Transparent panels overlapped
I have a question about transparent panels or other containers.
Is there a way to make the actual panel or container transparent but the things it contains still remain visible? I have tried a few things but nothing seems to do it. When I set the background to transparent, it only sets the background to the same background the main form uses, its not really transparent because if you drag it over buttons or other items on the form, it is blocked out.
Is there a way to make this transparent completely?
What i am trying to accomplish is i am messing with making an electronic version of the game Cathedrals, The game of the Mediaeval City.
The issue i have is the pieces in the game (that i am trying to make drag able easily) are of different shapes, as seen here.
I have tried placing a grid of picture boxes (for skin-ability) inside a panel and setting the panels background to transparent but that doesn't work. I have also just had a couple of picture boxes for each piece but then i end up having some overhead on figuring out what the orientation of the piece is and then moving each pic box accordingly.
You think maybe there is another method to achieve this? I cant think of any other ways to easily drag the pieces around no matter what orientation they are in.
Does my question make sense or is this just a useless ramble? heh.
Any thoughts or ideas or help is much appreciated.