MouseEnter and MouseLeave on a DLL form

Hello every one. This is my first question here on this site which btw seems like a blast.

I have this form on a dll (IRForm), and when I show it, I can't get the MouseEnter and MouseLeave events on my labels in the DLLForm.

I call it like this on my main form:

   ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).ParentWindow := MainPanel.Handle;
   ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).Show;
   SetForegroundWindow(ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).Handle);

And the ShowDllIRForm in my dll looks like this

function ShowDllIRForm(hApp: THandle): TCustomForm; stdcall;
begin
 Application.Handle := hApp;
  if not assigned(IRForm) then
    IRForm := TIRForm.Create(Application);
  result := IRForm;
end;

Like this, the MouseEvents won't work
procedure TIRForm.Label1MouseEnter(Sender: TObject);
begin
label1.Font.Color := clBlue;
end;

But if I switch the DLLForm call from 'show' to 'showmodal' I get those mouse-events. BUT, the DLLForm is docked on my mainform and on the mainform there is a menu which I can't get access to on showmodal.

How shall I solve this problem? Is there a way to get the mouse-events when you use 'show' and not 'showmodal'?

thanks in advance

Helgesen
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geobulCommented:
Hi,

Replace MainForm.Handle with Application.Handle in your calls and try again. Let me know what is the result.

Regards, Geo
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Darth_helgeAuthor Commented:
hi geo.

I replaced my:

   ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).ParentWindow := MainPanel.Handle;
   ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).Show;
   SetForegroundWindow(ShowDllIRForm(MainForm.Handle).Handle);

with this:

   ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).ParentWindow := MainPanel.Handle;
   ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Show;
   SetForegroundWindow(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle);

but it still doesn't work
other events in my DLLForm like Label1Click works like a dream, but not the mouseenter and mouseleave.

thanks for trying
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geobulCommented:
I don't have such events in my Delphi 5 so I can't test that. I have OnMouseMove event which works just fine.

Try this one also (almost the same):

  windows.SetParent(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle,Panel1.Handle);
  SetWindowPos(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE or SWP_NOZORDER); // set it to the left-upper corner of the panel
  ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Show;
  SetForegroundWindow(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle);

Regards, Geo
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Darth_helgeAuthor Commented:
windows.SetParent(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle,MainPanel.Handle);
  SetWindowPos(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_NOSIZE or SWP_NOZORDER
  ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Show;
  SetForegroundWindow(ShowDllIRForm(Application.Handle).Handle);

This works exactly like my code.
Can it be a bug in delphi?

OnMouseMove on my TLabel worked just fine for me too, but not the mouseenter and mouseleave.

There this code I have that should execute only when the mouse enters the label, and another code executes only when the mouse leaves the label. can we simulate this with the OnMouseMove event? Or perhaps simulate it with other events?

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Darth_helgeAuthor Commented:
but isn't this strange that it works when you use showmodal?
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geobulCommented:
Simulating MouseEnter MouseLeave with MouseMove:
Note: Form1 is the parent of the labels. If you have a label over a panel over a form then things become complicated.

type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    Label1: TLabel;
    Label2: TLabel;
    procedure Label1MouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
      Y: Integer);
    procedure Label2MouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
      Y: Integer);
    procedure FormMouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
      Y: Integer);
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;
  FormEnter: boolean;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.Label1MouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
  Y: Integer);
begin
  if FormEnter then begin
    FormEnter := false;
    Label1.Font.Color := clBlue;
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.Label2MouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
  Y: Integer);
begin
  if FormEnter then begin
    FormEnter := false;
    Label2.Font.Color := clRed;
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormMouseMove(Sender: TObject; Shift: TShiftState; X,
  Y: Integer);
begin
  if not FormEnter then begin
    FormEnter := true;
    Label1.Font.Color := clBlack;
    Label2.Font.Color := clBlack;
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  FormEnter := true;
end;

end.

Regards, Geo
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Darth_helgeAuthor Commented:
okey, this i kind of a workaround, but it'll do until I find out the mouseenter and leave problem.

thanks geo
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geobulCommented:
You are welcome.
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