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i was trying to make my label transparent so that the background show what's behind it
Anshul R 8-Jun-10 10:47am    
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The question is not clear

What's your background, your Form, a Picturebox???

Form (in form_load):

Label1.Parent = Me
Label1.BackColor = Color.Transparent

Picturebox (in form_load):

Label1.Parent = PictureBox1
Label1.BackColor = Color.Transparent
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Please Specify Your Visual Basic Version

Is it VB.NET?

If so, set the BackColor property of the label to Transparent

Set the BackStyle Property to 0(Transparent)

The code in VB.NET for a label named Label1 would be


The Code in VB6 for a label named Label1 would be

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This article's code contains a transparent label control that I have found useful on numerous occasions:

SimpleLine line and box graphics controls[^]
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Scubapro 8-Jun-10 10:52am    
This is in C#, not VB.
Johnny J. 8-Jun-10 10:54am    
True, but if you compile it into a dll, it can be easily used from VB too. I do it all the time.
Anyway, I think I have the code in VB as well somewhere, so give me 10 minutes and I'll try to find it.
Johnny J. 8-Jun-10 11:01am    
Apparently, comments are restricted in length, so I can't paste the code. Here's a link:

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