We are pleased to announce that the first beta version of the new FireDocking 1.0 beta 1 component for Delphi Firemonkey has been released. In the current preview version, the following features of docked panels are implemented, which will be included in the final version: the ability to detach the panel and make it floating on the screen, or hide the panels along the edges of the form and make them as the Auto-Hide panels. Support for double click at the panel's title bar (detach the panel or return it to the memorized place). Split pane containers and tabbed pane containers support without restrictions.
The component supports the ability to hide the central docking area, thereby providing the concept - dock anywhere. The component supports any themes and styles that come with Delphi RAD Studio. FireDocking can be deployed to any FMX.TControl inside the app. One application can have several independent docking frameworks deployed on a different FMX.TControl if needed. Also presented is a simple design-time package for Delphi IDE, which allows you put on the docking manager onto the FMX form.
Note, the current version does not contain the following features that will be included into the final version - the ability to save and restore docking layout to/from XML file and MacOS support.
You can download a preview beta version here - FireDockingInstaller1.0.0b1_RAD_Sydney_10.4Trial.exe.