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Monday, 20. January 2014

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:15
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 18:48
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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. ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 21:12
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 20:33
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VCL Styles Utils and Popup Menus – Major Update

The Road to Delphi – As you probably know the VCL Styles doesn’t support  Popup menus, this means if you apply any VCL Style  to your VCL Application  the popup menus will remain with the Windows native look and feel  (exists some workarounds for this like use a TPopupActionBar  as described here, but this only ...
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VCL Styles Utils and Popup Menus – Major Update

The Road to Delphi – As you probably know the VCL Styles doesn’t support  Popup menus, this means if you apply any VCL Style  to your VCL Application  the popup menus will remain with the Windows native look and feel  (exists some workarounds for this like use a TPopupActionBar  as described here, but this only ...
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Buffering Sensor Data

The PodCast at Delphi.org – Working with sensors on devices can often lead to large amounts of data coming to you really fast. For example the TMotionSensor’s OnDataChange event fires 100 times a second on my Nexus 5. When I was building my level app for Google Glass the level bar was bouncing all over the place because ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 00:33

Thursday, 16. January 2014

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Some cool FireMonkey multi-device components…

Sip from the Firehose – There are many available Delphi and C++Builder components that will let you build cool desktop and mobile applications, fast. Here are just a few of the many component sets for FireMonkey. TMS Software - Components for FireMonkey including TMS Cloud Pack for FireMonkey, TMS Component Studio for ...
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