form as a hint in delphi

Instead of the classic/default hint I want to display complicated hint. Is there anyway to display a small form (without borders) as hint?
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TheRealLokiConnect With a Mentor Senior DeveloperCommented:
here's a demo I made for you showing how to put anything you want in a hint
For the demo I have used a TPanel with some controls on it, but you could just as easily use a TForm with BorderStyle bsNone
Ephraim WangoyaCommented:

Get the Balloon control from

This is based off a TForm

You can then customize it as you wish
Check these mostly free hint components if any meets your requirements...

Torry / Components > Misc. Effects > Hints
Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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dinko1Author Commented:
@TheRealLoki that is great but Ihave one question. is it possible not to display this yellow-default hint border? its too "xp" and doesnt look good on windows 7 :\
TheRealLokiSenior DeveloperCommented:
it's just the colour I chose for the panel
You can set it to any colour you like
pnlThatGoesInHint.Color := clBtnFace
(use the object inspector (F11) to set it at design time of course)
The panel already has BorderStyle set to bsNone and BevelInner/Outer set to bvNone

Also, just make the panel the right size for your needs, so that there is no border.
The easiest way to do this to to set
pnlThatGoesInHint.AutoSize := True
Regards, Loki
dinko1Author Commented:
great work! thanks :)
TheRealLokiSenior DeveloperCommented:
also, (the obvious one)
change this line of code
HintW.Color := clInfoBk;
to the colour you want
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