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Larry J. Rutledge

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7 Articles (full articles, general posts, and/or blog topics).

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Group: Pascal and Delphi Coding

Topic: Delphi for Win32

How to add functionality to the existing Windows™ shell.

Use Windows API GetSystemMetrics with SM_CLEANBOOT parameter to determine how Windows was started.

Topic: Using Data

A basic Delphi source to HTML component.

Topic: Using Controls

To resize the list box of a combobox, you merely need to send the Windows API message: CB_SETDROPPEDWIDTH to the combo box.

Windows sends the WM_GETMINMAXINFO message when the user tries to resize a window either by clicking the maximize button or dragging the borders of the window. By creating a suitable message-response method, you can specify the minimum and maximum window sizes for that form.

Windows 95 adds several visual elements and actions that enhance the user's perception of how the system operates (editor's note: This also applies to Windows 98 and NT 4.0). One such enhancement is window zoom animation, which displays an animated, shrinking window that disappears into the window's icon on the Taskbar when you minimize the application. However, if you've run a Delphi 2.0 (editor's note: This applies to Delphi 3 and 4 as well) application on a Windows 95 system, you may have noticed that instead of seeing the standard zoom animation, the window simply disappears. In this article, we'll explain why this happens and how you can work around this disappearing act to enable zoom animation for your Delphi 2.0 applications.

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