Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Visual Forms - Delphi 5 Support

Delphi 5 support will be included in the next update for Visual Forms.

Here is a screen shot of Delphi 5 with Visual Forms loaded.

When is the next update going to be released? Real soon now.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Extending Action Manager Styles - updated

I have updated the source code for the Extending Action Manager Styles article that was published on the Borland Developer Network site.

The original article link is:

This is the comment I also added to the article:

Hi all.

I have just updated the CodeCentral item to include a couple of bug fixes.

The updated CodeCentral ( now also includes full support for Delphi 7 (D7 specific zip included in download). If you are using Delphi 7 then extract the D7 specific zip and load the project group included.

The issues address are:

* Positioning of shortcuts on non-english systems was incorrect

* Display of Textual Separators initially wrong when windows hide menu shortcut was on

* Don't display content if the Hint is the same as the caption

You can revert this behaviour by commenting out the code mentioned in TXPExStyleRichContent.HasContent method

* Delphi 7 specific fixes

If you have issues please email me at - I don't check these messages very often.

I've also made a little progress on the new action manager style shown in the document. Here is a screenshot.