I have a gui with a picture as background, and transparent labels. I want to set the background of the labels so that they are only partially transparent, so that my background is less obtrusive where I have text.
As far as I can see a label can either be opaque or transparent and not some inbetween value.
I tried using a gif which was partially transparent as background for the label and setting opaque to false, but that didn't work
Does anyone else know how, or have any suggestions
Where 30 is just an arbitrary alpha value from 0-255 setting the transparency (0 is invisible, 255 is opaque). However when I tried it (two partially transparent backgrounds for JLabels in a JLayeredPane) the background was actually changing color after repaints...so...hmmm. Maybe it'll work for you?
The first alternative which comes into my mind is this: