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July 2015

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CCR.VirtualKeying – virtual keystroke interface for Windows and OS X

Delphi Haven – I’ve just added to GitHub a little virtual keystroke interface for Windows and OS X – on the former it wraps the SendInput API, on the latter the CGEvent functions: https://github.com/chrisrolliston/CCR.VirtualKeying Virtually typing some text into the active window is a one-liner: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2015-07-05 11:06
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Sending virtual keystrokes on OS X

Delphi Haven – Going through my comments backlog I found a question asking how to send virtual keystrokes on OS X. Short answer is to use the CGEvent functions in MacApi.CoreGraphics – in a nutshell, Call CGEventSourceCreate to allocate a CGEventSourceRef. For each keystroke, create a CGEventRef by calling ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2015-07-04 21:01

June 2015

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CCR.PrefsIniFile on GitHub

Delphi Haven – Just a small post to say the the native Preferences API wrappers for Android, iOS and OS X I published to Google Code a while back are now on GitHib: https://github.com/chrisrolliston/CCR.PrefsIniFile Both the Android and Apple versions should also now compile in XE8.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2015-06-11 09:22
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Extended TClipboard implementation for FMX and VCL (CCR.Clipboard)

Delphi Haven – I’ve just pushed to GitHub (first time, so be gentle…) an extended, multi-platform TClipboard implementation for newer Delphi versions: https://github.com/chrisrolliston/CCR.Clipboard Where the platform allows, supports delayed rendering, virtual files, change notifications, and inter- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2015-06-07 22:25
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Knock knock…

Delphi Haven – A few cobwebs, but looks like everything’s still working! Can’t promise a lot more to come, but I have one or two things lined up…
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2015-06-07 22:06

March 2014

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XE5 hotfix 6 is out for fixing an incompatibility with iOS SDK 7.1 and Xcode 5.1

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say Embarcadero have released hotfix 6 for XE5, which resolves significant issues when attempting to develop iOS apps in conjunction with iOS SDK 7.1 and Xcode 5.1. More info is available here; the hotfix itself is downloadable from CodeCentral here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-03-28 22:44
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RemObjects release a new Oxygene version + C# sister product

Delphi Haven – I’ve just noticed RemObjects have released a new Oxygene version together with ‘RemObjects C#’, a C# sister product that was codenamed Hydrogene – check out the announcement here. The improved cross platform support sounds interesting (traditionally, the Oxygene language ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-03-04 00:43

February 2014

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Delphi (and C++Builder) XE5 ‘mobile add-on pack’ currently being discounted

Delphi Haven – I’ve just noticed the ‘mobile add-on pack’ for Delphi (and C++Builder) XE5 Professional is currently selling for half price on Embarcadero’s online store (link). If you’re tempted, then it’s probably prudent to buy support and maintanance at the same time, which ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-02-09 23:40
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CCR Exif v1.5.3 + Android app based on it in Google Play

Delphi Haven – Recently I have committed some updates to CCR Exif (my open source image metadata parsing library) that get it working with Delphi XE5, and in particular, Delphi for Android. In the main, that wasn’t hard to do – in one place I’d (mis)used the Objects property of a TStrings ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-02-02 08:08

January 2014

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Updated FMX style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) available

Delphi Haven – Just a quick post to say I see Embarcadero have released an updated Android platform style for Android 4.4 (KitKat) – for more info see Sarina DuPont’s blog post here, and to download the actual style file see here.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-01-23 21:44
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New site ‘FMX Express’

Delphi Haven – Seemingly come out of nowhere, a new site has appeared that collates and summarises pretty much everything that has been posted elsewhere about everyone’s favourite roasting primate. It’s called FMX Express, so if you’re working with FireMonkey, check it out: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-01-21 08:22
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Loading the app’s icon into a TImage on Windows

Delphi Haven – Last time I showed how to load the icon of an FMX for Android app into a TImage. In practice, a lot of the debugging of a Delphi mobile app is likely to be with a Win32 ‘mobile preview’ build though… in which case it would be useful to load the icon when running on Windows as well. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-01-20 18:53
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Loading the app’s icon into a TImage on Android

Delphi Haven – Working with Delphi for Android, I wanted to load my app’s icon into a TImage. Here’s the code I came up with: uses AndroidApi.JniBridge, AndroidApi.Jni.App, AndroidApi.Jni.GraphicsContentViewText, FMX.Helpers.Android, FMX.Surfaces; function GetAppIcon(Dest: TBitmap): Boolean; var ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-01-18 14:47
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Improved XE5 mobile previews part 2

Delphi Haven – Last time around I blogged about how to extract the default XE5 mobile styles into *.style files – in a nutshell, you need to create an app that extracts the desired style resource to a file, then open the file in the stylebook editor, delete the ‘Description’ resource, and resave. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2014-01-03 13:04

December 2013

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Inspecting ‘platform’ styles redux

Delphi Haven – Back when XE3 was current I blogged about retrieving the default FMX styles for Windows and OS X, a process less transparent than in XE2 when the standard styles were distributed as *.style files. Roll onto mobile support in XE4 and XE5, and the default styles are if anything even more hidden. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Chris Rolliston @ 2013-12-31 15:05
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