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Sunday, 2. June 2013

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XE4 dbGrid Still Buggy - Please Vote Up QC 98255

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – This weekend I installed XE4 Enterprise on my new (well new to me) Windows 7 machine. I ran the Getting Started sample project that comes with FireDAC and the first thing I did was click the column heading in the dbGrid and guess what . . . it still has that annoying "black left edge" ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Michael Riley @ 09:26

Saturday, 1. June 2013

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The most awesome thing about Delphi is that it is not C++.

Delphi Code Monkey – Recently, I was trying to debug some code on my weekend spare time, to help  out a former employer who needs a bug fixed in a C++ application.   I removed an ad-hoc shared memory implementation previously, and substituted a well known and trusted shared memory implementation, called ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 14:01

Friday, 31. May 2013

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Delphi XE4 FireMonkey app using iAd already approved!

The Hacker's Corner – Less than 48 hours from submission to approval is spectacular! I’m feeling like a kid in a candy story when I get new stuff into the AppStore! Nothing like a little Candy Crush Saga while watching the time fly away as you develope super cool FireMonkey apps for iOS using Delphi XE4! ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:09
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Getting System information in OSX and iOS using Delphi (XE2, XE3, XE4) Part 1

The Road to Delphi – In the following article you can learn how to use the sysctl, sysctlbyname and sysctlnametomib functions to get system information (kernel values, hardware, networking, file system, machine specific and user related data) under the OSX and iOS systems. sysctl int sysctl(int *name, u_int namelen, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 22:08
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TMS releases iCL – native iOS control toolkit for XE4

Delphi Haven – Now this looks interesting – TMS have just released iCL, a native iOS control toolkit for Delphi XE4 (link). Given I’ve only just seen the news I don’t have much more to say, however it definitely looks like a product to check out if you’re interested in writing iOS apps ...
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More Intrinsic Type Helpers (or 42.ToString)

Marco's Tech Blog – Although the core focus of Delphi XE4 is clearly on iOS development, there are some nice features for all of the platforms, including Win32. One of these features is the support for more intrinsic type helpers, like the TStringHelper for the string type that was introduced in Delphi XE3. Delphi XE4 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:04
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Delphi Top 10 List for the week ending May 31, 2013

Delphi Insider – Here are 10 Delphi news items, events, offers and and resources to know about this week. Make your mobile apps stand out with 7 Expert Tips for Designing Your Mobile UI See what's new in Delphi XE4 and RAD Studio XE4 at live events in California and Canada Delphi XE4 Instant Trial is now available ...
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I have split away from the sourceforge TComPort project and will maintain my own TComPort 5.0 AnsiString Version

Delphi Code Monkey – One component I have depended on for serial port programming over the years is TComPort, originally by Dejan Crnila.My own private fork of it is located on BitBucket now. Known issues with my last version (5.0, last touched in 2010) include that the Packet component doesn't work properly.Some of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 15:56
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DWScript showcase: Graphics32 interactive demo

DelphiTools – Graphics32 is a rich, high-performance 32bits graphics library for Delphi, with extensive capability. This showcase was submitted by Christian-W Budde, who is an active contributor to the Graphics32 project. This is an interactive demo/testing tool where you can write GR32 code and immediately see ...
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Delphi XE4 Instant Trial including FireDAC Trial

Marco's Tech Blog – Embarcadero has released a new Instant Trial for Delphi only and that includes a trial version of FireDAC. You can get the instant trial (or the regular download trial) form www.embarcadero.com/products/delphi/downloads. In both cases, this is different from the previous trial, which was for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 11:45
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Oxygene 6 now includes Oxygene for Cocoa

RemObjects Blogs – Ah, it’s been released… The May 2013 release of Oxygene, released on 27th May 2013, brings us Oxygene 6.0, and Oxygene 6.0 brings us the official release of Oxygene for Cocoa. The Oxygene language now gives ways of coding for all the currently interesting platforms using the three available editions ...
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Thursday, 30. May 2013

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Delphi for iOS - some notes

Brian Long – The typical current requirements of the customers I work with, so they tell me, are to stick with Windows + VCL thanks to the long-term projects they have ongoing. Because of this I’ve not really spent too much time getting to know FireMonkey in excruciating detail since it was introduced. However, ...
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Couple of Tips for Delphi XE4 FireMonkey Styles

Marco's Tech Blog – This blog post covers two someone unrelated tips related with styles in FireMonkey, specific for XE4. StyleBook Resources Text Editor This is a property editor for the textual definition of a StyleBook in FireMonkey I made available on CodeCentral at cc.embarcadero.com/item/29428. In ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 17:35
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Performance issue in NextGen ARC model

DelphiTools – Weak references and their zeroing is managed in Delphi NextGen through a global hash table, with a global lock, see Arnaud Bouchez take on it: Performance-issue-in-NextGen-ARC-model Also apart from the global locking which itself is bad enough, there are a couple further performance issues: If the ...
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Developer Direct Video - On-Device Rapid Prototyping

Delphi Insider – In case you haven't seen last Friday's Developer Direct session about On-Device Rapid Prototyping, here's the replay and a link below to sign up for the remainder of the season of weekly sessions. Sign up now for the April-June 2013 season at http://embt.co/DevDir1 Join the team of ...
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