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How to Fix MSBuild Error MSB4006

Author: Craig Stuntz You may encounter an error which looks like this: MSB4006: There is a circular dependency in the target dependency graph involving target “ResolveProjectReferences” [MyProjectName\MyProjectName.csproj] …when running MSBuild from the command line. This error happens when: You run MSBuild on a machine with .NET 4.5 installed and You build a project…
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Delphi

Lazy Form Creation Design Pattern

Author: Pawe Gowacki One of the most important things about any application, and especially mobile apps, is short start-up time. End user does not like to wait for too long for an app to start. In some cases, if the start-up time is excessively long a mobile app may not be…
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…
C++

Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps

As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app’s REST Client components. We also provide the source code to the REST Debugger and you can build other platform versions (Win64 and OSX) of the…
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C++

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…
Delphi

You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps

Author: Michael Gillen Sensor support was originally added to Delphi a year ago. The sensor APIs are defined in the System.Sensors unit name scope and can be use in your Windows VCL and FM apps. This blog post will show you how you can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows applications. You’ll need a GPS device for your Windows computer (some of the recent Intel based…
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Delphi

Changing FireMonkey style at runtime

Author: Pawe Gowacki Last month Sarina DuPont blogged about loading custom FireMonkey styles on a mobile device at runtime (“How to load custom styles at runtime“). That’s a very interesting approach to compile a custom style as a resource into the mobile…
Delphi

How to load custom styles at runtime

During my session at CodeRage, I briefly talked about how to load custom styles at runtime. I wanted to elaborate on this topic and provide some detailed steps. In this example, we are creating a mobile app for iOS and Android that uses the ‘Jet’ Premium Style.I added both styles via the resources dialog in the IDE and used the TStyleManager.LoadFromResource method to load either…
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