really thanks for this link. This answers the question how to use blur api
and what it is for (creating glass area inside a form). It does not explain
the problem with TextBox (and any other WinForms controls), however,
explains the second approach to get glass which I believe will not make
The semi-transparent textbox, as someone has answered me on forums, is done
using such background image.
Thanks, I recommend this video for all starting with glass! ;-)
"Stefano Lanzavecchia" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> The second question is how can I make it glass semi-transparent like
>> these in explorer windows? I believe this can be done by the dwm blur api
>> but I haven't managed it to work in C#...
> I don't know if you've seen this already... On the page
> http://www.microsoft.com/uk/msdn/events/nuggets.aspx click "Show All" and
> look for the one called "Glass with C# in Windows Vista". I've watched it
> a while ago but I seem to remember it covered your question... Forgive me
> if it doesn't and I ended up wasting your time...
> -- Stefano