Two questions regarding VB .Net:
- I have an MDI parent window. Is it possible to set the standard grey background to transparent without changing the opacity of the form (I don't want to change that because all the controls on the form become transparent)? So far, I've managed to change the colour of the background, but I was wondering whether I could take it one step further and transparent-ify it
- Relating to the same MDI program above, I have a number of different child windows that pop up. I wanted to know how easy/difficult it would be to create:
- a click-through window for the parent MDI
- A tiny MDI parent which only contains the menu bar at the top, but it would allow the child MDI's to 'escape' the bounds of the program window, in the sense that it would be outside the program's window all over the desktop. I'm thinking that this would require an almost complete re-write of the program but I'd like to make sure.