The Advanced Application Controls (AppControls) is the set
of over 92 top quality multipurpose components for all Win32 versions
of Delphi and C++ Builder. The package contains everything you need to add
neat and, more important, truly professional appearance for your software,
making development of great interfaces and internal utilities trully rapid.
All components are highly integrated each other and extremely easy to use.
All components is completely automated, so using
AppControls, in most cases you will do not need to write ANY line of additional code
and don't waste your time to make cosmetic features and great software interfaces!
The AppControls contains components to make the forms to behave like
Applicaiton Desktop Toolbars (like taskbar or MS-Office panel) or
"magnetic" forms of WinAmp player. Components to add the
context-sensitive help without any help-files, additional custom buttons
on the form title bar and associatiated menu items in the system menu;
show smooth matrix- or win2k-based animation effects; balloon-style hints;
additional color cursors for any VCL or non VCL-based object of the forms.
Your applications will be able to auto-run itself on Windows startup with
restoring previous forms placements. Upload and hold any files inside of
the Delphi/BCB forms. Create shortcuts to the files and read the information
from existing shortcuts. Install new file types and associations into the
Windows shell. Download files from the Web via HTTP or post data to the CGI
programs. Auto-upgrade itself from the Web at once a newer release of your
application will available. Hook the form messages and hidden application
events, sniff the URLs and events from each running instance of Internet
Explorer, get the list of all running processes and active TCP/UDP
connections, hook ALL key presses, mouse clicks and mouse movements within
and a whole bunch of others great features!
See Application Controls overview for more details
Till version 2.0 the AppControls has only ~25 invisible utilities for improving the application look at functionality. However we decided to include additional set of improved visible controls and system utilities.
Now it contains:
advanced labels with number of neat visual effects;
RichLabel with HTML formatting;
standard controls with multi-line captions;
edit boxes which able to have custom button at the right edge of control (acEdit, acNumberEdit and acIPEdit);
several MS-Outlook style panels (HeaderPanel, SplitterPanel and PicturePanel);
combobox with MRU history list;
advanced TreeView and ListView which automatically recognize the data format and sort the columns, and shows arrow-style sorting mark in the header;
TreeComboBox component which displays the treeview inside the drop-down box and supports AutoComplete feature;
StatusControl component which can insert ANY visible control to the section of the status bar;
easy to use TCP/IP client and server components which lets you easily implement your own Internet protocol;
Internet Explorer-based HTMLViewer component, which allows to specify the HTML content without navigation through the Web;
RSS feed processors;
See Advanced Visible Controls overview for more details
All components is highly integrated each to others and extremely easy to use.
You will not have any problems with components compatibility (for example when
you changing the AlwaysOnTop property in one component, let's suppose, acAppBar,
the Topmost property will be changed in acFormTopmost and acFormHook components
accordingly). Since we are ourselves creating the end-user software we maximally
interested in their stability and compatibility.
AppControls compatible with Delphi 2/3/4/5/6/7/2005/2007, Borland Developer Studio 2006, and BCB 3/4/5/6, and has been tested
on Win95, Win95OSR2, Win98, WinME, NT4, Win2K, WinXP and Win2003 Server.
Currently the AppControls pack contains 92 components. However, we contantly
updating the package and adding more useful utilities and new great features
to existing components. If you have any suggestions to help us to improve the
AppControls please contact us and never hesitate to do this for any question.
Registering of the AppControls entitles you to unlimited support (via email
or personal panel at AppControls.Com website), minor updates indefinitely and major
version updates for 6 month from date of purchase.