This is my first post to the messageboard, so please bear with me if I'm asking an old question
I have a need to create an MSN style sliding window. I have written to code to slide the window etc..etc... but I would like to have an image on the form background, normally if I use a TImage, the image is not displayed until after the window has been displayed.
Basically I am asking if it's possible to draw the image onto the form before it's displayed.
Perhaps by intercepting the WM_PAINT command or something similar?
I have trawled the net, but no such luck at the moment.
Does anyone have an idea on how this can be achieved?
I'm quite new to Delphi, I'm a VB convert