How is it coming along?
trayres, I decided to port over many of the controls I had previously written for Delphi. I also been making a few radical changes, so there's actually even more work now.
The good news is I'll have a working copy of some of the core components very soon. Today I rewrote the graphic matrix operations for cairo drawing, as I discovered a problem related to the origin when rotating a canvas. Now I need to fix brushes on cairo to reflect the changes.
Here are some of the changes over just the past five days:
Implemented a totally new theme plug in for all controls. Created preliminary Default and Redmond (win9x) style themes. Additional themes are easy to create.
Finished writing new TSurfaceBitmap which allows for universal image handling (bmp, gif, jpg, tif, ico, png) and provides photoshop like effects.
Finished writing new TAlphaImage control which can center, fit, fill, stretch, and tile a image unto a surface. In addition it supports effects like time image desaturating, rotating, and alpha blending (transparency).
Finished writing color controls including radial hue and color saturation picker controls. Here is a video of the old Delphi version: http://www.codebot.org/delphi/?doc=9524
Finished writing slider and angle controls.
Finished writing cross platform popup form which can be programmed to appear underneath input controls. For example, the color edit control allows you to type an integer value, but also invoke a slider which appears below the edit which you can drag to change the value.
Popup controls which need to be brought over include: color box popup, tree view popup, float slider popup, brush style popup, draw grid popup, and a few more.
Created new mouse capture system which fixes mouse capture problems on multiple platforms.
Created banner form which aides in styling forms. Previously you might have added images, text, background, and a custom footer in the form designer like in this screen:http://cache.getlazarus.org/images/gall ... id-800.jpg
Now it's all build into the form at design time. You just set properties on the form to end up something like this:http://cache.getlazarus.org/images/show ... e.list.jpg
Where you choose the background image, logo image, and header main/subtext, and footer options, and the TBannerForm does it for you, removing a lot of components or code from the form listing.
Though I still have a lot to do, and a lot of source code to pull over, I will have something stable to test in the next few days. I created a private git account for you on my server and will email it to you when I post the first workable version. You can play it at that time. You'll have write access if you want to fix something, like the documentation which fits inline with the source code.
I'll have plenty of work to continue to add for months coming, including a yet to be written demo program. Hopefully the hardware graphics system, which is almost complete, will make some people happy.
Here is a quick demo of a few controls http://www.getlazarus.org/videos/crossdemo/