Moving and sizing components at runtime ala designer
Posted on 1998-11-05
I'm working on a designer editor where you can drop components and size and move them. The only but is
that I want to do this visuallly.
I already tried various options
1. Overriding windowproc of control dropped
2. Made a customcontrol (transparent) with same
dimensions as control dropped.
3. Tried to make a bitmap of the component but for
some reason non visual components cannot be
copied to a bitmap.
4. The last method I'm still working of it works a bit
but it is not what I want. I have a designerform
with has a mousedown, mouseup and mousemove
I also use the same method 2 for making the object
clickable without activating it. And let the designerform
handle the moving functions.
Shorthly I'm creating a designer ala delphi visual basic and I can't seem it to make it work the way I want.
Can someone help me out with some kind of source, the
most easy way is to create bitmaps of the controls however the controls are none visual.