C++Builder Tips: Component moving, resizing, selecting, dragging
How can you precisely manipulate components that are placed on your form?
Move a component to an exact spot
Select the component. Press and hold the CONTROL key, then use the cursor keys to move the component in 1 dot increments.
Select the component. Press and hold the SHIFT key, then use the cursor keys to resize the component in 1 dot increments.
Selecting a component's parent
When designing forms, you often use panels as "containers" to hold other components. But later on, it's sometimes confusing to find out who is the parent of a component: is it the form, or is there a panel that is "holding" a certain component?