Passing Click from Image to Field?

Scott Rossi scott at
Tue Dec 28 15:49:56 EST 2004

Looking for some new thinking on a problem:

I have a translucent image which overlays a scrolling list field.  I need to
have the list field accept mouse clicks but because the overlaying image is
only semi-transparent (not 100%) it prevents mouse clicks from reaching the
list field.

The only way I've been able to get around this is a kludge of locking the
screen on mouseDown, hiding the image, using the click command to click at
the mouse location, and then showing the image and unlocking the screen.  It
works, but it's a little slow, and I'm wondering if there might be a more
efficient/programmatic solution.

BTW, the image needs to appear above the list field because it semi-obscures
the text at the edges of the field.  Placing the image behind the field and
making the field transparent isn't going to work in this case.

Any other ideas?...

Thanks & Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, Development & Design
E: scott at

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