Friday, 19 October 2012

How to put a single line border around a form

Recently I wanted to put a single line border around a form without having a title bar. The way I solved the problem was to set the border style to bsNone and put the following in the OnPaint event of the form.

    YFrame: Integer;
    Rect  : TRect;
    if not(fsModal in FormState) then
        YFrame      := 1;
        Rect.Left   := 0;
        Rect.Top    := 0;
        Rect.Right  := Width;
        Rect.Bottom := Height;

        Canvas.Handle      := GetWindowDC(Handle);
        Canvas.Brush.Color := clBlack;
        Canvas.Brush.Style := bsSolid;
        Canvas.Rectangle(Rect.Left, Rect.Top, Rect.Right, YFrame);
        Canvas.Rectangle(Rect.Left, Rect.Top, YFrame, Rect.Bottom);
        Canvas.Rectangle(Rect.Right - YFrame, Rect.Top, Rect.Right, Rect.Bottom);
        Canvas.Rectangle(Rect.Left, Rect.Bottom - YFrame, Rect.Right, Rect.Bottom);

Thursday, 11 October 2012

How to remove EurekaLog's update message

If you use Delphi and EurekaLog to record information on errors, there is an annoying message that appears every time you open Delphi about going to the EurekaLog web site and updating the software. To remove the message change the following EurekaLog.ini file setting to this:


This file exists in the following directories:


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