At the heart of the ExpressLayout Control lies a basic concept - You place controls within its 'groups' - the equivalent of container controls such as TPanel or TGroupBox. This in turn automatically gives your applications unique design time and runtime customization capabilities via a docking metaphor similar to the Delphi/C++ Builder IDE.
With the ExpressLayout Control, you are freed from manual, pixel-by-pixel positioning of individual controls and liberated from runtime screen resolution problems so common in Delphi/C++ Builder applications. Simply said, the ExpressLayout Control takes the miserably tedious process of UI layout and turns it upside down.
By linking the controls on your form - such as your grids, page controls, editors, etc - to the Layout Control, you immediately provide your products with highly sophisticated layouts, which end-users can manipulate as desired at runtime.
Total Control, Flexibility, and Power
The Only No Limits Form Design Framework for the VCL
The ExpressLayout Control represents a radical new way to develop and maintain applications with highly evolved and complex interfaces. It is both a developer productivity tool and an end-user customization tool.
Users often have use for only a small portion of the power an application provides. This small portion, however, varies significantly from one user to another. This results in applications that have extremely complex data entry screens with little or no customization ability for the user. In other words, a user’s screen is often cluttered by controls that have little or no use within a given organization.
The extensive customization features of the ExpressLayout Control give you all the tools you will need to combat UI “bloat” - and it will place power back into the hands of each individual user - in a manner that has never been available before in any programming environment. This is accomplished by allowing users to layout and manage their own UI - as their needs dictate - in a manner that suits their business requirements best - without seeking assistance from programmers or programmer oriented tools.
Among the features you will find in the ExpressLayout Control are:
- Supports development of inductive user interfaces
- Full Resolution Independence
- Comprehensive Design and Runtime Customization
- Unlimited Nesting
- Runtime Creation of Groups
- Intricate UI Control
- MS Money® Style UI
- Vertical and Horizontal Orientation
- Full Persistence
- Style Support