Transparent Text Area/Text Box

Hi,

Is there any way to make a text area or text box transparent in AWT or SWING so that the users may see the background through them?

Thanks


Garth
garth15Asked:
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objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
ta.setOpaque(false);
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
it does not come as a standard feature neither in AWT nor in Swing.
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GrandSchtroumpfCommented:
As "Transparent", do you mean that you want to see the other windows and the desktop backlground of your OS?
That should be hard to do I guess.
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objectsCommented:
you can make a text area transparent (in Swing) but its making the frame transparent that you cannot do.
You can create the illusion of transparent frame by taking a screen shot of the desktop under the frame and displaying that as the frame background.
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garth15Author Commented:
I only want to make a text Area transparent which is part of frame which has a background image.  I don't need to make the frame transparent.  Could you tell how to do this please?

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Garth
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