Basic customization of the main form (IDE Tutorial)
Before adding any components, you should start by doing some basic customization to the form. Make sure that the main form is activated (click it once to activate) and that the Object Inspector window is visible in the lower left quadrant (if not, press
display it). With the Properties tab selected, look for the Caption property and change
its value to
Text Editor; also, change the value of the Name property to
To make the design of the project more visually balanced, set the main form to initially be positioned in the center of the screen. To do this, change the value of the Position
poScreenCenter by clicking the value field for Position and then selecting
the value from the dropdown list. For the same reason, make the form square-shaped,
by changing the values of both Width and Height to 400, or any other number you prefer, as long as the number does not exceed the current screen size.
After making these changes, the main form should look like the following figures, using Delphi or C++Builder, respectively.
Figure 3-5. Basic customization of the main form (Delphi view)
Figure 3-6. Basic customization of the main form (C++Builder view)