BorderExtender 1.1

By Mauro Venturini

Freeware 10 Dec 2004

In category

Components > Forms > Effects


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.


  • Status: Fully functional
  • Source: FW
  • Exe demo: included
  • Size: 58 327kB


  • Delphi 2005 (VCL)