Embarcadero has released the free premium style pack for Delphi XE8 Firemonkey (and I assume C++Builder and maybe Appmethod). In Delphi XE7 Firemonkey the premium style pack had 7 styles to choose from. In this new release there are now 9 premium styles to choose from. These premium styles support Android, IOS, OSX, and Windows. Premium styles allow you to unify the look and feel of your application across all four platforms which can enhance the brand of your app. The two new styles are called Vapor and Radiant. The other styles that carry over from Delphi XE7 Firemonkey are Coral Crystal, Coral Dark, Emerald Crystal, Emerald Dark, Jet, Diamond, and Sterling. The new Vapor style is a dark style similar to Jet and Emerald Dark. The Radiant style is a light style similar to Sterling and Emerald Crystal. The Jet theme is a good contrasting theme to use for a full sun environment and it looks like the new Vapor style will be as well. Be sure to set the Fill color of your TForm when you use some of these styles to give it a better look. You can even set a radial gradient as the TForm background Fill which should give it a nice look (like the image in this post). Installing a premium style is easy as all you do is drop a TStyleBook on the tForm and edit the Resource property. Load the premium style into the TStyleBook for the device you are targeting and then set the TForm.StyleBook property to your TStyleBook component. For setting a premium style for each device what you want to do is use the FireUI designer to add a new form variation for each device and set the premium style into the TStyleBook on that form variation. If you want to know more about how you install these styles check out our post about the Delphi XE7 Firemonkey premium styles.
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