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Delphi Cookbook - Second Edition by Daniele Teti

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Reinventing your GUI also known as mastering Firemonkey controls, shapes, and effects

As you have surely understood at this point, FireMonkey is a completely new graphic library, which allows a completely new way to think about your GUI. During my FireMonkey training, one of the first exercises that I give to the class is: "Please, look for the strangest FireMonkey control in the Tool Palette." It is quite a strange exercise but the reason is really important: you must realize as soon as possible that FireMonkey is not a cross platform VCL, it is a new beast with new possibilities and new things to know. So you have to rethink your GUI architecture because many patterns used in the last 5, 10, 15, or more years of VCL development, now maybe simply ...

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