PictureFormat.TransparencyColor Property (Word)

Returns or sets the transparent color for the specified picture as a red-green-blue (RGB) value. Read/write Long .


expression. TransparencyColor

expression An expression that returns a 'PictureFormat' object.


For this property to take effect, the TransparentBackground property must be set to True . Applies to bitmaps only.

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 False . If your picture has a transparent color and the Visible property of the picture's FillFormat object is set to True , the picture's fill will be visible through the transparent color, but objects behind the picture will be obscured.


This example sets the color returned by the RGB function as the transparent color for shape one in the active document. For the example to work, shape one must be a bitmap.

blueScreen = RGB(0, 0, 255) 
With ActiveDocument.Shapes(1) 
 With .PictureFormat 
 .TransparentBackground = True 
 .TransparencyColor = blueScreen 
 End With 
 .Fill.Visible = False 
End With

See also

PictureFormat Object