transparency in objects

2003-08-08 11:38:08 PM
Is there a way to use the AlphaBlend on objects in a window to make them
slightly transparent without making the parent window transparent? I have a
video application and would like to make my panels and buttons slightly
transparent so the user can see the underlying video. If I use the
AlphaBlend in the window, The video becomes slightly transparent, showing
the windows desktop. I did get around this by using seperate windows and
overlaying them, but I ran into too many windows glitches with Alt-Tab,
Move, Size, etc. So, is there a way to set the AlphaBlend for each control
in my window and leave the window itself opaque?