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[ BorderExtender.zip ] [ 2,173 bytes ] [ Freeware ] [ With Source ]
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WinForms components normally only have FixedSingle, Fixed3D and none border styles. The results are very out of fashion forms, expecially with Win 2K. The funny thing is that .NET WinForms provides a class (ControlPaint) that can draw nice looking borders. Why they did not used it for the components is a mistery. Anyway, using an extender provider something can be done (see demo project and form image). Unfortunately, different components behave differently (combo boxes do not even have border style property!) so some experimenting is required to obtain better looking forms. The extender provider code is inside Visibles.BorderExtender.pas unit. To use it add the unit to a (new) package. This code is free, use it at your own risk. If you improve it it would be nice if you send me the improved version.
Added: 14-09-2004/6-12-2004   |  Version: 1.1   |  Downloads: 832/824/7
Author:Mauro Venturini   Mauro Venturini   [DSP files]

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