TMS Software Blog – The components of the VCL framework were designed to be highly extensible & customizable. Delphi & C++Builder developers are used to get the desired behavior by modifying properties, using events or when this is not sufficient, to create a descendent class from a standard VCL component and add specific extensions needed in applications. We run in trouble though when some functionality we want to modify or extend is in the private declaration of the VCL component. Sometimes a trick will do, sometimes elaborate workarounds are needed, sometimes we need to rewrite the component from scratch, but ...
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