[MonoTouch] View Transparency

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Thu Dec 23 01:23:01 EST 2010

> 1) I want to achieve an effect where a video (or animation) plays in the background while the user uses the application i.e. clicks buttons, views slide in, etc. Is that possibe? when I set the background of the window and then set the view to transparent, then it inturn makes all it's subviews (buttons, etc) transparent too.

Set your background color to UIColor.Clear

> 2) The simple game I am developing can be boiled down to 3 or 4 views. It is a little graphical, but not enought to use grapics libraries, still using standard controls with background images, etc. Would it be the best approach to have the main window handle all the views sliding in/out? Should I have an instance variable of of each of the views in the Main so that it can do the swapping when called to?

You can also use CoreAnimation's layers for this


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