The TIBEAntialiasButton Delphi component inherits from TButton and
provides a smooth antialiased button with advanced features.
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The TIBEAntialiasButton uses a powerful algorithm to display
its corners antialiased. This means that the stairs produced
by non horizontal/vertical edges, such as round corners, can't
be seen anymore. We have developed an innovative and fast algorithm
to deal with antialias.
border size and corner round
You can choose the size of the border of your button as well
as the roundness of the corners either at design time or at
runtime. You can also choose which corner will be rounded to
produce complex amazing interfaces with a combination of TIBEAntialiasButtons.
You can use a TPicture as the component's glyph, which allows
the TIBEAntialiasButton to handle any TGraphic descendant such
as GIFs, JPGs, PNGs... with or without transparency. The glyph
is greyed when the component is disabled and its position is
each state of your TIBEAntialiasButton
You can choose the colors and fonts for each state of the component:
mouse away, mouse over, mouse down or disabled... the choice
is yours. And imagine the face of your customers when you will
let them choose the colors of their buttons...
Multiline texts, advanced mouse over detection, enhanced transparency,
smooth focus... it's a part of what you get when you order the TIBEAntialiasButton.
Not sure about it? Just download the following exe demo to test
all these features live, without installing anything!
You can also try it by yourself. All you have to do is download
the pre-compiled demo version and install it in your environment.
It is fully working but displays two unwanted lines to remind you
that this is only a demonstration version of the full product.
You can choose between two versions of the TIBEAntialiasButton.
With both version you get a single developer licence, automatic
upgrades as long as new versions are coming, and full e-mail
The professional version
comes with full source code and costs $39.
The standard version
comes without source code and costs $25.
For more information on how to order, jump to the ordering
But there is more, if you choose to order the professional version
of the TIBEAntialiasButton now, you get the professional version
of the TIBEAntialiasGroupBox for the price of the standard version.
That's a 35.9% economy! Go to the ordering
page for more information.
What means the "antialias"
term you're talking about?
On a computer screen, non vertical/horizontal lines are producing
stairs as they are composed of a succession of pixels. To soften
those stairs, many techniques exist, and the process is called antialiasing.
antialiasing technique do you use?
IBE Software's developers have tried many alternatives in the process
of creating the best possible antialias routine for its Delphi components.
Some where easy and efficient, but processor intensive, others were
fast but consumed a lot of memory... the final solution is extremely
fast and uses very little memory: the rectangles composing the final
component are compared and our algorithm checks the difference between
them to choose the best way of drawing the antialias. Besides, this
calculation isn't done any time the component needs to be drawn,
but only when its bounding rectangle changes. Finally we do not
use any floating point calculation in our algorithm, which is known
to be processor intensive.
is the TIBEBitmap?
In the process of creating the fastest possible component, we have
implemented the TIBEBitmap which provides extremely fast pixel drawing
with alpha-blending. This also allows the TIBEAntialiasButton to
be double buffered and therefore avoids flickering when the component
is drawn many times in a short period.
customizable the button is?
For each state (mouse away, mouse over, mouse down, disabled) you
can customize the font, border color and background color. Besides,
you can choose the focus color, the roundness of the corners as
well as the size of the borders. Finally you can specify margins
(top, left, bottom, right) around the caption/glyph, the separation
between them and the position of the glyph around the caption.
do you call "advanced mouse over" detection?
The component won't switch to the "mouse over" state if
you are not precisely over it. This means that the state won't change
until the mouse is positioned in the button.
corners can I change to be straight?
You can choose any combination of corners and set them to straight.
That way, you can create extremely complex interfaces by combining
various TIBEAntialiasButtons with various rounded corners.