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A transparent window?

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I''ve seen several things, such as shell-skinning programs (Cool Desktop, for instance) and desktop pets (like the Virtual Pet Rock), that draw onto the screen with transparency and don''t even MENTION DirectX in their requirements. I assume that they draw using the Windows GDI. They must be getting a DC for the screen somehow. Does anybody know how to do this? (I don''t care whether it''s a SDK method or an MFC method!) lntakitopi@aol.com | http://geocities.com/guanajam/

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I''ve been wondering about that too (winamp specifically),
that''s what I figured...
the old transparent window trick!
Diabolical!

When life hands you lemons, throw them at God's head.

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hey, not that this helps at ALL, but have any of you seen screenshots of MacOS X. Holy Ghandi!!! it''s sweet(no I''m not a Mac user, but still:-) the windows are transparent so you can see what is underneath them!!! it''s so cool. I can''t wait till it comes out so I can go see it on my friends new G4
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