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Posted on 2006-10-31
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Hi,

I need some helpw with this.  I have a new component (TCustomControl descendant).  The component has a Caption property declared as:

published
  property Caption;
..

end;

In the OnCreate method, I have the following code:

constructor TPAG_Label.Create(AOwner: TComponent);
begin
  inherited Create(AOwner);

  TextCase := csUpperCase;
  AutoSize := false;
  Color := clWhite;
  BorderColor := clWhite;
  Alignment := taLeftJustify;
  Layout := tlTop;

  Caption := Name;
end;

In this instance, the caption of the component takes the name of the control (which is what I want).  However, if I now type some text into the caption property, or change the component name, the caption doesn't refresh at all.

Can someone give me some guidance please?

Thanks,

Pag.
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Question by:PAG_Promax
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Expert Comment

by:mikelittlewood
ID: 17849165
Trying putting in these extra calls to update the label

constructor TPAG_Label.Create(AOwner: TComponent);
begin
  inherited Create(AOwner);

  TextCase := csUpperCase;
  AutoSize := false;
  Color := clWhite;
  BorderColor := clWhite;
  Alignment := taLeftJustify;
  Layout := tlTop;

  Caption := Name;

  Refresh;
  Invalidate;
end;
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Expert Comment

by:mikelittlewood
ID: 17849178
in fact Ive just noticed that this is the create of your label.
Where are you "typing some text"?

Your create will only set the caption of the label once, as this is all you have told it to do.
You need to then tell it to update the caption of the label once you have changed the text.
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Author Comment

by:PAG_Promax
ID: 17855234
Its in the Object Inspector.  If I change the caption to "this is something new", it wont refresh until I move the control or resize it, or change one of the other properties which refreshes the control.
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Author Comment

by:PAG_Promax
ID: 17943794
Any thing else that can be added to this at all?
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Expert Comment

by:Meldrachaun
ID: 17963567
Try adding this method to your component:


procedure CMTextChanged(var Message: TMessage); message CM_TEXTCHANGED;


procedure TMyComponent.CMTextChanged(var Message: TMessage);
begin
  Invalidate;
end;
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Meldrachaun earned 500 total points
ID: 17984249
Actually, it should probably be

procedure TMyComponent.CMTextChanged(var Message: TMessage);
begin
  inherited;
  Invalidate;
end;
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Author Comment

by:PAG_Promax
ID: 18033259
Thanks for that!
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