My 2cents.  Can't you create a dynamic control (within a transparent window) that is created on the fly when the user moves a mouse over an 'image' of the control?

Can you say what the app is?



> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 02:07:40 -0600
> From: ash@es-ash.net
> To: perl-win32-gui-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: [perl-win32-gui-users] Painting non-graphical controls
> Combobox isn't responsive to either mouse or keyboard when placed on top of
> a background GUI::Graphic object. If placed without the graphic, they're
> responsive.
> As far as I know, I'm forced to custom paint the images to the window
> because they're .pngs with alpha.
> Method #1
> Used winMain_Paint {} to draw my graphics onto the window as desired, but
> non-image controls aren't displayed or rendered properly..
> Method #2
> This version reads from an .ini to generate graphic controls on-the-fly,
> assigning custom paint handlers to them while simply creating comboBoxes
> after all graphics have been created (so they're visible, otherwise they're
> covered by the graphic controls)
> The problem with this method is that any controls that are placed on the
> window after the graphic controls aren't interactive. (Doesn't respond to
> keyboard nor mouse)
> Is there any way around either of these methods?
> The idea solution would be a way of forcing the ComboBox control to be 'on
> top' of all other controls, I just haven't figured out a way in the week or
> so I've been buried in this project.
> This is for a heavily skinned app that's very widely used, I'd greatly
> appreciate any help you could offer.
> -- Ash
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