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Wednesday, 5. October 2011

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ITDevCon 2011 Time Table

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Yes, it is a bit late, but this year has been really difficult to choose between all the speeches proposals arrived from all over the world. The new Delphi XE2 version (and the RAD Studio XE2 Suite too) are really full of new cool features and many of the best delphi developers want to show what can ...
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RAD Studio XE2 World Tour: Kolding (Denmark)

Pawel Glowacki – I’m just back from Kolding in Denmark where I had a pleasure to show RAD Studio XE2 and FireMonkey to the fully packed room of Danish developers. Only two weeks ago I have been showing RAD Studio XE2 in Copenhagen and now it was the second RAD Studio XE2 World Tour event in Denmark. Very big ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Pawel Glowacki @ 11:37
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Super simple SQLite application for iOS FireMonkey

The Hacker's Corner – The following unit creates a table, inserts two records, and queries them back. Next I’ll try to tackle DataSnap… Enjoy! unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch objectivec1} {$ENDIF} interface uses SysUtils, Types, UITypes, Classes, Variants, FMX_Types, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 07:53
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CRC32 Calculators in Delphi and .NET

The Wiert Corner – For a couple of projects, I needed to calculate CRC32 hashes (they same CRC that for instance is used in ZIP files). A few of the projects used C#, others used Delphi, so here are a few references: The Delphi Encryption Compendium at Google Code works from Delphi 5 through the current Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00
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Reading and writing files from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Here’s an example of how you can read and write files in your iOS FireMonkey application. Enjoy! {$IFDEF FPC} var content : NSString; {$ENDIF} {$IFDEF FPC} function MyFileName : NSString; var paths : NSArray; fileName : NSString; begin paths := ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 05:15
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C++ Builder XE2

The Itinerant Developer – Welcome!  This is the first article on my new blog, and it examines XE2.  I’ll dig right in: First impressions XE2 uses the same installer as previous versions, and has a fairly simple setup process.  For some reason the help uses a separate installer and so installation isn’t ‘set it and forget ...
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Delphi-tage 2011, Cologne

The Itinerant Developer – Hullo from Cologne!  Yesterday I attended the Cologne stop in the Delphi World Tour.  There were over 250 attendees, and they sold out all their tickets: Delphi-Tage about to begin Introduction to XE2 The first talk was an introduction by David Intersimone.  XE2 is, he said, “in my twenty-six ...
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Delphi XE2 community articles, blog posts, and other information

Sip from the Firehose – The Delphi developer community is sharing their expertise about Delphi XE2, FireMonkey, and multi-platform development.  The following are a few recent posts with tips, setup information, and programming advice. Setting up Delphi XE2 and your Mac to develop/debug & deploy mac applications by ...
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Tuesday, 4. October 2011

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Toggling the Status Bar using an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do I turn on/off the Status Bar on the iPhone? A: By calling setStatusBarHidden Below, a simple unit that shows how to toggle the status bar using different animations - none, fade, and slide. The example also shows how to toggle the network activity indicator. unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:14
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Manipulating the icon badge numbers from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do I update those little numeric indicators on my app’s icon to show how many notifications the user should have? A: By using setApplicationIconBadgeNumber Very simple unit that increments the icon badge number below. Enjoy! unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 23:10
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Sending an email from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do you send an email from the iPhone using FireMonkey? A: By opening a mailto URL Below is a very simple unit that will do the trick. Just create a brand new iOS FireMonkey application, and add two edit boxes and one memo. The first edit box will hold the email address we’re sending the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 21:42
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Getting directions from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do you get directions on the iPhone from a FireMonkey application? A: By opening a URL formatted like so - http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=FROM&daddr=TO unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch objectivec1} {$ENDIF} interface uses SysUtils, Types, UITypes, Classes, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 21:37
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Display a map from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do you display a map on the iPhone using FireMonkey? A: By opening a URL formatted like so - http://maps.google.com/maps?q=LOCATION Below is a short snippet that will do show a map of the Embarcadero Scotts Valley offices. Enjoy! unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} {$modeswitch ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 21:31
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Opening a URL from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do you open a URL in Safari on the iPhone using FireMonkey? A: You use UIApplication.sharedApplication.openUrl Below is a very simple unit that will do the code. Just create an iOS app with one button and add the following code to the unit. unit Unit1; {$IFDEF FPC} {$mode objfpc}{$H+} ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 21:21
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Dialing a phone number from an iOS FireMonkey application

The Hacker's Corner – Q: How do you dial a phone number from an iOS application? A: You open a URL with the following format - tel://123456789 Below is a very simple Delphi iOS unit that will do the trick. Notice the {$IFDEF FPC} blocks that ensure that the application also compiles and is "testable" on Windows. Enjoy! ...
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