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Wednesday, 1. May 2013

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Cross platform anonymous threads and progress notification

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – Reading Anders Ohlsson’s latest blog post about using iOS APIs we don’t wrap reminded me of another couple of helper classes that I created, and which ship with the RAD Studio XE4 samples. The first of these is the TAnonymousThread<T> generic class (in <samples installation ...
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Tuesday, 30. April 2013

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Qualified Enum Reference That Fails to Compile in XE4 (and rightly so)

Te Waka o Delphi – Running through some of my code last night, putting them through the new XE4 compiler, threw up a real oddity: Some code that used to compile just fine, which no longer compiles in XE4 and which should not have compiled before! It’s an odd one, because the code previously compiled – and ...
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Delphi XE4 MS-Office components

Behind the connection – Delphi XE4 is delivered with 3 sets of Microsoft Office components (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Access): Office 2000, Office XP and Office 2010. None is installed by default. To install Office components, you must launch the IDE, select "Component" menu and then "Install packages". In the ...
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InterBase Express (IBX) now available for RAD Studio XE4, Delphi XE4, and C++Builder XE4

Delphi Insider – InterBase Express (IBX) wasn't included in RAD Studio XE4, Delphi XE4 or C++Builder XE4 at release time but it is now available for download to all registered users of Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE4 and All-Access customers. IBX is not available for users of Delphi Starter or C++Builder ...
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An example of using an iOS API that we don’t wrap

The Hacker's Corner – The following very short snippet shows you how to set/clear the network activity indicator on iOS. uses iOSapi.UIKit; function SharedApplication: UIApplication; begin Result := TUIApplication.Wrap(TUIApplication.OCClass.sharedApplication); end; procedure TForm2.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); begin ...
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Use the Power of Delphi Carefully – Please!

Olaf Monien – Now that EMBT gave us Delphi for iOS, a.k.a. RAD Studio XE4, we got a quite powerful tool (not just) for developing iOS Apps in our hands. Compared to what it takes to get a halfway serious App done in Xcode (yes, we have some successful Xcode’d Apps out in the wild) it is amazing how hast you ...
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Getting Network Share List

Behind the connection – Network neighborhood can be obtained programmatically in any application. It’s just a matter of a single Windows API call to the NetShareEnum function. MSDN publish the complete description of NetShareEnum at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/bb525387(v=vs.85).aspx Since ...
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Gaining Visual Basic OLE super-powers

DelphiTools – Visual Basic in its various incarnations and off-springs has super-powers when it comes to OLE Automation, aka late-bound COM through IDispatch. Super Powers? For instance, when doing MS Word OLE automation, you can in VBS and VBA write things like WordApp.Documents[1].Name which in Delphi (and many ...
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Adding Insult to Injury

Te Waka o Delphi – Having just installed Delphi XE4 “Professional”, provided as part of my employer’s current SA, the initial “Welcome” to the new version, and seemingly the “baked in” Start Here landing page invites me to set-up Delphi for iOS development: And this for a ...
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