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June 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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-06-20 10:03
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Movie #123 - 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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-06-20 08:03
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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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-06-18 03:03
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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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-06-13 02:03
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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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-06-13 02:03

March 2017

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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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-03-06 04:03

February 2017

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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? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-02-12 23:03

January 2017

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Movie #118 - User Interface Security

LearnDelphi.TV – If you think that disabling a control will prevent a user from using that control then you need to watch this video.  As a quick summary: if you can get the windows handle of a control, you can send messages to that control and changes it's properties.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-01-06 05:03
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Movie #117 - Bowling game code kata

LearnDelphi.TV – This is the classic bowling game code kata, it's an illustration of test driven development. I was first made aware of it in one of Uncle Bob's (Robert C Martin) videos on CleanCoders.com.  I've produced this as an example of doing it using Delphi. This video was produced for the Intensive Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2017-01-03 04:02

August 2016

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Movie #116 - Fractals, Parallel Programing, Code Optimization and Cross Platform

LearnDelphi.TV – This was a talk that I did for the ADUG Winter Symposium (4-Aug-2016) in Sydney. In it I build a cross-platform (Windows/Android) application for calculating fractals. It's on fractals, code optimizations and parallel programming. The images and details about the super-computers is from Wikipedia ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2016-08-08 22:31

July 2016

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ADUG 2016 Interview

LearnDelphi.TV – It's the ADUG Winter Symposium in a few weeks and I'm a presenter again - it's going to be fun so make sure you get your tickets.  While you wait with bated breath, watch this interview on YouTube with myself and Scott Hollows.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? learndelphi@christie.net.nz @ 2016-07-22 10:26

May 2016

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Movie #115 - Syntax Highlighting Colors

LearnDelphi.TV – Have you changed your default colors in Delphi?  If not you probably should.  With adjusting the colors you can gain greater insight into your code, you can reduce the strain on your eyes and you can make Delphi look just plain cooler.  This video is four and a half minutes long and you can watch it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2016-05-09 09:48
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Movie #114 - Indentation

LearnDelphi.TV – In this six minute video we look at the various techniques that can be used to indent and format code - some you will probably know - others you might not.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2016-05-07 08:48

December 2015

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Movie #113 - Flexible and Supercharged Key Hashing with TDictionary (CodeRage X replay)

LearnDelphi.TV – TDictionary in Delphi is an extremely useful container, however the default method by which your 'keys' get hashed might be undesirable. Being able to alter this can give you far greater flexibility when taking advantage of the Generic Dictionary collection.  You can watch the video on my channel ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2015-12-04 22:41
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Movie #112 - Tab Order

LearnDelphi.TV – Adjusting the tab order in your applications can be painful and tedious - watch this video and learn how using the tab order wizard in CnPack you can save yourself a world of hurt.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2015-12-04 22:40
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