Vista Sidebar Gadget, Transparent Backgrounds, and Font Color
We’ve had a request from a client to build a Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget. The background on the gadget is to be somewhat see-through. So I’ve played around with gadgets, and noticed that when I make a semi-transparent background on the gadget, the font color gets all messed up. For example, I wanted white text on a blue background with 50% opacity, and the font appeared blueish, even though it was supposed to be white. If I turn off the opacity on the background, the font becomes white, but as long as there’s opacity, the font is messed up.