How to: Make a LayoutControl transparent

The following code shows how to make a LayoutControl transparent, using the OptionsView.EnableTransparentBackColor property.

// Make the LayoutControl transparent
layoutControl1.BackColor = Color.Transparent;

//Make Layout Groups transparent
layoutControl1.LookAndFeel.UseDefaultLookAndFeel = false;
layoutControl1.LookAndFeel.Style = DevExpress.LookAndFeel.LookAndFeelStyle.Flat;
layoutControl1.OptionsView.EnableTransparentBackColor = true;
layoutControl1.Root.AppearanceGroup.BackColor = System.Drawing.Color.Transparent;
layoutControl1.Root.AppearanceGroup.Options.UseBackColor = true;

// Prevent embedded controls from inheriting the LayoutControl's look-and-feel.
layoutControl1.OptionsView.ShareLookAndFeelWithChildren = false;