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PngSkin - Per Pixel Forms Skin

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Submitted on: 1/5/2015 5:32:00 AM
By: Rajneesh Noonia (from psc cd)  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: C#, VB.NET
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     PngSkin is an ActiveX Control written in Vb6 that can be used to apply per pixel alpha transparent png skin to any application (Vb6 and .Net). You can ask your designer (Corel Draw) to create eye catching design for your application. The control can be used of win2000 and upper operation systems. The non client area of any window can be designed in professional drawing software. The best part of this control is to use in your application you need not to code or configure it heavily. For VB6 Windows application you need not to write event single line of Code. For .net windows forms you need to write just 2 lines of codes. The Activex Control uses updatelayeredwindow (ULW) and setlayeredwindowattributes (SLWA) APIs to create a semi-transparent form capable of "hosting" controls. The word "hosting" is not correct. This example shows one way of creating a host form for controls and overlaying it on the semitransparent background.

 
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