How to create an About Box in Delphi or C++ Builder

By: Borland Staff

Abstract: Simple steps to create an About box

Problem:
What are the steps to create an about box?

Solution:
Go to the Main Menu
Click on File | New Form

Go to the 	Object Inspector
Click on the 	Name property & Type:   AboutBox
Click on the 	Caption property & Type: About This Program
Click on the 	BorderStyle property and select bsDialog

ADD 3 TEXT LABELS
Click on the Standard Tab
*PROGRAM NAME
Click on the 	Label (giant A in your component palette) and place it on your form.
Go to the 	Object Inspector  
Click on the 	Caption property & Type: The name of your program 

*VERSION
Click on the 	Label (giant A in your component palette) and place it on your form.
Go to the	Object Inspector  
Click on the 	Caption property & Type: The Version of your program 

*COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

Click on the 	Label (giant A in your component palette) and place it on your form.
Go to the 	Object Inspector  
Click on the 	Caption property & Type: Your copyright statement
                             (To type the ? hold down the ALT KEY and type: 0169 and release the ALT KEY)

CREATE ICON
Click on the 	Additional Tab in the Component Palette 
Click on the 	Image Button (Light Blue Horizon picture) and place it on the left side of your form
                             (You should see an empty square on your form at this point)
Go to 	Object Inspector 
Click on 	AutoSize property and change it to True
Click on:	Picture property 
Double click:	the Value column.- The Picture Editor dialog box is displayed
Click:	Load button
Navigate to:	Common Files | Borland Shared | Images | Icons & select an icon
Click:	OK

*OK BUTTON
Click on the 	Additional Tab in the Component Palette
Click on the	OK Button & place near the bottom of your form
Go to 	Object Inspector
Click on	Kind - Change to bkok

*BEVEL FRAME
Click on the 	Additional Tab in the Component Palette
Click on the	Bevel Button and carefully move to the form and drag it around the 3 text lines & release
Go to 	Object Inspector
Click on the	Shape property and change to bsFrame. You now have a 3D frame.








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