I'm in the process of making a Scoreboard for a game (Starcraft II). This scoreboard is being made as a WPF Application with a C# code-behind. I already have a version which works for 90% in WinForms but I lacked the support to easily make it look a lot nicer which are available in WPF.
The point of this application will be to form a kind of overlay on top of a running game. In this overlay people can see the Score, Map, Players, Colors, etc. Basically all the info they need.
Since the main look of the app in WPF is based on an image with a transparent background I have set most Background values to Transparent. However when I do this the entire application does not get registered by streaming software. For example it just shows my Desktop or the game I'm playing but not my application even though it IS there. I can see it with my own eyes but the audience on the stream cannot.
Does anyone have any experience with this matter because it's really doing my head in. My entire application will be useless if it is not visible on streams. If I have to put the background on a color rather than transparent the UI will be completely demolished as well in terms of looks.
I'm basically trying to make a game-overlay in C# & WPF which is able to update with little hassle for the viewer. I have little to no knowledge regarding C++ and DirectX so I would not know where to start in that regard. This project currently holds 1 Developer and 1 Graphic Designer so it isn't a big scaled project, it will also be distributed for free once/if it gets finished. Any tips are welcome!
Thank you for your time reading and your possible insights.