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Friday, 24. January 2014

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Happy 30th birthday Mac!

The Wiert Corner – Being away from a computer sometimes means you forget about events. So before I forget: happy 30th birthday Mac! For me, real programming started 31 years ago on an Apple II at high school, soon followed by a II+ and a //e. Back then me,   nor my parents could afford a Mac, but I was lucky enough to ...
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Next ISO C++ Meeting is Feb 10-15 in Issaquah, Washington, USA

Sip from the Firehose – The ISO C++ standards committee will meet next month in Issaquah Washington February 10-15,2014. Embarcadero is a voting member of the ISO C++ committee and will have a C++Builder R&D representative at the upcoming meeting. Papers are available in advance of the meeting at http://www.open- ...
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Thursday, 23. January 2014

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Updated FMX style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) available

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say I see Embarcadero have released an updated Android platform style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) – for more info see Sarina DuPont’s blog post here, and to download the actual style file see here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 21:44
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3D animation with FireMonkey

Behind the connection – Paul Toth, a well known Delphi Developer rewrote his CubeMan3D with FireMonkey, making it a cross platform application. The application shows an animated man made of 3D cubes. The man walk in place and turn on himself. Actually, each cube is a standard FireMonkey TRoundCude 3D component. They are ...
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VCL Styles for NSIS

The Road to Delphi – The VCL Styles Utils project, now includes  a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by NSIS (2.46 and 3.0). The current size of the plugin is about 1.6 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~550 Kb to the final installer. How to use it To use the plugin in a NSIS ...
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VCL Styles for NSIS

The Road to Delphi – The VCL Styles Utils project, now includes  a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by NSIS (2.46 and 3.0). The current size of the plugin is about 1.6 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~550 Kb to the final installer. ScreenShots How to use it To use the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 15:08

Wednesday, 22. January 2014

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Last chance for Delphi / RAD / C++Builder v2010 and earlier users to get the upgrade price on XE5

Delphi Insider – If you are currently using Delphi, RAD Studio or C++Builder version 2010 or earlier (including 2009, 2007, 2006 or version 6 or earlier) then your chance to move up to the XE5 version at the upgrade price ends January 31, 2014.Starting February 1, users of v2010 and earlier will have to pay the new ...
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Catching up on more reading - 2014 developer New Year’s resolutions

Sip from the Firehose – I was catching up with postings on the various developer newsgroups, community sites, Google + (Delphi and C++Builder) and other developer blogs and came up with several fun links talking about New Year’s resolutions for 2014. As part of my own resolutions for the year, I am trying to blog ...
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Tuesday, 21. January 2014

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Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio Webinar this Wednesday

Delphi Insider – Don't miss this great webinar this Wednesday January 22, 2014.Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD StudioFeaturing Jim McKeeth and David IntersimoneWednesday, January 22, 20146AM PST / 9AM EST / 2PM London / 3PM Milan11AM PST / 2PM EST / 7PM London / 8PM Milan5PM PST / ...
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New blog about Delphi FireMonkey

Behind the connection – There is a new blog talking mostly about Delphi FireMonkey on the mobile platform (iOS and Android). The blog also covers other topics, mostly related to FireMonkey and the various supported platforms. This new blog is named FMXexpress. Actually, this blog is collecting blog articles from ...
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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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