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ORM Frameworks for Delphi...

I have just returned from myRAD Studio XE3 World Tour stops in Europe. It was great to see so many young and old developers in London, Amsterdam, Warsaw and Heidelberg. In two cities I was asked whether there were any Object Relational Mapping solutions for Delphi. There are two Delphi ORM(s) that I know about: TMS Software’s TMS Aurelius – commercial ORM.
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Delphi

Custom FireMonkey "TSimpleTriangle" component

Author: Pawe Gowacki Have you ever written a component in Delphi? Reusable components are the corner-stone of rapid application development and important part of Delphi success on the market. Being able to manipulate an instance of a class at design-time is where Delphi…
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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C++

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…
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…
Delphi

Reading and writing files from an iOS FireMonkey application

Author: dragonhome Here’s an example of how you can read and write files in your iOS FireMonkey application. Enjoy! {$IFDEF FPC} var content : NSString; {$ENDIF} {$IFDEF FPC} function MyFileName : NSString; var paths : NSArray; fileName : NSString; begin paths := NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains(NSDocumentDirectory, NSUserDomainMask, True); fileName :=…
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Delphi

New "TOSVersion" type in Delphi XE2

Author: Tóth Erik Delphi XE2 is probably the most significant release since Delphi 1. The number of new features is amazing and probably the biggest, most important one is FireMonkey – a brand new business application development platform that let you use Delphi…
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Why Won't Visual Studio Step Into This Code?

Author: Craig Stuntz I helped another developer debug an interesting problem this morning. Let’s see if you can spot the problem. The code in question looked something like this simplified version containing only enough code to show the problem: public void Execute() { DoStuff(); // breakpoint 1 } public IEnumerable<Coordinate> DoStuff() { LaunchMissiles(); //…
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