Creating a button bar that auto-hides
Posted on 2001-09-06
I am working on an application that has to display quite some information to the user at one time, and for this reason I want to move some of the navigation functionality to a toolbar that hides when the mouse is elsewhere, and shows when the mouse touches it. Much like the MS Office toolbar when the auto-hide feature is enabled, but NOT like the Windows taskbar. In the latter case the rest of the screen is adjusted when the bar pops out, while I am looking for a solution where the bar is hoovering above the screen.
To my surprise, I could not find any (standard) delphi (5) objects that have an auto-hide property. Trying to implement one myself, I needed an event like OnMouseEnter and OnMouseLeave, but could not find any either.
Does anyone know how to proceed?
Thanks already for any feedback,