Additional Resources: Actions 


License: Free addon for TRichView v15.0+ (license agreement).

Required compiler versions: Delphi 4 or newer, C++Builder 6 or newer.

Source code and demo: included in the installation of TRichView and ScaleRichView

Compiled demo projects (using TRichView editor, using ScaleRichView editor, using TRichView editor and Addict4 spell checker): included in TRichView demo projects.

Online manual

Main window of the ActionTest demo

ActionTest Demo with ScaleRichView, TRibbon, tabbed MDI


RichViewActions is a set of actions for Delphi and C++Builder allowing you to create a user interface for the richview editor. Actions can be assigned to buttons, menu items, toolbars (you can use standard Delphi classes or your favorite third-party components if they support actions).

Actions require no programming - just add a new action in the action manager, assign it to component, and it will do all the work automatically.

RichViewActions support Windows themes and Delphi XE2+ visual styles.

Font dialog
Font dialog

RichViewActions Overview

RichViewActions provide commands for the following operations:

  • saving, loading, exporting and inserting files
  • printing with preview and page setup
  • standard editing operations (Clipboard, find and replace, etc.)
  • font attributes (standard and advanced font dialogs)
  • paragraph attributes (including background and borders)
  • management of text and paragraph styles
  • bullets and numbering (including a gallery of predefined list styles)
  • operations with tables: inserting, properties, cell merging, sorting, and so on
  • inserting pictures, hyperlinks, special symbols, numbers, footnotes, endnotes, sidenotes, text boxes
  • editing properties for pictures, tables and other objects
  • changing colors and background image
  • live spelling with third-party spellcheckers

Spell checking
Spelling check

RichViewActions include the following predefined dialogs:

  • print preview
  • page setup
  • font attributes
  • main paragraph attributes
  • borders and background of paragraphs
  • style management
  • bullets and numbering (dialogs for choosing predefined and recently used lists, dialog for list customization)
  • inserting or editing hyperlink
  • inserting special characters (supports Unicode)
  • inserting table
  • splitting table cells
  • table sorting
  • properties for images, horizontal lines, tables, numbers, text boxes
  • background color and image, and more...

Paragraph dialog
Paragraph dialog

RichViewActions include components:

  • TRVAControlPanel - component that customizes actions
  • TRVAPopupMenu - popup menu that automatically builds itself based on RichViewActions from the linked TActionManager (standard, Toolbar 2000 and TBX versions)
  • set of visual components used in predefined dialogs:
    • radio buttons in Microsoft Office style
    • color pickers
    • combo boxes for choosing font names, sizes and character sets
    • combo box and list box for choosing styles
    • spin editor (supporting WinXP+ themes, unlike the standard Delphi spin editor)
    • lightweight grid (thanks to Dmitry Bobrik, BCSoft)
    • horizontal ruler (thanks to Pieter Zijlstra)

Paragraph border and background dialog
Paragraph border and background dialog

RichViewActions support the following third-party components:

Demo with TNT Controls
TMS Unicode Component Pack allows using Unicode in find and replace dialogs
Table properties dialog with ThemeEngine
ThemeEngine changes appearance of applications

Support for these third-party components is activated by special compiler conditional defines (see Overview | Installing RichViewActions in the RichViewActions help file).
Registered TRichView users can register Addict Professional + PlusPack and GlyFX images with discounts.

Toolbar Images

RichViewActions include an exclusive set of the high quality toolbar icons.

TRichView toolbar images: set 1
TRichView toolbar images: set 1
TRichView toolbar images: set 2
TRichView toolbar images: set 2

In addition to the standard images, the following ready-to-use datamodules are available:

GlyfZ Images
GlyfZ Images
Silk Icons
Silk Icons
Fugue Icons
Fugue Icons
GlyFX Vista-style icons
GlyFX icons in Microsoft Windows Vista style


Supported languages:

  1. Armenian
  2. Byelorussian
  3. Bulgarian
  4. Catalan
  5. Chinese (Simplified and Big5)
  6. Czech
  7. Danish
  8. Dutch (Netherlands)
  9. English (US)
  10. Farsi
  11. Finnish
  12. French
  13. German
  14. Hindi
  15. Hungarian
  16. Italian
  17. Lithuanian
  18. Malay
  19. Norwegian
  20. Polish
  21. Portuguese (Brazilian and European)
  22. Romanian
  23. Russian
  24. Slovak
  25. Spanish
  26. Swedish
  27. Thai
  28. Turkish
  29. Ukrainian

Bullets and numbering dialog
Bullets and numbering dialog

In the ActionTest demo, you can change the language by clicking Language button at the bottom right corner of the main window.
(this demo is completely localizable except for several submenus not related to RichViewActions directly)

See RVALocalize.pas for instructions on adding new translations.
If you want to share your translation with other users, send it to us. If you find a problem with an existing translation, contact the translator first (e-mails of translators are in the corresponding files RVAL_*.pas)

Insert-character dialog
Insert-symbol dialog


  • Special thanks to Michael Beck and Matt Harward who created a base for this project.
  • Starting from version 1.29, RichViewActions use TRVGrid and TRVColorGrid implemented by Dmitry Bobrik, BCSoft.
  • Starting from version 1.31, RichViewActions use TRuler implemented by Pieter Zijlstra
  • ThemeEngine support for RichViewActions components (TRVOfficeRadioButton, TRVSpinEdit) was implemented with the help of KSDev Team.