[Lazarus] Special Request: Theme entire IDE support

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Mon Mar 12 22:04:45 CET 2018

On 2018-03-10 03:41, Anthony Walter via Lazarus wrote:
> Would someone consider adding or working on support to theme the entire 
> Lazarus IDE? I've found myself quite fond of darker themed IDE, such as 
> VS code:
> Darker themed IDE example 
> <https://msdnshared.blob.core.windows.net/media/2016/03/vsc1.jpg>

I like darker themes too - much easier on my eyes. Hence my eyes bleed 
[not really] when I look at Windows 10.

If somebody was to complete the LCL-fpGUI widgetset (so you can actually 
compile the IDE with LCL-fpGUI), then you could simply use the dark 
themes included with fpGUI and your solution is done. ;-)  fpGUI 
applications can apply application specific themes and not depend on 
desktop environments. They can be switched at runtime too.

For examples of those dark fpGUI themes, see the Carbon or Plastic Dark 
themes shown here:


I would imagine that the LCL-Qt interface could do the same, as that 
shouldn't depend on a desktop environment.  Or does it?


fpGUI Toolkit - a cross-platform GUI toolkit using Free Pascal

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