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May 2018

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Movie #133 - Minesweeper (and other random things)

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we have a quick look at some code I've written to produce a Minesweeper clone - in both the VCL and partially in FireMonkey, check it out on YouTube, it's about 10 minutes long.
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April 2018

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Movie #132 - Obscure (. .) Syntax

LearnDelphi.TV – Do you have a keyboard without square brackets? Did you know this wont stop you from using arrays? What kind of craziness am I talking about, watch and find out. Back in the old days - well before Delphi, there were keyboards without square brackets, which could have meant writing Pascal would be ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-04-04 05:03

March 2018

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Movie #131 - Writing Your Own Text Driver

LearnDelphi.TV – Did you know you can write your own text driver so that Writeln can output to anywhere you want, not just to a file or screen - didn't know - then watch an learn.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-03-29 04:03
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Movie #130 - Obscure ^ Syntax.

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we are going to take a look at some obscure Delphi character syntax, in that you can use ^C to represent CTRL+C or #3 in your code - no sense this description makes - then watch the video
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-03-22 05:04

February 2018

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Movie #129 - $(ProductVersion) Environment Variable

LearnDelphi.TV – If you are using multiple versions of Delphi with the same project you might be getting strange compile errors related to DCUs being compiled with different versions of Delphi. Here is a easy work around which will allow you to output your DCUs and executables into different folders for each version ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-02-20 05:03
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Movie #128 - Development Hardware

LearnDelphi.TV – This time we take a look at what hardware I'm using to do Delphi development, I'm particularly obsessive about my monitors (and having lots of them).  Watch on YouTube, enjoy! embarcaderoacademy.com - use the coupon code DELPHI23 while it is still valid - Happy 23rd birthday Delphi!
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-02-15 07:03
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Movie #127 - The New Dark IDE Theme in Tokyo

LearnDelphi.TV – I've been using the new Dark IDE theme for a few weeks now, should you be using it also?  Find out in this YouTube video.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-02-14 06:04
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Movie #126 - TCheckbox Differences in VCL and FireMonkey

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at the difference between the OnClick event on a TCheckbox in the VCL and FireMonkey, this is something that tripped me up, so beware of it.  It's short at less than 3 minutes, and you can watch it on YouTube. I also mentioned MidaConverter for converting you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-02-12 23:04

January 2018

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Move #125 - IDE Tips And Coding Shortcuts (CodeRage XII)

LearnDelphi.TV – This is a fast paced look at short-cuts, customization, configuration, and tips to make your life within the Delphi IDE happier and more productive.  You can watch it on YouTube or EmbarcaderoAcademy (which also has the Q&A).  It's over 45 minutes long.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2018-01-11 11:04

July 2017

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Movie #124 - IndexFieldNames Property on FireDAC DataSets

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look how we can use the IndexFieldNames property on any FireDAC TDataSet to enable sorting when clicking on a TDBGrid title.  The nice thing about FireDAC is it also allows you to sort in reverse order.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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Movie #123 - FireDAC Preprocessor

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we look at how we can write cross-platform SQL by using the FireDAC Preprocessor.  We can write a single SQL statement, which will then be processed differently on different platforms.  In this video will be looking at a difference between SQLite and MSSQL Server.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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Movie #122 - Changing the color of a TEdit with Styles Enabled

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we look at how we can change the background color (and font) of a TEdit when VCL Styles are enabled.  Watch on YouTube Here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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Movie #121 - Using reFind to fix System.UITypes warning

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take advantage of the fact that reFind can add units to the uses of a unit and we make use of this to remove (in bulk) the  "Inline function 'MessageDlg' has not been expanded because unit 'System.UITypes' is not specified in USES list" compiler hint.  Watch it here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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Movie #120 - TListView Design Mode in FireMonkey

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at the ListView design mode that has been added to Delphi 10.1 Berlin. It allows you to customize the layout of the ListView Items without writing any code - in fact in this entire demo I write no code at all.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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Movie #119 - TcxTextEdit from DevExpress

LearnDelphi.TV – I'm going to be taking a look at some of the controls offered by DevExpress, who commercially produce 3rd party controls for Delphi.  Check out this 10 minute introduction to TcxTextEdit.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2017-07-10 01:03
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