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How can give my application custom  interface

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hi experts..
pleaes tell me how can i give the form in my application
a costum shape (e.g like interface of media player of windows) ,and also how can  customize my buuton and panel
...etc ,in my program.
thanx in advance
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Question by:mohaned
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Dear Mohaned,

Form Delphi3000.com
Make your application skinable
http://www.delphi3000.com/articles/article_1264.asp

Cooform:
http://www.lawrenz.com/coolform/

varian skin factory:
www.variansoftware.com.


Best Regards

Cesario
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Hi,
Here is a very simple example:

create a bitmap... eg, any shape on a plain background (neutral color eg, lime).
Drop a Timimage control on your form and load the bitmap in it. Set the property to transparent. Set the form property to bsNone. Hook the bitmap to a double click event in Obj Insp. (just an example to close the app)

Use this simple code in the forms OnCreate event:

procedure TForm1.Image1DblClick(Sender: TObject);
begin
close;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
Brush.style:=bsclear;
end;

That should give you a form in the shape of your bitmap and doubleclicking on the image should close the app.
Good luck
T.
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Hi again,

I forgot to say...this is only a simple demonstration not a solution. There is a great component called Eclipse which will do exactly as you want. there is also an Eclipse button component included which allows you to make custom shaped buttons too. get it here:

http://www.gajits.com/p_eclipse.html

T.
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