troubleshooting Question

Overriding the painting of TForm.Caption

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The caption on my form changes dynamically since it contains the full path to the latest file opened.  If this path gets long then the right hand side of the caption is chopped off.  What I would like to do is to predict when this is likely to happen and use an abbreviated path.

To do I need 2 functions:

1. How many pixels are available for the caption in the caption bar.
2. How many pixels wide is a given string when drawn to the caption bar.

Any ideas??
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