I hope you can help me, because I can't find the answer: How do you make an overlay window like the office assistant.
I want to be able to draw something on top of everything else. But it has to be partly transparent.
This is exactly what the office assistant is, but I can't find how it is done.
I tried it using overlay surfaces with directdraw. But my video card doesn't support it. And this seems really odd to me, because the office assistant does work. So that must use something else than an overlay surface.
I found something a while back about making a window transparent, but that only worked for win2k and xp.
You could also call this a OSD and that is just what I want. Maybe you've seen them, not for your monitor (which probably works with hardware in the monitor) but for a keyboard with special keys or something. When you press the key, it shows an OSD (simple letters, with transparent background) telling which action will be taken.
That's just what I want...
I hope someone can help me.