Perhaps you read my post on FB already - if not - I'm planing together with MVP Steffen Nyeland, to develop a new "Bitmap"-Style-Designer for FMX and perhaps also for VCL or to make it work closer together, to create a style that is working on FMX and VCL. (If this is possible - never tried to create a VCL style so far)
Perhaps you followed my posts about my tests with the current designer.
One problem of designing a new designer is - of course - the result has to work with the RTL. It would be possible to create a new StyleBook component, but the main styling should work with the given RTL. The main focus is to get a software with a much better usability.
If you are interested to work with us please give Steffen or me a call. Perhaps you have a good idea how the designer should work, but do not have the time to help with the development, we would like to read your ideas. If you are working with the BitmapStyleDesigner and just want some improvements - we would also like to read that, too
Should we design our new designer mostly like the "original" or should we go a complete different way?
Without wanting to influence your ideas, this are our ideas so far:
- new UI
- FMX-UI for "all" platforms
- custom style colors
- live preview
- hook for own preview window
- better documentation! (Where setting A is used in component B)
- external icon management (load icons and compose "the" bitmap)
- no more draw a rectangle around every image.
- use svg to create different resolution
There is more, but many parts are still under consideration - we also have not decided if we do this as open source or not...