Transparent window example?

Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) keith at gulfbreezeortholab.com
Wed Oct 19 12:37:08 CDT 2011


Thanks for the information B.!

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On Oct 19, 2011, at 7:18 AM, Björnke von Gierke <bvg at mac.com> wrote:

> It has  been done before. To have a stack that is only partially see trough, you need to set the windowshape. Obviously a windowShape is not resizable per se. But, and that's what you can do, it's possible to set the windowShape repeatedly to simulate animations and movements. So you'd need to somehow create or resize a custom image, and set a stacks windowShape when the user resizes iz.
> 
> In general that's prone to be finicky and look weird if not done very careful, so in effect I think it's probably not worth the effort. But then, I'm a huge fan of standard controls and looks :)
> 
> See also the "Breeze" stack from Scott Rossi (fourth down on the left, american flag), he's done a lot of work with windowShape and animation:
> http://www.tactilemedia.com/site_files/software/tutorials.html
> 
> also interesting in this context is the last entry, "window lab".
> 
> hope that gets you started.
> 
> On 19 Oct 2011, at 12:25, Keith (Gulf Breeze Ortho Lab) wrote:
> 
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> Would anyone be able to provide an example of how to make a transparent window that is resizable? To clarify, a window that looks like a see-through box. The borders of the window need to be visible, and the window needs to be resizable accordingly, but the user needs to be able to see the desktop through the window...
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