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Hello, I am making a custom control which will serve as a "timeline". An integrated timer moves a line along the control to display where the time is currently. I am inheriting a Panel control for the timeline. When I draw my line, it constantly appears below the controls in the panel. I would like the line to be visible above all of the controls in the panel. Is this possible?
Thanks in advance

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The problem is, I am drawing a thin rectangle for the timeline location. I am overriding the OnPaint method of the panel to draw this rectangle at its current location. It has not z-position or BringToFront command. If I made the controls go all the way to the back, would the graphics be drawn in the front? Thanks again

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Your rectangle is always drawn on the background, the "canvas" of your Panel. Then the other controls are drawn. Just make sure you place them in a position they don't interfere with your rectangle.

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I would really like the rectangle to move in front of the controls though. Imagine an audio editor where a lines be along in front of your waveform to tell you what the current play location is. I am trying to so the same thing only with a timeline.

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You could let a Panel instead of a rectangle, move over your controls, but I also would like to see a screenshot of what you actualy mean.

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Hi, had same problem, solved it by using a label as a line. The label can be put on top of the other controls and it's position can be changed with the timer.

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In response to both of your suggestions
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The above picture is a rough example of what is happening. I would like the green line to always appear on top of the controls in the panel as it moves (is redrawn) over time.
I will try to replace a simple reactangle with a label or panel to see if I can get it to work.

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Ok, it seems that using a thin panel with a green background allows it to appear on top. Thanks for all the help.

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