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Finding your Tethered Apps

Author: Vincent P596 RAD Studio XE6, Delphi XE6 and C++Builder XE6 include support for tethering your VCL and FMX apps together. This blog post shows you how to display all of the tethered apps that you can find on your subnet. App Tethering includes two components: TTetheringManager and TTetheringAppProfile. For this article I’ve built a Delphi VCL application that uses these two components…
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Remote push notifications on Android with RAD Studio XE6

In RAD Studio XE6, we introduced support for remote push notifications with our BaaS (Backend as a Service) integration. We include components for Kinvey and Parse, two popular BaaS providers, right out of the box. Our BAAS framework in RAD Studio XE6 is based on our REST…
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Customizing and Creating VCL Styles

Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio include various VCL styles out of the box. These can be used for your Windows applications and customized via the included Bitmap Style Designer (Tools->Bitmap Style Designer). You can also create a new style from scratch. The easiest way to get started with a brand new style is to use the VCL style template in the Bitmap Style Designer as a guide. Below is a…
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Fun with FireMonkey Gradients

Author: Pawe Gowacki Everybody loves colours. Great apps should use colours in clever and original ways. I have been recently spending a lot of time using Delphi XE5 for designing screens for mobile apps and must admit that I really like the way how iOS 7 is using colours…
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Working with Sensors, Devices and Platform Services in your C++ applications

All of our modern PCs, Smartphones, Tablets and other devices include more than just a screen, keyboard, mouse, memory, and storage. The devices We use include sensors for location, orientation, acceleration, ambient light, etc.My Samsung Slate Series 7 is a hybrid or “2 for 1” device that is both a desktop PC and a Tablet. It includes two cameras and accelerometer. Even if they…
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Product or License Validation Error

Author: Andreas O1387 If you ever see the error “Product or License Validation Error” pop up, the first thing you should do is Google the exact error message. If you do so, you will find the first hit to be exactly what you want – Starting RAD Studio…
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FireMonkey Styles for Blinking Button

Author: Eusebio M40205 The problem appeared when discussing “Scalability of enterprise DBMS-targeted systems” (in English on massive demand in comments) with Dmitriy Kouzmenko, Russian expert in InterBase since its origin. Then this occasional topic called more…