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Friday, 31. May 2013

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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, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Brian Long @ 19:15
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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 ...
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 11:10
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iAd beta wrapper by Simon Choi

The Hacker's Corner – Simon Choi has a beta version of his iAd wrapper for Delphi XE4 for iOS. Very cool. I decided to take it for a spin, and it works in development mode on my device. As a final test, I submitted an update of my Analog Clock app. If you’re one of 1,900 people who have tried it, you should see the ...
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Wednesday, 29. May 2013

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RAD Studio XE4 World Tour - Canadian Dates

Glooscap Software – In case you've missed it, Embarcadero's Rad Studio XE4's launch tour will be in Montreal and Toronto on June 5th and 6th. Montreal, QC Wednesday, June 5, 2013 @ 6:00-8:00PM Hôtel Europa Register for Montreal Toronto, ON Thursday, June 6, 2013 @ 6:00-8:00PM Northern District Library Register for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bruce McGee @ 23:04
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VirtualTree, Abbrevia, Orpheus, PowerPDF and SynEdit now available for XE4

Sip from the Firehose – Roman Kassebaum just let me know that several popular open source component sets are now available for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE4 including TurboPower Abbrevia (compression toolkit), Orpheus (UI toolkit), PowerPDF (PDF file generation), SynEdit (multi-line edit control), and VirtualTree ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 21:18
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Enabling XPath (selectNode, selectNodes) methods in Vcl and FireMonkey Apps

The Road to Delphi – The TXMLDocument class allow you to manipulate XML files in VCL and FireMonkey Apps, but this class doesn’t implements a direct way to call the XPath related methods (selectNode, selectNodes) , so you must write a set of helper functions to call these methods. Normally you can write something ...
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New Delphi Screen Shots Web Page

Delphi Insider – Our new Delphi screen shots web page and RAD Studio screen shots web page are live on the web site. Hope you like them. Next we'll be adding screen shots for C++Builder and HTML5 Builder, as well as some additional desktop app development screen shots for Delphi.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 11:00
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Run batch file from Delphi IDE (via: Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – In pre-Galileo versions of Delphi it was easy to run a .BAT or .CMD file as a main project file: just press F9. Thanks to iManBiglary for posting how to do this in modern Delphi versions. Paraphrased: Add the file path to cmd.exe (easieist is to add $(ComSpec) which expands the %ComSpec% environment ...
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