[Lazarus] Shrink-fitting a form around its content

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 21:49:25 CET 2013

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:19:24 +0000
> Mark Morgan Lloyd <markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
>> If I have something like a frame containing a wizard-style notebook, or 
>> for that matter something like a DB-aware grid tailored to its content, 
>> is there a portable way to fit a form or some other container around it?
> Put frame on a form and set the form's AutoSize to true.

Thanks, I'll experiment. Is that specifically a form property or is it 
possible to do the same for e.g. a page control or a panel?

>> The problem seems to be that each OS or widget set has a different 
>> amount of "furniture" between its declared dimensions and its client space.
> Note: A TFrame does not have any furniture. Window size is Client size
> on all platforms.

In the case of a TFrame, yes. But I was thinking of the form case where 
there are- if my experience is reliable- significant differences between 
the Windows and X way of doing things.

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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