[Lazarus] Noobie - Interface problem in Windows

David Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Nov 17 08:49:56 CET 2013

On 16/11/2013 23:22, Martin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a bit of a noobie to Lazarus and I have been designing an app with
> Lazarus running under Linux. It all seemed to be going well. Tonight I
> booted into Windows and decided to quickly compile the app to see what
> it looked like and there is a problem with a blue background that I
> don't get compiling under Linux.
> See these screenshots as an example:
> Running under Windows 7, Lazarus 1.0.12 fpc 2.6.2
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3940444/laz_windows%201.0.12%20fpc%202.6.2.png
> Running under Linux (LMDE), Lazarus 1.0.10 fpc 2.6.2 gtk
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3940444/laz_linux%201.0.10%20fpc%202.6.2.png
> Running under Linux (LMDE), Lazarus 1.3 svn fpc 2.6.2 Qt
> https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3940444/laz_linux%201.3%20fpc%202.6.2.png
> The tabs are a TTabControl rather than a TPageControl. My thinking
> behind using a TabControl was that only minor UI changes will be
> required when the tab changes and I could do this with code. If I used a
> PageControl I would have had to make copies of all the UI items for each
> page, which would mean a lot of time, effort and probably a bigger binary.
> Not sure why I am getting a blue background only in Windows, when it
> looks fine in Linux? All the UI elements below the TabControl appear to
> be it's children in the object inspector. Should I have placed a panel
> before placing the other UI elements?
> I very much appreciate any help or guidance you can offer me.
> Thanks & best regards,
> Martin

FWIW, I /prefer/ the blue background!  It may be worth checking on 
Windows themes support (I'm new to Lazarus as well).

By the way, it's MSNs, and not MSN's.

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