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Tuesday, 14. October 2014

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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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Visualizing JSON Data with LiveBindings

JT @ Embarcadero – LiveBindings provide a way to connect user interface controls and datasets. Visual LiveBindings in Appmethod provides a visual design surface that makes connecting data and UI elements as simple as drawing a line between component properties. No need to write expressions or do all your work in code. ...
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How can I change name of FireMonkey Mobile application to contain spaces?

JT @ Embarcadero – How can I change my FireMonkey Mobile application name to contain spaces? By default, the FireMonkey Mobile application name is set to be the same as your project name. So if you have a project name of HelloWorld.dproj, the deployed name of your app will be "HelloWorld". That works fine for most ...
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Performance Improvements with SQL Server 2014

JT @ Embarcadero – Whenever there is new model of any vehicle launched in the market, it is expected it should have some enhancements or new features which would make it superior from previous model. If the features are appealing, generally customers are positive and forthcoming to pay little more than previous model. ...
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1. Extend Your Apps to Gadgets and Wearables with RAD Studio XE7

JT @ Embarcadero – With RAD Studio XE7, you can easily extend your existing Windows VCL and FireMonkey apps to connected devices, sensors, data and services using Application Tethering. In XE7, we have added support for Bluetooth tethering, in addition to Network based tethering. Here are some of the features that App ...

Monday, 13. October 2014

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5 Essential BaaS Features Every Mobile App Needs

Delphi Insider – Here's info on a new RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder related white paper from Embarcadero. 5 Essential BaaS Features Every Mobile App Needs Today, apps are connected with an expectation to easily store information across multiple platforms ...
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Multi-Device Tips, Videos and Docs - a reply to a developer

Sip from the Firehose – I recently received an email from Martin asking several great questions after he tried Delphi XE7 and before he purchases the Enterprise edition. Here are Martin's questions and my answers.  1) “Can we completely eliminate/replace the FireMonkey Splash screen?” a) For iOS a splash screen is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? david.intersimone@embarcadero.com @ 17:23
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