Transparent stacks....

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Sun Oct 22 16:16:27 EDT 2006


David,

if you want to hack, take a screenshot of the area below the stack  
and set that as a image on the stack, if you do so and clear all the  
stack decorations, then you'll fool the user into thinking it's  
transparent, the problem is when someone tries to move the stack...  
on that, you can clear the image, ser the transparency to 100% and  
allow him to move... after the drop you can then re-create the image...

its hacking, I know, but I didn't think of any other solution.

Andre

On Oct 22, 2006, at 6:05 PM, David Bovill wrote:

> How can I create a transparent stack? But one which does not pass
> mouseclicks to the applications behind?
>
> Interestingly if you set the blending of a stack to 94% - you  
> barely see it
> and mousclicks are still trapped by the stack. But at 95% and  
> higher all
> mouseclicks pass straight through the stack. For Windows?
>
> Blending
> Is there a way to over-ride a stack blending at the control level -  
> that is
> have controls which are not transparent and a stack that is - or do  
> I have
> to use an apha channel? Would the use of inks help?
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