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Evaluate Dialog Workshop for VCL features!

 
Dock your VCL Form to the left, right, top or bottom of standard dialog surface.
Now you can quickly and easily use your Delphi forms as extended parts of your dialogs. All what you need to do is to create Delphi form which you want to "dock" to your dialog and set one property in your dialog component instance.

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Customizable caption for dialog item controls
You can easily customize caption for all controls inside your dialog. Use DlgItemsCaptions property in any dialog component.

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Design-time preview and form size adjustment at design-time
Its easy to preview your dialog in IDE without recompiling your application. Just click Preview item in the component's context menu. You can define whether docked forms of your dialog are automatically resize in the IDE to fit into default size of your dialog. After such adjustment you can be sure that your Delphi forms will be displayed correctly with your dialog.

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Custom startup position
You can define initial startup position of your dialog. You can define its position relative to center of: - screen center; - application's main form (if any); - owner form (if any); - any other form of your application. Dialog position is specified using Dialog Template Designer (dialog component's "Customize..." context menu item) in IDE without writing a line of code.

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Modeless dialogs
The dialogs can be displayed as modeless dialog boxes which stay on the screen and are available for use at any time but permit other user activities such as working with other opened forms. Use TApModelessDialog component for this purpose.

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Additonal events
Most of dialog components have many new events which allow you to customize the behavior of your dialog according to your specific requirements. For example, many components have OnHook/OnHooking event, which allow to intercept any window message.

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Open/Save dialogs features
- New Vista/Windows 7-style dialogs support (special components TApOpenFileDialog and TApSaveFileDialog);
- Extended file listview styles for file selection control (Shell list view in VCL);
- You can disable delete and/or rename operations in the Open/Save dialogs;
- PlacesBar. You can use native PlacesBar under Windows 2000/XP/ME and customizable one (to emulate native PlacesBar) under Windows 95/98/NT.
- File filter: you can hide all folders or the specified files from the file listview control.
- Customizable ToolBar: you can use standard TToolBar instance to add specific tool buttons to standard tool bar on the top of the open/save dialogs. Add your own operations for these buttons.
- Special TApOpenDialogEx component with MRU files tab on the top side of the dialog which contains two tabs: Browse and Recent. If Browse tab is selected, then standard file list view control is displayed. If Recent tab is selected then the MRU list (additional list view control) is displayed instead of the standard file list view.

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