is just floating (or imprinted) on whatever application is behind it. The only stuff that would have a different color then the application behind the popup would be the color of the font in the edit field.

if this makes a difference, my gui also has a GUICtrlCreateTab in it..

And yes I spent the last couple days looking on forums but have not found what I am looking for. Maybe I am using the wrong keywords.

Thanks all for any help

Edited by Maclotro

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Hello Maclotro

Welcome to Autoit Forum :shifty:

You can use the search on forum page with "transparent gui" keyword

This is what you want ?

#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
$st1 = $WS_POPUP
$st2 = BitOR($WS_EX_LAYERED,$WS_EX_TOOLWINDOW,$WS_EX_TOPMOST,$WS_EX_LAYERED)
$hMain = GUICreate("Transparency Window",600,400,-1,-1,$st1,$st2)
$edit = GUICtrlCreateEdit("Edit",0,0,600,50)
$button1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Button1",0,50,50,50)
_WinAPI_SetLayeredWindowAttributes($hMain, 0xABCDEF, 255)
GUISetBkColor(0xABCDEF)
GUISetState()
While 1
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $msg
        Case $button1

        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            Exit
    EndSwitch
WEnd

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Hi Ghost

Yes the main gui is clear(see thru). But the GUICtrlCreateEdit field still has a white background. I am looking for the entire thing to be clear. Basically I am looking to create a scrolling text window in it. But can't afford to loose a lot of my overall view of the application this popup is over top of. So if I can make most of the gui (if not all) see thru other then the text inside the edit field that be great.

Thanks for your help, and I will try those keywords.

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Thanks for you answer, I was able to get this to work.

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Mind sharing how you solved it?


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HI Careca -

Look at the post that is marked Answered and just add in changing the background color of the edit control for transparency-> GUICtrlSetBkColor($edit, 0xABCDEF)

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Thank you.


Spoiler

Paster - Main function is to paste text, but has more functions.

OpenW - Open With... alternative, Open any file with any application, set it's icon, set application as default.

Renamer - Rename files and folders, remove portions of text from the filename etc.

BeatsPlayer - Music player.

Params Tool - Right click an exe to see it's parameters or execute them.

Regedit Control - Registry browsing history, quickly jump into any saved key.

Time4Shutdown - Write the time for shutdown in minutes.

Power Profiles Tool - Set a profile as active, delete, duplicate, export and import.

Firefox Profile Backup - Backup/restore previously saved profile.

Finished Task Shutdown - Shuts down pc when specified window/Wndl/process closes.

NetworkSpeedShutdown - Shuts down pc if download speed goes under "X" Kb/s.

 

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