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Sep 17, 2014 at 08:31 PM

Transparency in PB12.1 Classic


Hi Guys,

Running into a UI issue in Powerbuilder 12.1 Classic and trying to figure out, if this is an issue with Powerbuilder 12.1 and if there is something I can do about it.

A few of our modules use an in-house built framework, which displays a "center" (main window on the screen). We dynamically open workspaces (user objects) within that window. Occasionally, we'll bring up a popup window and want to have an effect of greyed out semi-transparent background while the pop up is displayed at the same time making sure that the user cannot click on any of the objects in the background.

The way we do that is we have a grey semi-transparent datawindow on our window; we bring it to top right before the pop up opens, thereby making background unclickable and creating the visual effect we want.

The problem is that the transparency stops working after a certain x coordinate, so my 2/3 of the screen on the left look the way I'd want it to look, but the right 1/3 of the screen is solid (non-transparent). I tried this with semi-transparent datawindows, user objects and every time I introduce transparency, it acts the same way.

Has anybody run into a similar issues?

- Alex