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Monday, 1. September 2014

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While I Was Waiting For Apple…

Te Waka o Delphi – So Saturday morning I finished the iOS version of my application and published it to the App Store. Of all of the app stores, the approval process with Apple evidently takes the longest. So, whilst waiting for my app to be released, I developed (and published) the Windows Phone version of my app. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 10:00

Saturday, 30. August 2014

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Oxygene Constructor Magic on Cocoa

Te Waka o Delphi – Earlier this week I mentioned that I had published my TXT-2-PARK app for Android in the Google Play Store. Today I published the iOS version to the Apple App Store (still awaiting approval at this stage). As with the Android version, I implemented the iOS version using Oxygene, and things proved a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jolyon Direnko-Smith @ 10:21

Friday, 29. August 2014

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Developer Skill Sprints video links

The Wiert Corner – After Bill Meyer asked, Helge Larsen wrote: The landing page for Developer Skill Sprints is here: https://www.embarcadero.com/landing-pages/skill-sprints The videos is on Developer Skill sprints YouTube channel first: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwUPJvR9mZHhZTajVWsgaFPLtDA-t1Xwc ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 16:14
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TToolBar’s TToolButton AutoSize Width Issues (With Empty Caption)

Zarko Gajic – If you are using the TToolBar control with TToolButtons in your Delphi application (are you not?, in at least one :\) with “Enable runtime themes” enabled for your project, you might have noticed you cannot easily alter the width of an individual button. What’s worst, if you are using button images ...
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TMS Day in Denmark on November 4th

TMS Software Blog – We are excited to announce that Jens Fudge, Embarcadero MVP for Denmark, and TMS software are planning a TMS day in Denmark on November 4th. All day, sessions will be spent on TMS VCL components, TMS cloud components and TMS FireMonkey components with also sufficient session time allocated to ...
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Delphi: So XOAuth2 SASL component that can do OAuth2 (via: Asbjørn Heid, G+)

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Asbjørn Heid for sharing this: I made this!  - So this week I’ve been mostly trying to add some GMail integration to our app. Google now requires OAuth2 authentication when using IMAP, unless you turn off some scary-sounding security setting on your account. While Indy‘s IMAP ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 08:32

Thursday, 28. August 2014

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Dear everyone: Please stop using $IFDEF VERXXX

TURBU Tech – I just checked out the source to a new project.  Not going to name names because what I’m discussing is a pretty universal problem.  This project had dependencies on several common Delphi open-source libraries, and it had a well-designed DPROJ file that got all the paths right and everything. ...
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RAD Studio Tech Preview Webinar on September 4

Marco's Tech Blog – Next thursday Embarcadero will host a tech preview webinar of the coming version of RAD Studio, Delphi, and C++Builder. If you want to know what's coming in the next version of our products, sign up now at  forms.embarcadero.com/RADXE7FirstLookWebinar . The webinar will show the new ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 18:36
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Delphi: always watch the compiler Warnings

The Wiert Corner – Quiz questions: Does the below unit test succeed or fail? Why? procedure TestHResult.Test_EOleException; var OleException: EOleException; IResult: LongInt; // == HResult UResult: Cardinal; // == DWord begin IResult := $800A11FD; UResult := $800A11FD; try OleException := ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00

Wednesday, 27. August 2014

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A way for a VCL TFrame to be notified when it is actually shown (via G+)

The Wiert Corner – Interesting, as I didn’t think this was possible. Thanks Oliver Funcke! Notification when a `TFrame` becomes visible. TMyCommonFrame = class(TFrame) private FOnShow: TNotifyEvent; procedure CMShowingChanged(var M: TMessage); message CM_SHOWINGCHANGED; public property OnShow : ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 18:01
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Some notes on Word automation and showing Bookmarks

The Wiert Corner – Though I’ve done this automation in Delphi, this applies to automation from any development platform. In this particular project, the documents used Bookmarks. Those have changed over time, so has the Word support for it. From Word 2000 until Word you could disable the showing of Bookmarks by ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00
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Don't miss the RAD Studio US and Canada Tour – See it in person or online

Delphi Insider – You’re invited to join Embarcadero at a live in person or online event to see what’s coming in RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder.Experience RAD Studio live in New York, Montreal, Santa Monica, Vancouver or Toronto If you are near one of these cities or will be in the area between September 9-11, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 05:06

Tuesday, 26. August 2014

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The Denmark Workshop is Filling Up

The Delphi Geek – If you are still deciding whether to attend my workshop, you should hurry up. The organizers have notified me that there are only few places left as there are some physical constraints they have to observe, namely how many people fit in the conference room ;) BTW, if you are interested in the ...
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Some notes on Word automation and protected documents

The Wiert Corner – Though I’ve done this automation in Delphi, this applies to automation from any development platform. In this particular project, I had to update Word documents. That is fine, unless your documents are protected. You can find out if a document is protected by probing the ProtectionType ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 07:00

Monday, 25. August 2014

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Finally some language-level improvements?

TURBU Tech – It would not be unfair to characterize the last few Delphi releases as All Mobile, All The Time.  And as cool as that is for mobile developers, those of us still working in VCL land have sort of felt like we’re getting the short end of the stick.  The last time anything significant was added ...
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