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Building OpenSSL dylibs for iOS simulator

By | March 5, 2016 9:33 am|Code tips, Patches, Resources|

NOTE: This article relates to using dylibs with iOS simulator only. If you're building your app for iOS device, you should link against the static libraries. See this link. Firstly, a couple of thanks: To Doron Adler, who created a fork of a script, of which mine is based on, and who gave some very [...]

A leg up for using ALAssetsLibrary in Delphi

By | January 29, 2016 8:43 pm|Code tips, Project tweaks|

Some time back, someone asked on the Embarcadero forums about using ALAssetsLibrary from the Assets Library framework in iOS with Delphi. I was curious because I thought I may be interested in using it myself. It seemed relatively simple enough: create an Assets Library instance (TALAssetsLibrary from the iOSapi.AssetsLibrary unit), enumerate the groups, and for [...]

Some stuff about Delphi 10 Seattle

By | November 19, 2015 7:08 pm|Uncategorized|

This isn't quite what I'd call a review; it's more like: I've been using Delphi 10 Seattle for a while now, and this is what I've liked, or found interesting :-) I've been very slightly behind the changes that have been happening with Delphi, so forgive me if I mention something that was included in [...]

Moving controls into view when the virtual keyboard is shown, revisited

By | November 19, 2015 6:16 pm|Uncategorized|

Just over 2 years ago, I posted this article: http://delphi.radsoft.com.au/2013/10/moving-controls-into-view-when-the-virtual-keyboard-is-shown/ Well, a little water has passed under the bridge since then, in terms of the changes to Delphi (I think I used XE5 for that article?), and in terms of my thinking. A recent task at work had me thinking there could be a more [...]

Fixing a detail insert bug in FireDAC with LiveBindings

By | April 23, 2015 8:19 am|Code tips, Patches|

I've recently started a project in Delphi XE8 that has me using Delphi a lot more again. It's designed to be cross-platform, however for now the GUI side uses VCL controls, so the initial iteration is going to be restricted to Windows. I'll be re-using the back end however, so FireDAC was chosen for database [...]

XE8.. bringing 64 bit goodness to iOS

By | April 13, 2015 9:51 am|Uncategorized|

RAD Studio XE8 has recently been released, and with it comes support for compiling your iOS apps for 64 bit devices. Now, if only I had one! Looks like I'll be bugging my girlfriend to borrow her phone for testing on the device ;-) There's also a stack other new features and bug fixes. Check [...]

Delphi… Out Of This World!

By | November 17, 2014 3:58 pm|Uncategorized|

Back in 2002, a developer named Kristofer Skaug posted in the Delphi forums about a project he was working on. I don't recall seeing the post myself, however it came as no surprise when I learned of where that project is now. The people at Embarcadero tell the rest of the story, here: Embarcadero Delphi [...]

Making XE7 projects compile for iOS 8.0

By | October 20, 2014 9:46 am|Uncategorized|

Whilst updating this demo project, and compiling for the device (in my case iOS 8.0, as I have Xcode 6.0.1), I received an error as outlined in this post on the Embarcadero community website. As per the response from Stefan D on October 4th, a solution has been posted, here. To save wading through that, [...]

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