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September 2014

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Users Like FireUI and Dynamic Arrays

The Delphi Geek – A snapshot from the XE7 presentation in Ljubljana. Highlights of the presentation were FireUI, System.Threading and dynamic arrays. ‘Twas a very nice crowd, asking LOTS of questions. It was also good to see some young(er) people and some Delphi [insert a prehistoric version here] users who finally ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-09-18 20:04
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RAD Studio XE7 Launch in Slovenia

The Delphi Geek – If you want to see all the great new stuff in XE7, join me on Wednesday, 17th in Ljubljana. We’ll cover the new VCL stuff, multithreading support, improvements for multi-device development, business mobile services and more. As usual, presentation will be in Slovenian language. More information ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-09-08 16:59
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Chromecast Randomly Crashing–Solved!

The Delphi Geek – This is one of rare posts on my blog that doesn’t cover pascal programming. Proceed on your own risk ;) For the last half a year, I’ve been a happy owner of a Chromecast device. Great stuff, especially as it allows me (with a small hack) to watch Netflix on my TV and listen to Pandora. At the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-09-01 09:47

August 2014

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The Denmark Workshop is Filling Up

The Delphi Geek – If you are still deciding whether to attend my workshop, you should hurry up. The organizers have notified me that there are only few places left as there are some physical constraints they have to observe, namely how many people fit in the conference room ;) BTW, if you are interested in the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-08-26 08:13
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Workshop in Denmark

The Delphi Geek – DAPUG, the Database Application Programmers Users Group (aka Danish Embarcadero User Group) is one of Delphi user groups which organizes great events twice a year. I’m very proud that they have invited me to speak in October, even though I’ll miss ITDevCon because of that :( (A note to ITDevCon ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-08-06 11:11

July 2014

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Smart Mobile Studio 2.1 (beta 1) is out!

The Delphi Geek – If you need to write software for phones/browsers/node.js/microcontrollers, you should check out the new Smart Mobile Studio 2.1 (beta 1). The list of new and fixed features is much too long to list here so I’ll just focus on the most important additions. Integrated debugger! Dockable IDE with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-07-12 19:39
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Incrementing Progress Bar from a ForEach Loop

The Delphi Geek – A deceptively simple question – how do you update a progress bar from a ForEach loop – popped up on the Google+ OmniThreadLibrary community. The implementation turned out to be quite tricky so I created an example (55_ForEachProgress) which is now part of the OmniThreadLibrary SVN repository. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-07-10 07:47

June 2014

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Enumerating Controls the Easy Way

The Delphi Geek – Yesterday I had to write a mapping from a set of radio buttons to an integer (and back). I couldn’t use TRadioGroup and so I had to iterate over controls to find out which one is checked. To do that, I used an enumeration helper which I wrote long time ago.function TfrmColorRemappingDlg.GetMapping: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-06-19 13:22

May 2014

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XE6–Links for the presentation

The Delphi Geek – On today’s presentation I promised listeners a bunch of links so that they didn’t have to write them down. Here they are: Fix list for RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6 What's New in Delphi and C++Builder XE6 RAD Studio DocWiki No App is An Island (FireDAC on-demand webinar) ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-05-15 15:09
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Adding Borders to Pictures

The Delphi Geek – Besides being a programmer, I like taking pretty pictures (and working with wood, but that’s another story). And from time to time I like to print some pictures and hang them on a wall. Because framing pictures is expensive and, frankly, most of them don’t deserve it, I like to print a “virtual ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-05-12 18:48
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XE6 Launch in Slovenia

The Delphi Geek – Join me in Ljubljana on May 15th when I’ll be showing all the goodies that came with recently released RAD Studio XE6. Register here. --- Published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-05-09 07:40

April 2014

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Safe-casting Pointers

The Delphi Geek – You cannot safe-cast a pointer. This will fail:ptr as TProjectYou can only cast pointers the unsafe way:TProject(ptr)That is, unless you use this neat trick:TObject(ptr) as TProjectThis will also catch programming errors, specifically a pointer that doesn’t point to an object. --- Published under ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-04-12 18:12
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Short tips: PNGImage

The Delphi Geek – If you have problems processing PNG images because you are using DevExpress components, add this to the beginning of your program’s uses list: dxGDIPlusClasses, Vcl.Imaging.PNGImage,DevExpress registers PNG handler with doesn’t behave exactly the same as Delphi’s built-in TGraphics descendants. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-04-07 10:21

March 2014

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IOmniPipeline termination bug

The Delphi Geek – There was a nasty race condition in the IOmniPipeline termination code which could result in access violations. It has been fixed in the SVN so please update to the latest version if you are using Parallel.Pipeline, Parallel.BackgroundWorker, or Parallel.ForkJoin. Great thanks go to Dean from DeNovo ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-03-13 09:11

February 2014

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RAD Studio XE5, C++, iOS etc … in Slovenia

The Delphi Geek – This Tuesday (March 4th) Embarcadero and Marand are organizing a RAD Studio XE5 presentation in Ljubljana. We’ll be showing great features that were implemented in RAD Studio in the past few years – from 64-bit Windows compilation, Unicode support and styling to multiplatform development, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? gabr @ 2014-02-28 08:35
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