Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Delphi Toolbar Ordering Problem

I am currently using Delphi XE and have noticed an issue with the toolbar component (TToolbar) and the ordering of the buttons. What happened is that I added a toolbar to a form and then added some buttons, all worked fine, but when I reordered the buttons then set them back to the original order the properties when selected did not match the button selected. For example I would select a button and change the enable property and it would change another button to enabled or disabled. The fix for this issue is to add a new button and remove it, adding a new button must do some sort of re-indexing of the buttons.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

FireMonkey Transparent Theme

I saw in a post that FireMonkey has a theme for transparent LCD screens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVCeduZRMkc). The theme looks impressive and like something out of the film Tron, however I don't know how well it will work with transparent screens, the controls are the standard set which I don't think will work that well on touch screens. I think for touch screens there needs to be a set of new controls developed.