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How to make controls' background transparent?

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 2:02 pm
by netpole
Anyone knows how to implement a transparent background?

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	panel3_ = new wxPanel(this);
	panel3_->SetSize(wxSize(200, 200));
	panel3_->Connect(wxID_ANY, wxEVT_ERASE_BACKGROUND, wxEraseEventHandler(

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DummyPanel::OnErase(wxEraseEvent& e) {
	wxClientDC* client_dc = NULL;

	if (e.GetDC() == NULL) {
		client_dc = new wxClientDC(this->panel3_);

	wxDC& dc = client_dc == NULL ? *e.GetDC() : *client_dc;

	if (client_dc != NULL) {
		delete client_dc;
I tried above code but it doesn't work correctly. I need your help. Thanks.

Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:47 pm
by Auria
Which platform? Can you show a screenshot? On my wxMac, I know components do have a transparent background, unless we don't mean the same thing

Posted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:26 am
by netpole
On wxMSW, wxAnimationCtrl doesn't have a transparent background though the bitmap shows on it is transparent. So I trid to extend it to meet my need. Currently, I make it by copying the region from parent's DC and draw it as background and it works. I wonder if there's a better way?