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Thursday, 15. December 2011

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IDE Fix Pack 4.6 (supports XE2 Update 3)

Andy's Blog – The new IDE Fix Pack 4.6 mainly addresses performance and memory leaks in the compiler and debugger. This version also fixes a raise condition from the XMLSerializer cache in 2009-XE that sometimes caused a dead lock during the IDE start. Version 4.6 supports the just released XE2 Update 3. The ...
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TMS Software releases TMS Instrumentation Workshop for FireMonkey

Sip from the Firehose – TMS Software, just release their new TMS Instrumentation WorkShop for FireMonkey. A set of components for instrumentation and multimedia applications for cross-platform FireMonkey software development. You can find all of the details at http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/tmsfmxiw.asp.  The components ...
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Update 3 is available for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2

Delphi Insider – Update 3 is now available for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2, (and those products as part of) RAD Studio XE2.Here are the links related to this update:Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2 Update 3 announcement and release notesFix list for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2 Update 3Download link for the ...
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Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE2 Update #3 is now available if you perform the "Check for Updates" option (or have it automatically check it for you).
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Bob@eBob42.com @ 13:00
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Delivered: our first set of FireMonkey components

TMS Software Blog – It's with much excitement that we release today our first set of controls for the FireMonkey framework: TMS Instrumentation Workshop for FireMonkey. What is it? A more or less equivalent set of controls, TMS Instrumentation Workshop for VCL has existed for years but the new TMS Instrumentation ...
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Zero-based Strings?

DelphiTools – In a now infamous and enormous thread I won’t name, Allen Bauer dropped a bomb: <bomb>Oh, and strings may become immutable and 0-based …</bomb> Currently Oxygene has zero-based strings, I was considering it for DWScript too, but the backward-compatibility implications are a ...
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Creating an Object from an Unconstrained Generic Class

The Delphi Geek – As you know if you follow my blog, OmniThreadLibrary now offers a simple way to do optimistic and pessimistic atomic initialization which works for interfaces, objects and (in the case of the pessimistic initialization), anything else. [In case you missed those articles - I also discussed a ...
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VCL to FireMonkey converter

Brian Long – Those of you getting to grips with Delphi XE2 and its portable and powerful FireMonkey component library will perhaps have wondered at the effort in porting VCL code to this new framework. manual conversion is very achievable but rather time-consuming and very laborious. So it was with interest ...
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Delphi and Windows 8

Brian Long – As many of you will be aware, the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 8, will be based around the Metro user interface, currently used by Windows Phone 7.x. This major UI change heralds a new programming challenge for Delphi developers, as Metro uses Xaml controls and requires use of a new Windows ...
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Asphyre Sphinx 2: X-platform game development for Delphi XE2 and/or FPC

The Wiert Corner – Just found out that during my holiday, Asphyre Sphinx 2 was released: a free 2D/3D framework for X-platform game development that comes with full source code. It is based on FireMonkey supports Delphi XE2 Update 1 and up, and FPC (and yes: it supports on iOS too). Interesting stuff! –jeroen ...
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Rolling your own Dependency Injection

Australian Delphi User Group Members – What if you want to employ the Dependency Injection pattern in your application, but don’t want to use a third party framework for it? By way of exploring this question, I’ll tell an anecdote. I am currently developing a new … Continue reading →
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Thom Gerdes on WinRT

Delphi Haven – This is just a short post to say Thom Gerdes has a piece on WinRT, the hot new Windows 8 API/‘glorious’ return of COM [delete as appropriate] you may want to check out…
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Wednesday, 14. December 2011

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AsyncCalls 2.99

Andy's Blog – The updated version AsyncCalls 2.99 introduces the new methods CancelInvocation and Forget to the IAsyncCall interface. The first allows you to cancel not yet started tasks whereas the later allows you to unlink the task from the IAsyncCall interface. With “Forget” there won’t be a thread ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 23:04
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How to Create Your Own FireMonkey Image Effect

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Before I start, I would like to mention that my knowledge on pixel shaders is pretty limited, but I’ll share what I have done in last few days after some research on the internet and after playing around with the … Continue reading →
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Request the Google PageRank the Delphi way

Yanniel's notes – In this post I am implementing the Delphi way to request the Google Toolbar’s PageRank (PR). As an example, if I want to look up the PR of my blog (http://www.yanniel.info/), I will have to query the following URL: http://toolbarqueries.google.com/tbr?client=navclient- ...
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