[Lazarus] Align/Anchor to widest label

Kiên Nguyễn Tiến Trung kc97ble at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 12:21:01 CET 2015

I prefer setting property Align to alTop. Although it is not so nice, it
brings me a huge advantage. There is no need to set anchors, so it will be
easy while adding/removing components. As a result, designing time will be
reduce considerably. Additionally, you will no longer need to be worry
about the appearance in different linguistic.

It will look like this (http://i.imgur.com/vEhYjP4.png):

2015-03-25 17:20 GMT+07:00 Henry Vermaak <henry.vermaak at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 10:52:01AM +0100, Torsten Bonde Christiansen wrote:
> > Is it possible by using align, anchor, or some third option, to
> > always make the two edits and the drop-down box align with the
> > widest of the three labels.
> >
> > Since these labels will be translated to many languages I cannot
> > assume that the 2nd labels is the widest, hence anchoring the
> > filename edit to that label, and the drop-down and directory edit to
> > the filename edit, will make the controls overlap eachother.
> This has been quite a big problem for me, too.  The only solution I've
> found is to use a container, like a frame or a panel, that has the
> ChildSizing property.  Then you can set the ChildSizing.ControlsPerLine
> to 2 and the container will take care of making sure that everything is
> aligned, as long as you add the controls in the correct order, which
> will depend on the ChildSizing.Layout setting.
> The pain comes when you need to change the controls, because the child
> sizing works on the order that the controls are added to the container.
> For this reason I usually do this in code.
> Henry
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