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Friday, 13. December 2013

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It’s that time of the year …

The Delphi Geek – … when you can get “Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary” and three “High-Level Multithreading with OmniThreadLibrary” for a reduced price! Go to https://leanpub.com/omnithreadlibrary and buy the “The Book + Webinars” package for mere $29.99! By the way, now you can buy a site-wide license – ...
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C++Builder XE5 with iOS targeting is now available!

Delphi Insider – Now you can create iOS applications with C++Builder XE5 and C++Builder in RAD Studio XE5.The new C++Builder iOS support is available in:C++Builder XE5 Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect editionsC++Builder XE5 Professional with Mobile Add-On PackRAD Studio XE5 (all editions)If you purchased any of ...
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which encapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...
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Consuming Delphi interfaces in Dephi and C++

The Programming Works – An object-oriented DLL written in Delphi exports functions with parameters of interface type. A code consuming such DLL can use an interface reference directly, but a better way is to write a wrapper type which incapsulates an interface reference. Let us consider as an example a simple interface ...

Thursday, 12. December 2013

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Fine Tune FM controls in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – This is really a hidden gem from our IDE team: You can now fine tune position and size of FireMonkey controls using the keyboard, like in the VCL. Not much to say or to show. Drop a component in a FireMonkey designer (desktop or mobile) and press: Shift key + arrows to resize in pixel at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 16:33
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Let’s Build a Compiler… In F#!

Craig Stuntz's Weblog – I’m building a small compiler for a toy language which emits .NET executables, implemented in F#. Demo compilers are a dime a dozen, but there are a few things which make this project distinct: No lexer or parser generators are used. The entire compiler is written from the ground up, and is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Craig Stuntz @ 16:12
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MapFileStats v1.5 – Improved DCU Statistics

DelphiTools – My small utility that gives binary size statistics from the Map file just got updated to version 1.5 This updates improves statistics gathered and reported for DCU file sizes, and introduces a small speedup. Here are the highlights: Auto-detect Delphi DCUs directory, DCU ratio statistics are now ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 14:30
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FireMonkey Mobile Preview in XE5 Update 2

Marco's Tech Blog – The first hidden gem in Delphi XE5 Update 2 is the Mobile Preview. It is not that hidden, and in fact is is documented on docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Mobile_Preview. The goal of this preview is to let you compile and test and debug mobile applications on Windows (with a much faster ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:44
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Some note on migrating Delphi code to XE5

Stephen Ball – I’ve recently been working with a customer who is migrating code from Delphi 5 up to Delphi XE5 and I thought it would be great to share wider some of the links and notes regularly asked for. The language and IDE has moved on a long way in the recent years since Embarcadero purchased Delphi, ...
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Delphi postbuild events: interesting take by David Heffernan (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – StackOverflow user David Heffernan – Stack Overflow has an interesting take on Delphi postbuild events: At the moment my actiona read: if exist PostBuild.bat call PostBuild.bat $(Platform) $(Config) $(OutputDir) And then the PostBuild.bat script calls a Python script so that I can write my ...
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Wednesday, 11. December 2013

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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 1.6 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~490 Kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
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VCL Styles for Inno Setup

The Road to Delphi – Introduction As part of the VCL Styles Utils project, I made a plugin (dll) to skin the installers created by Inno setup. The current size of the plugin is about 2 mb, but when is included (and compressed) in the script only add ~600 kb to the final installer. Installation The installer for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 22:46
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My first real work Android app, coded in pascal.

Parallel Pascal Worlds – I want to share my experience building a very simple android app.My app have  3 screens, main screen, data screen and configuration screen. That just connect to a RO Server build with delphi and working ver well from some like 5 years i think.I have to make a design decision. What to use? I ...
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IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 – Support for XE5 Updater 2

Andy's Blog – IDE Fix Pack 5.4.1 adds support for the just released XE5 Update 2. If you use the older version 5.4 with XE5 Update 2 you will see one or two error messages (depending on if you have the x64 compiler installed) that tell you that one patch couldn’t be applied to the x86 and x64 compiler. This is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 20:13
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Modernize your codebase: Inspiration to Ditch your Ancient Delphi Version

Delphi Code Monkey – I still see a lot of people running old versions of Delphi, the most common one people freeze at is Delphi 2007, because of the Unicode changes to String types, but I have also seen the odd one stick at Delphi 7, or even Delphi 6. Here are some suggestions on getting out of those Don't-Upgrade-Ever ...
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