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Tuesday, 11. September 2012

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Visual LiveBinding & Sweden

Stephen Ball – Event 3 for me today, and this time it was the first of the two events in Sweden. Really good turn out with lots of good questions and a number of new faces which is great. You can see some of the pictures from the event by following #RadXE3 on twitter e.g. http://pic.twitter.com/sulph8Hy One really ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 22:32
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FastMM – Preparing your apps to report memory leaks

Delphi Bistro – One of the most challenging parts of inheriting a legacy project is to fix the memory leaks that most often are hiding in the code. A while ago, while dealing with an application that managed to eat all the available memory within a few hours I found FastMM. And it sure was a great find. What is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Fletch @ 22:10
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Inspecting the default ‘platform’ FMX styles in XE3 (if you’re interested in that sort of thing)

Delphi Haven – One of the more obvious changes in FMX between the XE2 and XE3 releases is the (much) better default styling on Windows in particular. To my eyes this makes FMX controls in XE3 look like custom drawn VCL ones that try to look native (e.g. TSpeedButton), which for me at least is ‘good ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 21:30
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When all you have is a Hammer^H^H^H^H^H RegEx tool, everything seems like a nail^H^H^H^H nightmare

The Wiert Corner – For a good laugh when you are coding late at the evening: regex – Delphi PCRE – regExp string in INI section “range” – Stack Overflow. –jeroen Filed under: Delphi, Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 21:26
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Crap: VersionInfo handling broken as of Delphi XE2

The Wiert Corner – Today I found out the hard way that you really need a build integration system for managing VersionInfo in Delphi applications: as of Delphi XE2 it is broken in the IDE. See these links: How to manage version information on Delphi XE2 across platforms – Stack Overflow. Embarcadero Discussion ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 21:14
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Debug vs. Release In Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Projects :: The Project Manager window in your Delphi (RAD Studio) IDE displays and organizes the contents of your current project group and any project it contains. The Build Configurations section will list various build configurations you have for your project. Since you can activate ...
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Going Dotty With Lazarus/FPC

Te Waka o Delphi – I am in the middle of writing a much longer post about variations and recent additions to Pascal syntax in Delphi, Oxygene and Lazarus, but at the same time I also decided to start on the process of migrating some of my code to Lazarus and FPC. In the process I have hit upon a [...]
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Debugging PhoneGap/Cordova apps on the Desktop

DelphiTools – If you’ve tried building PhoneGap/Cordova apps, be it in Object Pascal via Smart Mobile Studio or directly in JS, you’ll quickly have realized that debugging on the devices, even with remote debuggers and emulators, isn’t always convenient. Being able to debug in a desktop browser ...

Monday, 10. September 2012

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ModelMaker Code Explorer 10.0.0: Delphi XE3 compatible, Loctate Type and Empty Parameter Lists with ()

The Wiert Corner – Last week, ModelMaker Code Explorer 10.0.0 got released: General new features Delphi XE3 / RAD Studio XE3 support (as well as support from Delphi 5 and up) Member Search list allows filtering on member type. Todo items are also displayed. Pascal, new option on tab MMX | Properties | Pascal | New ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 23:48
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Exploring Delphi XE3 – WinApi Additions – Winapi.Functiondiscovery Part 1

The Road to Delphi – Starting with Windows Vista The SetupDi and the WMI are not longer the only APIs to enumerate devices and receive notifications about hardware changes, with the introduction of the Function Discovery API you can access the installed devices using a unified API and interfaces for gathering ...
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RAD Studio XE3 World Tour Webinar - 2 more sessions today

Delphi Insider – There are two more sessions of the RAD Studio XE3 World Tour Webinar today. If you can't make it to one of the sessions, register anyway and you'll receive a link to watch the replay on demand within the next week. If you want a more in-depth look, with additional info and demos that we ...
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DWScript September 2012 news: FreePascal, RTTI and lambda syntax

DelphiTools – Here is the news summary for September 2012, top new items are initial FreePascal support and introduction of lambdas syntax. Minor language improvements Hexadecimal literals prefixed with ’0X’ (zero x/X) are now supported. Binary literals prefixed with ’0B’ (zero b/B) are ...
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Blog Restored

Marco's Tech Blog – After a few days offline, the blog is back. It happened that there was a scheduled shutdown in the web farm, and when the computer got back up the VmWare server (with Linux host) with the virtual machine hosting the blog started misbehaving. After some tribulation, I decided to install VmWare on my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 05:26
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TScreen Object Demystified (.ActiveForm, .ActiveControl, .FormsCount, ...)

About Delphi Programming – VCL Usage :: Coding the TScreen object, obtainer of all information about the current state of the screen in a Delphi application. Simply put, TScreen represents the state of the screen in which an application runs. This essential object tells us what Windows, and naturally Delphi, thinks are the ...

Saturday, 8. September 2012

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The language engineer’s triangle

TURBU Tech – Interesting new post by Andreas Hausladen this morning.  It seems that there’s new copy protection in XE3 that scans all DLLs in the same folder as BDS.exe to ensure that they’re signed, apparently to keep crackers from pwning BDS with a poisoned library.  And according to Andreas, it ...
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