How to create a transparent control clickable itself, not the controls under ?

I'd like to create a transparent control (panel, picturebox ...) that can be clickable when the control is transparent.

I don't want that the controls under my transparent control are clicked (because they are activex controls with their own click properties).

Or if someone know how to bypass an activex context menu !


Thanks in advance for your answer.
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InteliscapeCommented:
Transparency in .net is something weird...very much!!! and is not working as it was in VB6 or C/C++
Transparency there is not actually exist in .net is more like copyparent (copy the background of the parent control)
More! For some reason .net will not let you set a form into another form (at least I didn’t) and use the transparent of that form.

I try hard to have a transparent control but the only thing I came up was with these 2 little tricks and here are

First these lines can let you use for background the transparent web color.
You need only 2 lines as you see below


    Public Sub New()
        MyBase.New()

        'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.
        InitializeComponent()
        '---------------To support transparent color!!!--------------------
        SetStyle(ControlStyles.SupportsTransparentBackColor, True)
        Me.BackColor = Color.Transparent
        '----------------------------------------------------------------------

        'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call
    End Sub




And my other solution was to paint the control above other controls
and here is a link to this - I submitted this a long time ago...early days of .net
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=610&lngWId=10
These 2 I hope will help you :) something to start.


There is no other solution exept if you design a control in VB6 or C/C++ and use it.
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