ThlLEDArray displays a configurable array of LEDs. The component appearance can be adjusted in many ways. f. e. : LED width/height, LED shape, LED Color, number of rows/columns, BorderWidth, BevelWidth, BackgroundColor, BackgroundBitmap etc.
Some possible scenarios for using it:display status information for items like running operations, open/closed doors etc. Since the number of colors/states for each LED is freely configurable each LED can represent as many states as you need.
use it as a progress baruse it to simply display a running light to reflect the activity of some operation. You could even show scrolling text with it.
the entire array can write itself into a bitmap and read from a bitmap. This can be used for persistence or to archive status snapshots etc. the array can also be used as a multistate toggle-button arrayin the case of 1x1 pixel LEDs and zero spacing the array collapses to a bitmap-like color field that can be used to display contour diagrams.
Have a look at the screenshots in the help file and the demo application. The component comes with demo project, prebuild demo exe, Html help and detailed installation instructions.