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The TPanel component provides a generic container for other controls. Panels are typically used to visually group components together on a form. Panels can be aligned with the form to maintain the same relative position when the form is resized. The BorderWidth property determines the width, in pixels, of the border around a panel.

You can also place other controls onto a panel and use the Align property to ensure proper positioning of all the controls in the group on the form. You can make a panel alTop aligned so that its position will remain in place even if the form is resized.

The look of the panel can be changed to a raised or lowered look by using the BevelOuter and BevelInner properties. You can vary the values of these properties to create different visual 3-D effects. Note that if you merely want a raised or lowered bevel, you can use the less resource intensive TBevel control instead.

You can also use one or more panels to build various status bars or information display areas.

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