Member variable XbpCellGroup():DrawMode Foundation
Specifies the drawing mode of the XbpCellGroup object.
The :drawMode instance variable specifies the mode used to display the XbpCellGroup object on the screen. In the default draw mode (XBP_DRAW_NORMAL), the operating system takes full control over the drawing process. In this mode, a cell group object is displayed using default imagery and the object's appearance cannot be controlled by the application. However, this default behaviour can be overriden. If the value XBP_DRAW_OWNER or XBP_DRAW_OWNERADVANCED is assigned to the :drawMode instance variable, no drawing is performed by the operating system. Instead, the Xbase++ runtime system uses xbeP_CustomDrawCell() events to notify the application whenever cells of the XbpCellGroup object need to be redrawn. The application is responsible for processing this event, and for creating the on-screen visualization. For this, the Graphics Engine commands can be used.
This protocol is called owner-drawing because display of the cell group object is the responsibility of the object's owner. Using owner-drawing, an application can customize the visualization and the behaviour of an XbpCellGroup object.
|Cells of the XbpCellGroup object are drawn by the system
|Caption or image within the cells of the object may be drawn by the application.
|All elements of the XbpCellGroup object may be drawn by the application.
The drawing mode must be assigned to :drawMode before the method :create() is executed.
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