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How do I change the color of the title bar of a particular window/form, say red when it is active and green when it is deactivated (other in the application forms remain unchange ie use windows default color)
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ZifNab earned 100 total points
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Hi kjteng,

There exists some nice FWS components for this :

see RXLib for instance.
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WordCap, CapCtl (at DSP, Torrys) is another

to code it, you must intercept the WM_NCPAINT message

for more code information I advice you to look into the source of RXLib... no better place to get the correct information for such an implementation.

Zif.
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WordCap does exactly what I want but it slows down  my program when I run it on some older machine (Pentium 100).

I would like to test your other suggestion but have the following problem:

1. RXLib - I have just downloaded RXLib (v2.75 and patches). I am still not very familiar with this well known suite. Which of the component can do what I want?

2. Cannot find CapCtrl in DSP or Torry. Any help?

p/s:
For those who are interested, the name of the first component mentioned above is TMSOfficeCaption. WordCap is the name of the zip file and *.pas file. Downloadable from:
http://www.ee.ed.ac.uk/~wfy/components.html

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You can find it under RXTools and it's name RXGradientCaption

Regards, Zif.
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I like RXGradientCaption becos it seems to be 'lighter' then wordcap. However, I have a big problem with RXlib (on D3 professional). Everytime when I install RXlib (I have tried install/uninstall rx more than 5 times)  it works perfectly. However whenever I restart Delphi, I keep getting the following message and rx fails to be loaded into the component palete:

"Cannot load package c:\RX\dclrxctl.dpl.
One of the library files needed to run this application cannot be found"
and similar message for dclrxdb.dpl and dclrxtls.dpl

I have modified the rx.inc according to the readme file. What other thing could I have done wrong in my installation ?


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Add this line to your autoexec.bat file :

path=%path;c:\RX

or move the .dpl to the system directory of windows.

Regards, Zif.
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It works.
The installation program add c:\rx to IDE library path but not the autoexe.bat. Don't u think its a bit strange for such a well polished suite like RX?

The RX components are very interesting. I will invest some time in studying.

Thanks again, Tom.

 
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