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Delphi Cookbook by Daniele Teti

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Giving a new appearance to the standard FireMonkey controls using styles

Since Version XE2, RAD Studio includes FireMonkey. FireMonkey is an amazing library. It is a really ambitious target for Embarcadero, but it's important for its long-term strategy. VCL is and will remain a Windows-only library, while FireMonkey has been designed to be completely OS and device independent. You can develop one application and compile it anywhere (if anywhere is contained in Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS; let's say that is a good part of anywhere).

Getting ready

One of the main features of FireMonkey is customization through styles. A styled component doesn't know how it will be rendered on the screen, but the style. Changing the style, you can change the aspect ...

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