ALERT April 20, 2009

In this alert ...

Update: TMS TAdvStringGrid v4.5

We're pleased to inform a new version of the productivity feature packed TMS TAdvStringGrid is available now. In version v4.5, we've added a number of interesting new features & capabilities, we've done improvements to existing functionality and speed and we've significantly extended the documentation with an updated PDF developers guide, extended online help and 4 new documented sample applications.

What's new & improved in v4.5 :
  • New : 4 new sample applications demonstrating new features
  • New : Method RemoveSelectedCols, RemoveUnSelectedRows added
  • New : Easy way to persist & restore indexed sort settings
  • New : Scrollbars per cell
  • New : Added support for SUMMARY attribute for HTML export
  • New : ShowSeconds property added for TAdvStringGrid.SpinEdit
  • New : Navigation.AdvanceAutoEdit property added
  • New : Navigation.ClipboardPasteAction property added
  • New : Filtering on date+time
  • New : Invalid entry icons
  • New : AddBalloon, RemoveBalloon methods added
  • New : Filter dropdown in column header
  • New : Incremental filtering & narrow down capability
  • New : Filtering on full row
  • New : Windows 7 & Office 2007 selection styles
  • New : Windows Vista / Windows 7 Explorer row selection style
  • New : OnGetCellGradient event added
  • New : Overriding fixed cell colors simplified
  • New : Replace function added
  • New : ColumnSize.SynchNormalCellsOnly property added
  • New : Quick config design time helper
  • New : HTMLSettings.ExportImages property added
  • Improved : Extended PDF developers guide & help files
  • Improved : Custom inplace editor usage
  • Improved : Inplace date editor starts with first char entered.
  • Improved : Mouse handling when PreciseCheckBoxCheck = true
  • Improved : Position of text during edit versus display
  • Improved : Export to HTML
  • Improved : Handling of cell validation
  • Improved : Faster handling of row hiding / node expand&collaps
  • Improved : Button painting in SearchFooter
  • Improved : Shortcut handling in search footer
  • Improved : Automatic sort type detection
  • Improved : Various smaller code improvements & fixes
A PDF document highlighting the new features & capabilities can be downloaded here.
For active registered users of TAdvStringGrid, the latest version can be obtained free after login on our website. Users with an expired registration are entitled to a special discount to upgrade to a full new version cycle of free updates & free support. Fully functional trial versions are available for Delphi 5,6,7,2005,2006,2007,2009 & C++Builder 5,6,2006,2007,2009 at
This product is also available in TMS Component Pack

Update: TMS Smooth Controls Pack v2.0

We're thrilled to announce the release of TMS Smooth Controls Pack v2.0. We've again packed a couple of new visually stunning & sophisticated looking controls in the TMS Smooth Controls bundle.

What's new & improved in v2.0 :

In this new version, we've added an Apple style dock bar. This dock bar can be used as menu in your application and smoothly animates alpha transparent PNG images, features item jumping on click, scrolling, left, top, right & bottom alignment, overlap with other controls, OLE drag & drop and much more.

Make a professional first impression when your application starts with the TAdvSmoothSplashScreen. The splash screen features semi-transparency, alpha transparent PNG files, smooth progressbar, sophisticated fills, HTML formatted text, automatic version & company information retrieval and irregular shapes.

Message boxes in your applications no longer look dull and boring. With TAdvSmoothMessageDialog, the dialog can be semi transparent, can have a sophisticated background fill, can have images in the caption that display outside the regular message dialog border, buttons can have images and colors and buttons can be positioned horizontally or vertically. The message itself can have HTML formatted text.

This On/Off slider button has smooth animation to transition to a new state and the On and Off state can be fully customized.

This special scrollbar features a runtime scaleable pagesize allowing the scrollbar to be used as both a scroll and zoom control.

This timeline offers support for timeline indicators, timeline sections, a fully configurable time axis to show seconds, minutes, hours, days, ... hints for sections and indicators, moveable and fixed indicators and all this with sophisticated visuals you have become used to from the TMS Smooth Controls.

Improvements & enhancements to existing components:
We have also done several improvements and extensions to existing components. Full details can be found at: This includes new transparency in the TAdvSmoothProgressBar, threshold sections in TAdvSmoothGauge, formatted value display on the TAdvSmoothJogwheel and much much more...
This product is also available in TMS Component Pack

As always, we thank all users for the numerous inputs, feedback, comments and suggestions. This is an invaluable help to steer our developments here at TMS software. We continue to look forward to all your further communications to direct our team to provide you better tools and components for your needs.

Kind regards,
TMS software team