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vertical centered text in edit box

Posted on 2013-01-29
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Hi,

I am using Delphi 2010.
I have been replacing some panels in my application with Edit boxes to allow user input. It all works well except that the edit boxes will not allow vertical justification. It looks bad on my form and different from the panels which have well centered text.
Is there a version of TEdit that has vertical centering ? Is there an improved TEdit which allows this that I can use or buy ?
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There is plenty of edits at: www.torry.net
If you want do it by yourself:
http://www.delphigroups.info/2/4f/85824.html
http://www.scalabium.com/faq/dct0034.htm
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9758016/how-do-i-custom-draw-of-tedit-control-text
https://forums.embarcadero.com/message.jspa?messageID=426772

...all in all, it is hard task. You can draw text by yourself centered, or you can use tmemo set as single line and center with:

var
  Rect: TRect;
  sz: TSize;
  dc: HDC;
begin
  Memo1.WantReturns := False;
  Memo1.WordWrap := False;
  Memo1.Text := 'sadsadsa'; //put text here
  dc := GetDC(Memo1.Handle);
  GetTextExtentPoint(dc, PansiChar(Memo1.Text), Length(Memo1.Text), sz);
  ReleaseDC(Memo1.Handle, dc);
  SendMessage(Memo1.Handle, EM_GETRECT, 0, LongInt(@Rect));
  Rect.Top := ((Memo1.ClientRect.Bottom-Memo1.ClientRect.Top) - sz.cy) div 2 - 1;
  Rect.Bottom := Rect.Top + sz.cy + 1;
  SendMessage(Memo1.Handle, EM_SETRECT, 0, LongInt(@Rect));
  Memo1.Refresh;

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.. for center horizontally ....
edt_style := GetWindowLong(Edit3.Handle, GWL_STYLE);
  SetWindowLong(Edit3.Handle, GWL_STYLE, (edt_style or ES_CENTER));
  SetWindowPos(Edit3.Handle, HWND_TOP, 0, 0, 0, 0,
    SWP_NOACTIVATE or SWP_NOMOVE or SWP_NOSIZE or SWP_SHOWWINDOW);
  Edit3.Refresh;

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