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Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:39 am
by martinp
I'm trying to place a text box over a full screen video background.

Does anyone know if it is possible to do this as i'm stuggling to try and find a way round it?

The text has to be seen over the video

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:26 am
by Gaev
martinp:

Have you tried using ObjectToFront ? ... from the Help file ...
ObjectToFront

Purpose:
Move an object to the foreground in front of all other objects on the page.

Syntax:
ObjectToFront "object name"

Example:
ObjectToFront "Picture1"

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:42 am
by martinp
hi, yes..
Trouble is - the background video is playing on the screen (from different software) and I use the moveable window option to move the window from the main screen to the extended desktop screen..

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:39 am
by Gaev
martinp:

I use the moveable window option to move the window from the main screen to the extended desktop screen..

I don't understand what you mean by "main screen" and "extended desktop screen" ... please provide details of how you accomplish this.

the background video is playing on the screen (from different software)

When this video is playing, can you get any other (application) window (e.g. notepad.exe) to show on top of it ? ... if you can, then you might consider ...

- moving the TextBox to the top-left corner of your page
- reducing the size of your NeoBook Application Window to that of your TextBox
- moving your Application window to the appropriate location within your screen

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:06 am
by mishem
You can try to do this with the use of plugins tmOSD or npOsds, or similar.

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:49 pm
by martinp
The live video feed is shown on screen via software called Virtual DJ.
Wanted to place some text over the live video screen using a moveable window....but moveable windows cannot be transparent???

Not sure this is possible..

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:42 pm
by mishem
I do not understand what you want to do.
Try plug ksWinStyle.

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:58 am
by Gaev
Wanted to place some text over the live video screen using a moveable window....but moveable windows cannot be transparent???

I don't believe it has anything to do with "moveable windows" ... but the fact that you are trying to place a transparent window over a part of the screen dedicated to video (Windows manages the two parts separately).

@martinp:

Try the plugin (npOsds) suggested by mishem (I can not find any reference to tmOSD) ... the "on screen display" facility of windows draws the specified text in a transparent manner.

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:59 am
by mishem
I can not find any reference to tmOSD

http://rgho.st/6cQnl9QMz

Re: Transparent

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:16 am
by HackinHoodLogicsTm
To set a transparent window

Use HWPSendKeys plugin

use command

hpwSetTransparent "[Container.Winhandle]" "50"

where container is the name of the container/form designed.
Where 50 is the transparancy rate


Note call this command before displaying the window