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Wednesday, 28. March 2012

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FireMonkey - Action is Needed

TPersistent.com – As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m starting to play more with FireMonkey, and one of the first things I noticed when writing an application, is that despite 4 updates there are still no action components.  Although I only started using actions long after they were first released, their ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 23:03
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The return of the WebService Demos for Delphi XE (SOAP)

Delphi Code Monkey – Delphi SOAP programming was a hot-topic in 2002. And Delphi 7, the current release at the time, was shipping with a series of webservice demos. These were still part of the product until Delphi 2007, and Delphi 2010. These days REST+JSON is a bigger deal than SOAP,but SOAP is still an incredibly ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 19:46
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IDE Fix Pack 4.7 issues–or not?

Andy's Blog – I get some reports about problems with IDE Fix Pack 4.7. Those issues appear when IDE Fix Pack 4.7 is install but doesn’t disappear after uninstalling it. Well, if you uninstall IDE Fix Pack all changes are undone. Actually they never happened because IDE Fix Pack only changes code and bytes in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 18:24
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Embarcadero Prism XE2 Webinars today - 6am event was great. You can join us at 11am and 5pm

Sip from the Firehose – We just completed the 6am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time / 13:00 UTC) Embarcadero Prism XE2 webinar, ".NET Development in RAD Studio XE2 with Embarcadero Prism XE2" with Jim McKeeth.   The webinar shows you how to get the most out of Embarcadero Prism and shows you what’s new in Prism XE2. Jim did a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 17:04
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Software Development, technologies and other matters #6

Andreano Lanusse – Hi everyone, another monthly summary  Microsoft release the source code for ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages (aka Razor) under an open source license (Apache 2.0). That means you can change it, redistribute your changes, even fork it if you want. MS-PL is an OSI-Approved Open Source ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreano Lanusse @ 09:01
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Getting Rid of the Middleman

DelphiTools – On this StackOverflow question David Heffernan asked about a hack I’m using in DWScript’s UnifyAssignString. TStringListCracker The code of the function looks like: procedure UnifyAssignString(const fromStr : UnicodeString; var toStr : UnicodeString); var i : Integer; sl : ...
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naming – What’s the use/meaning of the @ character in variable names in C#? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Duh, I always thought @ could only be used for strings. Not so: just like with the & in Delphi, you can use @ for identifiers too. The prefix “@” enables the use of keywords as identifiers, which is useful when interfacing with other programming languages. The character @ is not ...
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Tuesday, 27. March 2012

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Delphi On-Demand Webinars for Q1 2012

Delphi Insider – Here is a list of webinars since the start of the year if you would like to catch up on any that you might have missed. They contain a lot of great technical information. Understanding RAD Studio LiveBindings  Create Mobile Web Apps and Native Apps with RAD Studio XE2  Diseñe ...
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Store Custom Data Into The Tree Node Of A Tree View

About Delphi Programming – in TTreeView :: Say you want to display customer-order-item data from your database. Each customer can have more orders and each order is made up from more items. This is a hierarchical relation one can display in a tree view. A tree node in Delphi's tree view can only carry a few pieces of ...
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Understanding and Writing Custom Enumerators and Iterators in Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in OOP :: The "for in" loop makes it easier to loop through the elements in a collection (e.g. characters in a string or objects in a TObjectList) by removing the need for the iterator variable, indexing each element and checking for boundaries. Interested in creating custom enumerators for your ...
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Last week for special offers on RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2

Sip from the Firehose – A reminder that this is the last week of our special offers for RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2.  XE2 lets you build Windows and Mac applications using one codebase with our new FireMonkey platform for HD (high definition) and 3D business applications. Move up to XE2 and be able to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 03:02

Monday, 26. March 2012

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Vcl Styles – Adding background images and colors to Delphi forms

The Road to Delphi – Adding a background image to a delphi form is a topic very well covered by many articles, but most of them doesn’t work or another produces a lot of flicker when the vcl styles are enabled. The common techniques to set a background image in a form includes : Use a TImage component with the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 21:55
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FireMonkey vs. VCL

TPersistent.com – I have finally started re-factoring hcOPF to support FireMonkey and Win64.  Win64 was a breeze, but supporting FMX is proving to be a bit of a challenge. If I was EMB, I would be trying to make FireMonkey a write once compile on many platforms solution, and it is across Linux, Mac OS/X and Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 15:16
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Fluent Interfaces example using Delphi part II

Random thoughts on coding – Here is the second part of this interesting topic. As I'm still trying to redeem myself from my non popular first example, I'm sure this one will reach the expectations. For this example I'm trying to mimic the way LINQ works, using generics and delegates and I have adapted my solution using fluent ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jordi Corbilla @ 02:20

Sunday, 25. March 2012

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

TDelphiHobbyist – Yea, the title is a bit cliché but it’s fitting and I’m using it.  My blogging about Delphi, for what it was all worth, is at an end.  Quite simply, I’m just not spending enough time with the product anymore to have anything significant to say here – certainly not enough to be hogging one of the ...
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