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{ Monthly Archives } October 2012

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct31 - Importing 3D Models In Your FireMonkey Applications

RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 include support for importing 3D models into your HD and 3D Delphi and C++ applications.  The TModel3D FireMonkey component supports loading of DAE, OBJ and ASE model files and their textures.  TModel3D supports the new FireMonkey 2 Material Source components that I covered in a previous blog post and [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct30 - Connecting an HTML5 Builder App to Delphi or C++ DataSnap Server

The new HTML5 Builder supports creating Client Mobile Applications, Client Web Applications, Server Mobile Applications and Server Web Applications.  Your HTML5 Builder applications can also connect with business logic contained in amulti-tier Delphi and C++ DataSnap Server using the PHP and JavaScript DataSnap Rest Connection component.  This quick video shows you how to build an HTML5 [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct29 - Creating a Metropolis UI App Bar in VCL and FMX apps

RAD Studio XE3 allows you to implement the Windows 8 style in your VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++Builder applications using the new Metropolis UI style. Windows 8 Metropolis UI applications do not use a persistent menu bar at the top of the application window. Instead, Metropolis UI applications use a touch control called an [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct28 - new Platform Services capabilities for FireMonkey 2 multi-platform apps

To better support multi-platform, device and services, RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 includes the new TPlatformServices architecture, based on interfaces.  You can use the Supports PlatformService function in your Delphi and C++ Windows and Mac OS X applications and take advantage of platform services that are available at runtime.  The TPlatformServices class also provides [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct27 - Using the CustomFormat property in LiveBindings

Using the LiveBindings Designer and LiveBindings Wizard in RAD Studio XE3 allows you to easily link fields to UI controls and do other common LiveBindings tasks.  I wanted to bind two dataset column values (first and last name) into one TLabel in my Delphi and C++Builder demo VCL and FireMonkey applications.  I asked Jim Tierney, team [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct26 - Using the new Swipe Transition Effect

RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 includes a new transition effect and component, TFilterSwipeTransition class and TSwipeTransitionEffect component.  You can use this effect to peel back a corner of an image to reveal another image underneath.  The SwipeTransitionEffect component can be used in your Delphi and C++Builder applications and runs in Windows and Macintosh OS [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct25 - Adding Actions and Gestures to the FireFlow application

This video shows you how to quickly add actions and gestures to the RAD Studio XE3 FireMonkey 2 FireFlow sample application (an adaption of the Cover Flow 3D animated UI found in iTunes, Mac Finder and other applications).  Four actions (First, Last, Left and Right) are created and connected to four standard gestures (Left, Right, [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct24 - Building a FM2 OSX App and Submit it to the Mac Store

RAD Studio XE3 now allows you to create a Delphi and C++Builder FireMonkey 2 application for OS X and submit it to the Apple Macintosh App Store. You build your application in the RAD Studio IDE, add an OS X target platform node. You debug your application and when you are ready you can [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct23 - Location-Based Development with HTML5 Builder

HTML5 Builder, also part of RAD Studio XE3, allow you to create location-based browser and mobile applications. The Geolocation components (MGeolocation for device-based applications and Geolocation for desktop and device browser-based applications) allows you to request the location, and if the user allows it, you will be able to get the data and keep track [...]

31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct22 - Mobile AppDev with HTML5 Builder and TeeChart

HTML5 Builder, also included in RAD Studio XE3, comes bundled with TeeChart for HTML5 Builder by Steema Software.  This short video shows you what’s involved in building a Server Mobile Application that displays HTML5 based business charts in your desktop or mobile browser using data from the server application.  You can also use TeeChart for [...]

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