The art of software development is a moving target. Just a handful of years ago most Windows apps were flat slabs of gray with uninspiring color schemes drawn from a color palette which could be best described as “all the colors of a cement works”. Those that were not part of this mono-tonal subscribed to a more “burn your eyes out” range of ultra-yellows and a color clashing scheme which users could only view behind the safety of sunglasses. The theme was either gray bleakness or garish migraine.
Luckily things have moved on.
Beautiful theme styles, top quality and free too!
Similar to Windows themes, VCL styles make it easy to radically change the appearance of your VCL applications, giving your application that extra level of polish and professionalism. Thanks to the Per Control VCL Styles introduced in 10.4, a single form can take advantage of multiple styles giving you maximum customization and control. RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder ship with a selection of VCL styles, with additional premium styles available in GetIt, or from DelphiStyles.
Learn how to give your apps a high-quality modern look
In this webinar replay join Alexey Sharagin, the creative genius behind DelphiStyles, to learn everything you ever wanted to know about working with VCL styles, including how to customize and make your own.
- Properties of TStyleManager to adjust VCL styles for forms, dialogs, and menus
- Specifics of High-DPI support
- Benefits of using VCL Styles in application
- Per-control styling support details
- Creating and customizing styles with the Bitmap Style Designer tool
- Using styles from GetIt and DelphiStyles.com