[Lazarus] TLabel or TStaticText?

Tony Whyman tony.whyman at mccallumwhyman.com
Fri Mar 15 15:14:22 CET 2019

Using a TPanel as a container is generally good advice for similar 
problems with all TGraphicControl descendents. I often use a TPanel to 
contain a TImage for this reason.

Perhaps the point that needs to come across is that TLabel is a 
TGraphicControl and is drawn by the LCL, while TStaticText is a 
TWinControl descendent (as is TPanel) and is drawn by the underlying 
"interface" e.g. GTK2. They thus behave differently e.g. with Z-order.

On 15/03/2019 14:04, Mattias Gaertner via lazarus wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 14:42:52 +0100
> frans via lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> I thougth of that, but I need the focus on the original form. The
>> mesaage is only informative, all the functionality must be availabe.
>> mvg
>> Frans van Leeuwen
>> M 06-51695390
>> Op 15-3-2019 om 14:08 schreef John Landmesser via lazarus:
>>> what about a new form with FormStyle := fsSystemStayOnTop ?!
>>> Am 15.03.19 um 12:37 schrieb frans via lazarus:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'm using Lazarus 1.8.4 on Win10. In my application I have a Form
>>>> with 2 functions. (1) Is to download files from an internet server
>>>> using ftp, (2) is to store the data from those files in the
>>>> datacollection.
>>>> Sometimes I loose my internet connection and in that case I want
>>>> to show a warning in the the middle of the form and in front of
>>>> all the other components. For the warning I use a TLabel component
>>>> for the layout parameter tlCenter. But the label is partly hidden
>>>> behind another component (TFileListBox) and BringToFront doesn't
>>>> help. Now I tried a TStaticText component and that works just
>>>> fine. Except that it has no Layout property and no Paint procedure
>>>> I could override. Is there a component that gives me all the
>>>> behaviour I want? Is there a way to bring the TLabel realy in
>>>> front of all other components? Is there a way to vertical align
>>>> the text of a TStaticText caption?
> You can put the TLabel inside a TPanel.
> Mattias

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