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Monday, 27. August 2012

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Executing And Starting *Anything* From Delphi

About Delphi Programming – Delphi In&Out :: Need to run an application from Delphi? No problem! How many times have you wanted to execute some program from your Delphi application? Let's say we have a database application that uses some external backup utility. The back up utility takes parameters from your application, ...

Sunday, 26. August 2012

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Honored to be an Embarcadero MVP

Nick Hodges – I am honored to be included amongst a rather large list of impressive developers as an Embarcadero MVP for Delphi.  The program is still young, and so I’m not entirely sure what it means to be part of it, but whatever it is, I’m honored and pleased to be included, and I’ll do my best to be ...
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RAD Studio XE3 arrive !

Behind the connection – Ca y est, RAD Studio XE3 nous arrive ! L'attente devient insoutenable :-) Bon d'accord, beaucoup de choses ont déjà filtré. On nous promet de belles choses. Regardez donc la vidéo de preview Cette vidéo ne fait qu'égratigner la couche des nouveautés. Il y a plein d'autres choses qu'on ne voit ...
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FindFirst on OS X – two small tips

Delphi Haven – If using FindFirst/FindNext/FindClose when targeting OS X , there’s two things to keep in mind: To search for items with any name, use a mask of ‘*’ not ‘*.*’. If enumerating sub-directories and sub-directories of sub-directories, remember to check faSymLink or you may ...
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Saturday, 25. August 2012

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Rad Studio XE3 video posted on Embarcadero's site.

Delphi Code Monkey – This blog post is based on published information from Embarcadero only. First, the "debut" video from their site:My two top favorite things mentioned from this video:1. Rad Studio XE3 supports the latest mac OS X (Mountain Lion) in Firemonkey 2 (FM2)2. Rad Studio XE3 FM2 supports non-client area ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 16:57
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Making Sense of the Whole Delphi WinRT Thing

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I'm not one of the "Low-Level" "Deep-Inside" Delphi smart guys. I'm just an average software developer who uses Delphi to create simple applications I sell to other average people. Oh, I learn a lot hanging around the smart guys but I seem to get lost when the discussions and comments take a deep ...
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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. ...
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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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