I am using gvim in Windows and novice to it.
I want to have a transparent background for my VI (in Windows) , like console which creates a transparent command prompt.
I asked the same question in stackoverflow and someone redirected me to here.
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Run it (vim, not gvim) in Console2 and learn a few VIM commands like, :w for save. (esc :w if you're editing something.)
Just installed this and it's working really well for me.
This capability would have to be added to gvim, as it does not have it.
There is a patch for background images in gvim which you might enjoy.
Also, there is a program called Glass2k which allows you to make any Windows program transparent. It will make the whole window transparent, not just the background.