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Windows 7 Progress bar in Delphi 7

Would like application loading TGauge to look like Windows 7
Greg Rowland
Greg Rowland
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Geert GruwezOracle dbaCommented:
Can you be a bit (i mean a lot) more descriptive ?

sample screenshot ?

your title says progressbar, your question says TGauge ... which is it ?
TGauge is a sample of how to create a component in the demos.
You're using a built-in control. One that itself doesn't have that many options. Therefore, what you see is what you get.
There's no flashy blinking moving stuff as the Win7 native progress bar
To get a little bit close to Win7 native, try Visual Studio from MS (there's a free version as well). Programming in VB.net won't be that difficult (probably much easier even).
try torry.net. You will find many third parties components, many of them enhanced versions of the traditional delphi components.
Good luck
Geert GruwezOracle dbaCommented:
Try devexpres.
They have multiple skins.

Visual studio ? What's that ?
The delphi components are usually wrappers around the windows native controls for easier handling

this is a sample of a TProgressbar and a non-skinned devexpress progressbar[embed=file 1196787]
Greg RowlandSoftware Designer, SysDBA, WebMaster OwnerAuthor Commented:
Ended up simply using the standard TGauge component, setting the color to a light green green.
Had hoped to find the progress bar used in Remote Desktop Connections wrapped in the OS somewhere.

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