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A way to change the alpha of the icon before Graphics.DrawIcon?

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Hello, I am drawing an icon to the screen with:

pe.Graphics.DrawIcon(My.Resources.MyIcon, x, y)

I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the alpha of the icon to a desired number before drawing, like the following imaginary code that fades it in:

for n as integer = 1 to 255
dim alpha_icon as new icon(My.Resources.MyIcon)
alpha_icon.SetAlpha(n)
pe.Graphics.DrawIcon(alpha_icon, x, y)
next n

I have seen ways to do this with image resources, haven't been able to find an equivalent for icons.

Thanks for any help.
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An icon is just a special bitmap. Try loading a copy of the resource into a Bitmap instance; then fiddle with the alpha there.
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