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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...
How To Skin VCL Apps With Custom VCL Styles In Delphi And C++Builder CodeRage XI is coming up and it's a great time to go back and review some of the sessions from CodeRage X you may have missed. You can register for CodeRage XI by signing up here. Productivity, Platforms and Performance is the theme for CodeRage XI which runs from November 15-17, 2016. In the CodeRage X replay you can join Ray Konopka as he runs through how to add VCL Styles to your Delphi and C++Builder applications. You can also access the VCL Premium Styles Pack for RAD Studio ...
Get Up To Speed Fast With These Four Windows 10 Samples For RAD Studio Berlin Windows 10 Anniversary Update has recently been released and now is a good time to take advantage of the new features available in Windows 10 in your own FireMonkey and VCL applications. In this post we will feature four different Windows 10 samples (one for FMX and three for VCL) which you can review to find out how to use some of the latest Windows 10 features. You will learn about adding a Windows 10 style navigation pane to your apps, utilizing Windows 10 notifications, adding Shar...
Using TAddressBook to create, access and manage contacts on iOS and Android RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin includes TAddressBook, a new FireMonkey component for creating, accessing and managing contacts on iOS and Android.  We have a great new demo that shows you how to create a new contact, access all on-device contacts and create and manage groups.

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