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Request: Frames, Shapers and true transparency

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Topic: Request: Frames, Shapers and true transparency
Posted By: Finelli Fabio
Subject: Request: Frames, Shapers and true transparency
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2010 at 9:44am
I'd like to have a TAdvSmoothFrame with the same graphic properties of a SmoothPanel, and a way to "shape" also TFrames and TPanels too (or the Adv/Smooth equivalent of them).
Even a way to do "straight angled" shapes not based on bitmaps whould be nice.
As example, a way to "draw" a "L" shaped panel, and have it drawing his border with the "round" and border properties already defined in its FILL property.

Finally, transparency on rounded panels (or/and shadows) does not works always well.
In my case i have a "floating" panel over a TeeChart and it shows (in the outside of the rounded corners and under the shadow) the form color, not the TeeChart.
I understand that full transparency is somewhat hard to archieve when components are one over another (i still have to succeed in that) but it would be nice to have it.



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Posted By: Bruno Fierens
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2010 at 12:17pm
Thanks for your suggestions. We'll investigate what could be feasible to do in this area.



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