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Tuesday, 21. January 2014

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Castalia bugfix release 2014.1.1

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Last week, I released Castalia 2014.1. Despite my best efforts, a bug got through, where some users would see an access violation error whenever they opened the Castalia options dialog. This has been fixed, and Castalia 2014.1.1 has been released, with the fix. Customers with a current maintenance ...
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Delphi XE5 Hotfix 4 Has New reFind

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has released hotfix 4 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5 Update 2. It contains the updated reFind that was supposed to ship in Update 2. Form the readme: "This Hotfix provides an updated reFind.exe which can be found in the bin folder. This version of reFind.exe is 2.5. ...
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New site ‘FMX Express’

Delphi Haven – Seemingly come out of nowhere, a new site has appeared that collates and summarises pretty much everything that has been posted elsewhere about everyone’s favourite roasting primate. It’s called FMX Express, so if you’re working with FireMonkey, check it out: ...
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Monday, 20. January 2014

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Loading the app’s icon into a TImage on Windows

Delphi Haven – Last time I showed how to load the icon of an FMX for Android app into a TImage. In practice, a lot of the debugging of a Delphi mobile app is likely to be with a Win32 ‘mobile preview’ build though… in which case it would be useful to load the icon when running on Windows as well. ...
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C++Builder and Unicode

Sip from the Firehose – It has been some time since we added Unicode support in C++Builder 2009. I still see some C++ developers who are asking questions about Unicode support, especially for those who are migrating older C++Builder projects to the latest release of C++Builder XE5 update 2. Seeing some "new" questions on ...
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FireMonkey canvas classes and a bugfix to speed up your apps

The Itinerant Developer – I recently posted my first real-world FireMonkey app, which gave a zoomable, scrollable, very interactive view of the Mandelbrot fractal using the precomputed DWS Mandelbrot tiles. It worked fine on my computer. Those are famous last words. Soon the comments on that page were filled with ...
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FireMonkey canvas classes and a bugfix to speed up your apps

Parnassus – Everything you need to know about FireMonkey canvases – and a performance boost bugfix for some people as well!I recently posted my first real-world FireMonkey app, which gave a zoomable, scrollable, very interactive view of the Mandelbrot fractal using the precomputed DWS Mandelbrot tiles. It ...
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Sunday, 19. January 2014

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Cool Windows and Android multi-device blog posts by Francois Piette, Embarcadero MVP

Sip from the Firehose – Francois Piette, Embarcadero MVP from Belgium, is blogging to show developers how to build Delphi multi-device apps for Windows and Android using FM. He includes source code in his blog posts and some projects are also available for download. FireMonkey, Android, Windows and PostMessage (December ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 14:20
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The Best Programming Books on my Bookshelf. None are language specific.

Delphi Code Monkey – I was one of the many people crying out for More Delphi Books, and I am glad to see that recently we have seen new books from Nick Hodges, and from others.  Today I'd like to cover the top five non-language-specific general books on programming that I think every developer should read.1. ...
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Saturday, 18. January 2014

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QR Code Generation Using Delphi XE 5 / DelphiZXingQRCode

Sip from the Firehose – Žarko Gajić shows you how to add QR Code generation to your Delphi VCL and FireMonkey applications. His article uses a Delphi wrapper for the ZXing open source barcode image processing library (http://www.debenu.com/open-source/delphizxingqrcode/). Zarko has written two recent articles on his "On ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:50
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Delphi XE5 hotfix 4: reFInd updated

Behind the connection – Embarcadero published hotfix #4 for Delphi XE5 and C++ Builder XE5. This hotfix is an update for the command line tool "reFInd". If you don't know reFInd, it is a tool to help migrating code to Delphi XE5. It is a kind of search and replace on files using Perl RegEx expressions. For example, you ...
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Loading the app’s icon into a TImage on Android

Delphi Haven – Working with Delphi for Android, I wanted to load my app’s icon into a TImage. Here’s the code I came up with: uses AndroidApi.JniBridge, AndroidApi.Jni.App, AndroidApi.Jni.GraphicsContentViewText, FMX.Helpers.Android, FMX.Surfaces; function GetAppIcon(Dest: TBitmap): Boolean; var ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 14:47
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Delphi Blogs of the Week #1

Marco's Tech Blog – Notable Delphi blog posts of the last week, trying to turn this into a regular series, given I was doing this anyway, but on a less regular base. You can consider this as a Delphi blog post guide from the Delphi Product Manager. Or just a list of things you might have missed and worth checking. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 13:39

Friday, 17. January 2014

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Maximized Side-by-Side Code Editing

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Sometimes we forget some of the basics. Had a customer ask if you can maximize the code editor Window in RAD Studio and edit two files side-by-side. I’d heard someone talk about this a while ago, but I couldn’t remember the details. There is an option in Tools / Options / Editor Options ...
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Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps

Sip from the Firehose – As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app’s REST Client components. We also provide the source ...
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