Subject: Re: Arbitrary Shaped Windows

On Apr 29, 2011, at 11:46 AM, Abhinav K Tyagi wrote:

> Hi,
> How can i create an arbitrary shaped window? Mouse events should be
> handled in the shape only and not the rectangular window portion.
> For Ex. If my window is circular, then outside the circle, any mouse should
> go to desktop or whatever is there behind it.
> Using borderless and transparent mainwindow i can only display it circular
> but mouse events still be there in rectangular region which i want to
> be only in circular (or whatever defined) region.
> If anyone can suggest the best possible way to do it would be great.
> After this is done, i would like to dynamically change the window shape
> depending on user inputs
> Thanks in Advance
> Abhinav K Tyagi
> abhityagi85@xxxxxxxxx
The first place to start tinkering is with the sample code Round Transparent
Window on the devcenter.


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