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Delphi 10.3.2 released, and introducing… Mosco!

By |2019-07-20T19:26:50+10:30July 20, 2019 7:26 pm|Uncategorized|

The latest version of Delphi Rio, 10.3.2 has been released! To coincide with the release, Delphi Worlds introduces: Mosco Mosco (an acronym for MacOS Companion) Mosco is a combination of a macOS 64-bit application and an expert (of the same name) for Delphi. Mosco has functionality that has yet to be seen: An much [...]

Codex 1.2 Released

By |2019-03-07T06:37:11+10:30March 7, 2019 6:37 am|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, I uploaded a new version of Codex to the Github repository that has the installers. Main new changes in this version: Editor Tabs Position There's now an option (in Tools->Codex->Options) to have the editor tabs (e.g. Code | Design | History) appear on the left, just like they used to! If you also have [...]

A fix for using TMapView on Android 9 devices

By |2019-02-17T08:50:19+10:30February 17, 2019 8:50 am|Uncategorized|

A recent report on Embarcadero's Quality Portal caught my attention today, where an app would crash if it used a TMapView on an Android 9 device. Fortunately, I had just recently updated my Nexus 5X to Android 9 (thanks to Brian Long's help), so I could investigate the problem. First thing to do was to [...]

Celebrate Delphi’s birthday with Delphi 10.3.1 update!

By |2019-02-15T07:24:36+10:30February 15, 2019 7:24 am|Uncategorized|

On February 14th, 1995, Delphi was brought into the world, and it changed the software development landscape. Now 24 years later, Delphi is still going strong, with the ability to target multiple platforms from single source. This milestone is being celebrated with the release of the first update to Delphi 10.3 Rio, which contains a [...]

Delphi 10.3 Rio has arrived!

By |2018-11-22T09:36:42+10:30November 22, 2018 9:36 am|Uncategorized|

It's time to become excited, because Delphi 10.3 Rio has been released! Rather than go over all the new features here, please refer to the Embarcadero website, and the docwiki for a full list. Of special interest to me are: The out-of-the-box support for Android API 26+, so if you're using Rio, there's no longer [...]

Codex Delphi Add-In

By |2018-10-03T22:50:40+10:30October 3, 2018 10:40 am|IDE tweaks, Resources|

This article describes a Delphi add-in that I've been working on, of which the first version (1.0.0) has been released today In the beginning.. Some time ago I started working on an add-in for Delphi to add some functionality that I wanted in the IDE, one of them being that I'd like it to [...]

Delphi Worlds 5th Anniversary

By |2018-09-02T13:48:30+10:30September 2, 2018 1:48 pm|Updates news|

I started this blog back in September of 2013. With the 5th Anniversary this month, I figured it is time to tell some of the story.. First languages My first programming language was APL, which I partly learned in high school as a small part of Mathematics classes. This lead to me becoming part of [...]

Firebase Cloud Messaging, revisited

By |2018-10-31T11:57:45+10:30August 12, 2018 5:41 pm|Code tips, General tips|

A little over a year ago, I posted a two part article about integrating Firebase Cloud Messaging in your Delphi mobile apps. This time, it's a single part article because much of the work is done for you, or is simplified. The code in this article was built and tested using an install of [...]

Connectivity checker for mobile, revisited

By |2018-07-15T15:07:05+10:30July 15, 2018 3:07 pm|Code tips, General tips|

Nearly 5 years ago I wrote an article for checking whether a mobile device has an internet connection. This article revisits that solution, dropping the "less-used" functionality, however it also gains an important feature. The code and demo for this article was written and tested on Delphi Tokyo 10.2.3, however it should work on earlier [...]

Moving controls into view when the virtual keyboard is shown, revisited, again!

By |2019-02-05T13:52:23+10:30July 7, 2018 11:09 am|General tips|

In this article I revisit (again) the seemingly perennial problem of controls being obscured by the virtual keyboard when it appears. The code related to this article was tested with Delphi Tokyo 10.2.3, however it may work with earlier versions. TL;DR: The demo code is part of, and relies on units from the KastriFree project. [...]

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