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Transparent input control,

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Uten

Does anyone of you know how to make a input control transparent?

I know that this only works with picture and label controls.

GUICtrlSetBkColor( $ctlID, $GUI_BKCOLOR_TRANSPARENT )

Any suggestions?

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Uten

Now, thats a cool tip @Zedna!

I know I can do it in API calls only (create my own text control), but it requires time I don't have at the moment. The sample by @Larry lacks editability, but it is a start.

But thanks a lot for it. It will come in handy..:)

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smashly

Hi,

I used a bodgey way to get an edit control to be transparent for one of my projects a while ago, only because I had no idea how to do it properly. It worked , but there must be an easier/proper way.

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$main = GUICreate('Transparency', 200, 55, -1, -1, -1, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)
$Slider = GuiCtrlCreateSlider(5, 30, 190, 20,$TBS_NOTICKS + $TBS_BOTH)
GUICtrlSetLimit($Slider, 255, 1)
GUICtrlSetData($Slider, 255)
GUISetState()

$Child = GUICreate('Input', 188, 18, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST, $main)
$Input = GUICtrlCreateInput('Use slider to set transparency', -1, -1, 190, 20)
GUISetState()

$old = GUICtrlRead($Slider)

While 1
    $wpm = WinGetPos($main)
    $x = $wpm[0] + 9
    $y = $wpm[1] + 35
    WinMove($Child, "", $x, $y)
    If GUICtrlRead($Slider) <> $old Then 
        WinSetTrans($Child, "", GUICtrlRead($Slider))
        $old = GUICtrlRead($Slider)
    EndIf   
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd

Cheers

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Uten

hmm, that was odd. I have tried WinSetTrans several times (image control underneath) but it did not work at all. Conflicting style settings? I Don't know. Will have to try again. Thanks for the working sample @smashly..:)

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JRSmile

what about this:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>

$main = GUICreate('Transparency', 200, 55, -1, -1, -1, $WS_EX_TOPMOST)
$Slider = GuiCtrlCreateSlider(5, 30, 190, 20,$TBS_NOTICKS + $TBS_BOTH)
$label = GUICtrlCreateLabel('Use slider to set transparency', 8,15, 190, 20)
GUICtrlSetLimit($Slider, 255, 1)
GUICtrlSetData($Slider, 255)
GUISetState()

$Child = GUICreate('Input', 188, 18, -1, -1, $WS_POPUP, $WS_EX_TOPMOST, $main)
$Input = GUICtrlCreateInput('Use slider to set transparency', -1, -1, 190, 20)
GUISetState()

$old = GUICtrlRead($Slider)
$in_old = GUICtrlRead($Input)

While 1
    if $in_old <> GUICtrlRead($Input) Then GUICtrlSetData($label, GUICtrlRead($Input))
    $in_old = GUICtrlRead($Input)
    $wpm = WinGetPos($main)
    $x = $wpm[0] + 9
    $y = $wpm[1] + 35
    WinMove($Child, "", $x, $y)
    If GUICtrlRead($Slider) <> $old Then
        WinSetTrans($Child, "", GUICtrlRead($Slider))
        $old = GUICtrlRead($Slider)
    EndIf   
    $msg = GUIGetMsg()
    Select
        Case $msg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            ExitLoop
    EndSelect
WEnd

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