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Tuesday, 30. April 2013

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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Olaf Monien @ 14:22
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 12:11
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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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Monday, 29. April 2013

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Delphi XE4 and AnsiString

Behind the connection – I already ported a lot of my applications to Delphi XE4. This represent hundreds of thousands lines of code. All in all this was very easy, coming from XE3. There is only one changed feature that forced me to slightly update my source code: in XE4, all AnsiString routines have been moved to a new ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 14:42
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Using InterBase Lite and InterBase ToGo in Delphi iOS Applications – Step by Step Guide

Daniel Magin's Weblog – Using InterBase Lite and InterBase ToGo in Delphi iOS Applications - Step by Step Guide With RAD Studio XE4 a new InterBase edition has been rolled out. The existing InterBase edition family (Server, Desktop, Developer and ToGo) has been enhanced by an edition called “IBLite”. This edition may be ...
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Sunday, 28. April 2013

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Delphi: Thomas Mueller is fast – experimental GExperts + code formatter for Delphi XE4 « twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – Thomas Mueller is fast: experimental GExperts + code formatter for Delphi XE4 « twm’s blog. –jeroen Filed under: Delphi, Delphi XE4, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 16:42
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FMX anti-pattern: returning nil rather than raising an exception on an invalid state or arguments

Delphi Haven – In the Delphi RTL and VCL, a method called LoadFromFile or the like will raise an exception if the file doesn’t exist or is invalid. Similarly, if an object property getter implements a lazy-loading pattern (meaning, the value of the property will only be initialised when first needed), it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 12:12
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Delphi Xe4 iOs iPhone, iPad

Felix Colibri – Delphi Xe4 iOs allows the development of iOs (iPhone iPad) application directly from the Win32 IDE : the new ARM compilers, the required Mac hard and soft, the language changes (ARC, Strings, Class Helpers), the new FireMonkey and native components, IDE changes, local and remote databases. Links for ...

Saturday, 27. April 2013

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Enabling floating form designer in Delphi XE4

Behind the connection – Delphi XE4 has an interesting feature removed from previous versions: the floating VCL form designer. You can enable it again easily, at your own risk. While the IDE is not running, launch the registry editor, locate the key  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\11.0\Form Design and set the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 13:02
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XE4 Mobile Tip #2 – Loading local HTML content

JED Software Blog – I’ve already answered this on the newsgroups however it deserves a little more attention. The most important thing to do when deploying additional files with your app is to make sure they are prefixed with “StartUp/”. This tells the deployment manager to deploy these files with the ...
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XE4 Mobile Tip #1 – Disable the GPU Canvas

JED Software Blog – If you don’t like circles with jagged edges, you can disable the GPU canvas. Using the GPU Canvas: Not using the GPU Canvas: Full image comparison at 200% using Beyond Compare. Click to enlarge to full size (2600 x 1540). NOTE: If you see other drawing issues, enable the GPU canvas again ...
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Using ARC with non iOS compiler - possible?

Delphi sorcery – Did you ever have the situation with 2 lists sharing the same objects and possibly one or both had the OwnsObjects property set to true? Especially when using interfaced lists like in Spring4d or DSharp you want to make use of reference couting and automatic memory management. But what if some ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 00:52

Friday, 26. April 2013

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My XE4 live events this week: Sweden, Norway and DevDirect webinar

Pawel Glowacki – Delphi for iOS has been released on Monday! It is part of RAD Studio XE4 and to me this is the biggest release of Delphi, since Delphi 1! You can now use the same Delphi skills and existing source code, to be immediately productive in the mobile market! True Native Multi-Device applications! ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 13:28
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New Delphi XE4 white paper: The Delphi Language for Mobile Development

Delphi Insider – If you're a Delphi developer, be sure to check out this new Delphi XE4 white paper as mentioned in the Delphi XE4 and RAD Studio XE4 Product Introduction webinar. The Delphi Language for Mobile Development Marco Cantù, Embarcadero Technologies This document is an introduction to changes in the ...
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