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Introduction

Most of programs you 'll find out here have been gathered over the Net since the release of OWL.
This OWL page was originally created in 1999 because some previous good sites shut down whereas examples were always asked for.


Themes

256-color Background
       display a 256 colors background into your application.
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256-color Bitmap
       display a 256 colors bitmap.
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3D Buttons
       a pair of classes to get your dialogs to look Ctl3d under Windows95 with Borland C++ 4.5, 4.52 and 5.0 (since normally they look flat).
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3D Control Bar
       a 3D Control Bar in a decorated frame.
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Accelerators
       Example of creating a dialog that has all the functionality of a modal dialog box, but still allows the application message queue to process.
This allows the dialog to process accelerators.
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Animation
       Shareware
The Win95 Animation Library is a set of C++ classes which enable developers to add these features to an application.
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Animation(1)
       source module that animates a bitmap of an eye on a given window, at given co-ordinates, and then via its own thread 'follows' the mouse pointer around the screen.
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Animation(2)
       move a ball on a transparent background.
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AVI
       example of playing an AVI video in an about dialog box.
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Background Bitmap
       Construct a bitmap object from a bitmap pattern and display as a background.
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Balloon help
       Balloon help for TButtonGadgets in a control bar.
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Bitmap in a dialog box
       display and hide a bitmap in a dialog box.
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Bitmap in menu
       class TBmpMenu that shows bitmaps on the left side of menus like MS Office.
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Bring Window To Top
       The class TAlwaysOnTop brings your Windows application always on Top.
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Buttons
       Enabling / disabling a button.
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Check boxes
       how to use checkboxes controls.
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Clock
       implementation of the DClockGadget class and the FormatWinTime() function.
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Combobox
       Shareware
TFontCombo is a control class derived from TComboBox for displaying a list of fonts or font styles.
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Combobox in Control bar(1)
       class TComboGadget.
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Combobox in Control bar(2)
       class TComboGadWindow from Borland.
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Combobox with validators
       class TValidCombo.
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Context-Help Dialog
       The class THelpDialog defines the help context associations for the dialog.
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Control enabler
       Shareware
a neat little class called TControlEnabler which is similar to TCommandEnabler in that it lets you specify a condition under which a control (any control in a dialog) is enabled, then does the enabling automatically.
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Custom Controls
       Shareware
ScrollBar, Virtual ListBox, Spin, Calendar, Tab, Edit, Static, Button, Virtual ComboBox.
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Debugging Console
       The debugging console works like the standard C++ error stream cerr.
It is specific to Windows.
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Decorated frame
       how to have a TDecoratedFrame with both wfShrinkToFit set and the WS_THICKFRAME turned off.
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Dialog box with status bar
       class TStatusDlg to display a status bar in a dialog box.
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Dib(1)
       Shareware
A class derived from TDib, providing the ability to read and write multiple graphics file formats (GIF, PCX, TIFF).
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Dib(2)
       Shareware
The GSC-Bitmap library provides a set of API routines providing the ability to read and write several bitmapped graphic file formats (JPEG, GIF, PCX, TIFF).
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Dir Dialog
       Directory Select class that uses OpenFile dialog (BC5.02).
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Dir Dialog
       Shareware
OWL 5.0 class that allows directory selection via a dialog similar to the Win95 Explorer.
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Diskcopy
       utility (3 languages : D , F , US/GB)
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Displaying text
       Shareware
class TTerminal derived from TWindow for displaying text in a scrollable window.
Text can be multi-colored, blinking, underlined, or inverted.
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DLL Explorer
       DLL module usage information and comparison utility for Windows 95.(No Source code)
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Dockable Toolbars
       dockable toolbars which show overlapped etched borders when docked.
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Dynamic menu
       How to modify dynamically the menu bar.
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Dynamically Created Controls
       treatment of messages sent by dynamically created controls or menuitems.
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Enhanced Listbox
       This class TGridListBox represents a very simple extension of the Listbox that allows the users to define columns and justify the text to the left or right margin of each column.
Copy and Paste capabilities are also included.
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Faded bitmap(1)
       show a bitmap, and make it disappear by random permutation.
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Faded bitmap(2)
       show a bitmap, and make it disappear by random permutation.
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Flat Combobox
       provide a replacement for TComboBox class : flat combo-box like in Office 97.
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Gauge
       Display a color gauge with percentage.
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Graphics
       TGraf is a simple C++ class to do line and scatter plots.
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Help file
       Create Help Files from Program Source Code.
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Hints
       Shareware
THintDialog is a C++ class that allows you to have a dialog box with fly-by hints for its controls.
TDecDialogFrame is quite useful in those cases where you want to have a dialog box as your app's main window. You define your dialog with the "Child" style and make it the client of a TDecDialogFrame. This allows you to have decorations like a status bar with your dialog. This is a must if you want to use fly-by TControlHints.
TSmartPointer is a template class for typesafe pointer objects that handle their own garbage collection.
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Hints Tag(1)
       display information when cursor is over a control (bar).
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Hints Tag(2)
       display information when cursor is over a control in a dialog box.
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Instance
       allow only one instance of the program to run.
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JPEG
       All you wished to know about Jpeg (impressive)
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Limited window
       limit windows size.
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ListBox
       example showing several listboxes with different fonts.
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Main Dialog with menu(1)
       Construct the main window with the dialog box as the client window.
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Main Dialog with menu(2)
       Construct the main window with the dialog box as the client window.
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Memory watcher
       MemWatch is a simple powerful memory monitor.
It can detect the following memory errors:
1) new without delete.
2) multiple deletes of the same block.
3) corrupted pointers.
4) memory overwrites.
5) memory underwrites
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Message in system tray
       display time in caption when application is minimized.
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Minimize
       let the application staying minimized.
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Mouseover Buttons
       MouseOver button class that can change color, dib, and font when the mouse goes in and out of the button (BC5.02)
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Moving windows
       how to move a window using a timer.
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Multimedia
       Shareware
allow playing of WAV, AVI files from a resource.
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NoteTab
       class TNoteTab.
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OLE automation server
       how to write an OLE automation server without using OCF, Borland's OLE 2 library.
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OLE Container
       OLE application ( OWL ? )
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OWL5 and BC4.53
       Compiling OWL5.0 and associated lib with BC4.53.
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Ownerdrawn button(1)
       example of buttons with bitmaps.
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Ownerdrawn button(2)
       class TBitmapButton.
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Ownerdrawn button(3)
       ownerdrawn button in a frame window.
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Ownerdrawn button(4)
       class TOdButton.
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Ownerdrawn button(5)
       class NiceButton. (help yourself 'cause no comments about how to use it)
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Ownerdrawn combobox
       owner-drawn combobox (fixed height), which draws items with an icon from an image list, and indents them by a specified amount.
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Ownerdrawn listbox
       a listbox with bitmaps and text.
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Ownerdrawn listwindow(1)
       pretty good example for making ownerdrawn Listwindow.
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Ownerdrawn listwindow(2)
       Double-click any item/subitem and edit it.
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Persistent window
       The location and size of the window are memorized.
Next time the program is running, the location and size should be restored.
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Popup menu
       How to add / delete menu item in a popup menu displayed with a right click.
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Printing(1)
       print a window.
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Printing(2)
       class PrtStreamWindow.
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Printing(3)
       older release of TPrtStream
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Printing(4)
       class TTextPrinter provides a true, amazingly easy to use Windows printing, and is applicable under Windows 3.1, Windows95 and Windows NT. Also, this class does not rely on any framework library such as Borland`s OWL or Microsoft`s MFC. Only direct API calls are made.
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Property Sheet(1)
       using a PropertySheet as the "main" window. It has 3 PropertyPages that contain controls to run propertysheet API functions like, Apply, CancelToClose, Add Page, Remove Page, Restart Windows, etc. Context sensitive help [?] and context menus are included.
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Property Sheet(2)
       class TPropertyDialog and TPropertyPage.
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Rebar
       class TRebarWindow : container for child windows which it positions and sizes automatically.
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Richedit Text(1)
       Display / Modify a RTF file.
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Richedit Text(2)
       Demonstrates some basics of a RichEdit control. Allows you to change the text color on the fly, save and load RTF data using stream callbacks
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Screensaver(1)
       class TMyScrnSavWindow making spheres.
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Screensaver(2)
       screensaver with randomized lines.
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Scrolling Bitmap
       Example of how to scroll a bitmap in Help | About dialog box.
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Serial Communications
       Shareware
class Cport is a well-documented library.
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Shaded Caption Bar
       display a shaded Caption Bar like MS-Excel/WinWord.
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Splash window
       display a window using a timer.
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SplashButton
       class TSplashButton.
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Splitter
       very simple class which duplicates the behaviour of the splitter bar used in the Windows 95 Explorer.
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Static bitmap for dialog
       example using class TStaticBitmap.
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Stretched Bitmaps
       how to use the dc.StrechBlt.
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Submenus
       Basic application with submenus.
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Templates
       class TTemplateControl.
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Text File Editor
       It looks somewhat like a TFileWindow. The major difference is that it is not limited to 64K of text.
In fact, it is limited to an int of lines of an int of chars of text.
It can also be compiled as a 32-bit EXE which makes those ints even larger.
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Text over a bitmap
       Display a text on a transparent bitmap.
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Text viewer
       display a text file.
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Tips Dialog Box(1)
       This class is typically invoked when an application is started to display tips or hints to users.
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Tips Dialog Box(2)
       class TTipDialog.
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To Newbies (1/4)
       Basic examples using OWL classes (BC5).
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To Newbies (2/4)
       Basic examples using OWL classes (BC5).
( EXE need some DLL from Borland )
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To Newbies (3/4)
       Basic examples using OWL classes (BC5).
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To Newbies (4/4)
       Basic examples using OWL classes (BC5).
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Tool
       Shareware
Displays object definitions contained in existing C++ source files (headers and implementations) as 3 types of views:
- indented list class hierarchy.
- class interfaces (various levels of detail).
- original source code for items in either of the above.
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Toolbox
       Shareware
Toolbox for OWL is a collection of C++ OWL class extensions Popup Calendar edit box, Popup Calculator edit box, Popup Pick List Edit box, Multi Column List box and more.
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Validators(1)
       Class TRange, TSpinEdit, TSpinScrollBar, TSpinButton.
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Validators(2)
       for doubles, hex, ...
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Wallpaper
       How to modify the wallpaper of your desktop.
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Windows
       Shareware
This class allows for a window to have two client windows split either vertically or horizontally.
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DLL

Some old Dll are needed, because some EXE have been compiled in dynamic mode.

owl202, owl250f, owl252f, bids402, bids45f, bc402rtl, cw3215
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owl252, owl253, bids45, bids450rtl, bids47, bc453rtl, bwcc
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owl50f, bids50f, cw3220
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owl52f, bds52f, cw3230
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DOC

Here you 'll find out a digest of questions and answers I gathered from many newsgroups.

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Document 8 → 

OWL 6 → 

OWL 6.1 → 


Links

Programs ( C++, ASM, Delphi, Pascal, ...)

Winsite

OWL Downloads
        Check this 'OWL6' site out.
OWL HOW Contents
        Questions about OWl? Be sure to visit this site.
About BC502
        Information for using the free 5.5 compiler with the 5.02 ide
        Collection of useful scripts.
OLE software canada
        ton of informations out there.
Yura Bidus
        The fine guy at the beginning of 'OWL Next' & 'OWL6'.
John Maddock
        for OLE fans.
C++ Resources
        you MUST visit this site : many useful links about C++ stuff.
Jo Parrello
        Download some useful examples ( Richedit , Buttons, ...)
Kent Reisdorph
        Borland Team B member.
Luigi Bianchi
        Nice Site with MFC programs converted into OWL
Scott Heiman
        BC+ and DirectX, OpenGL, metaFiles, ...
Wenderson Teixeira
        Portuguese site with some useful examples.
Wotsit
        a very good site where you 'll find out useful stuff.
Expert Exchange
        a multiple focused newsgroup.
INPRISE Newsgroups
        List of all Borland 's newsgroups.
Borland C++ Technical Support
        All Borland 's patches supposed to fix up bugs.

 


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