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Tuesday, 10. January 2012

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Handling Mouse Events in Smart Mobile Studio

The Delphi Geek – After I finished my very first Smart program, I wanted to enhance it with some interactivity. I wanted the user to be able to navigate through the Mandelbrot set by using mouse and touch. For now, I have only implemented the mouse part, touch events will be handled later (soon, I hope). I wanted to ...
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How To Auto Size Run-Time Added TListView Columns

About Delphi Programming – in TListView :: Here's an interesting problem a user of the Delphi Programming Forum has regarding the use of the TListView control: "I want to create a list view at run-time. When creating the columns, I cannot successfully auto-size one column by assigning the AutoSize value (to true) ... The ...
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great answer by Remy Lebeau on windows – CreateProcessAsUser doesn’t work when “change user” – on Stack Overflow part of @StackExchange

The Wiert Corner – You might wonder why I quoted two great StackOverflow answers recently. Well, it is because I absolutely love the way that StackExchange.com and StackOverflow.com changed how to find quality answers (and questions!) on topics varying from programmers through Cooking to Chines Language Usage in a ...
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For The Record

Let's Get Technical – Records are data structures that hold one or more pieces of information. While records have been around since the earliest days of Pascal, they have taken on a much larger role in the most recent versions of Delphi. Today's records possess many features previously only found in ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? noreply@blogger.com @ 03:28
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AutoSuffix – One Package Project, Multiple Delphi Versions (Automatically)

OTAPI – Ever made a component or library package, and wanted the same package file to work on multiple versions of Delphi… without having to use a separate Package Project for each version? Well, I want to! Delphi doesn’t exactly make it easy, though! Ever notice how Delphi RTL, VCL and other ...
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Monday, 9. January 2012

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Delphi and Facebook Base64 Url Encoding

Marco's Tech Blog – Was working on a Delphi server used to build a Facebook application, when I bumped into an odd Base64 decoding issue. If you look to the Facebook page documenting their Signed Request parameter, you can see it has a first part with an encoded signature (which I won't really mention here) plus some ...
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Question: What does “productivity” mean to you?

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – A little while ago, I asked a random sample of Castalia users to complete a survey. The primary purpose of this survey was to get feedback on how I can make Castalia better, and I tried to ask questions that would both tell me what I’m doing right as well as where I can improve. One of the ...
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Delphi Implementation for the OpenSubtitles API

Yanniel's notes – OpenSubtitles.org allows searching and hosting subtitles in several formats (SRT, SUB, etc.) and pretty much every language. It currently has a vast database of subtitles (expanding every day). OpenSubtitles.org also exposes a XML-RPC based API that can be used in order to build third party ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Yanniel @ 19:16
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Changing the Color of a FireMonkey Edit box

Australian Delphi User Group Members – The new FireMonkey components have extensive design time functionality through the style engine so the presentation of components can be easily varied by the style editor. Some of the style parameters are also included in the object properties such as … Continue reading →
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Writing Delphi console applications that call a Cocoa API

Delphi Haven – Just a quick tip for anyone struggling with calling a Cocoa (i.e., Objective-C) API in a Delphi console application: if you’re getting ‘class cannot be found’ errors on the simplest of calls, that’s because the relevant Cocoa framework hasn’t been loaded, and therefore, ...
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The Bookstore of the Future

Nick Hodges – Bookstores are Cool I love bookstores.  A lot of people love bookstores.  I love hanging around in a bookstore and seeing what is new, what is popular, and what is available.  I love seeing the cool games and other non-book stuff they have.   I love how most bookstores now ...
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How Do You Test If a Delphi String Starts With a (Sub)String? What RTL Function is Faster?

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Strings :: Whatever type of applications you are creating using Delphi, you must be writing some code to handle strings. Delphi provides a healthy assortment of string operators, functions and procedures in RTL. Let's say that you need to determines whether the beginning of a string ...

Sunday, 8. January 2012

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Exploring Delphi XE2 – VCL Styles Part III

The Road to Delphi – Introduction The VCL Styles are great but it seems that was designed to hide (and protect?) a lot of useful properties and classes. Because that I wrote a small (for the moment) library that using class helpers (and another tricks) can access to hidden properties and classes of the VCL Styles. Today ...
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Delphi anonymous methods are …

Yet Another Programming Blog – … too fat. Surely writing code like this gets frustrating very fast. I want my lambdas!! { Lovely, isn't it? } LGroupJoined := LOwners.Op.GroupJoin<TPet, TPerson, TOwnedPets>(LPets, function(Arg1: TPerson): TPerson begin Result := Arg1; end, function(Arg1: TPet): ...

Saturday, 7. January 2012

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My First Smart Program

The Delphi Geek – Last week I wrote about my first impressions about the OP4JS/Smart Mobile Studio project. This week I’ll show you my first program. Read more »--- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
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