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Making cross-platform apps with Delphi is easy

By | 2017-05-16T21:42:34+00:00 May 15, 2017 8:38 pm|Code tips, General tips, Uncategorized, Using APIs|

Developing software with Delphi is easy regardless of "cross-platformness", relatively speaking, in comparison to other tools I've used, however this article shows how insanely easy it can be to put together an application that runs on iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS. Just over a week ago, Jim McKeeth and I were talking about Xamarin, [...]

Delphi 10.2 Tokyo has been released!

By | 2017-03-26T10:23:13+00:00 March 26, 2017 10:22 am|Uncategorized|

Fast cross-platform development has become even more awesome with the release of Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, which includes server side support for Linux, FMX, RTL and IDE improvements, and more! I'm especially interested in the multi-threading changes to TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D on mobile, as well as the threading changes on Android, and database support enhancements, and am looking forward [...]

Some stuff about Delphi 10 Seattle

By | 2017-02-16T18:02:35+00:00 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 | 2017-02-16T18:02:36+00:00 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 [...]

XE8.. bringing 64 bit goodness to iOS

By | 2015-04-13T09:51:06+00:00 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 | 2017-02-16T18:02:36+00:00 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 | 2014-10-20T09:46:34+00:00 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, [...]

Jumping into XE7

By | 2017-02-16T18:02:36+00:00 October 19, 2014 6:33 pm|Uncategorized|

Over the past year, I've been working full time on projects for a government department of my home state, South Australia. In those projects we're using mainly jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and HTML5. I've also been spending a fair amount of time with my girlfriend, and playing music (I play bass guitar), so I've had less [...]

Adding Javascript processing capability to TWebBrowser in iOS

By | 2014-10-19T14:32:06+00:00 November 6, 2013 10:04 am|Code tips, Patches, Uncategorized|

UPDATE: If you're using Delphi XE7, the TWebBrowser component now includes the method EvaluateJavascript (does the same thing as what my GetJavaScript result does), and applies to both iOS and Android. In a post on the Embarcadero forums some time ago, Charles Vinal asked about whether it would be possible to have TWebBrowser implement the stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString [...]

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