Frank van Bommel

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A Shaking Form

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 20 Jan 2011

Description

A shaking form demonstrates how you can make the form shake, currently it contains two buttons with different speed but you can easily adapt it to suit your own. Maybe this effect would be the best utilized in the oncreate event of the form, or maybe after entering a false password. Again a simple but very effective form effect

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 182kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

A way to ensure your elements appear just like you want them to

Code Samples > Samples > Components

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 11 Dec 2008

Description

A way to ensure your elements appear just like you want them to.

Automatically constrains forms at runtime, at the size used in designtime. A way to ensure your elements appear just like you want them to. You could say this one enables constraints at default, but WITH the ability to change it in designtime any way you like. Normally, setting constraints to any maxwidth etc, will not allow you to change your mind after that, unless you change the maxwidth etc again. This one lets you change it to any size you want in designtime, while keeping the constraints enabled. It is set to Active:= True by default, which, enables the component but can be set to Active:= False which disables it.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 3kB

Platforms: D7

Check Os

Code Samples > Samples > OS

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 30 Dec 2010

Description

Example of how to detect the running operating system while using just a small Delphi application, currently supports detection of: 'Unknown', 'Windows 95', 'Windows 98', 'Windows 98SE', 'Windows ME', 'Windows NT4', 'Windows 2000', 'Windows XP', 'Windows Vista', 'Windows 2008', 'Windows 2008 R2', 'Windows 7', and fully compatible with Delphi7 up till Delphi 2010.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 411kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Create Shortcuts 2010

Code Samples > Samples > OS

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 30 Dec 2010

Description

Create Shortcuts is a Delphi program that has 6 buttons, 3 pairs, two for creating and deleting a shortcut to your program in the Start Menu, two for doing that in the Startup section, and two for doing that in the Desktop section of the registry, you can easily see how these could help anyone when a user tries to install or uninstall your program.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 417kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Easy Email Button and Label v.10

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 26 Jan 2011

Description

This application shows you how to build an email label and button in Delphi 7, in 3 or 4 lines, so you do not have to rely on third party components anymore, saving you copyright infringements and thank you's. However easy and short this example may be, it should be included in any project you make, enabling the user to contact you easily or surf to the product page of your choice

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 394kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Easy Internet 2010

Code Samples > Samples > Internet

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 30 Dec 2010

Description

An easy example of how to create a Delphi application that enables the user to surf the Internet or send an email using their default email program with the click of a button or on a label.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 394kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Form in a form - movable and resizable v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 10 Jan 2011

Description

Form in a form - movable and resizeable.

How to easily create a form in a form in Delphi that is movable and re sizeable.

I refer to the parent form as TForm1, and the child form is called TForm2. This shows a form in a form with Tform2 being able to be moved again, or to re size it.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 174kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D6, D7

Form in a form that is not movable and re sizeable v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 10 Jan 2011

Description

Form in a form that is not movable and re sizeable This version has TForm2 pinned down into TForm1, where it is unable to be moved or re sized.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 173kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Form roll up and down v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 03 Jan 2011

Description

This form, when right clicked on the title bar rolls itself up and when clicked again rolls itself down. Just example code on how to create this yourself. It shows how easy it can be to spice up your program yourself, adding form effects, another way to describe this effect is to fold and unfold, by clicking on the title bar. Left click closes the program but that is not necessary for the program to work Again, do not rely on third party components if you don't have to.

Compatible with Windows 7.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 862kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2009, D2010, D7

Form roll up and down 2010 v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 18 Jan 2011

Description

The well known roll up and roll down effect, can easily be achieved by looking at this form and its code, by right clicking on the title bar it rolls down, and right clicking again makes it roll up. This nice effect behaves smoothly so another name could be form fold up and fold down but I liked mine better.

Fully compatible with Delphi 7 up until Delphi 2010, and works in windows 7 as well Again, do not rely on third party components if you dont have to.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 862kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

How to write your own progress bar in less than 2 minutes....

Code Samples > Samples > Components

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 03 Dec 2008

Description

There are many more things possible with Delphi than one can make up from the poor help files that accompany it. There is virtually no conceptual help available from the standard help file, and that is just what can be so helpful for programming. I always try to not use any 3rd party component, so I can publish my stuff where and how I like it. Do not use 3rd party components if you do not have to, apart from the fact that doing it yourself gives much more satisfaction.

This very short tutorial shows you how to add a progress bar to any web browser programs you make in less than 2 minutes. It is very basic, and kept as short as possible, you can figure out most of the code just by looking at it. Aimed at beginners, this gives you an easy and quick way to have a working progress bar which informs the user of the progress the web browser is making. You can then focus on the other tasks like for instance the graphical representation to make it the way you want it. Included is the completed example. I hope this little bit of conceptual knowledge will help you. I like to hear your opinion, comments, problems you may have while using this helpfile, this goes for all of my published stuff, please email me.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 1 901kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Save and Restore Size and Position of your form using Registry or Inifile.

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 28 Jul 2010

Description

Easily create a custom form that saves the size and position of your window, each time it is closed and opened, either using an ini file or the registry.

"For ease of testing I have enclosed a way to easily restart the application by clicking on the form anywhere, to make this happen I had to add ShellAPI to the uses classes. And also, to make the Registry version of this example, I added Registry to the uses classes and for the Inifile version, I added, you guessed it, Inifiles."

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 512kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D6, D7

Scrolling title and taskbar message left 2010 v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 18 Jan 2011

Description

This form shows you how easy it can be to spice up your application. The example code easily shows you how to have the title and/or task bar button of your project, with moving lines, letters or words. Again, why not do it yourself, if it is that easy?

Upgraded version of this cool form effect that works with Delphi 2010 under Windows 7.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 318kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Scrolling title and taskbar message right 2010 v.2

Code Samples > Samples > Forms

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 18 Jan 2011

Description

Of course this is the same version as the other only difference is that it scrolls the words, letters or lines to the right on the title or caption bar and taskbar button

Do not reply on 3rd party components if you do not have to.

Note that while this code works for nearly any version of Delphi, if you want the version that works with Delphi 7 you should download that one, since this one is compiled with Delphi 2010.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 318kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

Tray Icon 2010

Code Samples > Samples > Other

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 03 Jan 2011

Description

Tray Icon is an example of a program that, when executed, resides in the system tray and shows a simple popup menu to close and minimize the program. Again just simple and short sample code of how to include this behavior into any programs or projects you may make.

Compatible from Delphi 7 till Delphi 2010, and working under Windows 7.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 372kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D7

TUrlLabel v.1.0

Components > Labels > Link Labels

By Frank van Bommel.

Freeware + source 08 Feb 2011

Description

TUrlLabel, standard Tlabel that enables you to send e-mail or surf the net.

Component which creates a standard TLabel with added property "URL" for surfing the web, you can use it to send e-mail too, the default properties were changed to bold font, green color and a hand cursor. It again shows you how easy it is to write your own components, so this is a follow up on easy component writing guide which you can find here on my site too as many more things all for free. Usage: very simple, in the property editor you see a new option after you installed this Delphi component and dropped it on any form: URL. Now if you want to surf just fill in the URL, if you want to e-mail start with = mailto:someone@mail.com.

Try it it really is fun to add events yourself. This component will most likely work in Delphi 5, 6 and 8 and up too but it was created in Delphi 7.

Informations

  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: Included
  • Size: 155kB

Platforms: D2005, D2006, D2007, D2009, D2010, D6, D7