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Friday, April 02, 2021
What is Miletus exactly?
Classes and functions
- TMiletusStringList: Read and write local text files.
- TMiletusBinaryDataStream: Similarly to TMiletusStringList this enables you to write and read local binary files. It also provides multiple formats to access the data.
- TMiletusClipboard: Read from and write to the OS clipboard.
- TMiletusShell: Exposes some shell functionalities: open a file with its default application, open an external URL with the default browser, move files to the trash and show files in the containing folder.
- GetCursorPos: Returns the position of the cursor.
- GetMiletusPath: Returns the common paths.
- StartFileDrag: Start dragging a file from your application to any destination where the file is accepted.
- TMiletusOpenDialog: Displays a native open dialog and returns the selected path(s).
- TMiletusSaveDialog: Similarly to TMiletusOpenDialog, it displays a native save dialog and returns the selected path.
- TMiletusMessageBox: Shows a native message dialog. The labels, the dialog type, the buttons and the verification checkbox are all customizable.
- TMiletusErrorBox: Shows a native error message dialog.
- TMiletusMainMenu: Creates and appends a native main menu to the form where it's dropped.
- TMiletusPopupMenu: Creates and displays a native popup menu
- TMiletusNotificationCenter: Allows you to show notifications on the operating system.
- TMiletusWindow: Allows the creation of multiple application windows which can be linked to forms or other sources.
- TMiletusTrayIcon: Creates a tray icon on the OS tray. An optional popup menu can be assigned to it.
- TMiletusFileWatcher: Monitors a list of files for changes. Each file has its own event handler which will be triggered when the file has changed.
- TMiletusGlobalShortcuts: Add a list of keyboards shortcuts that will be recognized even when the application is not in focus.
What about database support?
- TMiletusAccessDBDriver for MS Access databases
- TMiletusMySQLDBDriver for MySQL databases
- TMiletusSQLiteDBDriver for SQLite databases
- TMiletusPostgreSQLDBDriver for PostreSQL databases
- TMiletusMSSQLDBDriver for MS SQL databases
While the beta version of TMS WEB Core v1.7 is about to be released with built-in Miletus support for creating Win32 or Win64 applications, we are already working hard on bringing Miletus to both macOS and Linux as a cross platform alternative in TMS WEB Core v1.8! April Fool's Day has already passed but if you still have any doubts here's a sneak peek of our TodoList demo running on macOS! It is the exact same project as the Miletus TodoList demo for Windows but packaged as macOS application.
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