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September 2020

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Addressing the Problem of the Missing dbxConnections.ini File

Marco's Tech Blog – When you install RAD Studio 10.4 (or 10.4.1) or Delphi or C++Builder, there is an error in the installation script that causes a configuration file to be missing. The lack of this file, that the IDE expects, causes a few errors reported for example as: RSP-29199: Error on ConnectionName ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-30 02:02
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Embarcadero Open Sourced Bold For for Delphi

Marco's Tech Blog – This week Embarcadero released the source code of Bold for Delphi, a library popular in the Delphi 7 timeframe, under an MIT license on GitHub. The project is hosted at: https://github.com/Embarcadero/BoldForDelphi There is more information in the official announcement blog post ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-23 19:01
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Speaking at Desktop First UX Summit about native Desktop vs. Web for Desktop

Marco's Tech Blog – For today and tomorrow, Embarcadero has helped organize the first edition of a very interesting free online conference, called " Desktop First UX Summit ". The overall focus of the event is to underline that desktop UI and UX should not just clone the web and mobile ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-15 21:15
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Some Delphi 10.4.1 Features: Improved LSP and TLightweightMREW

Marco's Tech Blog – While Delphi 10.4.1 release last week was mostly focused on quality it does have a few interesting features for Delphi developers you can read about on the new Embarcadero blog site: I blogged about "New TLightweightMREW Record in RAD Studio 10.4.1" at https://blogs.embarcadero.com/new- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-09 04:24
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15 Years of This Blog

Marco's Tech Blog – I started this blog exactly 15 years ago, and I have to say I'm quite happy to have kept most of my blog posts in a single platform for this long time. All the content remains available and can be searched and browsed, which is not that common in the industry. While I'm still planning a long ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-07 21:10
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Embarcadero has Released RAD Studio 10.4.1 Today

Marco's Tech Blog – This new release builds on the feature set of 10.4, enhancing existing features throughout the product and offering a more robust and smooth experience to Delphi and C++ Builder developers. RAD Studio 10.4.1 has a strong focus on quality improvements. In 10.4.1 there are over 800 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-09-02 04:07

August 2020

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A New Embarcadero Blogs Site

Marco's Tech Blog – As you might have read from Jim or Atanas, Embarcadero has a new blogging platform at https://blogs.embarcadero.com .  This is going to replace the use of a section of the Idera community, at https://community.idera.com/developer-tools/b/blog. All content from the developer tools ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-08-27 02:37
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Updated Version of IBLite 2020 and IBToGo 2020 in GetIt

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10.4 shipped with InterBase 2020 Update 1 embedded versions. IBLite and IBToGo are technically the same binary with different features -- encryption support, database size, etc --  enabled based on the license, with Enterprise and Architect editions of RAD Studio including the ToGo ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-08-06 04:00

July 2020

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Changes to FireDAC Transaction Isolation Configuration in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – Before RAD Studio 10.4, the default of transaction isolation option for FireDAc connections was read committed. That is TFDConnection.TxOptions.Isolation was xiReadCommitted. This was the value set for the component, and being the default it wasn't send to the database. FireDAC just assumed the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-07-29 07:33
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Patch 3 for RAD Studio 10.4 now available

Marco's Tech Blog – As David Millington just blogged, there is a third patch for Delphi 10.4 available in GetIt. It is quite relevant to install it for most customers, as it addresses core issues -- for Delphi developers a problem in the VCL with TGrid and derived classes. Installation is manual like it was for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-07-28 08:03
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Patch 2 for RAD Studio 10.4 now available

Marco's Tech Blog – This patch addresses a number of issues in RAD Studio 10.4, pertaining to Delphi Compiler, the RAD Studio IDE in general and the new LSP-based Code Insight in particular, plus C++ Builder Android exceptions and some debugger issues.  The installation of this patch requires a prior installation ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-07-17 11:58

June 2020

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Workaround for iOS AppStore 1024x1024 Icon Issue

Marco's Tech Blog – In the middle of June, Apple started enforcing a requirement for store submissions via App Store Connect. While the requirement is not new, in the past Apple allowed developers to add the 1024x1024 icons via the store listing, rather than as part of the app submission. Now they are requesting the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-06-30 08:12
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Multiple RAD Studio 10.4 Italian Events This Week (Including Delphi Day 2020)

Marco's Tech Blog – After getting involved with the global RAD Studio 10.4 launch event and before I join other English-language sessions, this week I'm going to spend some time talking with Italian customers. June 8th - Italian 10.4 Launch Webinar This afternoon, starting at 2:30pm, I'll join ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-06-08 05:02

May 2020

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Record Number of Issues Addressed in RAD Studio 10.4

Marco's Tech Blog – RAD Studio 10.4 has a nice set of new features, now covered in several blog post and in the announcement webinar (the replay is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rTLEXLVueQ). The 10.4 release also addressed a large number of issues, including fixes for over 700 publicly reported ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-29 07:04
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Updating RAD Studio 10.4 Sample to Fix LF Issue

Marco's Tech Blog – There was a configuration issue in RAD Studio Sample GitHub Repository (https://github.com/Embarcadero/RADStudio10.4Demos), namely the fact the demos were configured with LF only (Line Feed), rather CR LF (Carriage Return and Life Feed) as the RAD Studio IDE expects. Compiling and running the demos ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2020-05-28 10:39
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