Hi Karl Golling,
Thank you for contacting us.
In the Windows Forms technology there is no real transparent background. Although you can set the BackColor
, this only paints the parent control background. A quick search on the internet shows that this is a common problem. This limitation comes from the fact that in the Windows Forms technology, each control is treated by the operating system as a separate window.
To achieve real transparency, you need to use custom painting. If your label's parent control is a RadControl
, then you can take advantage of the Telerik Presentation Framework
, over which our controls are built, and just add a RadLabelElement
somewhere in the element tree. Please let me know if this is the case and I will assist you with achieving the desired behavior.
If this is not the case, then you will need to implement your own custom painting, which is not related to our suite. There are lots of resources on the internet which can help you with this, for example, this CodeProject article
I hope this information is useful. Feel free to ask if you have any further questions.
the Telerik team