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Monday, 22. October 2012

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Be-Delphi 2.0 conference - TMS software platinum sponsor

TMS Software Blog – Be-Delphi organises on November 22 the second yearly Delphi event Be-Delphi 2.0 in Antwerp, Belgium. National and internationally acclaimed speakers such as Marco Cantu, Bruno Fierens, Pawel Glowacki, Bob Swart, Brian Long, Jason Vokes … bring a varied mix of technical sessions. Top speaker Marco ...
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XE3 Visual LiveBindings: Samples

Jim Tierney – Here is a summary of the samples which accompany my XE3 VLB posts.  The samples are grouped by Sourceforge locations. Observers (post) VclSampleObservableControls.dpk - Implements an observable TTrackBar LinkTrackbarToField.dpr - TObservableTrackBar project Actions (post) Navigate using actions ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct21 - Introduction to the LiveBindings Wizard

Sip from the Firehose – In previous RAD Studio XE3 videos, I used LiveBindings, the LiveBindings Designer and the LiveBindings Wizard in several of the demo applications.  In this short video, I’ll focus on the LiveBindings Wizard and the 5 common binding tasks that it provides using multi-page wizards.  The ...
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Sunday, 21. October 2012

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XE3 Visual LiveBindings: TListView

Jim Tierney – A previous post uses TListBox to demonstrate how to link fields to a list control.  The same steps can be used to link fields to TListView. Here is a sample form with a TListView: To improve the TListView appearance, the ListView1.ViewStyle property has been set to vsList. The LiveBindings designer ...
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XE3 Visual LiveBindings: Lookup controls

Jim Tierney – A lookup control displays a value that is different from the actual field value. In this post, I modify the sample application built in the previous post about lookup lists. The lookup list example ended with this design: The lookup list ended with this form: To demonstrate a lookup control, this ...
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Saturday, 20. October 2012

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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct20 - Multi-Tier Multi-Platform AppDev using DataSnap and TMS Grid for FireMonkey

Sip from the Firehose – In my RAD Studio XE3 October 16th quick video, Using TMS Software’s Grid for FireMonkey (TMSFMXGrid), I showed you how to create Windows and Mac applications using the Live Binding Designer, TMSFMXGrid and an InterBase database. In this short video, I will show you how to create a multi-tier ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #67

Nick Hodges – For those of you who still cling to the archaic notion that “Delphi Marketing Sucks”, you should know that I can’t go anywhere on the internet without seeing an add for RAD Studio XE3.  One of the things I appreciate about Google Adsense is that it knows the kinds of ads I want to see and ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct19 - Product Version Info Options for Windows and Mac Apps

Sip from the Firehose – The RAD Studio XE3 Project Options Version Info page now has three Build Options. You use this dialog box to specify version information for your Delphi and C++ Windows and Mac applications. When version information is included, a user can right-click the program icon and select properties to ...
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Friday, 19. October 2012

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What is “Nougat”? — Part 4

RemObjects Blogs – In the first three parts of this series, we took a look at the basic concepts and design principles behind Oxygene “Nougat”, and the IDE experience. In this fourth installment, i’d like to give you an overview of the build and deploy process, and a quick peek at debugging. Building ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct18 - FireMonkey 2 MaterialSource Components

Sip from the Firehose – In RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2, a new context shader creates and defines FireMonkey filters, materials and context for 3D objects. The new FMX.Types3D.TTexture class replaces the use of bitmap textures. This class uses GPU memory to store real data. TTexture is a limited class, but offers ...
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FastReports FMX is released for RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2

Sip from the Firehose – I read the news today, oh boy!  Fast Reports Inc: "Now FastReport FMX supports FireMonkey 2 (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3) as well as previous version of FireMonkey (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2). From Beta version we fixed set of bugs and improved speed and stability of ...
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Thursday, 18. October 2012

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Class Variables.

Stephen Ball – I got asked today about having a global value that you can share between objects of specific types but was closed away to other objects, so they didn’t want to have a global variable. Two nice language feature in Delphi allows you to do exactly what they were trying to do, and they are Class ...
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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct17 - Using Non-Client Area Styling and Retina Styles for Windows and Mac

Sip from the Firehose – RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 support using Styles for the Client and Non-Client Area pf your Windows and Mac applications.  FireMonkey 2 also supports using styles for the Mac Retina and Non-Retina displays.  This quick video shows you how to use styles for the non-client area for Windows and ...
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My Take on TypeScript

Nick Hodges – Microsoft has been keeping the renowned Anders Hjelsberg busy on a new language called TypeScript.  Typescript is an open-source project (using the Apache 2.0 license) that allows you to write a super-set of Javascript that allows for a stronger typing system.  You can watch Anders’ ...
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Wednesday, 17. October 2012

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Benchmarking BigInteger

The Programming Works – Last TForge commits contain PiBench console application that calculates decimal digits of Pi using Machin’s formula; the execution takes about 30 seconds on my laptop. The code was written to compare the execution time of subsequent TForge revisions, but it can also be used to compare TForge ...
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