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[archive] Transparent Windows?

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Are there tricks to create a transparent window?

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Yes it is.

But, hold on, before you go with the example, tell me why and what?
All since I made this sample program I have been curious for why and when would I use such a feature, for what purpose?
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well ill use it to show an image or a fashioned window over another one
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A good use, for instance, is for displaying a notification message to the user and then having the window fade out so that the user does not have to interact with it to make it disappear, but also that it got their attention. Similiar to what Outlook 2003 does in the system tray when a message is received. It pops up on bottom of the screen, waits for two or three seconds, and then slowly fades out.
Fading is a good way of saying, here's something you should know about, but it's not critical. Where as a flashing window that eventually timed out would indicate a more critical situation. And of course a modal window, where you have to interact with it, is the most critical.
Thank you for the code Gisle, a real time saver!
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thanks both for reply and for the code 😄
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Cool you could use it guys. But you know Dan, you have actually had the code for a while... On a certain CD...

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Right you are, and it's been on my "todo" list to use. 😉
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