fpGUI is a widgetset completely written in Object Pascal. It links directly with the underlying windowing system, and thus avoids the need for many external libraries. More information on its website: http://fpgui.sourceforge.net
This page covers the fpGUI widgetset - a Lazarus LCL widget wrapping the fpGUI code. It is different from pure fpGUI code.
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- fpGUI Interface - Based on the fpGUI library, which is a cross-platform toolkit completely written in Object Pascal
- Custom Drawn Interface - A cross-platform LCL backend written completely in Object Pascal inside Lazarus. The Lazarus interface to Android.
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- LCL Internals - Some info about the inner workings of the LCL
- Cocoa Internals - Some info about the inner workings of the Cocoa widgetset
Creating your first LCL application with fpGUI
This is a step-by-step guide to build your first application with the fpGUI widgetset
1. Download the latest Lazarus from subversion and build it (not necessary if you downloaded a pre-compiled snapshot)
2. Download fpGUI source code from the SourceForge.net Git repository as follows:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/fpgui/code
3. Make sure you switch the the maint branch of fpGUI.
git checkout maint
4. Now we need to make the Lazarus LCL find the fpGUI code.
Using Lazarus (trunk)
Copy the 'src' directory from the fpGUI sources into your Lazarus directory as follows:
<fpgui>/src/ ⇒ <lazarus>/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/src/
Use your file system's symbolic linking function to create a link the fpGUI src directory, to the correct location in Lazarus.
cd /opt/lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui ln -s /path/to/fpgui/src src
Using Lazarus 1.0.8 and earlier
Supported on all platforms. Copy two directories and one file from the downloaded fpgui to lazarus
<fpGUI dir>/src/gui ⇒ lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/gui <fpGUI dir>/src/corelib ⇒ lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/corelib <fpGUI dir>/src/VERSION_FILE.inc ⇒ lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/VERSION_FILE.inc
Linux or any other Unix type platforms. Create symbolic links from the fpGUI's corelib, gui directories and VERSION_FILE.inc to the Lazarus LCL directory as follows:
ln -s <fpGUI dir>/src/gui lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/gui ln -s <fpGUI dir>/src/corelib lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/corelib ln -s <fpGUI dir>/src/VERSION_FILE.inc lazarus/lcl/interfaces/fpgui/VERSION_FILE.inc
5. Open Lazarus, open the menu Tools-->"Configure Build Lazarus", select all options to None and LCL to Build+Clean, select fpGUI widgetset and rebuild it.
6. Go to the menu Compiler Options, select fpGUI as the widgetset and you can recompile your project to fpGUI.
This is a table indication which FPGUI controls are used to build each LCL control.
NOTE: This table is incomplete and out of date. Many other controls have already been implemented in LCL-fpGUI, but not listed in this table.
|LCL Control||FPGUI Control||Comments|
|TBitBtn||TfpgButton||fpGUI's standard button class supports images.|
|TSpeedButton||TfpgButton||fpGUI's standard button class supports images and flat look etc.|