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    How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    I want to show a label While playing video file with media player control
    in full screen mode


    how a label can show in front of a media player control

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    Re: How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    Short answer: You can't. This is basically because labels are not windows.

    You can however place another window over the top of the video, and draw text on that.
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    Re: How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    @WizBang nice trick and it can even be use to transparent background and transparent logo...

    but i tried and it don't work for me... in fullmode video it remains in back i even tried BringToFront(); function but it don't...

    any other trick???

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    Re: How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    Try setting the window you want on top using the SetWindowPos API. Or, I think using the SetParent API, you could actually place the window inside the video window, thereby making it impossible for the player to cover it. However, I'm not entirely certain if video overlay capabilities might prevent the effect you desire.
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    Re: How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    You can't overlay on Fullscreen Mode as it draws directly to the screen. Same on HDMI signals to the TV. Media Center in full screen mode BLOCKS all other messages on the screen. Even CALLER-ID
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    Re: How to show a label while playing media player in full screen

    The WMP used to have an option to turn off hardware acceleration, so it's apparently possible to do it for a single application, without effecting anything else. As far as I know, doing that should cause the video to be painted as a bitmap rather than going directly to the video card.
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