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Design Considerations for Multi-Platform Applications - CodeRage Replay During my CodeRage session on Design Considerations for Multi-Platform Applications earlier this month, I covered the Dos and Don’ts of multi-device application development, common UI and UX paradigms, an overview of the FireUI Designer and how to create a modern settings and user profile screen, complete with native and custom theming. You can access the replay on EmbarcaderoAcademy.com. Signing up for an account is free....

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Windows App Modernization with RAD Studio Tokyo With RAD Studio 10.2 Tokyo, you can easily update your existing application and give it a modern Windows 10 look and feel. In today's post, I thought I would highlight our Windows 10 support to help you move your existing applications forward. Windows 10 VCL GUI Controls These controls were specifically designed for Windows 10 and address common UI paradigms on Windows 10. While they were designed for Windows 10, the controls will also work with older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7 and...
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Quickly find add-ons with new GetIt categories We have added a number of new categories to the GetIt Package Manager in 10.2 Tokyo to make it easier to find what you're looking for in GetIt. The GetIt Package Manager can be accessed through the Tools menu in the IDE.  Here's the new list of categories you will find in the GetIt Package Manager: All Libraries Components Internet of Things Trial Connectors Industry Templates IDE Plugins Styles Sample Projects    ...
Adding a custom style selector to your VCL application Adding a style selector menu to your application only takes a couple of lines of code and allows you to quickly update your existing user interface while providing added flexibility to your customers. To add a style selector, I added a combobox to the form with the following code: uses VCL.Themes; procedure TForm9.StyleSelectorChange(Sender: TObject); begin TStyleManager.SetStyle(StyleSelector.Text); end; procedure TForm9.FormCreate(Sender: TObject); var StyleName: string...
Creating a profile screen for your mobile application Many mobile applications today include a profile screen. Popular music apps display your favorite musician's bio along with song and album details and concert information on the artist's profile page while social media apps display your hometown information, recently visited locations, profile photo, number of followers and more. I decided to create a nice sample that shows how you can easily implement a profile screen in your own FireMonkey application.
New FireMonkey styles for macOS and Android Wear in 10.2 In Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 10.2 we are providing two new FireMonkey styles: a dark blue style for Android Wear devices and a dark graphite style for macOS. You can access the FireMonkey styles at: C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\Styles\MacOS\macOSgraphite.fsf C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\19.0\Styles\Android\AndroidWearDarkBlue.fsf To apply the style to your application, drop a TStyleBook component onto your form, and double click ...

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Changing the color scheme of an Android style 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.

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New VCL Calendar Controls in Berlin Anniversary Edition The new VCL calendar controls in RAD Studio Berlin Update 2 Anniversary Edition mimic WinRT UI controls while providing support for older versions of Windows.     Get More. Do More. Spend Less. To celebrate the launch of 10.1 Berlin Update 2 - Anniversary Edition, take advantage of our time limited offer: 10% off Professional, 15% off Enterprise and 20% off Architect. Offer ends November 30, 2016.  ...
Update Your Delphi And C++Builder Apps UI/UX With The Windows 10 Look And Feel Sarina DuPont has a great session from CodeRage X which you can view here about updating your Delphi and C++Builder apps to the Windows 10 look and feel. In this replay session, the key new Windows 10 UI paradigms are discussed as well as how you can leverage them for both existing and new VCL and FireMonkey Windows applications. A number of different demo apps are reviewed in this session which demonstrate controls like the relative panel control, TMultiView, and TSplitView. Vari...

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FireMonkey sessions at CodeRage next week CodeRage XI is next week. It's going to be a great, multi-day event. CodeRage XI is the largest, free online conference of the year from Embarcadero Technologies. As part of this year's event, we have more great sessions planned on multi-device development. This includes my FireUI Deep Dive webinar. As part of my session, I will show how to create a custom style for a control using Photoshop and the Bitmap Style Designer.   View the schedule here.  My session is on Thursday, Novem...

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