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Monday, 10. December 2012

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C++Builder 64-bit is here! And Update 1 for Delphi XE3 and RAD Studio XE3

Delphi Insider – Update 1 for RAD Studio XE, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder are now available free of charge for registered  users of version XE3 of those products. Here are the download links: Delphi XE3 Update 1 C++Builder XE3 Update 1 (includes the new C++Builder 64-bit Compiler) RAD Studio XE3 Update 1 ...
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Intercepting Keyboard Input with Delphi - Implementing a Keyboard Hook

About Delphi Programming – in Advanced Delphi :: Consider for a moment creation of some fast arcade game. All the graphics is displayed, let's say, in a TPainBox. TPaintBox is unable to receive the input focus - no events are fired when the user presses a key; we cannot intercept cursor keys to move our battle ship. Delphi ...

Saturday, 8. December 2012

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Retrieving the application’s version string

Delphi Haven – If you need to retrieve at runtime your application’s version number, you’re targeting Windows, and you don’t mind just having the major and minor numbers, then SysUtils has a handy GetFileVersion function for the task: function GetAppVersionStr: string; var Rec: LongRec; begin ...
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MVP Nuggets #2

The Hacker's Corner – Primoz Gabrijelcic led a workshop on Visual LiveBindings last week Danny Wind wrotes an article "Why I Like FireMonkey" Salvador Jover wrote a recap of the XE3 Tour that Danysoft hosted - Spanish - English (Google Translate) I’d like to celebrate Salvador Jover in particular - he re-blogs and ...
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Friday, 7. December 2012

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New Delphi Developer Community on Google+!

Lars Fosdal – Google just added Communities to Google+, so if you are a G+ addict like myself, you are very welcome to the new open Delphi Developer community :)
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x64 debugging on Windows: usually not directly by the IDE, but trough a debug helper process (msvsmon / PAServer / dbkw64_16_0)

The Wiert Corner – While developing x64 applications, most Windows development tools are actually running in x86 mode, and use an intermediate x64 layer to debug the x64 process even for local debugging. For Visual Studio 2008 and up, this is msvsmon.exe (for Delphi XE2 and up it is PAServer.exe for remote debugging ...
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Understanding Owner Drawing in Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in Advanced Delphi :: I guess we all like the idea of graphics displayed in the "Start" menu of Windows XX. Have you ever wondered is it possible to do custom control drawing with Delphi? Here comes Owner Drawing - an excellent way to improve the look and feel of your Delphi application by ...

Thursday, 6. December 2012

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The 25 days of C++mas - December 6 - get a C++Builder 64-bit Boost!

Sip from the Firehose – As I mentioned in my Happy C++mas December 1st blog, we are including two versions of the Boost libraries for C++Builder XE3 in the upcoming 64-bit compiler release, Boost version 1.50.0 (for 64-bit target platforms) and Boost version 1.39 (for 32-bit target platforms).  Our goal is to unify our ...
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Now Available: Castalia 2012.3.4

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – http://www.twodesk.com/castalia I’m pleased to announce a significant bugfix release of Castalia, my collection of Delphi IDE enhancement tools: Version 2012.3.4 This release fixes several issues: * Fixed: Access Violation when opening a second editor window on a larger file * Fixed: Some ...
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C#: any c# – .NET Enumeration allows comma in the last field – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Thanks Nick Craver for answering this on StackOverflow. Array initializers can be specified in field declarations (§17.4), local variable declarations (§15.5.1), and array creation expressions (§14.5.10.2). The array initializer can end in a comma, which makes some things way easier (boy, I wish I ...
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The 25 days of C++mas - December 5 - stricter C++Builder Win64 compiler

Sip from the Firehose – In providing support for the C++11 standard, the C++Builder 64-bit compiler for Windows is more strict than the C++Builder 32-bit compiler. As a developer you have the choice for which compiler you want to use depending on your platform needs.  If you want to build C++ applications for Windows and ...
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Wednesday, 5. December 2012

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Pictures from SDE+ and BE-Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – A blog post with a few pictures I took this week at SDE+ (Papendal, Netherlands) and the other week at BE-Delphi (Antwerp, Belgium). BE-Delphi Pictures of the audience (with Bob Swart) and of Pawel before our joint product address session.   The event was very nice, as I ...
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Components vs Children in FireMonkey

The Hacker's Corner – You have probably iterated through the Components array many many times as a Delphi developer. Consider this simple application: It’s probably no surprise that listing the Components of the form like this… for i := 0 to ComponentCount-1 do Memo1.Lines.Add(Components[i].ClassName+’ ...
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RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – The release of "XE3" reduced the number of editions for Embarcadero Prism to just one: the Professional edition, which means Embarcadero Prism is from now on no more than RemObjects' Oxygene, and in fact a bit less.
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Blast from the Past: Developers and Economics

Nick Hodges – Here's another article from my series at CodeFez -- and here's the response that Steve Teixeira wrote to it.  The comments on both are a pretty interesting discussion. I never cease to be amazed at how little the average developer knows about economics. I mean, I don't claim to be an ...
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