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SurfaceTransparentFactor property

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Type

[Visual Basic]

Public Property SurfaceTransparentFactor As Short

 

[C#]

public short SurfaceTransparentFactor {get; set;}

 

[C++]

public: __property short get_SurfaceTransparentFactor();

public: __property void set_SurfaceTransparentFactor(short);

 

 

Remarks

Applies alpha channel transparency to the button surface.

This property value can range from a default value of 0 (total opacity) to a value of 255 (total transparency). A value entered out of this range produces a value of  0.

Note that setting this property value to 1 will produce an opaque button perfectly anti-aliased with the underlying background: this is very useful if you have an underlying picture.

Below you can see a screenshot of a form (white background) with a picture control containing a set of three identical buttons: the left one has the property set to 0 (total opacity, anti-alias with the form background color), the center one has the property set to 1 (total opacity, anti-alias with the underlying picture) and the right one has the property set to 128 (semi-transparent).

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Note that, in case the underlying picture should change, you could force a refresh of the control using the RefreshTransparentControl method.

 

 

See also

How to manage alpha channel transparency section.