Enabling the Component Toolbar

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The optional Component Toolbar displays all the categories and components of the regular Tool Palette (Standard, Data Access, and so forth) across the top of the RAD Studio window. Use the scroll buttons ScrollButtons.jpg to scroll the toolbar from right to left and back. In addition, when you right-click a component on the component toolbar, you can see the component name, its unit name, its package name, and the platforms that support the component.

For example, here is the first section of the Component Toolbar:


When the Component Toolbar is enabled, you can use either the Component Toolbar or the Tool Palette to add components to your application.

To enable/disable the Component Toolbar:

  1. Display the list of toolbars by doing either of the following:
    • Choose View > Toolbars.
    • Right-click anywhere on the toolbar.
  2. From the displayed list of toolbars, select Component.
When the Component Toolbar is enabled, the checkbox for Component is checked.

To quickly move to a specific component category tab:

  1. Right-click anywhere on the Component Toolbar.
  2. From the list of component categories (such as Standard or DataSnap Server), select the category you want to open.

To review and change the contents and organization of the Component Toolbar

  1. Go to Tools > Options > IDE > Component Toolbar .
  2. You can:
    • Add a page or category (click Add).
    • Delete a page or category (click Delete).
    • Rename a page or category (click Rename).
    • Reorder pages/categories or components (click Move Up or Move Down).

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