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Alignment in a StringGrid

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Hi,
How can I align text in a stringgrid ?  I want some text on left, center ant right align.
Like this :

|  name  |    tel    |  Amount  |
|John    |555-1234   |     5.00 |
|Dona    |555-9999   |   125.00 |

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ALLING CELLS IN A STRINGGRID
I need to allign cells in a stringgrid, first cell to the left ,second to the right and so on ...
Answer:
procedure WriteText(ACanvas: TCanvas; const ARect: TRect; DX, DY: Integer;
                    const Text: string; Format: Word);
var
  S: array[0..255] of Char;
  B, R: TRect;

begin
  with ACanvas, ARect do
  begin
     case Format of
        DT_LEFT   : ExtTextOut(Handle, Left + DX, Top + DY, ETO_OPAQUE or ETO_CLIPPED,
                               @ARect, StrPCopy(S, Text), Length(Text), nil);

        DT_RIGHT  : ExtTextOut(Handle, Right - TextWidth(Text) - 3, Top + DY,
                               ETO_OPAQUE or ETO_CLIPPED, @ARect, StrPCopy(S, Text),
                               Length(Text), nil);

        DT_CENTER : ExtTextOut(Handle, Left + (Right - Left - TextWidth(Text)) div 2,
                               Top + DY, ETO_OPAQUE or ETO_CLIPPED, @ARect,
                               StrPCopy(S, Text), Length(Text), nil);
     end;
  end;
end;


procedure TBEFStringGrid.DrawCell(Col, Row: Longint; Rect: TRect; State: TGridDrawState);
var

   procedure Display(const S: string; Alignment: TAlignment);
   const
      Formats: array[TAlignment] of Word = (DT_LEFT, DT_RIGHT, DT_CENTER);
   begin
      WriteText(Canvas, Rect, 2, 2, S, Formats[Alignment]);
   end;

begin
   { test the Col and Row arguments here and format the cells as you want }

   case Row of
   0     : { Center column headings }
           if (Col < ColCount) then
              Display(Cells[Col,Row], taCenter)
   else
      { Right justify all other entries }
      Display(Cells[Col,Row], taRight);
   end;

end;
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