Windows 7 Progress bar in Delphi 7

Posted on 2017-09-28
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Last Modified: 2017-12-01
Would like application loading TGauge to look like Windows 7
Question by:Greg Rowland
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by:Geert G
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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.
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Kimputer earned 2000 total points
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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).

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try torry.net. You will find many third parties components, many of them enhanced versions of the traditional delphi components.
Good luck
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by:Geert G
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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]

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by:Greg Rowland
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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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