Stop Image - Octagon with no frames

I need to place a large octagon (red) with the words STOP over the top of my vb form - displayed while awating and external event.
I want it to have no frame and no edges so that the rest of the form is displayed and it looks like the stop sign is floating above the form.
I need to be able to turn on / turn off - with the original frame re-appearing when the sign is off

I can do it with a circle or square are these pre-defined shapes but I need to do it with other shapes

Thanks

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Mark_FreeSoftwareCommented:

take a look at this:

http://www.onlytools.com/edgetracer/irregular_windows_vb.htm


in these two examples you could replace the picture with your own picture:

http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/IrregularForms.asp (the example at the bottom of the image)
http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=32396&lngWId=1
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ralpherAuthor Commented:
The last one eas good for me Thanks
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ralpherAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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Mark_FreeSoftwareCommented:

happy coding, and thanx for the points!
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