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Thursday, 6. September 2012

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New Delphi book

Australian Delphi User Group Members – ADUG’s own Graeme Chandler has just released his book FireMonkey Development for iOS and OS X with Delphi XE2 It’s available in both hard and soft copy. I have a PDF copy and first impressions are that it appears to … Continue reading →
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Exploring Delphi XE3 – Record Helpers for simple types – System.SysUtils.TStringHelper

The Road to Delphi – Delphi X3 introduces a very cool language extension, which is Record Helpers for simple types. So you can add a set of fields, properties or methods to strings, integers, Double, TDateTime and so on. In this post I will show you the TStringHelper record helper for the string type defined in the ...
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Wednesday, 5. September 2012

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Oxygene “Nougat” is Mac and iOS !

Te Waka o Delphi – Marc Hoffman has confirmed that “Nougat” is to Mac/iOS as “Cooper” was to Java.  Some have speculated that this will be based on Mono, but Oxygene has had Mono covered for some time already, so I strongly doubt that this is the case. Far more likely is that just as ...
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RemObjects Announces Oxygene 5.2 and Nougat

Pascal Game Development – RemObjects made an announcement today presenting some of whats new with Oxygene 5.2 and the brand new compiler codenamed "Nougat!" This is the next
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Devexpress will never support Firemonkey

Parallel Pascal Worlds – After asking to staff at devexpress, they say will not support firemonkey while the API suffer of changes from Embarcadero. That are really bad news to developer express customers and in particular to Delphi users.  Sadly, we will not see in years a DX crossplatafform version at all. Not ...
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Back in South Africa with Rad XE3

Stephen Ball – For the forth time in 12 months I’m back in South Africa with Dr Glenn Wylie (Director of Channel Sales UK, Ireland South & Sub-Sahara Africa). Hopefully this time we wont get into a taxi crash, have a fight with a troop of baboons or have an aborted take off when heading home! Yes, we ...
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Metro Icons for Delphi XE3

Ramblings of a Delphi Addict – In playing around with Delphi XE3 and the new Metro UI wizards, I found I needed a few icons to explore with. After a little searching, I discovered a gem in MetroStudio. This application allows you to quickly create "Metro"ized icons from either a collection of over 1400 symbols, or even a symbol ...
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Lazarus 1.0 : First[-ish] Impressions

Te Waka o Delphi – It has been a looong time since I last looked at Lazarus. So long in fact that I don’t remember exactly when it was. Whenever it was I don’t think I ever actually managed to even get it up and running at that point. Certainly I don’t remember much about it if I ever did. [...]
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WPF Development with Oxygene for .NET

RemObjects Blogs – Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Development with Oxygene for .NET and Visual Studio 2012. An introduction, a look at the tools, and behind the scenes.
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Disabling the Embedded Designer in RAD Studio XE3

The Road to Delphi – In RAD Studio XE3 the option (located in Tools > Options > Environment Options > VCL Designer > Embedded Designer ) to disable the Embedded Designer was hide. Personally I still using the old floating designer when I work in VCL projects. So if you want disable the Embedded Designer just ...
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FastMM4 download available for Delphi XE3

The Wiert Corner – At the day of the Delphi XE3 release Piere le Riche released the download version of FastMM4 (now version 4.991) that is compatible with Delphi XE3. change log: Version 4.991 (3 September 2012) Added the LogMemoryManagerStateToFile call. This call logs a summary of the memory manager state to file: ...
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Final XE3 EULA posted

JT @ Embarcadero – The XE3 EULA is now live. Despite a leak last week of a confidential draft EULA with some possible changes for New User licenses, the shipping XE3 EULA does not contain any of that draft language nor are there plans to introduce those changes.  The XE3 EULA can be found here: ...
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XE3 Upgrade from Delphi 2009 – Only Until the End of the Year

Te Waka o Delphi – I previously speculated that the upgrade eligibility window for XE3 might have been edged open ever so slightly. Sadly it seems this is not the case (German language forum). At least, not unless they extend another upgrade offer as they did with XE2. Here’s the response, as translated by ...
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What is the Chewy Goodness in Oxygene .. ?

Te Waka o Delphi – I came across a reference to “Nougat” in relation to Oxygene recently, and sure enough you can pre-order Oxygene in a .NET, Java and “Nougat” bundle. I couldn’t find any other mention of “Nougat” on the RemObjects/Oxygene site though, so I’m still ...
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Tuesday, 4. September 2012

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Creating a PDF redux: FMX and OS X in slightly sour disharmony

Delphi Haven – Not so long ago I posted about how to create a PDF file using the OS X API and a FireMonkey TCanvas. Alas, but little did I know but the hack I used to get a canvas to accept an arbitrary CGContextRef (= HDC for OS X’ers) no longer worked in the soon-to-be released XE3. Oh dear! Nonetheless, I ...
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