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How can I make my form or control transparent?
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Question by:Buda
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by:ITugay
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Hi Buda,

if you are don't going to move form over the screen then it's easy.

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
  private
  public
    procedure WMERASEBKGND(var M: TMessage); message WM_ERASEBKGND;
  end;

....

procedure TForm1.WMERASEBKGND(var M: TMessage);
begin
  M.Result := 0;
end;

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Igor.

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by:mnasman
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look at this article, you will like the forms there
http://delphi.about.com/library/weekly/aa120898.htm

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by:boonhui78
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Hey!
Check out this cool component (free)
It will accomplish what you wanted to do =)

Go to http://www.torry.net/ and search for "Cool Form"

Regards
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try also this componets

try TSkinForm, it's free and call, but you have to register if you want the source code
http://www.friendsoft.net/english/index.htm

also look at the forms effects in torry site
http://www.torry.net/effects.htm
http://www.torry.net/nonrect.htm

there's a nice components for form, but it's not free take a look at

ksdev
http://www.ksdev.com/skinengine/index.html
and the DynamicSkinForm from Almediadev
http://www.almdev.com/
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