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Expert Delphi

By : Paweł Głowacki
Book Image

Expert Delphi

By: Paweł Głowacki

Overview of this book

Delphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux. If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you. The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we’ll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them. By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Customizing styles

FireMonkey styling gives us a lot of flexibility. We can use built-in styles. Within a built-in style there could be multiple style definitions for a given control. There is also the possibility of using a custom style. But what if we want to apply a really special look to our styled control? We can go one step further and customize built-in or custom styles.

Remove custom resources and a call to load the style from the project's source.

On our test form there are three TArcDial components. If we right-click on any styled control at the bottom of the context menu there will be two options, one to edit custom styles and one to edit the default style. Refer to the following screenshot:

Options in the context menu of a control to edit styles

If we select the Edit Default Style... option we will be modifying the default style used by all controls of a given...