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Wednesday, 9. November 2011

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TOmniValue handles arrays, hashes and records

The Delphi Geek – Arrays For quite some time, TOmniValue record has the ability to store arrays. You would use TOmniValue.Create([1, 2, ’OTL’, TButton.Create(nil)]) and some magic would store this array inside TOmniValue, The problem, though, was that this magic was quite lame. The array was converted to a ...
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XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Delphi XE2 has introduced a DFM-breaking change in some (4) of the values of mrXXX constants that are used as ModalResult values for buttons and dialogs, among others. In this blog post I provide a workaround that can prevent some frustration and help you fix this issue in your own projects.
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Allocating 4Gb+ of memory in x64 using Delphi XE2 Update 2: Unofficial fix for QC#100726 …

The Wiert Corner – If you are creating x64 applications using Delphi XE2, have Update 2 installed, and are (potentially) allocating more than 4Gb of memory (QC report 100726), then you need the Unofficial fix for QC#100726, or use the latest version of FastMM (see below). If you use Delphi XE2 (original release) or ...
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Advanced Transfers with Android

DaVinci Unlimited Software – Thanks to everyone who attended this session at AnDevCon II in San Francisco and Dessert Code Camp in Phoenix. Here are the updated slides (a PDF) and code samples from this session. Please leave a comment if you have any questions and I’d be happy to clarify things, or point you in the right ...
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Tuesday, 8. November 2011

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Google+ Delphi User Groups

Lars Fosdal – A suggestion for self-curating the Delphi content on Google+! Why? Because although we all are lovable developers, we can only handle that many photos, reshares and caturday gifs!Using Google+ allows us to have a unified comment system, and a loosely coupled Delphi community where you can actually ...
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Class Helpers – A Hackers Cloak of Respectability

Te Waka o Delphi – Mat DeLong just posted another great example of when not to abuse class helpers in Delphi (though I should add that he didn’t seem to see it that way). But you don’t need helpers to do what this technique achieves, and in my view you really shouldn’t be using helpers for it in the ...
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ImageEn Watch: Detecting and Tracking Faces and Hands...

NAF Delphi Blog – You often see Delphi threads where people wax lyrical about the components they cannot live without. And like everyone, I have my favorites; the DevExpress grids (though I use an older version of the grid before it got bloated), ElevateSoft database components and Indy, come to mind. But to be ...
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Special XE2 Offer + Last Chance for 2007 users in 2011

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – If you haven't purchased the XE2 edition of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio, then this may be a good time to consider it.
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Gaining access to private fields of a class

Mat DeLong – I should start of by saying that with great power comes great responsibility. You can use this tip to gain access to private or strict private members of a class in another unit. But should you? Say there exists a class called ‘TDSCustomServer’ and within it, there is a private field ...
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RAD Studio XE2 World Tour Webinar Replay

Delphi Insider – If you didn't make it to one of our live RAD Studio XE2 World Tour events to see what's new in Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, RadPHP XE2, Embarcadero Prism XE2, and RAD Studio XE2, here's a video replay of the online version of the event.Click below to watch the replay and when you watch it here, you ...
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JSDialog Pack: Documentation

JED Software Blog – Work has almost been completed for the “Christmas Release” of JSDialog Pack. When I say almost completed there is still some testing to come and a couple of the new features are shaping nicely. The new version will be released mid-december but I’ll go further into that when the ...
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Come find us at OreDev in Sweden.

Stephen Ball – This week, one of Europe’s biggest developer conferences is taking place in Malmo, Sweden. Øredev is the Premier developer’s conference in Europe focused on the whole software development process. Øredev means Quantity and Quality. I will be presenting Thursday morning during the ...
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Transparent graphics with pure GDI (Part 1 1/2)

The Itinerant Developer – Last post, I said that the next part of my transparent graphics series would be Part 2, and would introduce a class I've written to simplify drawing to glass, drawing partially transparent shapes and text, etc. I haven't posted this yet, simply because life has got in the way - since my last post, ...
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Compile time ordered vectors

Lars Fosdal – I would like to have support for ordering content of a constant array at compile time. I would like to have optimized lookup function for such an ordered constant array (binary search, hash index, etc, - whatever fits the purpose) to check if a variable has a match in the ordered constant array. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Lars Fosdal @ 13:16
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To Be or not to Be : Final call for Be-Delphi!

TMS Software Blog – Today, I was sitting together with the organizers behind the Be-Delphi conference as TMS software is platinum sponsor. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the event was fully booked and a waiting list was used for the past weeks. While discussing the facilities of the excellent accomodation of Ter ...
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