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Tuesday, 26. June 2012

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Repeating characters into strings in C# and Delphi (via: .net – Best way to repeat a character in C# – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Switching back and forth between mainly Delphi and C#, sometimes it is hard to remember which idiom works best in each environment. Recently, I had to dupe a lot of tab characters for some Tab-Delimited interface to an archaic system. I remembered the Delphi idiom: use the DupeString function as ...
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Blog #7 - Delphi Books, SSD Troubles, CE Program

LearnDelphi.TV – Another video blog on random topics.  Watch it here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 06:20
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Movie #73 - DFM Numbers

LearnDelphi.TV – This video is about this post on Stack Overflow, which is a question regarding strange numbers appearing in DFM files in a Delphi project.  This was something that I'd never noticed before so I thought I'd make a quick video on it.  You can watch it on YouTube, or here on this site.
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Monday, 25. June 2012

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Object Inspector Expert Beta 4 (flicker and icon fixes)

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have fixed some minor bugs in the Object Inspector Expert and here is Beta 4. For more information about the Object Inspector Expert check my first Object Inspector Expert blog post. This is the list of the changes: Filter edit images are now taken from an IDE package (should be less error prone ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 20:48

Friday, 22. June 2012

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Modal Search Dialog Expert Beta 3 (Autocompletion tweak)

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have made two minor changes in the Modal Search Dialog Expert some days ago, did not plan to release a new Beta, but upon request is here now Beta 3. For more information about the Modal Search Dialog Expert check my first Modal Search blog post. This is the list of the changes: Search text ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 20:05
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One man’s URL encoding is another man’s bug

Malcolm Groves – I got an email last night from someone who was using my sample code to open URLs in the default browser on OSX. However, he was having trouble when his URL contained a string. Easy peasy, I thought, just URL Encode it. (Actually, easy peasy isn’t the phrase I used, but I’m trying to ...
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Thursday, 21. June 2012

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I have a proof

Delphi Haven – Having put out the Kindle version of my XE2 book, I now have a proof for the printed edition. Unlike the eBook version, this variant won’t be sold in three parts, and will include an index. That said, I’m happy with the front cover: I’m also happy with the inside (well, mostly ...
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Hello WebGL source code

DelphiTools – With SmartMS v1.0.1 out you can now use WebGL with SmartMS! Download HelloWebGL.zip (51 kB), it contains the first demo (in .opp form and pre-compiled), as well as the initial WebGLScene units which you’ll have to copy to your “Libraries” folder (the WebGL import units should have ...
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Delphi: [##] numbers in DFM files determine order of subcomponents (via: Strange [number]s in Delphi DFM files – origin and necessity? – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – Another interesting SO thread that explains [##] numbers in DFM files. They are used to determine the order of subcomponents when using form/frame inheritance. –jeroen via: Strange [number]s in Delphi DFM files – origin and necessity? – Stack Overflow. Filed under: Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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Parallel Programming Poll Extended

The Delphi Geek – While setting up the poll on the right I did something wrong and it was prematurely closed. This has now been corrected – you can again vote for your favourite. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Wednesday, 20. June 2012

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Using History to Make Sense of the Present

Te Waka o Delphi – In a recent post on interop in .NET framework, Jeroen Pluimers wrote “I don’t see COM as the first class citizen it was in the VB6 era.” I always find it funny when the .NET camp start poo-pooing COM and dismissing it as yesterdays technology that some people just can’t seem to let ...
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Getting Started with Windows & Mac Development Lesson 7 Book and Videos

Sip from the Firehose – The Lesson 7 - "Creating Windows, Mac and iOS 3D Applications" course book and video replays for the Delphi and C++ sessions are now available for download in Code Central.  The "Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development" course landing page will be updated with the links on Thursday ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 22:10
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Another Doomsday Article for Delphi

TPersistent.com – For the last decade I’ve been reading blog, newsgroup, and IT articles either predicting, or announcing the death of Delphi.  It’s amazing how obviously uninformed parties seem to think they can predict the future, when all they really introduce is more FUD (Fear - Uncertainty - Doubt) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 21:30
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Delphi OSX Bundler 1.0 by Nick Cooper

Sip from the Firehose – Found this tool after someone in my "Getting Started with Windows and Mac Development" course pointed it out. I haven’t had time to try it yet, but seems like it should also work for C++Builder Mac OSX projects. Here is the information from the readme file (that is part of the download zip ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 19:01
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RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder Offers Ending June 29, 2012

Delphi Insider – Embarcadero has several special offers going on right now and ending June 29, 2012. Here's a chart created for our sales team that shows the different options available depending on what a person currently owns. As you can see, there is a great deal available for almost everyone and you can use ...
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