DX suffers from sudden rash. Of releases, that is. Treatment? Get them now!

11 April 2007
Bang, just like that we've released updates to our VCL component suites to support Delphi 2007 for Win32. to deliver ExpressBars 6 (including the new Ribbon control), and to preview a beta of ExpressSkins. Well, bang in a slow-mo sense since this release has been anticipated for a while, but at least it's here now.

The Delphi 2007 for Win32 support is most welcome since, although our existing packages could be loaded into the new Delphi IDE, some of our controls exhibited various painting problems when used there. Anyway, no longer: all those painting issues been fixed and you can also now directly install our components into Delphi 2007 for Win32.

It's also great to have the new Ribbon control available. Now you can bring that new Office 2007 UI look to your Delphi applications. Note though that, before doing so, you must review and license Microsoft's Office 2007 UI Guidelines. (The release of the VCL Ribbon also gives our VCL team bragging rights over our .NET WinForms team. I wonder how long that will last though, since both teams have some important new features in the pipeline for the near future.)

And, a little earlier than I expected, we've released the first beta of ExpressSkins, the new skinning product for our components, to our VCL subscribers. This product will enable you to re-skin your whole application simply and easily. If you're interested in this kind of functionality, I'd recommend that you download it and try it out: we need feedback to find bugs and make it better and easier to use.

So, don't delay: log into the client center on our website using your customer id and download the updates today.

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