Transparent Form in VB5
Posted on 1998-04-04
Is it possible to make a transparent Form in VB5? Actually what i want to do is to lanuch my app which opens with a form (supposedly a transparent form) so that i can see the image of what ever is at the back. e.g., say i am working in MS-Access and then i launch my app. At this time eventhough my app is loaded but i can still see the Access Screen. Now when i drag my mouse line is drawn and i can highlight any area i want to. Basically i want to use it as a training tool in my office where i can draw a line or a circle around a any thing and talk about it.
second option will be to capture screen image of previous screen and show it in an image box in my form - but that is my second choice.
ps: drawing lines and boxes is no problem - pls focus the answer towards making it transparent.