irregular form gui shape

Posted on 2004-10-26
Last Modified: 2010-04-15
I've been able to make circles and triangular shaped guis using regions, but is there a way to have the gui in the shape of an image? For instance, what if I have an image of a bicycle and would like to make this the gui... I just want the bicycle to show up or what ever image is used. This is not possible with regions because it won't work by just clipping regions... How can I do this? I've seen guis where the gui is in the form of a person... So it's possible but I just don't see how? Any help...
Question by:dotnet22
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    Accepted Solution

    you can do it using transparency
    1- put an image in your resource in the project (with back ground for examlpe whit)
    2- make it the form background
    3- make the transperency for the white colur

    a very good sample can be found to show your the idea can be located at :
    LVL 19

    Assisted Solution

    the basic thing to do this is to create a form with some background color, and set the properties:
    TransparenceKey -> Form's Background color
    FormBorderStyle -> None
    and then Override the Form_Paint function

    you can find the whole application from here:

    for more help:
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