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TToolbar with a background image

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I would like to have the TToolBar component have a background image like in IE3. I know that this is done by placing a Coolbar on your form and then placing a Toolbar on top of it, setting the Flat property to true.

However, I do not want to use the TCoolbar componet, I would just like to have a TToolbar which has the background image itself. I have tried writing a component based upon the TToolbar but have had no joy in getting the Bitmap to draw on it.

Could someone help me out here? Isn't it just a case of having a Bitmap property on the TToolbar component and then showing that bitmap if the designer loads one?
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Yes, basically it's that easy.

  TJswebysGreatToolbar = class(TToolBar)
  private
    procedure WMEraseBkgnd(var Message: TWMEraseBkgnd); message WM_ERASEBKGND;
  end;

procedure TJswebysGreatToolbar.WMEraseBkgnd(var Message: TWMEraseBkgnd);
var canvas : TCanvas;
begin
  canvas:=TCanvas.Create;
  try
    canvas.handle:=Message.dc;
    try
      // here do the painting on "canvas"...
    finally canvas.handle:=0 end;
  finally canvas.Free end;
end;

Regards, Madshi.
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