Can anyone recommend a WPF-like control for WinForms?


R

rory.groves

I am needing to develop animated effects in my WinForms application.
The trick is that the background of the control needs to be semi-
transparent or completely transparent.

- WPF through Interop does not allow this, it always shows a black
background.
- Silverlight will only run in the browser
- Is there a Flash alternative ?

I have also tried reproducing animations through GDI+ using a single
transparent container to add/remove graphical controls, however, there
are massive problems with controls not getting destroyed properly.
(We're talking about hundreds of icons/controls getting created &
destroyed routinely).


Thanks
 
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B

Bob Powell [MVP]

F

Frank Hileman

Hello,

To have good performance and translucency, you need to use VG.net objects in
their own container (Canvas). A Canvas is a UserControl, subject to the
limitations of Controls. A Canvas can be the background for other Controls.

Regards,
Frank
Hello,

Check my signature.

Regards,
Frank Hileman

check out VG.net:http://www.vgdotnet.com
Animated vector graphics system
Does this require its own container system or can VG.NET objects run
inline with other WinForms objects?
 
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R

rory.groves

Ok, thanks.

I guess my situation is too unique to solve with a component from the
marketplace.
 
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