Delphi

AppTethering Leaderboard - Passing Objects Remotely and using Resources

AppTethering opens up a range of powerful features for coupled applications. Beyond the basic features for calling remote actions (which is rather cool and quick to setup) it is also possible to share resources between applications. To give you an example I have built a Scoreboard that records the best scores in a simple game. As the scores come in and the leaderboard is updated, it rebuilds the…
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Delphi

Creating an InterBase database on the fly with FireDAC

Recently I have been creating a number of applications using InterBase on iOS and Android using FireDAC components to talk to the database. One route to achieving this is by create the database file and table structure either via iSQL or using IBConsole GUI first before…
Delphi

Getting to grips with using FireMonkey Grids

Although there is a huge amount that is the same for Delphi and C++ Builder developers between VCL and FireMonkey, one thing that has changed is the FireMonkey grids. FireMonkey Grid Example After a recent question at an event, I thought I would put a little demo together to help understand some of the changes that come with the new style grid in FireMonkey. Having come from a VCL background and…
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Delphi

Writing a FireMonkey DLL for use with a VCL application.

VCL App calling a FireMonkey DLL We have had a lot of questions on the road show tour about how to mix Fire Monkey and VCL. Although this is not officially supported, a number of blogs have started to appear with ways to do this. One way that is appropriate to add additional…