Aug 072021

The Rename Components expert in GExperts now has separate lists for the names and additional properties for VCL and FMX components. Previously it was a hassle to have additional properties shown in the rename dialog if these have different names in VCL vs. FMX e.g. the Caption vs. Text property of TLabel. Now you simply configure them differently.

This is the configuration for a VCL label:

And this for an FMX label:

Now the expert checks which designer the current project is using and selects the proper list for it.

So, for a VCL label the rename dialog looks like this:

While for a FMX label, it looks like this:

There is not yet a GExperts release containing this change. If you want to use it, you will have to compile your own DLL which is much easier than you might think.

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 Posted by on 2021-08-07 at 15:24