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NEWSLETTER January 23, 2020

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TMS VCL UI Pack update

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We are happy to announce a major update for TMS VCL UI Pack.

Main new features in version
  • Support for SFTP in TWebCopy and TWebUpdate
    Secure File Transfer Protocol has now been added to the TWebCopy and TWebUpdate components.
  • UIStyle property for components that used an external styler component
    It’s no longer necessary to add a seperate styler component to style the following components: TAdvPopUpMenu, TAdvMainMenu, TAdvPreviewMenu, TAdvPanel, TAdvOfficeTabSet, TAdvOfficePager, TAdvOfficeStatusBar, TAdvCardList, TAdvToolBar and TAdvToolBarPager. Now you can easily change the style of your component with the new UIStyle property.
  • UIStyle property for Smooth components
    We’ve also updated the Smooth components with the new UIStyle property to update the TMSStyle of your component faster. This also creates a new component in the Office 2019 white style by default.
  • Exposed StyleElements on TAdvDockPanel
    Easier to enable VCL styles in TAdvDockPanel with the StyleElements property.
  • AutoDropWidth property in TAdvComboBox
    In TAdvComboBox, the width is can be adjusted to the largest length of the list items with the AutoDropWidth property.

FNC: Next generation cross-platform components

Our team is very hard at work to continue to extend and improve our products, extend the documentation and make new demos. We do this on a daily basis to make sure we offer you the best solution for your projects!

In 2019 we focused primarily on our FNC framework. Not only improving our existing components, but also adding new products, such as the TMS FNC Cloud Pack, TMS FNC Dashboard Pack, ...
And that because we truly believe that FNC is the next generation cross-platform framework!

Our FNC development originated from our vast experience and deep technical expertise developing FMX components since it first appeared in Delphi in 2011 and as it became available in TMS FMX UI Pack, TMS FMX Chart and TMS FMX Cloud Pack. We developed it because with our experience, we thought there was a better way to create cross-platform UI controls.

The most important differences between FMX and FNC are:

  • Architecture based on orginal FireMonkey classes
  • Not easy to extend/customize
  • Performance is hard to achieve when complex UI controls involve many objects
  • Basic design-time integration
  • Supports the FMX framework only
  • New independent architecture built-up from scratch
  • Easily extendible with many customization options/events
  • Faster performance, high quality graphics
  • Enhanced design-time integration
  • Supports multiple frameworks (FMX, VCL, LCL and WEB)
  • High level of compatibility with older FMX code

TMS FNC components can be simultaneously used on these 4 frameworks:

TMS FNC components can be simultaneously used on different operating systems and browsers:

Unique advantages of FNC

  • an easy maintainable single-source cross-framework/cross-platform code base
  • seamless integration in new and existing applications, can be mixed with other regular FMX or VCL controls
  • high performance and high quality graphics
  • intuitive & consistent property layout to smoothen the learning curve
  • only 1 license & only 1 learning curve to create applications for VCL, FMX, LCL and WEB

Large range of FNC controls available

  • TMS FNC Blox: Add diagram and flowchart capabilities to your application.
  • TMS FNC Chart: Fully cross-platform chart for business, statistical, financial & scientific data
  • TMS FNC UI Pack: Powerful, feature-rich UI controls for 4 frameworks and 5+ operating systems
  • TMS FNC Dashboard Pack: Create dashboard applications for Windows, cross-platform and the web
  • TMS FNC Cloud Pack: Seamless access to cloud services from Windows, cross-platform and the web
  • TMS FNC Component Studio: Our time & cost saving bundle of all FNC components

Looking for components to enhance your cross-platform project? We invite you to visit the TMS FNC landing page where more information is provided, including key features, demos and more...

Upgrade your license to TMS FNC components and take advantage of the different possibilities to develop extraordinary projects.

Eager to try out our FNC components?

Contact for the best discount upgrade offer depending on your currently purchased products.

TMS blog

To our own surprise, over the last years, we have written almost 450 blog articles. That is an amazing amount and most of these blog articles contain valuable technical information and tips about our products. At the same time, we noticed that older blog articles were rarely read and we found ourselves time and time again pointing to older blog articles when giving our users guidelines in response to support communication.

In a nutshell, a reorganization of how our blog articles can be viewed and more importantly how to navigate in these blog articles was overdue.

So we decided to revamp our blog page to make it easier to recover older blog posts for everyone.

The following new options are available now:

  • Featured post: An important post can remain on top of the page to make it stand out
  • A text search on keywords
  • Voting on blog posts to indicate what is relevant and liked by you
  • Filter posts by technical (framework) category
  • Filter posts by product name
  • Filter posts by author
  • Sort posts by popularity based on the number of votes
  • Sort posts on the number of pageviews

With all these new options, anyone should be able now to find interesting blog posts much faster and easier.

Fast discoverability of relevant information for you is crucial and we are convinced this is another big step towards achieving that goal. This big step forward is by no means a final step. Further fine-tuning to maximize your user-experience is on our agenda. We therefore also count on your feedback and inputs to help steering these efforts! The blog comments section is an ideal place to start this interaction.

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.

Kind regards,
TMS software team
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