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RP1America (TechnicalUser) (OP)
17 Feb 12 11:38
I have an ActiveX checkbox on a Word document. I would like for the checkbox's background to be transparent. I have set the BackStyle to transparent, yet when I turn off design mode, it is still showing a background color.

Any thoughts on how to accomplish background transparency?

Thanks!
SkipVought (Programmer)
17 Feb 12 12:11

What is the BackColor set to?

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RP1America (TechnicalUser) (OP)
17 Feb 12 12:29
&H00FFFFFF&

Didn't realize that might matter as I didn't see a place to either remove the color or make transparent within BackColor.
SkipVought (Programmer)
17 Feb 12 12:35


Transparent does not mean colorless.  You can have both color and transparency.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RP1America (TechnicalUser) (OP)
17 Feb 12 12:37
So is there a way to make the background completely transparent (colorless)?
SkipVought (Programmer)
17 Feb 12 13:25



Hmmmm???  I am seeing the same thing. It is NOT transparent at all!

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

RP1America (TechnicalUser) (OP)
21 Feb 12 11:15
Revisiting...

I was able to get the checkbox backstyle transparent. However, when the checkbox is clicked it reverts back to a white backcolor. Is there a way to avoid this? I tried the following, but it's not working as I thought it might.

CODE

Sub CheckBox1_Click()

    If CheckBox1.Value = True Then
        Range("B8").Value = WindowsUserName
    Else
        Range("B8").Value = ""
    End If

CheckBox1.BackStyle = fmBackStyleTransparent
End Sub

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