How to define a minimum size for a component
You can override the SetBounds method. Since this method is responsible for setting new coordinates and dimensions for the control. Here's an example:
TMyGraphicControl = class(TGraphicControl) public procedure SetBounds(ALeft: Integer; ATop: Integer; AWidth: Integer; AHeight: Integer); override; end; const min_Widht = 20; min_Height = 20; procedure TMyGraphicControl.SetBounds(ALeft: Integer; ATop: Integer; AWidth: Integer; AHeight: Integer); begin if AWidth < min_Widht then AWidth := min_Widht; if AHeight < min_Height then AHeight := min_Height; inherited SetBounds(ALeft, ATop, AWidth, AHeight); end;
You may also take a look at the CanResize method. It is called automatically when an attempt is made to resize the control, after any autosizing has occurred. You can override it and return false in the result, in case the new height or width is less than the minimum value.
type TMyGraphicControl = class(TGraphicControl) protected function CanResize(var NewWidth: Integer; var NewHeight: Integer): Boolean; override; end; function TMyGraphicControl.CanResize(var NewWidth: Integer; var NewHeight: Integer): Boolean; begin if not (csLoading in ComponentState) and ((NewWidth < min_Width) or (NewHeight < min_Height)) then Result := false else Result := inherited CanResize(NewWidth, NewHeight); end;
Montor suggests the following solution:
with MyControl.Constraints do begin MaxHeight :=100; MaxWidth :=100; MinHeight :=50; MinWidth :=50; end;
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