Full Screen Text (On Top) and transparency
Posted on 2002-04-12
I am writing an activex control that I wish to enable text to be written onto the top screen.
The control itself uses pop up forms etc that remain on top. I wish to place text on top of the controlling app.
I can of course use a text box or simple form but, I wnat it to give text notices with transparent background on top of the active application.
I have use transparent forms and have also used animated gifs on top of everything but text doesn't work.
I can write text on the screen but it can not be removed or changed easily.
I dont want a form or anything to be visible except the text with a trasparent background.
Secondly, many transparent forms simply use picture snapshots of the background. Is there a way of having an active transparent form. IE if animations are going on in the background app then they are visible. If you have a animated gif running in explorer and you place a transparent form over the top then I want to see the animation still running, not a still of it.
(I want to see the fridge light with the door closed.)