About ExpressBars Suite

Add Office toolbar, ribbonbar, menu and sidebar navigation to your applications.

ExpressBars Suite is an advanced toolbar, menu, andsidebar navigation system for Delphi and C++Builder developers with complete support for the look, feel, and behavior of Microsoft Office. This 100% native VCL library is designed to free your end-users from the limitations imposed by standard menu and toolbar systems, while at the same time enabling full runtime customization, all without writing a single line of code. ExpressBars Suite Source Code Licenses available.

The ExpressBars Suite is a 100% VCL toolbar, menu and docking system for Delphi and C++Builder. Written from the ground up, it is optimized to take full advantage of the VCL component architecture and once integrated into your projects, gives you the power to deliver unrivalled capabilities and runtime customization to your end-users without writing a single line of source code.

The ExpressBars Suite isn't just powerful but it is completely easy to use. For your end-users, they will have at their disposal the same UI elements they use each and every day within applications such as MS Office and Internet Explorer. For you, ExpressBars provides an extremely rich design time environment so you can produce superior applications in the shortest possible time.

The features listed below offer you a glimpse into ExpressBars and the benefits it will bring to your next Win32 application.

  • Multiple Display Styles - Whether you prefer MS Office 2000, XP or Office 2007 - Internet Explorer or Windows XP, the ExpressBars Suite gives you the options to build your best. This includes the ability to use large or small buttons within individual bars
  • Automatic Drag & Drop End User Customization - Just like MS Office, your applications can allow end-users to fully customize toolbars and menus, thus giving your apps highly polished presentation and flexibility. The ExpressBars even allows you to enable "hot" customization. Hot customization is the ability for end-users to manipulate menus/bars without activating the customization dialog
  • Full Docking Support - With the ExpressDocking Library, you can implement the same exact behaviors and functionality found in the VS.NET IDE, including window hiding. And all Dock Windows are able to fully restore their positions each time the user executes your application
  • WYSIWYG Toolbar and Menu Designer - ExpressBars makes it supremely simple to design your next toolbar or menu via its intuitive visual designer
  • Popup Context Menu - Not just a toolbar and menu - ExpressBars also includes a popup menu for use throughout your application
  • ICQ® Style Collapsible Menu Groups - With ExpressBars' new collapsible menus, you can introduce an extremely intuitive menu layout to your applications
  • Fully Customizable Status Bar - Need a status bar which your end-users can customize just as they do their toolbars and menus? ExpressBars includes a built-in status bar so you can deliver an entirely customizable application to your end-users
  • Background Image Support - The ExpressBars allows you to display background images within your toolbars and menus
  • Complete Control Over Toolbar/Menu Dock Position
  • Load and Save State - With the ExpressBars, you can load and save Bar state to an INI file, to the Windows Registry and to a stream
  • Detachable Sub-Menus - ExpressBars offers you and your end-users the ability to tear off any sub-menu and allow them to float…just like MS Office
  • Complete Localization Support
  • Advanced Toolbar Docking - With the ExpressBars, your users can dock toolbars/menus in a manner suiting their own needs
  • Resizable Drop-Down Windows
  • Built-in Editors and Controls
  • Automatic Conversion of Existing TMenu(s)
  • Automatic Quick Menu/Toolbar Customization - Just like MS Office®
  • Menu Usage Tracking (Just like MS Office®)
  • Comprehensive MRU support
  • Menu Animation
  • Full Control Over Bar Caption Orientation
  • Action List Support
  • MS Outlook® Style SideBar
  • Full Support for ImageLists (To help reduce GDI resource usage)
  • DisabledImages and HotImages support
  • Integrated Look and Feel Controller - The ExpressBars Suite fully supports the look and feel capabilities, via the same Look and Feel Controller. You can now manage the appearance of both of these libraries via the same centralized repository
  • Logical Groups - Enable and disable multiple controls in one easy step. (Less code = Less hassles)