Special FX – The TRANSLUCENCY property

This new property applies to all top-level windows and dialog boxes (but not MDI child windows) and allows you to set the translucency of a form based on a simple percentage amount, “0” being fully opaque and “100” being fully transparent.

Form with TRANSLUCENCY of 20

Form with TRANSLUCENCY of 20

Form with a TRANSLUCENCY of 50

Form with a TRANSLUCENCY of 50

FORM with a TRANSLUCENCY of 80

FORM with a TRANSLUCENCY of 80

Check out the excellent PAINT.NET application for a good example of using this effect where supporting modeless dialog boxes are rendered translucent when not active.

[Edit: 01 Feb 13 – property renamed to TRANSLUCENCY from TRANSPARENCY]

(Disclaimer: This article is based on preliminary information and may be subject to change in the final release version of OpenInsight 10).

4 thoughts on “Special FX – The TRANSLUCENCY property

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