TMS RADical WEB, proud to announce a revolutionary & innovative UI control set that is TMS FNC for web


Friday, February 16, 2018

Over two years ago, we did deep research at TMS to create a UI control abstraction layer that would allow to create UI controls that can be used to create VCL Windows applications, FMX cross platform applications for Windows, iOS, Android, macOS and also LCL applications with the free Lazarus IDE for Windows, macOS and Linux. The result of our deep research was our FNC component framework.

Meanwhile, we are proud that we have already a wide range of sophisticated UI controls based on the FNC framework available like a grid, treeview, planner, chart, ribbon, tableview and many more plus also several new controls in development. We have noticed that for many developers there is still a bit of confusion about what FNC really means. Except there is a lot of technical magic behind FNC, for developers the result is really simple. You have one UI control set available that you can use simultaneously to create VCL, FMX or LCL applications. Yes, with one UI control set, you choose what framework you want to use, be it VCL, FMX or LCL. Irrespective of the framework you use, you can use the exact same controls, you can share or reuse application code dealing with these UI controls between the different frameworks and you have only one learning curve to get the most out of these powerful controls.

While VCL, FMX, LCL have been able from the first stage of FNC controls, from now on, the web is a major new target for using your FNC UI controls. That we even managed to web-enable our FNC abstraction layer is certainly a proof how solid that framework was designed from the beginning, but it remains nothing short of unbelievable, revolutionary and innovation that the exact same source code produces UI controls usable simply everywhere: native desktop, native mobile and web. And this on almost any modern electronic device on the planet: as installed native application or as web application you use via your browser on your Windows laptop, your iPad or iPhone mobile device, your Android smartphone, your macOS, your Linux machine and even on your Raspberry Pi SBC.

See it to believe it and be amazed!

This is our FNC Planner that worked before in Windows, iOS, Android, macOS and yes also on Linux and even Raspberry PI, now it makes the giant leap to the web and runs in every HTML5 supporting web browser on every device on the planet:

Now, back to web development with TMS WEB Core and TMS FNC UI Controls installed, you have an FNC tab of UI controls available on the tool palette.

As you expect it, you drop the TMS FNC UI control on the web form, you set its properties, add event handlers, add code and you see the FNC UI control in the web application after pressing F9 to run the application. The FNC UI Control appears WYSIWYG in the web form designer as it appears in the browser and in the browser, it also nicely takes advantage of zoom in/out or retina/high DPI handling. Go ahead and play with the FNC controls demos in your browser of choice:

Get started today: Technical previews of TMS WEB Core, TMS FNC UI web-enabled controls, web-enabled TMS XData, the first parts under the TMS RADical WEB umbrella are exclusively available now for all active TMS-ALL-ACCESS customers.

Bruno Fierens


This blog post has received 2 comments.

1. Friday, February 16, 2018 at 11:48:26 AM

Hi, nice, but if you show source code of page, there are many #0 at the end (maybe padding) - see screenshot

Radek Cervinka

2. Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:29:01 PM

Not sure what is causing this. I suspect it is harmless but we''ll try to correct this.

Bruno Fierens

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