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With respect to previous versions of the control, internal design has been changed in order to support a more object-oriented approach during the development of applications: this has caused some of the control's properties and methods to become obsolete. These obsolete properties and methods should not be used in new development projects. They have been maintained internally for backward compatibility only and they will not be documented here nor supported in the future. Furthermore, these obsolete elements will not be displayed by Intellisense and, in Visual C++, will not be inserted inside the wrapper class.

The following is the full list of obsolete properties and methods with the current alternative you should use from now on.

Deprecated properties

Old property name

Current alternative

 

 

Texture (*)

Texture.Filepath

TextureMode (*)

Texture.Mode

TextureLightIntensity (*)

Texture.LightIntensity

TextureColorMix (*)

Texture.ColorToMix

TextureColorMixPerc (*)

Texture.PercentageColorMix

TextureBevelFactor (*)

SurfaceColor.GradientFactor

ButtonCustomFitPicture (*)

Dropped: the use of this property is not needed because, from version 7, this control supports custom picture masks based upon a color picture.

Roundness (*)

CornerFactor

ButtonCustomRaised (**)

ButtonRaiseFactor

 

Deprecated methods

Old method name

Current alternative

 

 

SetAuxText (*)

TextDescriptor object

GetAuxText (*)

TextDescriptor object

SetTextVisible (*)

TextDescriptor.Visible property

SetCaptionText (*)

TextDescriptor.Text property

GetCaptionText (*)

TextDescriptor.Text property

SetSurfaceColor (*)

SurfaceColor.Color property

GetSurfaceColor (*)

SurfaceColor.Color property

SetAuxTextString (*)

TextDescriptor.Text property

SetTextOnPos (*)

TextDescriptor.Text property

GetTextOnPos (*)

TextDescriptor.Text property

SetTextSettingOnPos (*)

TextDescriptor object

GetTextSettingOnPos (*)

TextDescriptor object

SetSurfaceColorDesc (*)

SurfaceColor object

GetSurfaceColorDesc (*)

SurfaceColor object

InternalRefresh (*)

Dropped: with the latest internal changes this call is not needed

ShowEditingButtons (*)

Dropped: this method doesn't conform with the latest changes to the Design-time user interface.

EditProperties (*)

Dropped: this method doesn't conform with the latest changes to the Design-time user interface.

SetHelpLink (*)

Dropped: this method doesn't conform with the latest changes to the Design-time user interface.

SetEditingTplMode (*)

Dropped: this method doesn't conform with the latest changes to the Design-time user interface.

SetBackPicture (**)

SurfaceTransparentFactor property

GetBackPicture (**)

SurfaceTransparentFactor property

SetBackPictureVisible (**)

SurfaceTransparentFactor property

CellsManager.AddCell (***)

CellsManager.CellAdd

CellsManager.DeleteCell (***)

CellsManager.CellDelete

CellsManager.GetCount  (***)

CellsManager.CellGetCount

CellsManager.FindCell (***)

CellsManager.CellFind

CellsManager.GetLogFont (***)

CellsManager.CellGetLogFont

CellsManager.SetLogFont (***)

CellsManager.CellSetLogFont

CellsManager.GetCellUniqueID (***)

CellsManager.CellGetUniqueID

CellsManager.GetCellPos (***)

CellsManager.CellGetPos

CellsManager.SetCellPos (***)

CellsManager.CellSetPos

CellsManager.GetCellSize (***)

CellsManager.CellGetSize

CellsManager.SetCellSize (***)

CellsManager.CellSetSize

CellsManager.SetPictureFromHandle  (***)

CellsManager.CellSetPictureFromHandle

 

Obsolete events

Old method name

Current alternative

 

 

ContainerNeedRefresh (**)

Dropped: with the latest internal changes this event is not needed

 

Obsolete data structures

SURFACE_COLOR_DESC and the TEXT_DESC data structures are now obsolete because they were used only by methods that are now obsolete (*).

 

Obsolete enumerated values

COLOR_GRADIENT_HORIZONTAL, COLOR_GRADIENT_DIAGONAL and COLOR_GRADIENT_VERTICAL are now replaced by COLOR_GRADIENT_LINEAR in combination with the LightDirection property (**).

 

(*) Obsolete starting from version 7

(**) Obsolete starting from version 8

(***) Obsolete starting from version 9