A transparent windows control always shows the parents background RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a couple of windows controls on a form. The parent for all these controls are the form itself. The back color for few of the controls are set as Transparent.

    The issues is if the control ( Say Ctrl1 ) with a transparent background overlaps with another controls ( Say Ctrl2 and Ctrl3 ) and , the expectation is to see the back ground of Ctrl2 and Ctrl3. Instead the form's back ground is seen.

    There is an article from Microsoft describing this limitation http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943454#appliesto

    Can anyone let me know any possible workarounds ?

    Friday, June 28, 2013 12:38 PM