Enhanced form controls

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by digitaldon37, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. digitaldon37

    digitaldon37 Active Member Licensed User

    Does anyone know of any enhanced form controls that work on the PC and Mobile?

    It doesn't look like compact framework controls have a lot of useful properties like opacity. I am looking for something that would let me use controls like label and panel that have a "transparent" property like image buttons do.

    I want to be able to assign an image to a form and let the image show through on the controls that are placed on the form.
  2. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    Hi digitalton37,

    I don't know of any enhanced control with transparency. The only one is the ImageButton. A Label can be replaced by an ImageButton with enabled=false and you get the same effect as the label and with transpareny. But you must know that it shows the image of the Form, if the ImageButton overlays on a Control it doesn't show the Control but the Form's image and the overlapped part of the Control is hidden.

    For Panels I don't know a solution, it depends also what you need the Panel for. If it's to group several controls together, I am afraid that there is no solution yet because:
    A Panel can :
    - have other Controls on it
    - only have a background color
    - but no image
    An Image :
    - have no Controls on it
    - have an image

    Best regards.
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