Additional Resources: Actions
License: Free addon for RichView v14.9+.
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:
ActionTest Demo with ScaleRichView, TRibbon, tabbed multi document interface
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 XP/Vista/7 themes and Delphi XE2 visual styles.
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
- editing properties for pictures, tables and other objects
- changing colors and background image
- live spelling with third-party spellcheckers
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, table cells
- background color and image, and more...
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)
RichViewActions support the following third-party components:
TMS Unicode Component Pack allows using Unicode in find and replace dialogs
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.
RichViewActions include an exclusive set of the high quality toolbar icons.
In addition to the standard images, the following ready-to-use datamodules are available:
GlyFX icons in Microsoft Windows Vista style
- Chinese (Simplified and Big5)
- Dutch (Netherlands)
- English (US)
- Portuguese (Brazilian and European)
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)
- 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.