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

    Can anyone let me know any possible workarounds ?

    Friday, June 28, 2013 12:38 PM