BGRAButton Gallery

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Overview

This is a gallery of creations with BGRAButton. See BGRAControls article for more information.

Some of those examples can be found in testbgracontrols project in BGRAControls package.

lainzbutton.png

You need BGRABitmapTypes unit to run this code.

Add a new BGRAButton, go OnPaint event and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Self.Color:=RGBToColor(230,230,230);
  // Lainz Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    RoundX:=12;
    RoundY:=12;
    TextShadowOffsetX:=1;
    TextShadowOffsetY:=1;
    TextShadowRadius:=2;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(230,230,255);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(64,64,128);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(0,0,64);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=60;
      // Gradient2
      with Gradient2 do begin
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(0,0,64);
        GradientType:=gtRadial;
        Point1XPercent:=50;
        Point1YPercent:=100;
        Point2YPercent:=0;
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(64,64,128);
      end;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(255,255,255);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      // Gradient1
      with Gradient1 do begin
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(0,64,128);
        GradientType:=gtRadial;
        Point1XPercent:=50;
        Point1YPercent:=100;
        Point2YPercent:=0;
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(0,128,255);
      end;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(230,230,255);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      // Gradient1
      with Gradient1 do begin
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(0,0,64);
        GradientType:=gtRadial;
        Point1XPercent:=50;
        Point1YPercent:=100;
        Point2YPercent:=0;
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(0,64,128);
      end;
    end;
  end;
end;

Tips

Those are some tips and how-to's.

Sphere

bgraspherebutton.png

To create a sphere you need to set Width & Height to the same value and RoundX & RoundY a half of Width & a half of Height. Use this code to obtain a sphere like in the previous image:

BGRAButton1.Width:=200;
BGRAButton1.Height:=200;
BGRAButton.RoundX:=100;
BGRAButton.RoundY:=100;

Or do it in this way:

  // Square
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    Width:= 200;
    Height:= Width;
  end;

  // Sphere
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    RoundX:= Round(Width div 2);
    RoundY:= Round(Height div 2);
  end;

Only one state

If you only want a solid button just with the state BodyNormal you must set to true the property StaticButton.

BGRAButton1.StaticButton:=True;

Button very slow

If the button is very slow you can disable TextShadow to improve speed.

BGRAButton1.TextShadow:=False;

And you can improve speed using Single gradient button or Single color button.

Single gradient button

You can use just only one gradient if you want.

BGRAButton1.Gradient1EndPercent:=100; // if you want to use only Gradient1
BGRAButton1.Gradient1EndPercent:=0; // if you want to use only Gradient2

Single color button

Changing the Style of the button you can display just a single color as background.

BGRAButton1.BodyNormal.Style:=bbsColor;

How to avoid flickering

The button will flicker if you are running Windows without themes (classic). To avoid this enable DoubleBuffered OnCreate event of each Form.

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Self.DoubleBuffered:=True;
end;

Using as Label

The easy way is set to true the property StaticButton.

BGRAButton1.StaticButton:=True;

Then set BodyNormal.Style to bbsClear and BodyNormal.BorderStyle to bboNone.

Like Web

Those are like websites, web apps.

Facebook Menu

bgrafacebook.png

Like Facebook Menu (2011), add a BGRAPanel with 2 BGRAButton inside, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Panel
  with BGRAPanel1 do begin
    BackgroundStyle:=bpsColor;
    BevelOuter:=bvNone;
    //Color:=RGBToColor(98,122,173); // Light Background
    Color:=RGBToColor(59,89,152);  // Dark Background
  end;
  // Light Menu
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(98,122,173);
      Color:=RGBToColor(98,122,173);
      Font.Color:=clWhite;
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(109,134,183);
      Color:=RGBToColor(109,134,183);
      Font.Color:=clWhite;
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderColor:=clBlack;
      Color:=clWhite;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;
  // Dark Menu
  with BGRAButton2 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(59,89,152);
      Color:=RGBToColor(59,89,152);
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(42,66,128);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(75,103,161);
      Color:=RGBToColor(75,103,161);
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(42,66,128);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderColor:=clBlack;
      Color:=clWhite;
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(42,66,128);
      Font.Style:=[fsBold];
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;
end;

You can set Clicked properties same as Hover for standard buttons (not menu's).

Google Menu

bgragoogle.png

Like Google Menu (2011), add a BGRAPanel with a BGRAButton inside and another BGRAButton in the Form, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Background
  Self.Color:=clWhite;
  // Panel
  with BGRAPanel1 do begin
    BevelOuter:=bvNone;
    Gradient.StartColor:=clWhite;
    Gradient.EndColor:=RGBToColor(245,245,245);
  end;
  // Menu Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(51,102,204);
      Style:=bbsClear;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(227,234,248);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(223,229,242);
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(51,102,204);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(227,234,248);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(223,229,242);
      Font.Color:=RGBToColor(51,102,204);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
    end;
  end;
  // Button
  with BGRAButton2 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(205,205,205);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(241,241,241);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(223,223,223);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(205,205,205);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(241,241,241);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(223,223,223);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(204,204,204);
      Color:=RGBToColor(204,204,204);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;
end;

Like Windows Controls

Those are like Windows Controls.

Windows 7 Button

bgrabuttonwin7.png

Like Windows 7 button, add a BGRAButton, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=3;
    RoundY:=3;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(112,112,112);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(242,242,242);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(235,235,235);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(221,221,221);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(207,207,207);
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(60,127,177);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(234,246,253);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(217,240,252);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(190,230,253);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(167,217,245);
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=55;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(44,98,139);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(229,244,252);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(196,229,246);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(152,209,239);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(104,179,219);
    end;
  end;
end;

Windows 7 Explorer ToolBar

bgratoolwin7.png

Like Windows 7 explorer toolbar button, add a BGRAVirtualScreen with a BGRAButton inside, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=2;
    RoundY:=2;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Style:=bbsClear;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(187,202,219);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(248,251,254);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(237,242,250);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(215,228,244);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(193,210,232);
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=55;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(187,202,219);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(226,236,245);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(216,228,241);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(207,219,236);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(207,220,237);
    end;
  end;
end;

Go to OnRedraw of BGRAVirtualScreen and add this code:

procedure TForm1.BGRAVirtualScreen1Redraw(Sender: TObject; Bitmap: TBGRABitmap);
var
  gradBitmap: TBGRABitmap;
begin
  with BGRAVirtualScreen1 do begin
    gradBitmap:= DoubleGradientAlphaFill(ClientRect,BGRA(245,250,255,255),BGRA(230,240,250,255),
    BGRA(220,230,244,255),BGRA(221,233,247,255),gdVertical,gdVertical,gdVertical,0.50);
  end;
  with Bitmap do begin
    PutImage(0,0,gradBitmap,dmSet);
    gradBitmap.Free;
    Rectangle(0,0,Width,Height-2,BGRA(255,255,255,100),dmDrawWithTransparency);
    SetHorizLine(0,Height-1,Width-1,BGRA(160,175,195,255));
    SetHorizLine(0,Height-2,Width-1,BGRA(205,218,234,255));
  end;
end;

Office 2010 Button

bgraofficebutton.png

Like Office 2010 button, add a BGRAButton, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Self.Color:=clWhite;
  // Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    RoundX:=3;
    RoundY:=3;
    TextShadow:=False;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(207,208,210);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(255,255,255);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(237,239,241);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(244,210,81);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(254,241,189);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(254,228,134);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(254,228,134);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(254,248,196);
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(194,161,63);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(255,229,117);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(255,216,107);
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(255,216,107);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(255,239,129);
    end;
  end;
end;

Like Mac Controls

Those are like Mac Controls.

Mac OS X Lion Button

bgrabuttonosxlion.png

Like Mac OS X Lion button, add a BGRAButton, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=3;
    RoundY:=3;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(154,154,154);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(255,255,255);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(243,243,243);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(236,236,236);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(235,235,235);
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=50;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(86,87,143);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(204,229,252);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(161,209,249);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(143,202,251);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(207,245,253);
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=55;
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(86,87,143);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(144,195,241);
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(113,180,239);
      Gradient2.StartColor:=RGBToColor(97,173,240);
      Gradient2.EndColor:=RGBToColor(147,206,241);
    end;
  end;
end;

Other

Other stuff.

Lazarus Custom Drawn

bgracustomdrawn.png

dsAndroid, dsGrad, dsWinCE, dsXPTaskBar

Like Lazarus Custom Drawn Controls. Add 4 BGRAButton, then go OnCreate event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // dsAndroid
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=4;
    RoundY:=4;
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(202,202,198);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(235,235,231);
      Gradient1.Point1YPercent:=70;
    end;
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(202,202,198);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(235,235,231);
      Gradient1.Point1YPercent:=70;
    end;
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(227,227,224);
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(172,172,170);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;

  // dsGrad
  with BGRAButton2 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=4;
    RoundY:=4;
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(253,253,253);
    end;
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderStyle:=bboNone;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(253,253,253);
    end;
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(227,227,224);
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(172,172,170);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;

  // dsWinCE
  with BGRAButton3 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    with BodyNormal do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      BorderColor:=clBlack;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    with BodyHover do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      BorderColor:=clBlack;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(220,220,216);
      BorderColor:=clBlack;
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;

  // dsXPTaskBar
  with BGRAButton4 do begin
    TextShadow:=False;
    RoundX:=4;
    RoundY:=4;
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(219,219,215);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(232,232,228);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      Gradient1.Point1YPercent:=85;
    end;
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(219,219,215);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Gradient1EndPercent:=100;
      Gradient1.EndColor:=RGBToColor(232,232,228);
      Gradient1.StartColor:=RGBToColor(245,245,241);
      Gradient1.Point1YPercent:=85;
    end;
    with BodyClicked do begin
      Color:=RGBToColor(227,227,224);
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(172,172,170);
      Font.Color:=clBlack;
      Style:=bbsColor;
    end;
  end;
end;

Flash Player Setup

bgraflashplayersetup.png

Like Flash Player Setup, add 2 BGRAPanel, the first with a BGRAButton inside, then go OnPaint event of Form1 and add this code:

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  // Background
  Self.Color:=RGBToColor(62,62,62);

  // Panel
  with BGRAPanel2 do begin
    BevelOuter:=bvNone;
    With Gradient do begin
      StartColor:=RGBToColor(203,19,23);
      EndColor:=RGBToColor(110,3,20);
    end;
  end;

  // Bottom Panel
  with BGRAPanel1 do begin
    BevelOuter:=bvNone;
    BackGroundStyle:=bpsColor;
    Color:=RGBToColor(76,76,76);
  end;

  // Button
  with BGRAButton1 do begin
    TextShadowOffSetX:=1;
    TextShadowOffSetY:=1;
    TextShadowRadius:=2;
    // Normal
    with BodyNormal do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(24,24,24);
      Font.Color:=clWhite;
      with Gradient1 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(104,104,104);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(104,104,104);
      end;
      with Gradient2 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(103,103,103);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(71,71,71);
      end;
    end;
    // Hover
    with BodyHover do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(24,24,24);
      Font.Color:=clWhite;
      with Gradient1 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(118,118,118);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(118,118,118);
      end;
      with Gradient2 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(117,117,117);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(81,81,81);
      end;
    end;
    // Clicked
    with BodyClicked do begin
      BorderColor:=RGBToColor(24,24,24);
      Font.Color:=clWhite;
      with Gradient1 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(92,92,92);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(92,92,92);
      end;
      with Gradient2 do begin
        StartColor:=RGBToColor(91,91,91);
        EndColor:=RGBToColor(62,62,62);
      end;
    end;
  end;

end;