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Monday, 19. March 2012

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Last chance to attend ADUG Autumn Symposium

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Today is the last chance for registering for the ADUG Autumn Symposium 2012. The event will be held this Thursday in Melbourne and Friday in Canberra. Don’t miss your chance to see Bruno Fierens on FireMonkey component development and mobile … Continue reading →

Sunday, 18. March 2012

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Embarcadero Licensing Limit

TPersistent.com – This weekend I went to install Delphi XE2 with Update 4 on my new development machine.  I had previously installed XE2 on my dev machine at work and in a couple VMs.  I upgraded my dev machine @ work to Update 4 on Friday, and then today, attempted to load XE2 Update 4 on my new dev machine at home, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 20:53
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If you are attempting to use FMX, don’t install update 4

Delphi Haven – The title’s blunt because it needs to be. Aside from the fuzzy fonts when the GDI+ backend is used, update 4 also indiscriminately removes the ability to parent sub-controls to various other control types at design time. This is because SetAcceptsControls(False); has been added to the end of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 16:25

Saturday, 17. March 2012

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Movie #68 - Abusing Typed Constants

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video Alister Christie demonstrates how to abuse typed constants by using them like variables and shows how they have some interesting properties (and also compares them to class variables).  You can watch the video here or on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? cgg@christie.net.nz @ 22:23
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A DUnit Folder Iterator Extension

The Art of Delphi Programming – You have unit tests, don’t you? Or at least you run some tests to make sure your recent changes broke something? These regression tests are vital to any serious software development. What would your customers say when they get a new version breaking their day to day work? Well, at least I ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 16:51
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The better Insight for Delphi Compiler QA people

Uwe's Delphi blog – I have not found a better subject for this post, but however I do a lot Delphi compiler QA and especially in the Delphi 2010 field test I have created a large number of test cases out of thousands of lines of code. When reducing, reducing and reducing the amount of unrelated code the compiler errors ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 15:33

Friday, 16. March 2012

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Flotsam and Jetsam #57

Nick Hodges – I asked this on Twitter, and I’ll ask it here as well:  Does this sound right to everyone? You put things into a list/collection, but you always get them out with an IEnumerable.  (Delphi Spring has such a beast, in case you were wondering…) Apparently Dr. Evil can’t use JSON, as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? nick@nickhodges.com @ 23:23
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Vcl Styles and TWebBrowser, Your help is need.

The Road to Delphi – How you probably know the TWebBrowser doesn’t supports the vcl styles, so two days ago I started to write a fix for the TWebBrowser and the VCL styles So far i’m getting very good results But I need to do some additional tests in order to release the code, so your help is need it to try ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 21:14
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For the Entrepreneurs and Micro-ISVs…

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – If you’re interested in enterpreneurship, software business, or especially the “Micro-ISV” world, this is for you: I’ve teamed up with my friend John, an experienced marketing executive, to create a new website/blog about the software business, especially the marketing aspect ...
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FireMonkey and iOS 5.1

The Hacker's Corner – I finally upgraded to Lion and Xcode 4.3. Also iOS 5.1 on my iPhone 4. I can happily confirm that FireMonkey apps work great on iOS 5.1 devices. I already had Snow Leopard and Xcode 4.2 before. All it took was upgrading to Lion and then getting Xcode 4.3. That’s it. I did not have to reinstall ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 18:14
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Month of Metro Media

RemObjects Blogs – I wanted to point out the podcast and video published as part of the Month of Metro. First up is the video on building Windows 8 Metro Apps with Oxygene for .NET and VS11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY5xRYpxJa8 Then there is the podcast with Daniel Arroyo of Flaretag discussing mostly the open ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jim McKeeth @ 16:57
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How not to write SQL or using DECODE and f(index)

Uwe's Delphi blog – I do write SQL statements and PL/SQL at work and the first also when I work on the JEDI VCS server, but I am not an expert in that area compared to my knowlegde in Delphi for example. Given someone of a company developing professional database tools writes SQL statements – do you expect these ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Schuster @ 13:37
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Delphi event in Romania for the first time ever!

Pawel Glowacki – The history is happening right now, right here! I’m just back from Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Yesterday it was a pure pleasure to present "RAD Studio XE2 in Action LIVE!" to the crowd of enthusiastic developers. It looks it was the first Delphi/C++Builder event event ever in Romania! ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 10:25
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Using LiveBindings to Connect the UI to Objects

Australian Delphi User Group Members – After listening in on the recent Embarcadero webinar Understanding RAD Studio LiveBindings with Cary Jensen I asked a few questions in the Q&A session, like how to notify the framework of changes to property values from within a property setter. … Continue reading →
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Fix Loading XML / DTD in TXMLDocument - DTD Is Prohibited

About Delphi Programming – in TXMLDocument :: Delphi 2010 (and Delphi XE) uses MSXML 6 as the default DomVendor for the TXMLDocument. DomVendor (property) specifies the DOM implementation to use for parsing and manipulating the XML document. In MSXML 6, the ProhibitDTD property specifies whether to prohibit (true) or allow ...
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