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C++Builder XE5 iOS RSS feed reader app

Last year, Marco Cantu created a Delphi for iOS/Android feed reader app (YouTube video). In this blog post I’ll show you how to create a C++ iOS RSS feed reader app using C++Builder XE5 update 2. In the demo project I will be using the isocpp.org blog RSS feed (http://isocpp.org/blog/rss) and the Embarcadero technology blog [...]

FireMonkey and VCL Styles - articles, blogs, videos, docs and examples

I’ve been receiving emails from developers asking for information and links about learning more about styles in their VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++ apps. I’ve put together a list of some of the many articles, blog posts and videos to help you learn more about styles.
Embarcadero DocWiki

Customizing FireMonkey Applications with Styles - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Customizing_FireMonkey_Applications_with_Styles
Working with Native [...]

Chris Rolliston blog posts - Loading the app’s icon into a TImage (Windows/Android)

Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently wrote two blog posts with source code showing you how to load your application’s ICON into an FMX TImage component forAndroid and Windows. The code contains an "AppIconLoader" that you can use in your Delphi projects. You can find the two posts [...]

Some interesting RESTful web services to explore with Delphi and C++Builder

With the new REST Client Library components for Delphi and C++, you can build desktop (Windows and Mac OS X) and mobile (iOS and Android) applications that leverage a wide range of Internet REST/JSON functionality. In my REST component use I’ve found a bunch of cool web services site. As I’ve written in past blog [...]

C++Builder and Unicode

It has been some time since we added Unicode support in C++Builder 2009. I still see some C++ developers who are asking questions about Unicode support, especially for those who are migrating older C++Builder projects to the latest release of C++Builder XE5 update 2. Seeing some "new" questions on our forums and on Stack Overflow, [...]

Cool Windows and Android multi-device blog posts by Francois Piette, Embarcadero MVP

Francois Piette, Embarcadero MVP from Belgium, is blogging to show developers how to build Delphi multi-device apps for Windows and Android using FM. He includes source code in his blog posts and some projects are also available for download.

FireMonkey, Android, Windows and PostMessage (December 15, 2013) - http://francois-piette.blogspot.be/2013/12/firemonkey-android-windows-and.html. In this article, Francois shows how he wrapped [...]

QR Code Generation Using Delphi XE 5 / DelphiZXingQRCode

Žarko Gajić shows you how to add QR Code generation to your Delphi VCL and FireMonkey applications. His article uses a Delphi wrapper for the ZXing open source barcode image processing library (http://www.debenu.com/open-source/delphizxingqrcode/). Zarko has written two recent articles on his "On Delphi Programming" blog:
Generating QR Codes Using Delphi – DelphiZXingQRCode – Open Source Unit [...]

Some cool FireMonkey multi-device components…

There are many available Delphi and C++Builder components that will let you build cool desktop and mobile applications, fast. Here are just a few of the many component sets for FireMonkey.

TMS Software - Components for FireMonkey including TMS Cloud Pack for FireMonkey, TMS Component Studio for FireMonkey, TMS Grid for FireMonkey filters, TMS Instrumentation WorkShop [...]

Some new devices and gadgets appearing at CES 2014

Jim and I are still working on our demos for our upcoming webinar, "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" on January 22, 2014 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. At the same time in Las Vegas, companies are announcing new devices and gadgets this week at the Consumer Electronics Show [...]

Riding the waves with REST and C++Builder for iOS

Last month, John Thomas (JT) and Sarina Dupont wrote blog posts showing you how to use the new REST Client Library components in your Delphi XE5 VCL and FM applications. JT and Sarina both built examples that use the SpitCast web site (http://www.spitcast.com/) REST API(s) to query surf spots and locations. In this blog post [...]

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