The Road to Delphi – This is the first of a series of articles about how use the Delphi Detours Library . On this entry I will show you how you can patch the title bar of the dock windows used by the RAD Studio IDE (or a VCL application). The Delphi IDE uses the Vcl.CaptionedDockTree.TDockCaptionDrawer class to draw the title bar of the docked forms. Unfortunately the look and feel of the docked forms doesn’t looks very nice. So if we want create new and nice title bar we must patch this class, specifically the DrawDockCaption method. This is the definition of the TDockCaptionDrawer class. ...
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