Printer.FontTransparent Property


Gets or sets a value that determines whether background graphics on a Printer object are printed behind text characters.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)


public bool FontTransparent { get; set; }
property bool FontTransparent {
    bool get();
    void set(bool value);
member FontTransparent : bool with get, set
Public Property FontTransparent As Boolean

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

Returns a Boolean.


When the FontTransparent property is set to true, text will be printed on top of any graphics at the current print location (CurrentX, CurrentY). The graphics behind the text will be visible, and text that is the same color as the background graphics may not be readable.

When the FontTransparent property is set to false, text will be printed on a white background, obscuring the region of the graphics behind the text.


Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.


The following example demonstrates how to print text over an image on a page. It assumes that you have added an image resource named Image1 to your project.

Dim Printer As New Printer
Printer.PaintPicture(My.Resources.Image1, 0, 0)
' Set the print position to location of the image.
Printer.CurrentX = 0
Printer.CurrentY = 0
Printer.FontTransparent = True
Printer.Print("FontTransparent is True " & vbCrLf)
Printer.FontTransparent = False
Printer.Print("FontTransparent is False")

See Also

Printer Class
Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 Namespace


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