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June 2014

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Movie #101 - Component Prefix Wizard

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we are going to continue to look at features of CnPack, this time the Component Prefix Wizard.  This allows you to quickly and easily name components with consistent prefixes.  It's five and half minutes long and you can watch it on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-06-30 05:21
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Movie #100 - Structural Highlighting

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at using structural highlighting, and how it can help make your code easier to understand.  This is one of the many cool features of the free Delphi IDE plugin CnWizards from CnPack.org.  I hope to cover some of it's other features in future videos.  This video is under ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-06-18 06:26

May 2014

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Interview #2 - Marco Cantú

LearnDelphi.TV – While in Auckland, at the Delphi XE6 product demo I had the opportunity to spend some time with Marco Cantú, Product manager for Delphi.  I naturally took my video camera and recorded an hour and a quarter with Marco.  This video is available on YouTube, watch it here. After spending several hours ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-05-05 06:58

April 2014

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Book Review #16 - Coding in Delphi

LearnDelphi.TV – In this YouTube video, I do a brief review of Nick Hodges new book Coding in Delphi.  The executive summary of the review is: If you are using a version of Delphi greater than 2010, then you should read it.  I really enjoyed the book and found much of the content useful - you probably will to.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-04-25 04:48
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Movie #99 - Mouse Cursors in FireMonkey

LearnDelphi.TV – In this YouTube video we look at how to change the mouse cursor in FireMonkey in a way that should work on all platforms (although I've not tested it). We further look at how we can do this with a single line of code, using a cleaver trick by returning an interface from a function. The video is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-04-21 09:32
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Blog #18 - ADUG 2014 Interviews

LearnDelphi.TV – While at the 2014 ADUG Symposium in Brisbane, I interviewed a number of attendees and found out what they use Delphi for.  Watch the video on YouTube.  It runs to about 12 minutes.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-04-09 10:10

February 2014

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Movie #98 - Exit

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at a couple of features of the Delphi exit statement.  These are the fact that you can specify a parameter to the exit statement, and that finally blocks are always obeyed even when you call exit.  It's two minutes long.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-02-03 06:09
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Movie #96 - Exit

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video we take a look at a couple of features of the Delphi exit statement.  These are the fact that you can specify a parameter to the exit statement, and that finally blocks are always obeyed even when you call exit.  It's two minutes long.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2014-02-03 06:09

October 2013

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Movie #97 - Common Delphi Coding Anti-Patterns

LearnDelphi.TV – During this session you'll either be thinking "I do that" (and hopefully you'll stop) or "I remember doing that" (while cringing at the memory). There are certain coding patterns that all Delphi programmers seem to use at some stage - some of them sub-optimal, some weird, and some just plain wrong. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-10-22 05:20
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Movie #96 - Escaping the Try...Finally...Free Nest

LearnDelphi.TV – We all want to do the right thing with memory management and make sure we tidy up after ourselves. However as our code gets buried in successive layers of object allocation, try, finally, free "nests" it all becomes a bit onerous -- and, well, resembling a pterodactyl nest. In this session, we look ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-10-22 05:16

September 2013

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Movie #95 - Margins and Padding Confusion

LearnDelphi.TV – In this YouTube video I take a look at the fact that depending on what version of Delphi and if you are using FireMonkey or the VCL, the definitions of Margins and Padding on controls are different.  Up until Delphi XE4, the usage of Margins and Padding in FireMonkey was reversed to that of the VCL, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-09-12 05:13

August 2013

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MVP Interview #1 - Jim McKeeth

LearnDelphi.TV – This is the first in a series of interviews with Embarcadero MVPs, and who better to interview first than the man who is going to be taking the MVP program to the next level - Jim McKeeth.  While we attempted to stay on the topic of Delphi programming, we did digress somewhat.  Watch the video on ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-08-06 09:17

July 2013

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Movie #94 - Begin instead of Initialization

LearnDelphi.TV – In this 4 minute video we look at the initialization and finalization sections of Delphi units, and how you can use begin instead of initialization - which may cause you some grief in some instances.  Watch the video.  In the video I also mention CnPack, which has some highly useful utilities.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-07-17 04:42

April 2013

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Movie #93 - Fish Facts for iOS

LearnDelphi.TV – In this video I write my first iOS application, the classic Fish Facts application - soon to be available in the App Store (or not).  We do this with the recently released Delphi XE4.  Watch it on YouTube.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-04-24 10:52
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Blog #17 - ADUG 2013 Interviews

LearnDelphi.TV – While I was at the recent Australian Delphi User Group (ADUG) Symposium 2013, I recorded a few interviews with the attendees during the breaks at the Sydney event, watch to find out what people are doing with Delphi in Down Under.  Watch it on YouTube, it's 10 minutes long.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? alister@learndelphi.tv @ 2013-04-03 07:51
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