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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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How do you build FireMonkey iOS applications on Lion?

The Delphi Geek – Delphi uses FPC 2.6.0 to do the iOS compilation. I have Xcode 4.3.1 installed (no idea why the version is not displayed in the list). FPC 2.6.0 doesn’t recognize it. Apparently it only works with Xcode up to 4.2. Apple only offers XCode 4.3.1 for Lion. So I’m asking you – can I really ...
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Flotsam and Jetsam #58

Nick Hodges – The annual RAD Studio survey is out.  I strongly recommend you take it if you are a Delphi/C++Builder/Prism kind of guy.  I can assure you from first hand experience that the results of this survey are very valuable and are used by Embarcadero to make decisions.  So please fill it ...
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Saturday, 24. March 2012

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Static class methods

The Programming Works – Consider the following code: unit Unit2; interface uses Dialogs; type TNamedObj = class private FObjName: string; public constructor Create(const AName: string); procedure ShowName1; class procedure ShowName2(Obj: TNamedObj); static; end; implementation constructor ...

Friday, 23. March 2012

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Some FireMonkey 3D Issues

Marco's Tech Blog – I've recently noticed some issues with the 3D interface in FireMonkey. At times, it just doesn't work. My PC, Double Video Card Oddly enough my Dell laptop has two video cards. An on-board Intel video card and an NVIDIA Quadro 1000 M. Both have configuration panels, ...
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Running FireMonkey applications on OS X 10.7.3

The Delphi Geek – I have big problems with FireMonkey applications not running on my new Mac Mini. Does anybody have any information about any possible incompatibilities between XE 2 Update 4 and OS X 10.7.3? Full problem description is on StackOverflow. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 ...
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Games That Ship With Delphi: Delphi Meteor - Asteroids Clone

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Game Programming :: Coding too much? Take a break from debugging your code and drift through meteors in this simple arcade game. Meteros is an extremely addictive game where you have to protect your space ship from incoming meteors. If you have over 25 years chances are that you've ...

Thursday, 22. March 2012

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Use Oxygene in the 2nd PGD Challenge

RemObjects Blogs – The 2nd Pascal Game Development challenge was officially announced, and Oxygene for .NET (AKA Prism) and Oxygene for Java are both listed as “Key Tools” and “Allowed Languages“. If you are using Oxygene for Java then you might want to take a look at the JMonkey Engine video ...
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Why now is the best time to upgrade to Delphi XE2

Delphi Insider – There are many reasons to upgrade to Delphi XE2 from a product perspective like FireMonkey, Mac, mobile development, 64-bit, VCL Styles, RAD Cloud / DataSnap and everything else that makes Delphi XE2 so exciting. This is another view on why it's important to upgrade now, from a pricing and promos ...

Wednesday, 21. March 2012

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Writing a DataSnap server and an iOS client in 10 minutes flat!

The Hacker's Corner – My EDN article "Writing a DataSnap server and an iOS client in 10 minutes flat!" Enjoy! Share This | Email this page to a friend
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 19:37
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Resource links used in my Windows and Mac development webinars today…

Sip from the Firehose – At the end of today’s "Using your C++ and Delphi programming skills to create Macintosh Applications" webinars I listed a collection of resource links.  Here the links from the webinar presentation.  Stay tuned to the webinar registration page for information about the on-demand replay that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? David Intersimone @ 18:40

Tuesday, 20. March 2012

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Rome Walk Tour at DDD 2012

Marco's Tech Blog – The Rome stop of Delphi Developer Days 2012, the Delphi class I organize with Cary Jensen around the world, starting next week from London, will be around mid-May. Given the weather should be great, at the end of the first day I'll offer a a special extra: a (free) walking tour with me as a guide. ...
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