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Friday, 15. November 2013

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Android 4.2+: enable USB debug mode (Nexus 4, Nexus 7, etc)

The Wiert Corner – With Android 4.2 and up, they did hide the debug mode a bit. Perform these steps one to enable debug mode: Go to “Settings”. Scroll down to “About phone” or “About table”. Tap on “About phone” or “About table” to go to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 09:00

Thursday, 14. November 2013

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DDevExtensions 2.8 released (2009-XE5)

Andy's Blog – The DDevExtensions 2.8 version is a bug fix release that also adds support for RAD Studio XE5. Version 2.8  Added: XE5 support Fixed: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down didn’t work Fixed: Fonts used in DDevExtensions dialogs were a mixture of MS Sans Serif and Tahoma on a per Control base ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 22:28
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Bonjour JSON

Te Waka o Delphi – I know, you wait 5 years for a library then three come along at once! As well as Smoketest I also want to mention a couple of other libraries that have been published alongside it. They are wholly unrelated to Smoketest itself, so I decided to just quickly mention them in this separate post. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 21:02
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Operator Overloading in Delphi and C++

The Programming Works – Let us consider the following toy problem: implement a user-defined integer type MyInt which is assignment compatible with built-in signed and unsigned integers and supports addition. We assume here that all integers are 32-bit. Assigning unsigned integers above 0x7fffffff to MyInt and assigning ...
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Operator Overloading in Delphi and C++

The Programming Works – Let us consider the following toy problem: implement a user-defined integer type MyInt which is assignment compatible with built-in signed and unsigned integers and supports addition. We assume here that all integers are 32-bit. Assigning unsigned integers above 0x7fffffff to MyInt and assigning ...
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Smoketest 1.0 – Release and Be Damned!

Te Waka o Delphi – As I have been promising for some time (quite literally year, I am ashamed to admit) I am finally unclenching and releasing the Smoketest framework into the wild, ready or not. The code is published and will continue to be updated in a github repository. Documentation is still a little scant at the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 08:33

Wednesday, 13. November 2013

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StyleBook Resources Text Editor for XE5

Marco's Tech Blog – I wrote a simple utility to help manually working on styles from a StyleBook in XE4, the version for XE5 is now available on CodeCentral. The original blog post with the description of the problem and of the solution is at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/couple_tips_xe4_fmx_styles.html. The new ...
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Tuesday, 12. November 2013

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We'll be at the Embarcadero Event at Argentina

TMS Software Blog – This November 14 we'll be present on the Embarcadero Event at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event is focused in mobile development with the new Embarcadero Rad Studio XE5. Along with many other interesting speeches, I will be giving a session about dealing with files in iOS and Android, and how to ...
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CodeRage 8 video replays are up

Brian Long – For anyone that’s been waiting for the replay videos from CodeRage to go up and has been getting impatient as the suggested 2 week window has come and gone, relief is now available as the replay videos are all there. You can find them on YouTube on the Embarcadero TechNet page, or on the original ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 12:28
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SamplingProfiler 1.8.1

DelphiTools – A new version 1.8.1 is available from the SamplingProfiler page. This minor updates fixes the displayed source code for samples gathered on a generic method (“Show Source Location” option) and other minor fixes. Change log is as follows: Delphi XE4 path added to options. Display correct ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 11:30

Monday, 11. November 2013

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The VCL Styles Utils Project now supports dialogs and popup menus

The Road to Delphi – Two missing parts of the standard VCL Styles is the lack of the capacity to theme the popup menus and the standard Windows dialogs. I started to work a year ago in the dialogs area, but due to my limited time I was not able to finish that. But a few months ago I receive a very interesting mail from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 17:37
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Survey: 85% Say Native Apps are Best for Users

Delphi Insider – Here's another  interesting piece of information from the recent Windows developer survey sponsored by Embarcadero. Software developers surveyed overwhelmingly said that native apps are a better choice than scripting language based apps. RAD ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 06:00

Sunday, 10. November 2013

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Delphi XE5 audio recording on multiple devices (Windows, OSX, iOS, Android)

Sip from the Firehose – I recently received an email from Carsten in Denmark asking about audio support across multiple devices using Delphi XE5. He said "The problem is that I need *one* audio format common to all the platforms, hence I mention AAC which is supposed to have all the OS support needed (Win, OSX, iOS, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:12
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Delphi uses Excel to create a chart in a PDF document

Behind the connection – Microsoft Excel exposes all his features thru a COM interface which can easily be used from a Delphi application. In this article, I use that feature to create a 3D pie chart from data available within a Delphi program and produce a PDF document. I already talked about using Microsoft Office ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 13:36
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Everyone Needs A Miyagi

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – Today is the Marine Corps' 238th birthday. Although I've been out of the Marine Corps since 1999 there's a saying that all Marines live by... "You can take the man out of the Marine Corps but you can't take the Marine Corps out of the man."I just received a traditional "Happy Birthday" text ...
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