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XE Plus Pack – Release 17

After a much longer testing phase than expected, the newest release of XE Plus Pack for Delphi XE6 and Delphi XE7 is now available for download.

XE6 Plus Pack – Download for XE6
XE7 Plus Pack – Download for XE7

The main new feature for Release 17 is the ability to quickly generate and apply all of the required icon and splash images required for a mobile (iPhone or Android) application.

Image Generator

This new feature is called Image Generator and is accessible from the Project menu in the IDE. It is only available when a FireMonkey project is loaded within the IDE.

Image Generator - Design

You have the ability to add use three elements to compose your splash images.

  1. App Icon
  2. Backgroun
  3. Company Logo

Image Generator - Output

Once the images have been generated, you can review the final creations before applying the images to the correct elements in the active project. The images are applied for All Configurations. It does not support selecting whether to apply the images to Debug and/or Release. An enhancement for the next release – if deemed necessary.

The details of the design can be save to an “xeppsettings” file in the same folder as the project. Currently this is a binary file, however it will be changed to an XML or text readable file for easier use with source control.

More information about the Image Generator expert will be available soon.

View Units Dialog

An enhancement has been made to the View Units dialog which is updated due to the Visual Forms feature. This new dialog now gives the option of viewing either the selected files thumbnail (if available) or all available thumbnails. Additional options will be added to the View Units dialog in future releases.

View Units - Single View

To toggle the thumbnail view mode, use F8.

View Units - Thumbnail View

XE Plus Pack – Release 12 (XE4 Support)

Release 12 of XE Plus Pack is now available for download which includes XE4 support.

Users can download the required version from the download page.

To try XE4 Plus Pack download the trial version.

Users of XE2 Plus Pack and XE3 Plus Pack can use their existing registration details to unlock XE4 Plus Pack.

New in Release 12 (for all)

Smart Desktops

Allows you to synchronize your desktops between computers and installations. This is just the first part of the Smart Desktop feature, with additional features being added in future releases.

http://www.jed-software.com/help/SmartDesktops/SmartDesktops.html

New in Release 12 (for XE4 only)

– Component editor for the TTabControl FireMonkey component that allows you to switch between pages using the form designer context menu, or a link at the bottom of the object inspector.