Recently the following QC report was created:
Report No: 102419 (RAID: 289385) Status: Open
RibbonStyleActnCtrls: No dropdown arrows of Actiontoolbar buttons
I noticed it and included the changes necessary to make it work. Since the ribbon functionality uses additional properties on TActionClientItem, these can be set for normal menu items to get the desired outcome. These additional properties are ignored by existing styles.
An alternate solution is a source code change that is also documented on the report. This source code change is not interface breaking, so you just need to copy the modified file into your applications folder.
As noted on the report, a ribbon style won’t work if the user selects the option in the ActionManager to use “large” images. This is due to the large button size on the ribbon being three times the height of a small button, instead of two that the ActionManager expects.
A new release of XE Plus Pack is now available to download.
For Delphi XE – http://www.jed-software.com/files/XEPlusPackTrial.zip
For Delphi XE2 – http://www.jed-software.com/files/XE2PlusPackTrial.zip
NOTE: Update 3 must be installed for the Delphi XE2 version.
XE Plus Pack is a collection of IDE Experts, component editors and property editors available for either Delphi XE or Delphi XE2.
Currently XE Plus Pack consists of eight experts:
- Visual Forms (previously available as a separate product)
- Activate Project
- File Actions
- Remember IDE Tree Options
- Find Bar Alignment
- New Code Template
- Bookmark Guide (new in Release 6)
- Resolution Selector (new in Release 6)
The registered version costs 40 Euro (for one year and 20 Euro each year after that).
The XE trial lasts for 15 days, the XE2 trial lasts for 30 days.
The Bookmark Guide is a replacement for the existing bookmark system.
Resolution Selector adds resolution guidelines to the form designer. Also added is a combobox to the toolbar to allow switching the currently designed form between different resolutions.