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Tuesday, 1. May 2012

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Parsing UTF8 strings

The Programming Works – Windows API functions like CharNextExA do not support UTF8 encoding; you can test CharNextExA with UTF8 codepage (65001) and UTF8 strings and see it does not work. If you need to calculate for example the number of unicode codepoints in UTF8 string you should parse UTF8 string manually. Fortunately ...
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Let Your Delphi Application Be Executed When A Folder Is Right-Clicked in Windows Explorer

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi TIPS :: When a users right-clicks on a folder in Windows Explorer a context popup appears. Beside standard items you can add an item for your application. When a user click the item - your application gets started and you can send it (as a parameter) the folder selected. Read the full ...

Monday, 30. April 2012

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Last Chance for Delphi Developer Days 2012

Let's Get Technical – If you haven't already signed up for this year's Delphi Developer Days with Marco Cantù and me, your opportunity is quickly slipping away. We begin the last leg of our six city tour in just two weeks, and the Frankfurt event is already sold out. This means that our event in Rome, on May 17th and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 15:11
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Dynamic arrays as stacks, tighter JavaScript

DelphiTools – Here is a summary of the changes of recent happenings in the SVN, note that this list doesn’t include the very latest changes and features, which will get an article of their own. Language: dynamic arrays now support Pop(), Peek() and Push() and can be used as stacks. dynamic arrays Add() and ...
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Anouncement: Building Applications in Delphi Using the VCL - Part 2 is now available!

LearnDelphi.TV – Yes that's right, part 2 in my popular series is now available.  You can watch the overview on YouTube, however I understand if your excitement is just uncontainable, so you will want to buy your copy of part 2 (remember to get a copy or six for your friends).  If you don't already have part 1 - ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 05:28
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Nested Types in the “Spirit of Delphi”

Te Waka o Delphi – I have posted before about new language features introduced in a way that does not adhere to the (admittedly quite notional) “Spirit of Delphi”. It’s time for another one, this time inspired by a post by Paul Klink of the ADUG. In his post, Paul makes the following observation: The ...
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Sunday, 29. April 2012

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Movie #69 - Self

LearnDelphi.TV – In this Delphi programming tutorial Alister Christie demonstrates the usage of the Self hidden parameter in class methods.  You can watch the video on this site or on YouTube.  The video is about 6 minutes long.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 23:59
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Tweet Expansion: Butt Time and Brain Time

Nick Hodges – A while back I tweeted the following: In software development, we often measure Butt Time, when what we need from developers is Brain Time -- which is much harder to measure. Some tweets call for further explanation and expansion, and so I’ve added a new category called Tweet Expansion to ...
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Saturday, 28. April 2012

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White Paper: Integrating FireMonkey Into Your Existing VCL, C# and C++ Applications

Delphi Insider – If you're a Windows software developer using Visual Studio or a programmer who has been using VCL in Delphi and C++Builder and you're interested in incorporating functionality from the new FireMonkey application platform into your applications, there's a great new white paper available. ...

Friday, 27. April 2012

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30 Years of Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Marco's Tech Blog – This week marked the 30th year since the Sinclair ZX Spectrum was first launched. It was my first computer and I still have the original piece of hardware. Yout can read a very nice article on "RegHardware" at http://www.reghardware.com/2012/04/23/retro_week_sinclair_zx_spectrum_at_30/. The name ...
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Nested Type Enumerators

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Over the last couple of years, I have been making more use of nested types to organise how my code (behaviour) is organised in an application.  If some application behaviour (encapsulated in class A) is part of a broader behaviour … Continue reading →
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Have a Tab Specific Hint for TTabSet or TTabControl Tabs

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi TIPS :: For TTabSet and TTabControl there's only "one" Hint property you can set and this hint will appear for the entire control - not taking into account the selected tab or alike. Here's how to have different hints when the mouse hovers over a specific tab of the tab control. Read ...
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Delphi Developer Days 2012 Baltimore and Chicago

Marco's Tech Blog – Last week, Cary Jensen and myself did the US portion of Delphi Developer Days 2012 tour. All went very well, we had a good group in Baltimore and a packed room in Chicago (could not let in any more attendees). In both cities we had an Embarcadero keynote by Anders Ohlsson, and the company also set ...
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EDN in your pocket

Idle Musings of a Delphi Junkie – If any of you have been following Anders’ blog (and if you haven’t, you should), you’ll know he’s been doing a lot with the iOS support that Delphi XE2 offers. He is currently working on getting an app approved in the Apple AppStore that will bring a lot of the ...
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Thursday, 26. April 2012

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Composite Reporting With Mixed Orientation

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I have spent the last two weeks researching different reporting tools for Delphi. I currently own Delphi 2010 Professional which comes with Rave built into the IDE. My customers have asked me for a "one-click" printing solution. Instead of previewing and printing each report one-at-a-time, they ...
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