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Friday, 16. September 2011

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Implementing the OnBeforeCreate and OnAfterCreate Events for Delphi Forms

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Forms :: The TForm's OnCreate event is called when the form is created. Usually, you would write an OnCreate event handler to perform special processing when the form is created - such as setting any startup information (initial control property values, for example) for form operation. ...
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Version Insight Q&A from Cologne

Uwe's Delphi blog – Last Friday and Saturday I was in Cologne at the Delphi Tage and I have answered some questions on Version Insight there and think it is a good idea to share the questions/topics and answers with you. Side note – Marco published pictures, I have seen me on one that is in the albums and not in ...
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DelphiLive 2011 Recap

Mat DeLong – I have a bit of time now, so I thought I’d write a recap of the two presentations I did this week for DelphiLive. I recorded the presentations, so at some point I may even make these videos available. My first presentation was on Tuesday, and I covered the new features and improvements in DataSnap ...
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Thursday, 15. September 2011

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A console window that gets on with Unicode – fancy that

Delphi Haven – Like quite possibly a good proportion of people syndicated on DelphiFeeds.com, I’ve recently acquired a Mac. Being cheap, it’s only a refurbished iMac, but it looks good (and was spotless when taken out of the box). In terms of first impressions, I’ve found OS X a bit ...
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Have your say on the topics for the 2012 ADUG Symposium.

Malcolm Groves – The ADUG Committee have started organising next year’s Symposium, and have created a short survey for feedback on topics that you might want to see. So, if you’re a Delphi or C++Builder developer and there’s a reasonable chance you’ll be in Australia around March or April of ...
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When Does “CreateForm” Not Create a Form… ?

Te Waka o Delphi – Apparently, when your application is a FireMonkey application. If you have any applications which contain code similar to this: Then you will need to rethink how you initialise those forms in the FireMonkey framework because CreateForm() commits what I consider to be a cardinal sin (in the software ...
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Painlessly building a XE2 project group for a specific platform

Uwe's Delphi blog – Regularly someone asks how one can build a project group for a specific platform. The painfull way is to set each project by hand to the platform to build and then call “Build All” for the project group. There are painless ways to switch the platform at once for all projects that support ...
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Wednesday, 14. September 2011

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Why Does My OSX FireMonkey App Think It Is a Console App ?

Te Waka o Delphi – Because System.IsConsole is hardwired to TRUE on MAC OS: This is actually also the case for $ifdef LINUX, but nobody is likely to notice that, at least not just yet. But it caused me no end of confusion when my FireMonkey app behaved one way on Windows and a completely different way on OSX. Is [...]
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Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads: very early version of Windows 8

The Wiert Corner – The download page states The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. But of course this is also interesting to designers and regular users: getting a hands-on impression of what Metro will bring to Windows 8. –jeroen via: Windows Metro Style Apps Developer ...
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RAD Studio XE2 World Tour Webinar - September 27th

Delphi Insider – Experience the RAD Studio World Tour at a Free WebinarIf you couldn’t make it to one of the 70+ live RAD Studio XE2 World Tour events, you can still participate in the excitement by attending a free online version of the event! RAD Studio XE2 World Tour WebinarSeptember 27, 20116:00am,11:00am and ...
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David I "Round the World Tour in 13 Days" report - Cologne/Moscow

Sip from the Firehose – Two more stops are complete on my RAD Studio XE2 world tour.  Last Saturday I was in Cologne Germany for the Delphi Tage 2011 conference.  Tuesday I was in Moscow for the RAD Studio XE2 launch.  We had more than 280 enthusiastic attendees in both cities.  It was great to see all of the excitement ...
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Delphi XE2 x64 Extended floating point support: CodeCentral 28488 TExtendedX87: FPU-backed 80-bit Extended type for Win64

The Wiert Corner – in the Delphi 64 world, there is no official support for the Extended data type for various reasons. If you really need it, then you can use the TExtendedX87 unit by Philipp M. Schlüter as mentioned in this Embarcadero forum thread. –jeroen Via: 28488 TExtendedX87: FPU-backed 80-bit Extended ...
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Condition Variable – the new way to wait for changes

JEDI Windows API – With Windows Vista we got a new tool for communicating over multiple threads: condition variables. I’ll try to give you a short overview, tell you, why it is better then events and illustrate the whole theory with some code snippets. Hopefully it will be funny.  :) What is a conditional ...
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Life after 2.1: Parallel data production [Introducing Parallel.Task]

The Delphi Geek – An interesting problem appeared on StackOverflow shortly ago – how to generate large quantities of data as fast as possible and store it in a file. (As one could expect) I wrote a parallel solution using OmniThreadLibrary, more specifically the Parallel.ForEach high-level primitive. I’m not posting ...
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For technical reasons or the strange XE2 platform order

Uwe's Delphi blog – Do you see what is wrong with the following screenshot? You do not see it? Really? Okay the “wrong” thing on the screenshot above is that the platforms are ordered. Usually it looks like this The platform order in XE2 is not alphabetically nor in the order you have enabled the ...
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