transparent gradient usercontrol

DPrometheus

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Jan 7, 2009
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The Netherlands
Heyey

I'm trying to get a menu button as in
http://www.mscui.net/PatientJourneyDemonstrator/PrimaryCare.htm
but within windows forms as a user control instead of SilverLight 2
(patient record -> menu button on the top left)

It is like a rounded button, and when clicked a set of buttons move around that button, with a gradient background to indicate the control is on top of the others. I want such background effect within a panel of mine
but a gradient from black to transparent just won't work within the usercontrol

After several hours of searching I came across a few threads as
http://www.xtremedotnettalk.com/showthread.php?t=70106
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winforms/thread/f7c12155-a4d6-4c50-a258-2ddbe5f4df81/
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winforms/thread/24f64b45-dfcb-471a-b8eb-1e983d04e003/

but none of these has a working solution

anyone has a suggestion on how to pull off the transparency?

thnx

~DP
 
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