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Saturday, 6. July 2013

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Inprise Reprise

Delphi Code Monkey – I was reminded recently that Delphi was Borland Delphi first, then Inprise Delphi briefly, then back to Borland Delphi, and then more recently, CodeGear Delphi, and then after the Borland/Codegear split, it became Embarcadero Delphi.I would love it if anybody who knows more of the real details would ...
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hcOPF now supports XE4

TPersistent.com – I just updated the sourceforge repo with VCL projects for XE4 with the exception of HengenOPFJVValidators (I don’t have JVCL installed at the moment). Simply define an environment variable “hcOPF” to point to the root folder for hcOPF and you should be able to compile the ...
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Friday, 5. July 2013

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Don’t expect the Parent property to be set inside an FMX control’s Paint method

Delphi Haven – So… I’m working on a little custom FireMonkey control. As in the VCL, if you want to handle drawing a custom control yourself, you need to override its Paint method. In my case the override was looking like this: procedure TMyChildControl.Paint; begin if (Parent <> nil) and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 19:00
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An Unusual Open Source Project for Delphi, by Me.

Delphi Code Monkey – You might not know that second to Delphi, my favorite programming language is Python.     Also, my favorite version control system, Mercurial, is written in Python, and I keep all my Delphi projects in Mercurial repositories.   I use Git when I have to, such as when contributing to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 16:47
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Flying Back Home From Scotts Valley

Marco's Tech Blog – I'm at the Amsterdam airport on my way home after 10 days in Scotts Valley. When I'm at the office I get so busy meeting with people, that it is hard to find the time to blog. So here is a short summary of things I've done: I had lots of meetings and conversations at Embarcadero office ...
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Thursday, 4. July 2013

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Programmatically shutting down, restarting, sleeping or logging off on OS X

Delphi Haven – Browsing StackOverflow, I came across a question asking how to programmatically shut down the computer in Delphi when targeting OS X (link). Mysteriously, this has been met with four downvotes as I write this, leaving the question ‘on hold’ until the darstardly questioner stops thinking ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 21:55
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SyncEdit How UseFul is It?

TPersistent.com – Today I ran across yet another limitation of SyncEdit.  Incredible you say?  Check out the following sample code: procedure CreatePackage(anInvoiceItem :ThcInvoiceItem; aClient :ThcClient); begin if anInvoiceItem.AssociatedProduct.StockType.AsString = 'PACK' then ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 19:45
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High-Level Multithreading webinars–recordings

The Delphi Geek – All three webinars are now available for download! For a mere $10 you’ll get a hour-long presentation of OmniThreadLibrary tools that will greatly simplify your multithreaded programming. Part I: Introduction, Async/Await, Future, Join Part II: Parallel Task, Background Worker, Fork/Join Part III: ...
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Začasna objava za zaznavanje teme (28820ceb-0d2b-4353-9c66-f7e96dcda84b - 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7)

The Delphi Geek – To je začasna objava, ki ni bila izbrisana. Prosimo, izbrišite jo ročno. (a911931f-4eda-4c9c-9440-14c91e56d2f7 - 3bfe001a-32de-4114-a6b4-4005b770f6d7) --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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RO/DA for Visual Studio 2013 is here

RemObjects Blogs – The Red Queen once said, “Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!“. Several days ago Microsoft released a preview of the Visual Studio’s next version – ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anton Kasyanov @ 10:15
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On the future Delphi type system

The Programming Works – Recent post by Allen Bauer announced that some future Delphi release will introduce “rooted” type system so that every type will be derived from TObject. It does not mean that plain old types like Integer will actually be implemented as TObject descendants. As far as I could understand code like ...
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Bar code reading in Delphi XE4 for iOS

The Hacker's Corner – Fernando Rizzato has written a blog about how you can read bar codes using Delphi XE4 for iOS. Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 02:16

Wednesday, 3. July 2013

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A thank you to StreamSec for AES Encryption in FireDAC

JT @ Embarcadero – The FireDAC library we’ve recently released for XE3 and XE4 contains some powerful encryption support that was originally part of AnyDAC. That code was donated to DA-Soft by StreamSec (http://www.streamsec.com/) - a Swedish company focused on developing the security library, StreamSec Tools ...
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Mobile Summer School - Launching 16th July

Stephen Ball – Following the exceptional demand for places on the Developer Direct LIVE! iOS Kick Start sessions run last month, Developer Direct LIVE! - Mobile Summer School will be launching on 16th July to teach how to develop application for iOS using Delphi XE4. Running in European, and USA time zones (10am ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 16:59
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Block Animations with TMS iCL

TMS Software Blog – This week, we had a support question on Block Animations with TMS iCL, or in other words, how to animate for example a TTMSFMXNativeUIView? To be honest, after all the hard work around the TMS iCL components, demos and documentation there wasn't room left for some more diving inside the iOS ...
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