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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...
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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Update your application UI with TMultiView 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.
Applying a custom style to your Windows and Mac application 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.

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Multi-Device UI Styling with our Premium Style Pack FireMonkey provides support for both native styling and custom styling. Part of the current Bonus Pack are eleven premium FireMonkey styles. Choose from Jet, Sterling, Diamond, Emerald Crystal, Emerald Dark, Coral Crystal, Coral Dark, Vapor, Copper, Copper Dark and Radiant styles, optimized for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac application development. Each style includes the required graphics to ensure the user interface looks great on each supported target platform. For example, this includes 1...

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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.  ...

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UI Design Tips and Tricks: Home Screen Navigation During our recent RAD Server webinar, we showed you how to develop and deploy a real world customer retail application. The client app shown is designed to run on smartphones and the server side will execute on IIS production servers on premises and on Amazon EC2 (you can also host a RAD Server application on Microsoft Azure and other cloud servers). The client app allows customers to look up price and descriptions of products in the store using product barcodes and by keying in product SK...

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My CodeRage Session Replay on Windows 10 UI and UX CodeRage X was a great event. Lots of attendees and great questions. My session replay on "Update Your Application UI/UX with the All New Windows 10 Look and Feel" is now available for replay. For CodeRage X related resources, other replays and more, please visit: embt.co/crx-blog    ...
Join me at CodeRage for my session on updating your application UI for Windows 10 CodeRage X starts tomorrow. The theme for this year’s CodeRage conference is “Develop Anything, Anytime, Anywhere”. The conference will cover development topics for the Delphi Object Pascal and C++ programming languages. Sessions about Windows 10 development using VCL, Multi-Device development using FireMonkey, the Internet of Things, Proximity app development using Beacons, Cloud Services, Enterprise Data and Programming Tips, Tricks and Techniques will be covered. The conference will have two ...
Getting Started with the new Windows 10 VCL UI Controls in RAD Studio 10 Seattle With the RAD Studio 10 Seattle release, we introduced 5 new VCL UI 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 new VCL controls will also work with older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. As you can see in the screenshot above, we provide 3 new Windows 10 VCL styles in the RAD Studio 10 Seattle release: Modern Light, Modern Dark and Modern Blue. You can also c...

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