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Saturday, 25. August 2012

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Link clearance on the recent Delphi XE3 and WinRT stir

The Wiert Corner – Just for my own record, a link clearance of WinRT in relation to Delphi. I will probably amend this post over time: Flotsam and Jetsam #63: Nick Hodges summing up a few links of the stir (note some interesting stuff in the comments section). This inspired me for the link clearance. Embarcadero ...
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Friday, 24. August 2012

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Jazzy icons for Metropolis UI Applications that you can create with Delphi XE3

The Wiert Corner – Now for some lighter Delphi XE3 related stuff: These icons seem to go very well with the Metropolis UI Applications that you can create (and convert from VCL!) with Delphi XE3 (see the XE3 video at 0:30). –jeroen via: Jazz up your apps with these free windows metro icons | Professional Icons. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 15:32
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I used to be a C/C++ programmer.

Delphi Code Monkey – Certain not-very-much-like-C things in Delphi still trip me up. Like this code which I wrote today, expecting it to zero pad my integer values:    var          hour,min:Word;    begin             ...    ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 11:53
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Flotsam and Jetsam #63

Nick Hodges – Allen’s forum post about Delphi and the WinRT has caused quite a stir.   Eric Grange posted about it (with a nice link to Tim Anderson’s take on things which then got posted on Channel 9) and Jolyon chimed in with his usual nattering-nabob-of-negativity view of it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 11:38
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Using custom colors in the TDBGrid columns with vcl styles enabled

The Road to Delphi – The TDBGrid component allows you to customize the colors of the columns and fonts used to draw the data. Unfortunately if you uses the vcl styles all these customizations are lost This issue is caused because the TCustomDBGrid.DrawCell method ignores the custom colors of the columns when the vcl ...
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Parallel Programming with OmniThreadLibrary–How-tos

The Delphi Geek – Good news for all OmniThreadLibrary fans – the long-awaited How-to chapter has been published. Following topics are covered: Background File Scanning Scanning folders and files in a background thread. Async/Await How to write 'blocking' multithreaded code with a mechanism similar ...
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iOS, Delphi XE3 and XE2

The Wiert Corner – I hope I read these mobile and iOS parts of the XE3 and beyond : A look at mobile post by John Ray “JT” Thomas correctly: Mobile: And although the new mobile products will include new mobile specific toolchains, FireMonkey FM2 for mobile, and a mobile tuned development environment, the ...
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Thursday, 23. August 2012

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Priceless: Behind the Code with Anders Hejlsberg

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I just watched this interview with Anders Hejlsberg for the first time. This is truly an amazing interview. It's rather long, about 1 hour, but it is so worth it. I'm not giving anything away... you'll have to just watch and enjoy.Enjoy - Semper FiGunny Mike
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RAD Studio XE3 - Be the first - see you there!

Stephen Ball – As a lot of you will have already had notifications sent out you will know we are in full count down to the launch of XE3. If you haven’t received notice, then you may want to check your settings in your EDN account. Register To find events near you visit the World Tour landing page and play ...
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Delphi and WinRT or Windows 8 "Dirty Little Secret"

Marco's Tech Blog – Very interest post by Allen Bauer on the problems Delphi is facing in supporting WinRT... or, as he puts it, "Windows 8 Little Dirty Secret". This is a very interesting reading. And yes, this is somehow similar to the problems with browsers: IE is allowed to do operations third party WinRT browsers ...
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Delphi Conditional Compilation 101: Project Group, Project, Program: Debug or Release?

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Inside & Out :: Creating a new Delphi (VCL, FMX) application would result in creating a single application (program) where all the units and forms used in the program would be compiled/linked into a singe executable file. If you would like to have the same code base in one program ...
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Why Delphi Cannot (currently) Support WinRT

Te Waka o Delphi – Nor for that matter can any other compiler except Microsoft’s own C/C++, apparently. Who would have thought that in a forum reply in a thread about and entitled “HTML Builder” you would stumble across crucial, technical information relating to the paucity of WinRT support in Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Deltics @ 11:27
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Why no native WinRT support in Delphi XE3?

DelphiTools – Allen Bauer spilled the beans in reply to a question by Brandon Staggs, and speaks about “Window’s 8 dirty little secret”. I’ve quoted his reply in full below (highlights are mine): We are very keen on supporting WinRT with native Delphi & C++ code. Right now, the issues ...

Wednesday, 22. August 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #62

Nick Hodges – Okay, so it looks like the release of Delphi XE3 is imminent.  My friend Tim Del Chiaro (the Delphi Insider) has announce the World Tour for the release.  The official page is here.  Tim also mentions something about a new product “HTML5 Builder”.  That sounds interesting. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 23:36
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Dragging and Dropping into DBGrids

Let's Get Technical – In this post I demonstrate how to implement advanced drag-and-drop features with a DBGrid as the target using a ClientDataSet and cloned cursors. But first, let me acknowledge the posts of Zarko Gajic on delphi.about.com. I started writing this post five days ago, and he posted a new entry ...
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