Display Controls

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There are many ways to provide users with information about the state of an application. For example, some components - including TForm - have a Caption property that can be set at run time. You can also create dialog boxes to display messages. In addition, the following components are especially useful for providing visual feedback at run time to identify the object.

Use this component or property: To do this:


Display a status region (usually at the bottom of a window).


Show the amount of work completed for a particular task.

Hint and ShowHint

Activate fly-by or "tooltip" Help.

HelpContext and HelpFile

Link context-sensitive online Help.


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