I have a form with a number of elements on (edit boxes, buttons, labels).
The form is loaded via a backend process that takes 5-10 secs (and the use can refresh the form at will)
While its loading, I would like to leave the form visible with the egg timer, but it would be nice to grey out or blur the contents of the form while the update is happening.
The obvious way of doing this would be to display a panel covering the whole form, but with its alpha layer turned on to 50% or so, to allow tranparency.
The OS is XP or Vista.
Is this fairly easy to do?