September 5, 2011

VCL Styles in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE2

Here's a new video showing the new VCL Styles feature of RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2.

Apply a custom look and feel to your VCL applications using Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 or RAD Studio XE2. Styles are applied to your existing components and UI elements so it's easy to get a new look without swapping out components. Choose from the included, professionally designed styles or use the VCL Style Designer to customer or create your own.


Anonymous said...

Is it possible to compile an unstyled VCL application, ie. without styles support?

The VCL.Themes unit is by far the largest contributor to executable size, and UI guidelines strictly require compliance to the Windows UI, so it's not like they'll ever be used.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps your company requires adherence to some ui guidelines, but I'm not aware of any others. The apps in my Windows install are all over the place these days. And yes, i plan on making use of the new VCL styles features. Just don't add any styles to your program if you don't want them.


Graham said...

If anyone at Embarcadero is listening, you should really do something about the music in this video. It is really jarring and doesn't help the video at all (and just seems to be the same clip over and over again).