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Thursday, 8. December 2011

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24 Hours of Delphi with David I - register now

Delphi Insider – Join us for 24 Hours of Delphi with David IYou’re invited to a special online event filled with technical information, tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Delphi.Whether you’re new to Delphi, looking to upgrade from a previous version, or using the latest XE2 version, you’ll be sure to ...
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Adding a Standard Context Popup Menu to a SynEdit

The Road to Delphi – When you uses an Edit control like a TMemo or TEdit component a context menu pops up with options to undo, copy, paste, select all, etc. Unfortunally the TSynEdit component doesn’t include a menu like this, so you must write you own. You can fix this in a few lines of code using a interposer ...
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Wednesday, 7. December 2011

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A code-free wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D

Australian Delphi User Group Members – How would you go about building a wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D with revolving blades? You can stop reading right now if you want and go away and think about this; possibly even fire up XE2 and try building something; … Continue reading →
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Trouble with Google Reader and GEXperts RSS feed :)

The Wiert Corner – While catching up my feeds after an astonishing holiday around the Antarctic Peninsula (some photos at Flickr), I bumped into a Google Reader issue with the GExperts.com RSS feed: all posts seem to be stamped 20111117T0555. Funny, as I remember being late to report GExperts 1.35 for Delphi XE2 was ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:17

Tuesday, 6. December 2011

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TKinect 2 now open to the public!

OTAPI – Victory Fernandes and I have decided to make TKinect (v2) available to the public as-is, and give the public access to the development working copy as it evolves. This means that the SVN repository you can check out today (details below) is the exact working copy Victory, Embarcadero and I are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 16:10
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Bounded strings using ‘advanced’ records

Delphi Haven – There was an interesting question on StackOverflow recently, asking whether it is possible to define a string type whose instances have a minimum and maximum length. More exactly, there was an interesting answer to that question, Andreas Rejbrand chipping in with a record-based solution that ...
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Running Delphi Tasks In Threads - Thread Pool Implementation In OTL - An Example Project

About Delphi Programming – in Threading in Delphi :: The problem I had to solve is how to make file processing as fast as possible. Having a bunch of files (from 500 to 2000+) I have to process them (let's call this "scanning"). The sequential approach (one after another) proven to be too slow. Machines have more cores ...
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When writing applications, include Keyboard Shortcuts for both the CUA and Windows/Apple shortcuts

The Wiert Corner – When you write applications, it is important to include both the CUA and the Windows/Apple keyboard shortcuts, and get the tab order of keyboard accessible user elements right. Many modern applications seem to put less and less emphasis on the most efficient user input device: the keyboard. You ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 06:00

Monday, 5. December 2011

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FireMonkey Windows & Mac Magazine Ad

Delphi Insider – Here's the new FireMonkey / RAD Studio XE2 ad as it appears in the December issue of SD Times magazine.It incorporates our new "One. And Done." theme meaning you develop your application once with FireMonkey and you can deploy real, compiled native applications to both Windows and Mac.If you'd like ...
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Web Android Application for Delphi DataSnap

Marco's Tech Blog – I've built a simple Web Android Application based on the jQuery Mobile client connected to a Delphi DataSnap server I already blogged about. The application has only a full screen Web browser control, and behaves exactly like the mobile web page. However, you can activate it with the icon (I ...
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RAD Studio XE2 World Tour: Belgrade, Serbia

Pawel Glowacki – Last Thursday I have been to Belgrade in Serbia to demonstrate the new RAD Studio XE2, Delphi and FireMonkey to more then 40 developers. I took some pictures, but my mobile phone no longer works, so they are still stuck in the memory of my iPhone. If I manage to repair my phone I will put them here ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 10:10
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Tabbed Interface (MTI) For Your MDI Delphi Applications

About Delphi Programming – in MDI Tips and Tricks :: MDI, as a preferred user interface for applications that allow multiple documents to be contained within a single window, is being abandoned by Microsoft during the last few years. Microsoft started to promote a different user interface for such applications - TDI: Tabbed ...

Sunday, 4. December 2011

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Busy-Wait Initialization

The Delphi Geek – In response to my recent article on various kinds of initialization, GJ proposed another algorithm, which I will call here busy-wait initialization. This is the first time I’ve encountered this approach and I have no idea whether it is wide-known and has an “official” name. The algorithm itself is ...
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Smart Pointers

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Smart pointers have a few uses, the most common being for memory management, providing a way of automatically managing the lifetime of an object in non garbage collected languages. In Delphi this is similar to what you get with reference … Continue reading →
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jarrod H @ 17:00
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FireMonkey problems on CrossFireX

OTAPI – I don’t know how many of you out there are testing/running FireMonkey applications (HD or 3D) on a CrossFireX graphics setup, but if you have I’m interested to know if you’re experiencing the same issues I have. When running any FireMonkey application on my main development machine ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Simon Stuart @ 16:39
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