Re: ThemeEngine 4.44 just released

2004-04-25 08:15:03 AM
Just thought that people should be made aware that the link leads to a page
which asks to install GAIN. For some people that is fine, but for most, it
is not.
"Margo" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >wrote in message

We're happy to announce that ThemeEngine version 4.44 just released.

ThemeEngine is a library of components which allows to change visual
appearance and behavior of your application with use of the powerful set of
tools including visual components, convenient designers, easy-to-use
non-visual components, the optimized graphic algorithms and a set of ready
themes. ThemeEngine can add themes to forms, to the menu and to the elements
of the management.


+ Complete support of visual styles for MS Windows XP (msstyles). The
necessary theme is easily chosen among the thousand ones available on the
Internet ( ThemeEngine can save these themes in the
compiled application.
+ The theme format of its own and the set of ready themes which are
delivered with the product and can be used in the application without any
+ The themes built-in in the application, such as OfficeXP, Flat
+ The opportunity of the generation of the modified themes both in the
editing mode and in the performance mode, by changing the brightness and
the contrast of the ready themes.
+ The changing of the appearance of the application both in the
performance mode and in the designing mode.
+ The complete support of standard appearance. It is possible to
disconnect themes at any time and to get the interface of a standard kind.
Besides if the applications with the switched-off themes are started in
Windows XP the appearance won't differ from the standard one because
ThemeEngine is able to use uxtheme.dll.
+ The storage of the themes in the compiled project allows to distribute
one exe-file with a number of themes.
+ The opportunity to create new and to modify ready themes with the help
of ThemeEditor.
+ The open interface for creation of the theme-file format of its own by
programming filters. For example using this opportunity it is easy to forbid
to use your themes in other applications written with use of ThemeEngine.
+ ThemeEngine allows to use more than one theme in your application, so
that you can receive a very beautiful and interesting interface.
+ The emulation of the open, understandable and properly described MS
ThemeAPI (uxtheme.dll) easily allows to add ThemeEngine support to your own
components or the components of other developers.
+ ThemeEngine includes an easy-to-use non-visual component which can
automatically adjust the TColor properties of any components, depending on
the loaded theme. In this way you can easily adapt any components to the new
+ About 70 groups of various animation effects with thousand possible
combinations that can be used both with ThemeEngine components and in your
own development.
+ ThemeEngine supplements to standard forms such new features as:
gravitation, additional system buttons, minimizing in the system tray, the
adjusted system menu, new styles, animation, buffering and many other
+ ThemeEngine contains all necessary components from the standard palette
and besides it contains a big set of additional components.
+ The open interface allows to develop easily additions to ThemeEngine.
Some of them are developed by us and are available for free use, such as
DBAware, FXControls, SynEdit for ThemeEngine, TBX for ThemeEngine, etc.
+ The tool for converting projects, allows to add quickly and easily the
theme support to your application .
+ The complete support MDI of the interface, both for the main form and
for MDI clients.
+ Powerful shell components and themed standard dialogs
+ Support RichView
+ Support SynEdit
+ Support TBX
+ Support DB-Aware controls
+ Completely compatible with all versions of Windows 95/98/2000/XP/Me and
NT 4.0 without necessity of using COMCTL32.DLL

What's New

+ Important: Please reload msstyles themes in TTeThemeList after
recompiling last sources
+ Fixed: TTeSPageControl glyphs drawing bug
+ Fixed: Directory not open when type it on editbox on shell dialogs
+ Fixed: ENTER and ESC is not working on shell dialogs
+ Fixed: Keys not worked on shell dialogs
+ Fixed: TTeSavePictureDialog don't close when filename typed by editbox
+ Fixed: TTeThemeLink hue and brightness not work at run-time
+ Fixed: Left tabs drawing bug on some msstyles
+ Fixed: Few bugs on TTeSaveDialog and TTeSavePictureDialog
+ Added: Save current directory in shell dialogs, when application restart
+ Added: New SystemMenuLinkMerge property to the TTeForm, need to merge
system menu
+ Added: New kfdmSystemSettings state to TTeForm.Dragging.DragMode
+ Added: ResetThemeColors procedure which allow to reset Hue and
Brightness of the theme

For more information about ThemeEngine and download trials and/or demos
version, please, visit

Thank you for your time.

Best regards