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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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My CodeRage Sessions next week CodeRage is next week. Have you signed up yet? Register Now I will be presenting two different sessions: Session 1: RAD Studio Product Address Speaker: Sarina DuPont, Marco Cantu, David Millington When: Tue, 7-Nov from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Level: All (General information for everyone) Reminder: [Google Calendar] [Watch online] Description: Join Product Management to hear the latest and what is coming for Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio and InterBase. Session 2: Design Consider...
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    ...

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