TMultiView is a smart menu component for FireMonkey applications that makes it really easy to create app navigation that automatically adjusts itself depending on form factor, orientation and target platform. TMultiView is a container component which means that you can parent many different components to it, such as a top aligned TToolbar or a client aligned TListview.
Pawel recently did a great post on making the Windows 10 calendar controls database aware. I thought I would follow that up with a post on connecting the new Windows 10 VCL calendar controls to data using the LiveBindings Designer.
In this post, I am going to connect TCalendarView to sample data and enable color changing of the calendar's background color using TColorBox. None of this involves any code as everything is set up using the LiveBindings Designer.
I recently got a question on how to best apply a custom FireMonkey style to a Windows and Mac application. We have detailed documentation and videos on working with custom styles, but I thought I would provide a quick tutorial today that outlines the key steps.
Part of our Bonus Pack (available to Update Subscription customers) are over ten premium FireMonkey styles. These styles allow you to quickly overhaul the look of your application with a custom look and feel. Each style has built-in support for multiple resolutions.
Following up on my recent blog post and CodeRage session on creating custom style elements, I thought I would do another post on custom styling, this time focusing on changing the overall color scheme for one of the style templates we provide without creating new style elements from scratch.
Introduced in RAD Studio Berlin Update 2 Anniversary Edition, Quick Edits is a great new IDE productivity feature for VCL developers.
Using the Form Designer, Quick Edits allow you to rapidly modify the name, caption, alignment, layout and color of a control, copy the component name, quickly layout a form from a template, connect images and image lists, and bind the control to a data source or data field.
During this week's CodeRage event, I gave a lightning talk on using the Bitmap Style Designer to create a custom style for TSwitch. This blog post summarizes the steps, tips and tricks shown during my CodeRage session. It also includes the style graphics shown during the session and the session replay link.