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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 using it in your project. Once you have the database file (which is simple enough to do) you then have to deploy the file along…
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C++

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…
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Altium Designer 15 000 000 codelines

Author: zhang Embarcadero likes mentioning Altimum Designer when asked about high-class large-scale successful commercial systems made with Delphi. The project has about 15000000 codelines. Altium Designer is a CAD system for electronic products, including 3D…
Delphi

QR Code Generation Using Delphi XE 5 / DelphiZXingQRCode

Author: Janez Atmapuri M6099 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…
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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…
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Android Bluetooth SPP / RS232 with Delphi XE5 YouTube video and examples

I found this great Delphi XE5 Android Bluetooth YouTube video, byBjörn Hansen, from back in September last year after the launch of Delphi XE5. it shows you how to use Delphi to create an Android app that uses Bluetooth to connect to a lighting control system. The developer includes the source code for the example that also includes a Android Bluetooth Delphi interface unit version of the…
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Delphi

Delphi XE5 - deploying and accessing local files on iOS and Android

Larry in Canada recently sent me an email asking a Delphi XE5 mobile multi-device question: “How do you include files and/or folders containing files with a Delphi Android application APK file?” I told him I would create a simple example and explain how deploy a file with your application and then access it from a Delphi app for iOS and Android. To accomplish this, you create a new…
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