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How to write a shape panel

Posted on 2001-08-08
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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
How to write a shape panel like Office Assistant done?
Any component could be use?


Question by:shekou
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Slick812 earned 100 total points
ID: 6366751
hello shekou, you can set the amount of a control or form that you can see with a "Region". A region tells windows OS what part is allowed to be used (visible and gets mouse clicks). you can set the region in the Forms OnCreate event. This will make Panel1 Elipitcal - - - -

    { Private declarations }
    Rgn1 : HRGN;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
Rgn1 := CreateEllipticRgn(Panel1.BoundsRect.Left-Panel1.Left, Panel1.BoundsRect.Top-Panel1.Top, Panel1.BoundsRect.Right-Panel1.Left, Panel1.BoundsRect.Bottom-Panel1.Top);
  SetWindowRgn(Panel1.Handle, Rgn1, TRUE);

// be sure to Release the Region
procedure FormDestroy(Sender: TObject);

you can create Regions of many different shapes

Author Comment

ID: 6501887
tried, but not work.



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