Thanks for the detailed reply. Give each view a number, and the sequence of all views can be DWORD value in registry, which will be only read and cached when the program is loadedor some views are changed in the setting page (updating the DWORD value too) I was looking for the "cake" and "balloons". (I just found you have the briefcase included.) Actually I am asking if XA will lighten the pic for us in the future, without using desktop softwares. If it is too much hassles, just forget it. The built-in "Pictures" in wm5/6 can do it. I am wondering if there is any DLL related to "Pictures" can be easily used to do the transparency.