Solved

Show hints on statusbar

Posted on 2009-05-17
7
410 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07

Dear Experts,

I have used the ActionList component for my MainMenu. So my MainMenu is working
great without any code. Event the property Hint is automaticly filled in of each menu-item.
I have also a statusbar. What do I have to do that when i select a menu-item that the
hint of the menu-item will be showned in my statusbar.

Greetings Pk
0
Comment
Question by:peterkiers
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:ThievingSix
ID: 24405677
This might be helpful:
unit Unit4;
 

interface
 

uses

  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,

  Dialogs, Menus, ActnList, ComCtrls;
 

type

  TMenuItem = class(Menus.TMenuItem)

    private

      FStatusBar: TStatusBar;

    protected

      procedure AdvancedDrawItem(ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect; State: TOwnerDrawState; TopLevel: Boolean); override;

    public

      property StatusBar: TStatusBar read FStatusBar write FStatusBar;

  end;
 

type

  TForm4 = class(TForm)

    MainMenu1: TMainMenu;

    File1: TMenuItem;

    New1: TMenuItem;

    Close1: TMenuItem;

    StatusBar1: TStatusBar;

    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);

  private

    { Private declarations }

  public

    { Public declarations }

  end;
 

var

  Form4: TForm4;
 

implementation
 

{$R *.dfm}
 

procedure TMenuItem.AdvancedDrawItem(ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect;

  State: TOwnerDrawState; TopLevel: Boolean);

begin

  inherited;

  If (odSelected in State) And (Assigned(FStatusBar)) Then

    begin

    FStatusBar.SimpleText := Hint;

  end;

end;
 

procedure TForm4.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);

begin

  New1.StatusBar := StatusBar1;

  Close1.StatusBar := StatusBar1;

  Statusbar1.SimplePanel := True;

end;
 

end.

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:peterkiers
ID: 24405721
This is not exactly what i am looking for.

Greetings,

Peter Kiers
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:peterkiers
ID: 24405723
I think it could be don easer, but I don't know how.
0
Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:ThievingSix
ID: 24405726
What exactly are you looking for? I assumed from your original question that you wanted the selected menu item's hint to be shown on your status bar.

I am also unsure as do what you mean on how it can be done easier? It's a pretty simple solution(as simple as I could tell) because there is no event for when your item is selected directly.

Maybe you could help me help you?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:peterkiers
ID: 24405941
I think this is a way to start:

private
  procedure MyHint(Sender: TObject);
end;
 

implementation

 {....}

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Application.OnHint := MyHint;
  ShowHint           := True;
  Button1.Hint       := 'normal yellow hint|Text in Statusbar';
  Button2.Hint       := 'only yellow hint|';
  Button3.Hint       := '|text only in statusbar';
  Edit1.Hint         := 'same text';
end;

procedure TForm1.MyHint(Sender: TObject);
begin
  StatusBar1.SimpleText := Application.Hint;
end;

But how to tell the system to use the proprty hint of every menu-item

Greetings,

Peter Kiers
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
ThievingSix earned 500 total points
ID: 24405980
I guess you could use the message WM_MENUSELECT to catch the event as in: http://delphi.about.com/od/vclusing/a/menuitemhints.htm

But I still think my way is cleaner.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:peterkiers
ID: 24406586
Thanks for the info.

Peter K.
0

Featured Post

Find Ransomware Secrets With All-Source Analysis

Ransomware has become a major concern for organizations; its prevalence has grown due to past successes achieved by threat actors. While each ransomware variant is different, we’ve seen some common tactics and trends used among the authors of the malware.

Join & Write a Comment

In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Windows Speech API in Delphi. I will only cover basic functions such as text to speech and controlling the speed of the speech. SAPI Installation First you need to install the SAPI type library, th…
Have you ever had your Delphi form/application just hanging while waiting for data to load? This is the article to read if you want to learn some things about adding threads for data loading in the background. First, I'll setup a general applica…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
This video explains how to create simple products associated to Magento configurable product and offers fast way of their generation with Store Manager for Magento tool.

707 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now