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  1. PiedSoftware

    How do you set no row selected on TDrawGrid?

    Thanks, that is the way I went and it had the desired effect on the appearance. At first I tried to use a constant: const EmptyRect: TGridRect = (Left: -1; Top: -1; Right: -1; Bottom: -1); // Copied from implementation of vcl.grids procedure TGridDataRtti<T>.PopulateGrid(...); begin ... grid.Selection := EmptyRect; end; But that gave me the spurious error message: E2506 Method of parameterized type declared in interface section must not use local symbol 'EmptyRect'
  2. PiedSoftware

    How do you set no row selected on TDrawGrid?

    There are some default things set, like font colour and background colour, and I am trying to stay as close to the defaults as I can,
  3. PiedSoftware

    How do you set no row selected on TDrawGrid?

    There are some default things set, like font colour and background colour, and I am trying to stay as close to the defaults as I can,
  4. PiedSoftware

    How do you set no row selected on TDrawGrid?

    Hi With TListBox and TComboBox, if you set ItemIndex to -1, nothing is selected. I tried setting DrawGrid.Row := -1 but that gives an error. Is there some other way to show nothing selected yet?
  5. Ah, thanks! I missed those two lines. I just added the 2 lines you highlighted into the constructor of my frame, and it worked ColorMenu.ItemPainter := TJvXPColorMenuItemPainter.Create(Self); BackgroundMenu.ItemPainter := TJvXPColorMenuItemPainter.Create(Self); "You set the ColorMenu.Style to msOwnerDraw but then you don't implement the OnDrawItem and OnMeasureItem." That was not it.
  6. I have just installed 10.4 Sydney. The problem of the improperly formed colour menus is happening in 10.4 as well.
  7. Hi We has a library for generating Nevrona reports from script files that we right. The main function we use for outputting data in text form to the report is TBaseReport.PrintLeft. When a string with HTML for formating is passed to that function, the formating is all stripped out and the bare text is displayed. Is there a way to display text using any HTML formating? TIA Mark
  8. Thanks, emailx45. I have posted an archive as an attachment to the opening post. It is the pas, dfm and dpr / drpoj files. It should be self explanatory. Of course it may be a bug that is fixed in later versions of Delphi and/or JVCL. Update: I have just added a pair of screenshots to show the correct look of the menu from the sample code and the incorrect look from my code.
  9. I am trying to get a reusable TFrame working to use in a number of places in our app to let the users edit and format text in a TJvRichEdit. It consists of a TJvRichEdit and a TJvSpeedBar. The JEDI example code works, and I have copied and pasted the relevant form into the test project where I am developing this frame. But there is a problem in the frame: the colour buttons (Color and Background), which drop down lists of colours in the sample code and change the colour of the text, don't display correctly in the frame. They appear full length but empty, although selecting an item does change the colour of the text. In contrast the Underline button has a drop down list that looks and works fine in my code. The code is essntially the same. I'm initializing the menus in the form's OnShow event, whereas the JEDI sample does it in the form's OnCreaate. There's some strange behaviour in Delphi. If I bring up the Speedbar Designer and select the Color buttons, the list that appears in the Events tab is slightly different between the sample form and my frame, even though they should be the same. In the one that works there is a line for DropDownMenu, with the red font for properties that show up on the events tab. That line is absent from the correpsonding place in my frame. That line does show up for the buttons where the DropDownMenu is nil though. Curious. I'm using Delphi 10.1 Berlin and JCL version 3.50. JvRichEditToolBar.7z
  10. PiedSoftware

    How to use the spell checker

    Hi Does anyone have any working example code for implementing a spell checker? I tried this https://www.thoughtco.com/spell-checking-from-delphi-code-1058149 but it doesn't compile, giving lots of Undeclared identifier errors.
  11. PiedSoftware

    Update of Actions in ActionList in a DataModule

    Are you using the OnUpdate events of the individual actions? If so, IIRC, that only gets called if there is a control attached to the action and that control is visible.
  12. I noticed in the library source code that some of the uses of TEditCharChase constants were not prefixed with the type. For example, in DbCtrls there is this: case CharCase of ecUpperCase: S := AnsiUpperCase(S); ecLowerCase: S := AnsiLowerCase(S); end; When you ctrl-click the constants there you are sent to a line in StdCtrls that is part of this sequence of declarations: const { Editors common support } ecNormal = System.UITypes.TEditCharCase.ecNormal; ecUpperCase = System.UITypes.TEditCharCase.ecUpperCase; ecLowerCase = System.UITypes.TEditCharCase.ecLowerCase; type TEditCharCase = System.UITypes.TEditCharCase; So, some people seem to want to work around the SCOPEDENUMS.
  13. Thanks, David. I had a look at the code of UITypes.pas, and there at the top, as brazen as anything, is {$SCOPEDENUMS ON} I learned something new. And only been doing Delphi since 1995.
  14. Hi, I was surprised when a simple bit of code did not compile for me. I am using Delphi 10.1, and TEditCharCase is defined in System.UITypes thus: TEditCharCase = (ecNormal, ecUpperCase, ecLowerCase); I have a property of that type in a class TMapItem declared thus: property CharCase: TEditCharCase read fCharCase write fCharCase; Control clicking on TEditCharCase takes me straight to that line in UITypes. But when I wrote this innocent looking code: case mapItem.CharCase of ecNormal: expr := value; ecUpperCase: expr := value.ToUpper; ecLowerCase: expr := value.ToLower; end; it refused to compile, saying "E2003 Undeclared identifier: 'ecLowerCase'", etc for the 3 enumerated constants. But I got it to compile by prefixing the constants with the type name, thus: case mapItem.CharCase of TEditCharCase.ecNormal: expr := value; TEditCharCase.ecUpperCase: expr := value.ToUpper; TEditCharCase.ecLowerCase: expr := value.ToLower; end; This is strange. There are lots of places of enumerated types that don't need to have the type prefixed. Can anyone explain this? TIA Mark Patterson
  15. PiedSoftware

    How to detect when control is scrolled into view

    Thanks Lars. I did actually try out a background thread, running the query, then creating the cards and populating them, but it didn't look good. The scroll bar and its contents remained inaccessible until the whole process had finished for some reason. But the 2 changes I ended up making, i.e. removing the override of SetBounds (which was to help with formating) and adding the override of PaintWindow, see above, has brought the speed of loading a couple of hundred to a reasonable value.