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Detecting connected Bluetooth devices on Android

In Appmethod, we include many different components. This includes visual components for user interface elements and also non-visual components for database access, accessing device sensors/services, connecting to REST services etc. While Appmethod includes many pre-built components for fast application development, you get full platform access to any APIs you need, including those we don’t…
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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…
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 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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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…
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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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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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