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Panel Opacity / Transparency

FMabey asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi all,

I'm developing a windows app using VS2005.

I have the following code under a button that makes a panel (which has textboxes and comboboxes upon it) visible and sets it as transparent, showing the underlying datagridview that it appears on top of:

            Panel1.Parent = DGV_webs
            Me.Panel1.BackColor = Color.FromArgb(175, Me.Panel1.BackColor)

This works well apart from a few things.
The datagridview receives all tabs and enter keystrokes instead of the textboxes and comboboxes on the panel. And, the panel does not show up where it is located at design time. It shifts down the form and the bottom disappears off the bottom of the datagridview. If I position the panel higher then I can get it where I want but surely this isn't correct?

Basically what I am trying to do is give the user a panel with textboxes and comboboxes for them to fill in that will filter the datagridview info underneath it... I want them to be able to see the rows changing through the panel as they type in filter info.

Any suggestions would be great guys... Cheers.
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You could just divide the screen up nicely by using a split container, placing the datagridview in the upper portion and the panel in the lower portion. This will also remove the focus issues you are having for the textbox controls.



Are there any explanations that go with your code to give me an idea of how it works?

The app loads database data into the datgrid. But for your app, my app shows you how the cells change when you type data in the textboxes. Also I have the datagrid change cell colors if the cell has been changed in the cell, also I had the app check for qty. levels that are low which would change the cell data to red color.
You will have one form and the rest are classes.



Not exactly what I was looking for but it's given me some ideas and a good starting point!

That was one thing that I was thinking about "given you some ideas and a good starting point"

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