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VCL Styles Utils – Now supports the New Common Dialogs

A few moments ago I just made a major commit to the VCL Styles Utils project, Adding support for the New Common Dialogs introduced in Windows Vista. Until now the VCL Styles Utils only was able to hook the older Common Dialogs (Pre-Vista).

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And from now the modern common dialogs are supported too.

Windows 10 VCL Styles

This new feature was extensively tested on

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10 Build 10162 Preview Edition

Important Note : The Windows Classic Theme is not supported.

 

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All your feedback is very welcome, remember which you can report issues and make suggestions using the issue page of the project.

Rodrigo.


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Goodbye Google Code, hello GitHub!

Hi everyone,I just finished migrating all my open source projects (code and issues) from Google Code to GitHub.

Project Summary
Delphi Dev Shell Tools Shell Extension for Object Pascal Developers
Delphi IDE Theme Editor Custom color highlighting for Object Pascal IDE’s
Delphi Preview Handler Source code preview handler for Windows.
Delphi WMI Class Generator Creates Object Pascal classes to access the WMI
TSMBIOS Object Pascal Library for access the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS)
VCL Styles Plugins Styling plugins for third party installers and apps
VCL Styles Utils Extend and improve the Delphi VCL Styles
WMI Delphi Code Creator Allows you to generate Object Pascal (Delphi, Free Pascal), Oxygene, C++ and C# code to access the WMI

 

You can find all the repositories here
https://github.com/RRUZ

 

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VCL Styles Utils and NonClient Area – New features

I just added a set of new features to the VCL Styles Utils project

New NC Buttons styles

Two new styles was added to the TNCButton control (nsAlpha and nsGradient). So now you can add Alpha-blended and Gradient buttons to the title bar of the Forms.

NC_AlphaGradient

To add a button in the NC Area, only you need add a TNCControls component to your form and then insert a TNCButton in the collection like so.

  NCControls:=TNCControls.Create(Self);
  NCControls.Add(TNCButton.Create(NCControls));
  NCControls[0].Style       := nsAlpha;
  NCControls[0].ImageStyle  := isNormal;
  NCControls[0].Images      := ImageList1;
  NCControls[0].ImageIndex  := 0;
  NCControls[0].BoundsRect  := Rect(30, 1, 120, 26);
  NCControls[0].Caption     := 'nsAlpha1';
  NCControls[0].Name        := 'nsAlpha1';
  NCControls[0].AlphaColor   := clWebLavender;
  NCControls[0].AlphaHotColor:= clWebAliceBlue;
  NCControls[0].FontColor   := clWhite;
  NCControls[0].HotFontColor:= clYellow;
  NCControls[0].OnClick     := ButtonNCClick;

Support for Custom VCL Styles in the NonClient Area

The TNCControls component was updated to support a different custom VCL Style in the NC Area. Check these screenshots with the glow style (this is the application VCL Style) in the body of the form and a custom VCL Style in the NC Area.

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To activate a custom style in the NC Area, only you need add a TNCControls component to your form and set the StyleServices property

  NCControls:=TNCControls.Create(Self);
  NCControls.StyleServices := TStyleManager.Style['Sky']; //Set the Sky vcl style to be used to draw the NC Area of the form

You can check the sample application here.


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DIC Now supports RAD Studio XE8

I just added support RAD Studio XE8 to the Delphi IDE Colorizer  plugin, the new version (0.7.7.7) includes several improvements like the support for style owner draw controls of the IDE like the Device Manager.

Check the next screenshots with the VCL Style glow applied

XE8_CodeEditor

XE8_MobilView

 

If you want set your IDE with the same look of the images use these settings

 

XE8_Setttings

For more info about the plugin check these pages

If you want report a issue or suggest  a new feature please use the issue page of the project.

Regards

Rodrigo.

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