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Friday, 9. March 2012

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The desktop is not the OS. It’s an app

RemObjects Blogs – When everyone was in a panic about the announcement that push JavaScript was the preferred development tool for Windows 8 Metro apps I had said that as long as there is a desktop, traditional Win32 (or Win64) development will be a first class citizen. I thought the Metro interface was just the ...
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Thursday, 8. March 2012

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NSWindow tips and tricks

Delphi Haven – When targeting OS X, a FireMonkey form is a native Cocoa window, albeit with a custom-drawn and custom-managed client area. While FMX exposes some functionality of the underlying Objective-C class (NSWindow), there’s still quite a bit it doesn’t. Nonetheless, NSWindow methods can be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 21:44
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“The PC will be dead by the end of the year”

OTAPI – You’ve probably read titles very-much like this one all over the Internet for the past 15-20 years. Indeed, it seems every year is the final year of the PC, so sayeth every technologically misinformed moron yet to be cut from the human gene pool by natural selection facilitated by their own ...
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“await”

RemObjects Blogs – Progress is being made on our support for Metro, Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 integration, on many levels. One exciting new *language& feature in Oxygene for both Metro and the regular .NET 4.5 framework is support for the new “await” keyword that is also coming to C#. Simply put, ...
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Test Driven Development in Delphi: The Basics

Yanniel's notes – [ More Delphi articles by Yanniel at http://www.yanniel.info/p/delphi-programming.html ]I intend to write a Test Driven Development (TDD) series, targeted for Delphi developers. I will use DUnit, the unit testing framework for Delphi.Note folks that the purpose of this is NOT to discuss the Pros and ...
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Launch of South African Delphi User Group

Stephen Ball – Last year saw Embarcadero head to South Africa for the first time with two events organised in partnership with Developer Connections (our local partner for South Africa). Due to the success of the events, Dr Glenn Wylie (Director of Partner Sales covering South Africa & Sub Sahara Africa) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Stephen Ball @ 12:34
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Unicode in modern Delphi applications

The Delphi Geek – The first “Embarcadero Academy” session was a huge success. More than 40 people were present (we had to cap the participants as the venue don’t allow for larger audience) and as far as I could tell from all the direct and indirect feedback they were very satisfied with the three-hour Unicode ...
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Delphi/ C++Builder XE2 Update #4 issues

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – On Wednesday, February 29th 2012, Update #4 for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder was released, see also http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28758 for the new ISO (which unfortunately is only available for those who already registered XE2, and not for "new" users who need a first install). It is great that ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 07:53
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“Cannot navigate to definition” annoyance in Visual Studio 2010 – (did it implement the mouse equivalent to Delphi code browsing? No, it didn’t)

The Wiert Corner – This use case drove me nuts in Visual Studio 2010 for a while, but can be solved. Use cases: double click on a word to select it press Ctrl-C to copy the selected text result is either of these two dialogs: --------------------------- Microsoft Visual Studio --------------------------- Cannot ...
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Wednesday, 7. March 2012

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Blog #5 - Delphi Interviews

LearnDelphi.TV – While at the recent FireMonkey LIVE! event in Auckland I recorded a few interviews with people about what they use Delphi for.  Watch it on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? cgg@christie.net.nz @ 11:19
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Transparent graphics with pure GDI (Part 2) - and introducing the TTransparentCanvas class

The Itinerant Developer – This is part 2 of a short series that examines alpha-aware graphics using native GDI only - not GDI+, not DirectX, and not with any other custom non-GDI graphics implementation. This post will cover: Non-rectangular drawing Handling GDI's clobbering of the alpha channel Better use of per-pixel ...
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This is not funny

Delphi Haven – Text so blurry as to induce headaches, assuming you can stand looking at it for any length of time, a grid control that is now hopelessly and not just fundamentally broken, and as the icing on the cake, a sample project so appallingly (and ignorantly) written it rivals the worst example code from ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 00:05

Tuesday, 6. March 2012

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Adding VCL Styles support to a TPopupMenu in 2 lines of code.

The Road to Delphi – The TPopupMenu component has not support for Vcl Styles directly, so if you use this control in a form with Vcl Styles enabled you will get a result like this. To fix this you have 2 ways : Write a style hook for a TPopUpMenu (The hard way) Or use the TPopupActionBar component (the easy way) In ...
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Anyone with a C#, Delphi or FreePascal implementation of the PRESENT Ultra-Lightweight Block Cipher encryption?

The Wiert Corner – A short while ago a paper got published on PRESENT: An Ultra-Lightweight Block Cipher by Andrey Bogdanov et al becoming ISO standard 29192-2:2012. Is there anyone that has a C#, Delphi or FreePascal implementation with unit tests? –jeroen Filed under: .NET, C#, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, C# 4.0, C# 5.0, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00
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JavaScript and Titanium

RemObjects Blogs – Discussing the platform options available for JavaScript and the new JavaScript client libraries for RemObjects SDK and Data Abstract. We also discuss the open source, cross platform mobile application framework Titanium.
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