How to change the default glyph of TFileListBox component?

Posted on 2004-08-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I want to use 3D file images, and FileListBox has old images of folder and files... How to change the default glyph of TFileListBox component?

If it's not possible.. is there any better way to do this?

Thanks in advance...
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LRHGuy earned 125 total points
ID: 11759401
Here's one (tricky) way...

procedure TForm2.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);

Once you have the handle to the bitmap, you can load from file, resource, whetever.
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Expert Comment

ID: 11759410
TFileListBox is declared into:
:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi7\Source\Vcl\FileCtrl.pas
and gets the bitmaps from:
:\Program Files\Borland\Delphi7\Lib\filectrl.res

May be you need to inherit a new component from TFileListBox which will get the bitmaps from your resource file ....

Author Comment

ID: 11760844
Hi  LRHGuy,
I'm getting (Access Violation)error while compiling.... :( pls help me...

Hi esoftbg,
Thanx for the tip, how can I change it programmically without changing it's res file?...  like loading bmps from hard drive or something...
I wish LRHGuy's example works...

Expert Comment

ID: 11761509 (Access Violation) while compiling...interesting. Make sure you've copied the example exactly, with your own file names, then restart Delphi. I tried the example in D7 before I posted and it worked perfectly with no errors, so right now I don't know why you'd get a access violatin error while compiling.

Author Comment

ID: 11761568
Hi  LRHGuy,
Sorry... I made a little mistake thatswhy error came... It's working exactly how I want.... :)

thankyou, I appreciate your help....

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