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Thursday, 16. October 2014

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Mobile Development Lessons – Delphi & C++

Stephen Ball – Free series of mobile development lessons for Android and iOS based on C++ and Object Pascal. Earlier in the year the 2nd edition of the mobile development summer school was run by David I and Jim McKeeth. It was great fun doing the first edition and its amazing to see how some of the tech has moved ...
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DataSnap analysis based on Speed & Stability tests – XE4 to XE7

Roberto Schneiders – At this point, I suppose you may have read those two (part 1 and part 2) posts about DataSnap. I have received many requests to redo the tests on new versions of Delphi. I think many are wondering if DataSnap has evolved over the past few years. Unfortunately, I no longer have the environment and ...
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Wednesday, 15. October 2014

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DWS Web Server update

DelphiTools – A new version 2014.10.15 of the DWS Web Server is available. This version contains a variety of improvements and fixes, along with a new sample for JS libraries. Here is the download link for the installer: DWSWebServer 2014.10.15 (1514 kB) And here is the list of changes: added support for .p2js ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 19:00
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Azure Lessons

David Glassborow – I’ve spent a frustrating week trying to get a legacy app running against SQL Server into the Microsoft Azure cloud. Here are the things I wish I knew before I started: Azure SQL Server is not the same as normal SQL Server, it doesn’t work the same Azure Virtual Machines cannot host ...
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The Delphi MESSAGE directive: don’t forget quotes!

The Wiert Corner – The Delphi MESSAGE directive is a very powerful one, you can generate compiler hints, warnings and errors with it, even fatal ones that abort compilation. The compiler will return error codes H1054 (hint), W1054 (warning), E1054 (error) or F1054 (fatal error), which in the documentation are known ...
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Tuesday, 14. October 2014

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Mysteries of IDE plugins: Painting in the code editor (Part 2)

Parnassus – Part 2 of a series on how to write an IDE plugin that can paint on the IDE code editor line-by-line along with the code.IntroductionThe first part of this series examined an area not exposed by the Open Tools API (Delphi’s plugin API): integrating with the code editor. Yet several plugins, ...
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Files in your Delphi settings directory; How to relocate the Favourites on your Welcome page

The Wiert Corner – Delphi and 3rd party tools keep some of the settings in your %AppData% directory. Much more convenient than the registry as they are easier to read and modify when needed (also easier to damage <g>). We’ll start with an overview where various versions of Delphi store their configuration ...
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Mobile User Interface Design: Home Screen Navigation

JT @ Embarcadero – When it comes to mobile UI design, there are several key design paradigms. I covered the different mobile UI design patterns in my recent C++ Mobile Day session. App Home Screen Navigation Key Features • Images arranged in a grid like layout • Images can be annotated with text • May span over ...
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Creating a Navigation Drawer for your Mobile Application

JT @ Embarcadero – Recently, I covered key menu styles that are used in mobile applications today. Drawer menus are very popular, as they allow you to take advantage of more screen real estate when building your app. The main application menu is hidden by default, and invoked by tapping on a menu item or swiping ...
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Pull to Refresh on iOS

JT @ Embarcadero – Today, I thought I would show you a simple example of how to implement pull to refresh for TListView. This example doesn’t use a data source, but instead just adds 20 items to my list every time I try to refresh it. I am currently using one timer with this sample, but you could add another one for ...
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Deploying and accessing local files on iOS and Android

JT @ Embarcadero – This tutorial shows you how to deploy and access files and/or folders containing files in your iOS and Android apps. To accomplish this, you create a new mobile app, a few lines of Object Pascal code, use the Project | Deployment menu item and use the System.IOUtils unit’s ...
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Create an Action Bar with Overflow Menu on Android

JT @ Embarcadero – On Android, an Action Bar is a top (or top and bottom aligned) toolbar that is segmented into 4 key functional areas. One of those functional areas is an Overflow menu. The ‘Overflow’ popup menu is commonly used for additional menu items on Android and accessed via the Action Bar. An Overflow menu ...
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Adding alphabetical sorting with A-Z headers to your lists

JT @ Embarcadero – Recently, I covered key menu styles that are used in mobile applications today. Drawer menus are very popular, as they allow you to take advantage of more screen real estate when building your app. The main application menu is hidden by default, and invoked by tapping on a menu item or swiping ...
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Uses Permissions on Android

JT @ Embarcadero – Use the Uses Permissions dialog box to specify the permissions that your Android application requires to work. Appmethod adds the permissions you specify in the AndroidManifest.xml file. New Android mobile applications have the following required permissions set by default: Access coarse location ...
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Developer Skill Sprints - Aspect Oriented Programming using DSharp with Nick Hodges

JT @ Embarcadero – Nick Hodges, Embarcadero MVP and "Coding in Delphi" book author, recently presented his "Aspect Oriented Programming using DSharp". It was a great session with Nick and the community. You can watch the replay on the Embarcadero YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iqcMHvG6Jw. ...
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