Move a TImage without flickers

I hav this piece of code to move a TImage around a form.Of course it is not free of flickers because I change only the Left Top propierties of my TImage in the OnMouseMove Event.
This is my code:
This is my piece of code that I use to move a TImage.Of course,ther are flickers because I use only a change of the Top-Left propierties:
pp is boolean and dragstartx and dragstarty longint.
procedure TForm1.Image1MouseDown(Sender: TObject; Button:TMouseButton;
  Shift: TShiftState; X, Y: Integer);
begin
inileft:=(sender as timage).left; {Original values}
initop:=(sender as timage).top;
if  button=mbleft then  begin
pp:=true;
DragStartX := X;
DragStartY := Y;
end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Image10MouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
  Y: Integer);
 var
  DeltaX : Integer;
 DeltaY : Integer;
begin
if pp=true then
 with (sender as timage) do begin
   DeltaX := X - DragStartX;
   DeltaY := Y - DragStartY;
   Left := Left + DeltaX ;
   Top := Top + DeltaY ;
 end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Image10MouseUp(Sender: TObject; Button: TMouseButton;
  Shift: TShiftState; X, Y: Integer);
  var deltax,deltay:integer;
begin
pp:=false;
{end draging}
end;
How can I do to eliminate the flickers?
cobianAsked:
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sperlingCommented:
Set
  Image1.ControlStyle := Image1.ControlStyle + [csOpaque]
after creating the image.


Use
  SetBounds (Left+DeltaX, Top+DeltaY, Width, Height)
instead of setting Left and Top


Regards,

Erik.

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cobianAuthor Commented:
Sorry,it don't helped.There are horrible flickers all the time?Somebody told me that I can use the API BitBln for that,but HOW?
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sperlingCommented:

Create a large TPaintBox, which covers the area in which you wan't the user to be able to move the image.

Create a bitmap with the same size. This one shouldn't be visible.

Draw the wanted image on the correct position on the bitmaps canvas.

In PaintBox.OnPaint, copy the bitmap to PaintBox1.Canvas using

BitBlt
  (PaintBox.Canvas.Handle, 0, 0,
  PaintBox.Canvas.Width, PaintBox.Canvas.Height,
  Bitmap.Canvas.Handle,
  0, 0,
  SRCCOPY);

When the user moves the image, redraw the bitmap, and call PaintBox.Invalidate. This will force the Paintbox to repaint as soon as possible. You'll wan't to set PaintBox.ControlStyle := PaintBox.ControlStyle + [csOpaque]

If you need source code examples on the implementation of this, you'll need to increase the points a bit... But, the technique I've described is not very difficult to write, so I suggest you give it a try.


Regards,

Erik.
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