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September 2020

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Delphi 10.4.1 is here !

Behind the connection – Embarcadero just released Delphi, C++ Builder and RAD Studio 10.4.1.https://blogs.embarcadero.com/rad-studio-10-4-1-has-been-released/
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August 2020

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Direct2D canvas for Delphi forms

Behind the connection – In this blog post, I will show you how easy it is the have a Direct2D canvas for your Delphi form.What is a canvas? In Delphi VCL technology, a canvas is an abstraction encapsulating Windows API to render content on screen. In VCL, the standard canvas is implemented using GDI. It allows the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? FPiette @ 2020-08-29 09:03
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Using Direct2D and GDI+

Behind the connection – Direct2D is an API that provides Win32 developers with the ability to perform 2-D graphics rendering tasks with superior performance and visual quality.Direct2D is a hardware-accelerated. That is it make use of the GPU whenever possible. This is what gives high performance and high-quality rendering ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? FPiette @ 2020-08-06 14:38

March 2019

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ICS V8.60 has been released

Behind the connection – ICS V8.60 has been released at: http://wiki.overbyte.eu/wiki/index.php/ICS_Download ICS is a free internet component library for Delphi 7, 2006 to 2010, XE  to XE8, 10 Seattle, 10.1 Berlin, 10.2 Tokyo and 10.3 Rio, and C++Builder 2006 to XE3, 10.2 Tokyo and 10.3 Rio. ICS supports VCL and FMX, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2019-03-26 20:17
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New home for ICS support

Behind the connection – ICS (Internet Component Suite) is used by hundreds of thousands developers around the world. After more than 20 years, ICS is still actively developped. Lastest version can be downloaded from ICS download page and from the subversion repository if you need the very latest update. And if you need ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2019-03-24 10:34

January 2016

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DirWatch: Delphi 10 in action

Behind the connection – In this article, I will show you how I used Delphi 10 Seattle to create a nice application aimed at watching a directory tree. Source code provided, see at the end. Background: I frequently use shared directories as repository for files. Some user on the network just drops the file in the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2016-01-02 16:24

April 2014

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ICS updated for Delphi XE6

Behind the connection – ICS has been updated for Delphi XE6. No new feature, just a simple update for the latest Delphi version. VCL and FMX supported for desktop platforms. Mobile still under way. Download as usual. See http://wiki.overbyte.be Follow me on Twitter Follow me on LinkedIn Follow me on Google+ Visit my ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-04-17 19:58

March 2014

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On the fly form

Behind the connection – This article explain how to create a form on the fly. Such a form is created by code, without using the designer. You will surely ask why you would do that! Granted the Delphi form designer is very easy to use. But in some cases it is not practical because it creates several files and makes more ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-03-18 20:25
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End of Windows XP. Modernize your applications.

Behind the connection – You've probably seen the news that Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP on April 8th of this year. It is time to update your old applications to work with the new generation of modern operating systems. There is an upcoming webminar by Marco Cantù on Mernizing Delphi and C++Builder Windows ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-03-11 18:22
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Persistent form with F11 to fullscreen

Behind the connection – This article shows how to create a persistent form having the ability to go real full screen. A persistent form is one which remember his size and position. Real full screen means the form use all the available screen area without having border nor title bar. The form goes to full screen using the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-03-01 21:04

February 2014

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Automate Word document print using Delphi

Behind the connection – Automating Microsoft office Word from Delphi is really easy. I already blogged on the subject. This time, I will show you how to select a specific printer in your Delphi application and instruct Word to use that printer. Using Delphi, create a new VCL forms application and drop a TComboBox, a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-02-25 21:23
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Coding in Delphi

Behind the connection – Coding in Delphi is a new programming book by Nick Hodges that covers a variety of powerful Delphi programming features and techniques including Generics, Interfaces, Exception, Handling, Anonymous Methods, Collections, RTTI, Enumerators, Attributes, Dependency Injection and Unit Testing. Available ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-02-22 17:14
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HowTo: Create a DCR file for your Delphi component

Behind the connection – When you create a component for Delphi, you need a bitmap to represent your component in the component palette. This bitmap must be saved as a DCR file and linked into the component package. DCR stands for Delphi Component Resource. It is a binary resource file (RES) renamed to DCR. In the old ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-02-22 09:54
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In memory message logging

Behind the connection – Message logging is a common activity used for either keeping track of what happens in an application or for debugging purpose. Recently, I was developing a real time communication system which experimented strange errors. To find out what was happening, I decided to log all kind of informations ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? François Piette @ 2014-02-16 13:58
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The most interesting topics...

Behind the connection – Maybe you'll be interested by the topics mostly read on my blog. The number in front of the titles are the number of hits: 9007 Delphi XE5 to develop Android applications 5509 Automate Microsoft Office from Delphi 2612 Delphi XE4 and AnsiString 2528 Multithreading and PostMessage performance ...
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