C++

Secrets of FireDAC: Pagination With Grids And LiveBindings

If you want to display only a range of results from a recordset you can using paging (otherwise known as pagination) to do so. It is a common pattern when doing web development to give the user 20 results for example and then the ability to move to the next page. If you are implementing a REST API in RAD Server you might also implement this functionality instead of delivering 2 million rows for…
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Delphi

FireMonkey on Linux!

Author: Pawe Gowacki It did not take long since the release of Delphi Linux compiler to have the ability to build Linux GUIs with Delphi! Just go to http://fmxlinux.comand get the only currently available download of FireMonkey for Linux which is “Free Trial v…
Delphi

Using "reFind" tool to migrate BDE app to FireDAC with Delphi 10.1

Author: Pawe Gowacki Two weeks ago I was contributing to a bigger Delphi migration webinar run by mycolleagueStephen Ball the demonstration of actual steps of live migration of BDE-based source code to FireDAC. Migration of existing VCLprojects to the latest version of Delphiis the hot topic in Delphi community. Many migration tasks can be automated. Today at the Developer…
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Delphi

DataSnap "CUSTOMERS" FireDAC JSON Reflection Demo Code

Author: Mério C11139 My “RAD in Action: Build Modern Apps with Enterprise Mobility Services” webinar is happening right now. During my 50 minutes session I’m demonstrating using DataSnap framework for building multi-tier database application with FireDAC JSON Reflection framework. That’s very powerful and very easy to code. During the demo I have illustrated the…
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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…
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

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 app. This week there was another blog post by David I about the availability of the new great looking mobile FireMonkey…
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