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Tab #9 in messagedlg not working in Vista

Posted on 2008-10-09
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messagedlg('a' + #9 + 'b', mtInformation, [mbOk], 0);

places a tab space beween 'a' and 'b' when run on Windows XP, but not Vista.

In Vista the 'a' and 'b' are side by side.

Any suggestions on how to get the tab space working in Vista
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Question by:Dennis_Treacy
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by:BigRat
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This has something to do with the new text rendering system in Vista. Is it absolutely necessary to have a tab, wouldn't a number of spaces be just as effective?
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by:Dennis_Treacy
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The actual code in the application can has a number of rows of information and it need to be aligned
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Geert Gruwez earned 2000 total points
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use string formatting with a width specifier

lineoftext := format('%10:10s %20:20s %10:10s', [Field1, Field2, Field3]);

This will align all columns and cut them to the desired length.

put a - to left align

see delphi help Formatting strings for more intel
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by:Dennis_Treacy
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Thanks.
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