VCL Tile Controls
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The Tile Control can display interactive information boxes (tiles) arranged in groups.
Refer to the following topics for general information on the Tile Control:
The following tutorial steps describe how to create an application with a tile-based UI:
- Create the Main Page Layout
- Customize Individual Tiles
- Add a Simple Functionality to a Tile
- Create Multiple Tile Frames from a Dataset
- Create a Detail Page
- Create a Tile Gallery and Populate it from a Dataset
- Add an Image Slider to the Detail Page
- Add Action Bar Items
Tiles and Groups
The Tile Control allows users to drag and drop tiles within or between groups.
Refer to the following topic for details: Tile Groups and Items.
Users can click on a tile to activate one of a few associated detail pages. For example, different pages may appear depending on the tile’s active frame. To specify detail page content, use any TWinControl descendant.
Tile Bar Control
The Tile Bar Control is a scrollable row or column of tiles designed as a main application menu. You can align the Tile Bar to any edge of a form or other container. The active detail page occupies the remaining client area.
The Tile Bar control’s tiles can display a control as a pop-up window in addition to a detail page. For example, you can invoke a menu associated with a particular detail page’s content.
Refer to the following topic for details: Pop-up Controls.
Supported Render Modes
- DirectX Render Mode
- This render mode uses parallel calculations and utilizes a client machine’s integrated or discrete GPU to render content. This mode gives the most significant performance boost for graphics-rich applications in high-DPI environments but has a number of limitations, such as incompatibility with the GDI Scaled mode. Refer to the DirectX mode description for detailed information.
- GDI+ Render Mode
- This render mode is designed for graphics-intense controls that display multiple semitransparent shapes, images, and inscriptions. Use this render mode for the Gantt control if DirectX® render mode limitations prevent you from using it in your project.
- GDI Render Mode
- The basic render mode available for all VCL DevExpress controls.