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Hi,

I need the following for D2006/Win32:

1) A font selection, combobox-like component similar to the one used inn MS Office / Word 2003.

-It must be able to autocomplete text

-The width of the popup box must be wide enough for all the text on it (not limited by the control's width)

-It should paint all font options using the font described, except for symbol based character sets like wingdings. In that case it should paint both understandable text and a font example

-It should show a font category glyph at left of each option (like TT) in the popup box

-It does *not* need to inherit from TCustomComboBox or TComboBox.

2)MS-word like glyphs for Bold, Italic, Underline and other editing options

3)MS-Word like glyphs for Save, load, print, etc.

The solution has to be free or affordable and legal for distribution.

regards
classmate
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I don't know about D2006 but with D7 all this is doable. Did you try to find components on famous delphi pages like torry.net, http://www.maxcomponents.net/ or others...? Did you do a google search for the combo box you refere to?
Try this yahoo group dedicated to this issue
http://groups.google.ro/group/de.comp.lang.pascal.delphi/browse_thread/thread/6ee93f4c361e60d3/feeb603fa8991e79%23feeb603fa8991e79

About the font selection combobox... did you check out this link?
http://www.delphiforfun.org/Programs/Delphi_Techniques/fontviewer.htm

About the options you ask about... they need to be made by you... there is no component that does all these things that you ask just like that. None that I know of anyway.

About the glyphs you could get the Resource grabber from here:
http://www.inner-smile.com/dl_res.htm
and grab all icons and glyphs used by all application on your system... then just use them the best way you can.


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