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how do i get the next speed button?

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how do i check for the next speed button in my coolbar?
some of my speedbuttons are disabled and enabled
and i want to check if the speedbutton is enabled then
there will be a message in the status bar else
there will be no message when u move to the next disabled button and there will be a message if u move to the next
enabled button ..  
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1 - To display a message on a status bar you sould supply the OnHint event handler for Application.OnHint. Say you have a panel called StatusBar:
  procedure Form1.FormCreate(Sender:TObject);
  begin
    ...
    Application.OnHint := MyHint;
    ...
  end;

  procedure Form1.MyHint(Sender:TObject);
  begin
    StatusBar.Caption := Application.Hint;
  end;

2 - You should fill the Hint property of your speed buttons as follows:(on designer)
   Hint  = 'Brief action string|The string you want to appear in status base';
  for example
   CloseBtn.Hint := 'Close|This button closes the form';

Ok?
Igor
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by:superboy
ID: 1359267

it always shows no matter whether the buttons are enabled or disabled. how do i disable the hints when the buttons are disabled
and vice versus..?
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by:inter
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Then add this to OnHint:

if Form1.ActiveControl.Enabled then
   StatusBar.Caption := Application.Hint;

Igor
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by:superboy
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ActiveControl gets only the control that has focus on the form
which is not i want..i want controls that has the enabled property set to false...
i try the code and my app crash...

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by:inter
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This code is a traditional one and It should not make your app crash! If you want hint not to be displayed if a control is disabled either use:

In OnHint:

 if Form1.ActiveControl <> nil then
    if Form1.ActiveControl.Enabled then
       StatusBar.Caption := Application.Hint;

Or

 if (Sender is TButton) and (TButton(Sender).Enabled)then
    StatusBar.Caption := Application.Hint;

Thats all!

Igor
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