Application Appearance

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Project > Options > Application > Appearance

Sets global appearance parameters for the current application.

Note: This page appears only for VCL projects. For example, this page does not appear for console applications or FireMonkey applications, but does appear for service applications. In addition, not all options described below are available for all types of projects.
Application settings
Option Description


Specify a title to appear next to the application icon when the application is minimized. The character limit is 255 characters.

To see the tittle in the task bar:

  1. In the Projects Window, go to the project name.
  2. Click Ctrl + V to open the application source code.
  • For Delphi: Change the Application.MainFormOnTaskbar entry to False.
  • For C++: Change the Application->MainFormOnTaskbar entry to False.

Help file

Specify the default help file for the application. Click the Browse... button to display the Application Help File dialog box dialog box.

Custom Styles

Lists all the VCL styles (.vsf files) currently available for association with the current project. The list includes the default Windows style as well as other styles that you install or create yourself. You can enable any number of styles, although your application can run using only one style, as set in the "Default style" option. Style files are installed by default at C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\Styles.


Displays the Style Preview dialog, which is implemented using the selected style. The Style Preview dialog includes menus, toolbuttons, labels, a checkbox, a radio button, an edit field, and several buttons. The Preview button is enabled after you highlight a custom style (other than the default Windows style).

Default style

Sets the VCL style (.vsf file) that is used by your application. Inserts the following code into your project (where 'name' is the name of the default style):


You can select from any of the currently enabled custom styles, in addition to the default Windows style.

The style files listed here are the .vsf files delivered in your product installation, typically at platform- and user-specific locations such as C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\21.0\Styles.

For more information, see Bitmap Style Designer.

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