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Thursday, 28. November 2013

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What is ProcessMessages?

Behind the connection – Sometimes, when you browse some application source code, you find loops calling Processmessages. What’s this? Well, it is a “Message pump” which retrieves and process messages from Windows message queues. More exactly from the current thread message queues. The code you see is frequently like this: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 15:59
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Delphi XE5 Android Send Mails with Attachments over Android Mail Client

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Customer asked my how to send with a Delphi XE5 Android Application a Mail from the Delphi App with attachment. Why not to share? Here is the code: unit u_frmMain; interface uses  System.SysUtils, System.Types, System.UITypes, ...
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Development tools should become more version control friendly, and version control tools more whitespace tolerant

The Wiert Corner – There are a few more messages in the “Missed Schedule” backlog, and I really hope that WordPress is going to address this really annoying bug soon as I have to recheck my blog multiple times a day now. Back on topic: Development tools should become more version control friendly, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Delphi .dproj files: FrameworkType and FormType (via: Embarcadero Discussion Forums)

The Wiert Corner – One more of the “Missed Schedule” series, this time it was originally scheduled for October 1st, (2013 that is). Delphi XE2 and up introduced the FrameworkType and FormType elements in the .dproj files to distinguish between VCL and different flavours of FireMonkey. Actually, Delphi XE1 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 10:30
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Delayed dynamic DLL loading

The Programming Works – The problem: suppose you are writing a 3rd party library which uses an external DLL. This is the case when dynamic (explicit) DLL loading is preferable over static (implicit). Your library includes a load function which loads the DLL (by calling LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress functions) and now you ...
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Delayed dynamic DLL loading

The Programming Works – The problem: suppose you are writing a 3rd party library which uses an external DLL. This is the case when dynamic (explicit) DLL loading is preferable over static (implicit). Your library includes a load function which loads the DLL (by calling LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress functions) and now you ...

Wednesday, 27. November 2013

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EurekaLog 7.0.07 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 7.0.07 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory/resource leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Александр Алексеев @ 19:23
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Dave Nottage - Checking for an Internet connection on Mobile Devices with Delphi XE5

Sip from the Firehose – Dave Nottage,  Delphi developer from Adelaide South Australia, has posted a great technical article showing everyone how to check for an Internet connection using Delphi XE5. The code works on iOS and Android devices.  Thank you so much Dave! Read the article at http://delphi.radsoft.com.au/2013/11 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 15:48

Tuesday, 26. November 2013

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Coming soon! Develop iOS apps with C++Builder

Sip from the Firehose – C++Builder for iOS is coming soon (expected December 2013). Very soon, you will be able to create iOS apps with C++Builder! Get started with the latest version of C++Builder or RAD Studio today to benefit from the fastest, visual, multi-device app development solution for Windows and OS X, and be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 14:37
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Subtle things on naming conventions (:

The Wiert Corner – Sometimes a naming convention has been in place for quite a while, then new functionality breaks it. One of the naming conventions in the JVCL is that all Delphi design-time packages follow the naming pattern *Design##.bpl Until a package with run-time design functionality came along named (for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 14:25
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Optimize your Delphi installed disk size

The Wiert Corner – Another instalment in the WordPress Missed Schedule series (: Each version, Delphi gets more features, and grows bigger. Especially in testing environments (where you want to have a cut-down base machine you can clone from), it is wise to cut down on the installation size. A few directories you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 12:00
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Möbius: Pascal without begin/end ?

DelphiTools – One recent announce of MSELang by Martin Schreiber reminded me of something I’ve been mulling over, code name “Möbius” which would be Pascal without begin and/or end. Before you prepare the tar and feathers, read on, and vote at the bottom, if you get there Pascal is a verbose ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 12:00
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Source Code of a VCL REST Music Client

Marco's Tech Blog – Another REST client demo that I wrote for recent conferences is a VCL client accessing to some music information, different than the demo I blogged about last week. The new demo, in fact, uses the same service but makes a different request, as you can see from the following REST client components ...
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Integrating DUnitX Unit Testing with Continua CI

VSoft Technologies – Continua CI includes support for running and reporting on Unit Tests, in this post we will take a look at running DUnitX Unit Tests. If you not familiar with DUnitX, it's a newish Delphi Unit Test framework, I blogged about it recently.  I'm not going to cover how to get up and running in ...
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Integrating DUnitX Unit Testing with Continua CI

VSoft Technologies – Continua CI includes support for running and reporting on Unit Tests, in this post we will take a look at running DUnitX Unit Tests. If you not familiar with DUnitX, it's a newish Delphi Unit Test framework, I blogged about it recently.  I'm not going to cover how to get up and running in ...
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