PictureFormat.TransparentBackground property (PowerPoint)

Determines whether parts of the picture that are the color defined as the transparent color appear transparent. Applies to bitmaps only. Read/write.

Syntax

expression.TransparentBackground

expression A variable that represents a PictureFormat object.

Return value

MsoTriState

Remarks

Use the TransparencyColor property to set the transparent color.

If you want to be able to see through the transparent parts of the picture all the way to the objects behind the picture, you must set the Visible property of the picture's FillFormat object to msoFalse. If your picture has a transparent color and the Visible property of the picture's FillFormat object is set to msoTrue, the picture's fill will be visible through the transparent color, but objects behind the picture will be obscured.

The value of the TransparentBackground property can be one of these MsoTriState constants.

Constant Description
msoFalse Parts of the picture that are the color defined as the transparent color do not appear transparent.
msoTrue Parts of the picture that are the color defined as the transparent color appear transparent.

Example

This example sets the color that has the RGB value returned by the function RGB(0, 24, 240) as the transparent color for shape one on myDocument. For the example to work, shape one must be a bitmap.

blueScreen = RGB(0, 0, 255)

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

With myDocument.Shapes(1)

    With .PictureFormat

        .TransparentBackground = msoTrue

        .TransparencyColor = blueScreen

    End With

    .Fill.Visible = msoFalse

End With

See also

PictureFormat Object

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