Transparent forms in MDI container

colin.darby

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I've got a bunch of forms which use the TransparencyKey property to shape the window (round off the corners), and the opacity property to give a slight see-through effect. When I try to use them as children in a MDI window, the transparency and opacity settings are not applied. Am I missing something or is it just not possible to do this?

Thanks in advance.
 

colin.darby

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Hi. Thanks for the response

This is the code I am using to display a new child window. It is attached to a button click:

Dim
MDIChild As New AppWindow
MDIChild.MdiParent =
Me
MDIChild.Show()

I tried setting AppWindow.BackColor = Color.Transparent but an error was thrown saying: "This control does not support transparent background colors."
 
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