Question overlapping control

cocol

Active member
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
30
Programming Experience
Beginner
Hello!

i had a windows form which i have many controls like labels textboxes...
but my requirement is that i want to draw or add a final control to overlap all these controls such a way he is transparent so we can see all labels and buttons threw him but of course we can't take any actions.

Thank you very much.
 

Solitaire

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 28, 2004
Messages
465
Location
New York
Programming Experience
10+
You could place all of the controls you want to disable inside a panel. Then, when the final control is triggered, you can change the panel's Enabled property to False. This will disable all the controls inside the panel all at once.
 

cocol

Active member
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
30
Programming Experience
Beginner
the idea is not to disable or enable buttons and textboxes,the idea is a have a pdf control in the form,i set security to the pdf like no print and no save,but when the pc have the new adobe reader,on mouse hover it will show at the bottom the save and print icon,so for that i want to draw a transparent control on top of the pdf so he can't reach the original control but he can see the pdf.
thank you
 

Jas91

Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2012
Messages
17
Location
Baghdad, Italy. OK?=
Programming Experience
5-10
you want a sort of glass shield on your form that you can see through :O
try with a textless label, set Autosize = false so that you can resize it to fit the bounds which your controls are within. Then Set backcolor = transparent :O dunno...maybe it works :D
 

Herman

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 18, 2011
Messages
883
Location
Montreal, QC, CA
Programming Experience
10+
Are you saying that the latest adobe reader circumvents Adobe's own PDF security and allows printing and saving of copyrighted material? Or just that the icons are there and you don't like them? They don't actually save or print do they?
 

cocol

Active member
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
30
Programming Experience
Beginner
i use a PDF libraries to set security to a PDF like no save and no print,so for a long time it worked for me,but when the new adobe reader comes,it destroy all my security because in the toolbar the print and save icon is disabled but the new adobe reader shows a little bar at the bottom of the page on mouse over,this little toolbar contain the print and save icon.
so what i need is to put such a drawing or control on that PDF reader with transparency so we can always see the PDF but not interact with him. it's like a thick box in web development.
 

Herman

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 18, 2011
Messages
883
Location
Montreal, QC, CA
Programming Experience
10+
You didn't answer my question, does it or does it not print and save when you press these buttons, or does it tell you that you can't? If it does print and save, I think your library might just be outdated/not working properly.
 

cocol

Active member
Joined
Jul 23, 2010
Messages
30
Programming Experience
Beginner
yes it save and print.but if i show the original toolbar,the print and save icon are disabled but it's not the case in this this little toolbar
 

Herman

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 18, 2011
Messages
883
Location
Montreal, QC, CA
Programming Experience
10+
The point is, it's not the icons that should be disabled, it's the function itself. I don't think you are actually setting security on your file, otherwise these buttons would just tell you Access Denied.
 
Top Bottom