[Lazarus] Multi-Device Designer

Michael Schnell mschnell at lumino.de
Wed Feb 25 10:53:58 CET 2015

On 02/25/2015 08:05 AM, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> I just found this very interesting video about Delphi XE7 (or AppMethod)
> and how the form designer can design for multiple device targets. Very
> clever usage of Visual Form Inheritance.
>    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmA7KLlOR1U
> How does Lazarus IDE (or LCL) handle this? Can you develop for multiple
> targets with a single source code base? Or is this beyond the scope of
> LCL (eg: LCL is only meant for desktop apps)?
While (AFAIK, not having watched, yet) in Delphi XE this is only 
possible with FireMonkey, and hence porting existing Desktop 
VCL-applications to other platforms is close to impossible, with Lazarus 
compiling for all supported platforms should be possible using the the 
LCL that is rather similar to the Delphi VCL.

So - disregarding technical details - Lazarus should be better regarding 


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