Remove TRichEdit's Cursor.

I placed a TRichEdit control into a form.  As the TRichEdit box will be set to read-only, I don't want a cursor keep flashing on the edit box.
Is it possible to remove this cursor?  How can I do that?

Thanks.

raymng
RaymondAsked:
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j42Commented:
Place it on a panel and set TPanel.Enabled := False;
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WyverexCommented:
@j42: That doesn't remove the cursor though.

Add the follwing line to your FormCreate for example:

YourRichEdit.Cursor := crNone;

crNone is not available in the object inspector so you have to set it programmatically.

Voilá! The cursor is hidden when moved over the rich edit.


regards
Wyverex
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RaymondAuthor Commented:
Wyverex:

Not the mouse cursor, I mean the "cursor" which keeps flashing when you are typing text in the edit box.

raymng
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lopardo2003Commented:
I would use a timer and use the following code:

HideCaret(MyRichEdit.Handle);
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RaymondAuthor Commented:
lopardo2003:

Could you further explain your idea? I dont' understand.
Thank you.

raymng
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lopardo2003Commented:
Add a timer to your form (System page > Timer), select the timer and in the object inspector decrease the interval value (Interval = 10 works fine), now double-clic the timer and the procedure should be as follows:

procedure TForm1.Timer1Timer(Sender: TObject);
begin
  HideCaret(RichEdit1.Handle);
end;
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j42Commented:
> That doesn't remove the cursor though.
Yep, it does!
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RaymondAuthor Commented:
Thanks lopardo2003 and sorry for the late reply.
I think it is quite resource consuming by using a timer here.

 
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j42Commented:
What about my suggestion?
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RaymondAuthor Commented:
Thanks j42. Your solution is good if the TRichedit is only used for displaying something, because the user cannot work with the TRichedit anymore.

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j42Commented:
Yep, I understand. Copy and paste is disabled. Darn!
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