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November 2011

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XE2 Hotfix for Lion

The Itinerant Developer – I just saw a hot fix has been released to fix some issues in Update 2 (found through this Embarcadero blog post by J T.)  It looks like it only affects C++: it fixes a linker error and an error compiling STL containers. If you use C++ Builder or RAD Studio, this looks worth applying. As a side ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dave @ 2011-11-10 13:17
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Transparent graphics with pure GDI (Part 1 1/2)

The Itinerant Developer – Last post, I said that the next part of my transparent graphics series would be Part 2, and would introduce a class I've written to simplify drawing to glass, drawing partially transparent shapes and text, etc. I haven't posted this yet, simply because life has got in the way - since my last post, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dave @ 2011-11-08 14:06

October 2011

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Transparent graphics with pure GDI (Part 1)

The Itinerant Developer – Transparent graphics are used everywhere these days.  Half the UIs you will have used today will have made some use of composited graphics, overlays, or something similar.  You've probably seen: Selections with transparent rectangles or other shapes Text with a transparent shape behind it, so you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dave @ 2011-10-13 19:39
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dave @ 2011-10-05 03:23
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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 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Dave @ 2011-10-05 03:22
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