I have a skinned dialog that I am attempting to place transparent buttons on; based on CButton. However, when I do a create I find that a blank space is created where my button should be. Therefore the background that shows through my transparent image is white rather than the skinned bitmap that should appear. I imagine that the reason this area is not painted is because that area is to be painted by the button. Is there a way to get that area of the background painted despite the fact that the button is to be painted there? Thanks in advance.