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Monday, 13. October 2014

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Working with Multi-Touch Input in Delphi XE7 (Part 2)

OTAPI – Previously… In the first part of this series of articles, we took a look at how the OnTouch event introduced in XE7 works, and discovered some potential stumbling blocks when it comes to taking advantage of this new feature. In this part of the series, we’re going to look at potential ...
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Sunday, 12. October 2014

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User-friendly Hash Library

The Programming Works – TForge 0.65 released. The release features a hash library with fluent coding support. While I was writing the library I was inspired by usability of the Python’s hashlib. Current release supports: Cryptographic hash algorithms: MD5 SHA1 SHA256 Non-cryptographic hash algorithms: CRC32 ...

Saturday, 11. October 2014

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Have you tried RAD Studio XE7 yet?

Delphi Insider – Have you tried RAD Studio XE7 yet? If not, then why not give it a try this weekend. Get the download and a free 14 day license.Click to download RAD Studio XE7Want just one part of RAD Studio? You can download a Delphi XE7 trial or C++Builder XE7 trial.Embarcadero® RAD Studio XE7 is the complete ...
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Thursday, 9. October 2014

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Generics and variance

Delphi sorcery – When working with generic collections there is often the question: "Why can't I just assign my TList<TPerson> to a variable of TList<TEntity>? TCustomer inherits from TEntity!" There is something called covariance and contravariance - but the bad news are: Delphi does not support ...
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VCL Styles Utils – Now supports the TTaskDialog component

The Road to Delphi – I’m very pleased to introduce a very exciting new feature to the VCL Styles Utils project. This is the support for style the TTaskDialog component. This control available since RAD Studio 2007 is a wrapper for the Task Dialogs introduced in Windows Vista and allows to create very rich and flexible ...
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RAS Studio Hotfixes for BMP Buffer Overflow and PAServer

Marco's Tech Blog – There are two hotfixes for different versions of RAD Studio that have been released over the last few days. All of these fixes are listed in the registered users download page at cc.embarcadero.com/myreg (notice they are sorted by version first, and date next). Bitmap Buffer Overflow This ...
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A Subtle Delphi TRegEx Change

Marco's Tech Blog – Last month I was approached by a customer who was migrating code from XE2 and saw some incompatibilities (or actually some bugs) in the way regular expressions are processed in the TRegEx class. He pointed out that using: RegEx := TRegEx.Create(sPattern); Match := RegEx.Match(sInput); ...
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Wednesday, 8. October 2014

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DWScript news and sneak peek

DelphiTools – Below is a quick summary of changes in the SVN since the last post. There is also a mini-sneak peek of things to come! Recent changes Language changes Arrays can now be concatenated with the ‘+’ operator (same as XE7), note that it is supported for static arrays too, but a concatenation ...
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Rad Studio XE7 stealth feature - IBLite for desktop!

Glooscap Software – IBLite is a free, embedded version of Interbase that was released last year. First for iOS and then for Android. The Interbase roadmap hinted that a desktop version was in the works, but if you weren't looking for it, you might have missed that support for Windows and OS X was included with Rad ...
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Tuesday, 7. October 2014

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Working with Multi-Touch Input in Delphi XE7 (Part 1)

OTAPI – Introduction Before the release of XE7, handling multi-touch inputs in Delphi (and C++ Builder) applications was quite a complicated affair. While Delphi 2010 introduced “Gesture” support, this solution was less than ideal for real-time multi-touch input handling, as an action bound to a ...
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Delphi: RandomizeIfNeeded

The Wiert Corner – Calling Randomize too often can make your Random numbers even less random. Sometimes having the Randomize call in a unit initialization section is not practical. Hence this little method that I think I first wrote back in the Turbo Pascal days: procedure RandomizeIfNeeded(); begin if RandSeed = 0 ...
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Meet Me in São Paulo, Brazil at the Embarcadero Conference

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Last year was my first visit to the Embarcadero Conference in São Paulo, Brazil and I loved it. So I am going back again this year. As an added treat I’m be joining Marco Canto, the Delphi product manager. We both speak together on Delphi Present and Future, then Marco does The Fun Side of ...
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Monday, 6. October 2014

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Embarcadero Conference Brazil, Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – On Thursday next week, October 16th, I'll speak for the first time at the Embarcadero Conference in Brazil, a large gathering of local, mostly Delphi developers in Sao Paulo. While I was invited few times in the past, this is the first time I'll be attending... and I know a lot of ...
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Friday, 3. October 2014

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New language feature in XE7

Delphi sorcery – Nope, not the dynamic array enhancement that everyone talked about already.In fact I am going to show you something that I haven't seen anyone talking about yet.It wasn't even mentioned on the official XE7 shows and the reason probably is because it is not been finished completely as in used in ...
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Visual Studio Magazine: "More Mobile Options with Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7"

Sip from the Firehose – It was great to see an article about RAD Studio XE7 in Visual Studio Magazine. Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio have been strong supporters of Microsoft Windows for many years. In recent years we have added support for multiple devices including the Windows, OSX, iOS and Android platforms. In ...
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