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Delphi Cookbook - Second Edition by Daniele Teti

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Customizing TDBGrid

The adage "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image. Sometimes, even a simple concept is easier to understand and nicer to see if it is represented by images. In this recipe, we'll see how to customize TDBGrid to visualize a graphical representation of data.

Getting ready

Many VCL controls are able to delegate their drawing, or part of it, to user code. It means that we can use simple event handlers to draw standard components in different ways. It is not always simple, but TDBGrid is customizable in a really easy way. Let's say that we have a class of musicians that have to pass a set of exams. We want to show the percent of exams already passed ...

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