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Tuesday, 9. July 2013

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Help me Danny

TPersistent.com – Maybe I am daft, but ever since HTML help was introduced with the Galileo IDE, I can’t find much in the way of help.  I often configure later versions of Delphi to invoke the D7 help so I can find what I need.  That version of help was apparently put together by Danny Thorpe, so hitting F1 in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 20:49
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Upgrade from ANY earlier Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio version to XE4

Delphi Insider – If you're still using a 2009 or earlier version of Delphi, C++Builder, RAD Studio or even Borland Developer Studio, there has never been a better time to upgrade to the new XE4 version. Only through July 31, 2013, users of any earlier version get the upgrade price. That means up to 45% off the ...
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An Excel report generated by TMS FlexCel for TMS FlexCel at Xamarin

TMS Software Blog – With Xamarin targettng iOS, Android, Windows Phone mobile devices, they offer an online tool to perform an analysis for .NET assembly compatibiliy & readiness with the Xamarin tools. Having an interest to make our TMS Flexcel for .NET product ready for Xamarin, we did this analysis and one of the ...
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DWScript news roundup July 2013

DelphiTools – Here is a summary of DWScript changes since the last update. Language enhancement are centered around several additions for enumeration elements and sets, as well as a standard Map() method for arrays. The JIT compiler also got more capable, and there were various improvements to the support ...
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The Wiert Corner – Sometimes a generic answer to a specific answer gives people a lot more insight into what they actually want to accomplish than a specific answer. Plus that the knowledge does not only apply to VCL in any Delphi version: it works in any development environment where you can draw. That’s why I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 09:02
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Firebird Transaction Simulator

Felix Colibri – the transaction simulator uses either scripts or random commands to simulate the Firebird database versioning system and the result of the simulator are checked with Firebird's outputs. Read committed and Snapshot transactions are presented. Some remarks about long transactions and Interbase / ...
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Upgrade from ANY version to XE4

Behind the connection – Users of ANY earlier version of RAD Studio, Delphi, C++ Builder or Borland Developer Studio can upgrade to XE4. From now until 31 July 2013. RAD Studio XE4 gives you the tools you need to create multi-device, true native apps for iOS, Windows and Mac. NEW! Completely new Delphi iOS visual ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 00:17

Saturday, 6. July 2013

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The little things…

Delphi Haven – Honestly, for how many versions now has the following got through? unit FMX.Types; //... type TGradientPoint = class(TCollectionItem) private FColor: TAlphaColor; FOffset: Single; function GetColor: TAlphaColor; procedure SetColor(const Value: TAlphaColor); public ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 16:19
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By: Royal

The Code Cave – Was doing some study on % meta_keyword % and found this blog post through Twitter, interesting read yet often its difficult to tell how reputable someone is now every person has some type of blog site or site
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 09:50
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 02:24

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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 10:57

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 ...
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