Win32MenuStyler

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This article applies to Windows only.

See also: Multiplatform Programming Guide

About

This is helper unit win32menustyler, which helps to theme TMainMenu for Lazarus Windows apps. Sometimes app has dark theme, so it's needed to make TMainMenu also dark.

About other OS: GitHub repo has cross-platform "lazmenustyler" unit, but it don't give any effect on gtk2 demo app. And it should not work on macOS, macOS has very special theming and menu is located on the screen top.

win32menustyler.png

Author: Alexey Torgashin

License: MPL 2.0 or LGPL

Usage

  • add "uses win32menustyler"
  • in form's OnCreate, call this to theme form's MainMenu:
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  MenuStyler.ApplyToForm(Self);
end;

Unit gives global var to change all theming details:

type
  TWin32MenuStylerTheme = record
    ColorBk: TColor;
    ColorBkSelected: TColor;
    ColorFont: TColor;
    ColorFontDisabled: TColor;
    CharCheckmark: Widechar;
    CharRadiomark: Widechar;
    FontName: string;
    FontSize: integer;
    IndentX: integer;
    IndentX2: integer;
    IndentY: integer;
  end;
var
  MenuStylerTheme: TWin32MenuStylerTheme;

Download

GitHub: https://github.com/Alexey-T/Win32MenuStyler