New controls for integration with DevExpress Ribbon VCL

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New controls for integration with DevExpress Ribbon VCL

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TRichView 19.3 includes a new demo and new components for integration with VCL components developed by Developer Express.

The new demo is in <TRichView Dir>\ThirdParty\DevExpress\Demos\Ribbon\
It shows how to use TdxRibbon with TRichViewEdit.

These components are free for customers of TRichView and DevExpress VCL.

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Font comboboxes

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This demo uses RichViewActions, a set of components and actions for building UI for a rich text editor.

RichViewActions include TRVFontComboBox and TRVFontSizeComboBox: comboboxes for changing font name and size. These comboboxes can be linked to TRichViewEdit and work automatically.
But they do not look good on a DX ribbon, so we added to new controls: TdxBarRVFontNameCombo, TdxBarRVFontSizeCombo.
These controls cannot be found on the component palette; they are designed specially for DX toolbars and ribbons. To add them on TdxBar, right click it a designtime and choose them from "Add Item" submenu of the popup menu.
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Color pickers

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This demo includes a helper class TRVDXSubItemColorPickerHelper.
It allows building a ribbon gallery for choosing colors (and, optionally, opacity), and linking it to a color-picking action.
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By default, when the user clicks "More Colors...", RichViewActions display a TColorDialog's dialog.
This demo uses TRVAdxColorDialogInterface component to use TdxColorDialog instead.
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Table insertion

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This demo does not use a ribbon gallery for table insertion.
Instead, it shows how to position RichViewActions' table insertion window to the proper place.
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Popup menu

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RichViewActions includes TRVAPopupMenu - a popup menu that builds itself automatically depending on the context.
But it does not look consistent with the DX ribbon, so we added a new component, TRVAdxRibbonPopupMenu.

This component is not inherited from TPopupMenu, so we cannot assign it to RichViewEdit.PopupMenu property.
But this is not a big problem.
We use TRichViewEdit.OnContextPopop event to display it.
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Other features

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This demo also shows how to:
  • maintain a list of recently opened files
  • change DX skin, and apply this skin to TRVRuler
  • display a progress of a long operation in a TdxRibbonStatusBar section
  • switch the editor DPI (zoom)
  • create screen tips (from hints and images)
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To-do

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Plans for future updates
  • combobox (and/or gallery) for choosing named styles, an analog of TRVAStyleTemplateComboBox
  • live spelling items in TRVAdxRibbonPopupMenu
  • the second set of TRichView toolbar images in this demo
  • modern versions of an application menu for the ribbon
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Re: New controls for integration with DevExpress Ribbon VCL

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Hi,
Where do I get a copy of the color picker demo project ?

cheers

Richard
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Re: New controls for integration with DevExpress Ribbon VCL

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What do you mean? There is a new ribbon demo project (see screenshots in this topic), its source code is in
<TRichView Dir>\ThirdParty\DevExpress\Demos\Ribbon\
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Compatibility with Developer Express VCL v21.2

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Compatibility with Developer Express VCL v21.2

A patch is available for registered users (in the protected section of this forum).
It will be included in TRichView v20.
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