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Drawing squares, circles, and painted rectangles in Borland C++ Builder

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Hi everybody,

I'm new in this community and in the C++ also...

I know that this question is too easy to answer but I realy would like this help.
In C++ Builder I have a form and a ScrollBox. How can I draw a square, a circle, a painted rectangle, a line and write a single char inside the ScrollBox but without using a TShape or TLabel component ?
If you have an example script it would be great!

ps: I don't want to use TShape component because actually I need to draw hundreds of shapes in the scrollbox and I think if I use a TShape or TLabel it will consume a lot of CPU...

Thanks
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TScrollBar doesn't have a Canvas. And you need it to Draw.

You have some choices:
1- Derive your own  TScrollBar and add a canvas to it
2- Replace the TScrollBar for a control that have a Canvas property
3- Use a TPaintBox. Appear to me that control is designed to be a
a drawings'  blackboard

Tips:
#1 Way
See the code on Forms unit (TCUstomForm class) - it's pascal but the changes to
C++ are minimal and are easier to read (if you can read C++ code, pascal is not
a problem). Read on help about TControlCanvas unit

#2 Way
You can use a Panel. Or research on VCL source code for other containers
with a canvas (don't look on help - go rightly to source code)

#3 Way
No need. Press F1.

I hope this helps,

Fabricio
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