Maybe I am missing something, but is it the case that when you set a pictureboxes background to transparent, all it really does is set it to the same color as the forms background?
What I am trying to do is draw an animation for the benefit of this, a bouncing ball - which I paint on the form, then overlay that with a picture frame. End result should be a bouncing ball in a picture frame.
I have tried:
1.-Setting the picture box background to pink and then key out the same pink, this basically cuts away everything, including that which is behind the picture box
2. -Setting the picture box to transparent, this just displays the picture box background as the same color as the forms background.
3. I have tried painting the image in a rectangle, this had the same effect as drawing it in a picture box.
I am not sure what I am doing wrong, I am wondering if there is any other ways I could try or if someone has made a custom control or library that supports transparency?
EDIT: I should also mention the picture frame is not even, so I cannot use 4 seperate images arranged as a frame.