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Classic Tip: From Default Project Options to RAD Studio Option Sets
I was recently asked by a customer what happened to the default project options in RAD Studio. This feature was removed long ago, and replaced with a more flexible one, option sets.
2 Apr 2019
Classic Tips: VCL Multi-Column ListBox
When using a classic Windows List Box (using the VCl TListBox) how can you have multiple columns of data? The operating system offers two alternative ways, and this can be confusing.
26 Mar 2019
Attending Spring4D Conference Next Month in Italy
On April 17th and 18th there will be a new Delphi-related conference focused on the Spring4D in Bergamo, Italy, with Stefan and Primoz covering the library in details. I plan attending the event, to learn more about Spring4D and chat with the presenters and the Delphi developers in the audience.
22 Mar 2019
Selling your Delphi apps via Microsoft Store is now Cheaper
Delphi has offered support for Microsoft Store (or Windows Store) via Desktop Bridge for quite some time. The good news is this just became a cheaper option for developers.
21 Mar 2019
iPhone X and iPad Pro resolution support on Delphi 10.3.1
With Delphi 10.3.1, you can
applications for the iPhone X series devices and iPad Pro with native resolution support. To support the newer resolutions, the overall configuration and some of the image names have changed. While this applies to n...
28 Feb 2019
Presenting RAD Studio 10.3.1 in Dublin and London Next Week
Next week I'll join Embarcadero regional partner Grey Matter to present the latest release of RAD Studio in Ireland and England.
26 Feb 2019
RAD Studio 10.3.1 HTTP and SOAP Clients Enhancements
In RAD Studio 10.3.1 Embarcadero fixed a few issues and made some improvements related with the HTTP client library and the SOAP clients support on the Windows platform.
22 Feb 2019
What’s New in FireDAC for Firebird in RAD Studio 10.3.1
In RAD Studio 10.3.1 we've added a couple of features in the FireDAC support for Firebird, a popular databases among our customers.
19 Feb 2019
New RAD Server Console Ext JS UI in RAD Studio 10.3.1
The newly released RAD Studio 10.3.1 includes a new RAD Server Console user interface, redesigned using the Ext JS framework from Sencha
15 Feb 2019
Target Version for running 10.3 Rio apps on Android 9
When RAD Studio 10.3 Rio applications are executed on Android 9, you get an intermittent error due the call of a restricted API. The temporary workaround is to update the target version.
11 Feb 2019
On the 2018 Spirit of Delphi Award to Cary Jensen
I'm very happy Embarcadero resumed this award and also that Cary won it. But I also wanted to share some more information about what I received when I won, many years ago.
29 Jan 2019
What's In RAD Studio 10.3 Architect Edition?
With the 10.3 release, Embarcadero has reinvented the Architect Edition, bundling new powerful tools and additional licences with RAD Studio Enterprise
19 Dec 2018
Modernisation De L’Architecture Des Applications Delphi Avec 10.3
Delphi est utilisé pour créer certaines des applications Serveur Client les plus puissantes au monde. De la défense à la santé, Delphi est un choix fiable, en particulier lorsque les clients recherchent des clients ...
18 Dec 2018
New RAD Server Features in RAD Studio 10.3
The version of RAD Server that ships with RAD Studio 10.3 offers a very significant set of enhancements, with a new URL mapping logic and new server side components
17 Dec 2018
Application Architecture Modernization with Delphi 10.3
RAD Studio 10.3 Architect Edition offers a great set of tools for your application architecture modernization needs, with a shift towards web services and RAD Server-based multi-tier solutions
7 Dec 2018
Delphi RTL Improvements in 10.3 Rio
Even without entirely new libraries, the Delphi Run Time Library (RTL) has seen many significant changes in 10.3, mostly focused on performance.
26 Nov 2018
Deferring Delphi Managed Records Support
Due to some standing issues, we decided to disable the managed records Delphi language feature in the coming 10.3 release and postpone it to 10.4
21 Nov 2018
VCL Support for Per Monitor v2 and GetSystemMetrics Coming in 10.3
In the coming 10.3 release of RAD Studio, we are adding support for Microsoft Per Monitor v2 mode available in recent releases of Windows 10.
20 Nov 2018
Custom Managed Records Coming in Delphi 10.3
Beside inline variable declarations, Delphi 10.3 is going to offer another new Object Pascal language extension, custom managed records
8 Nov 2018
Introducing Inline Variables in the Delphi Language
The coming 10.3 version of Delphi introduces a very handy feature to the language, local inline variables with local scope and type inference.
8 Nov 2018
Directions for ARC Memory Management in Delphi
With the coming 10.3 release, RAD Studio R&D and PM teams are making Delphi's new directions in memory management official. A few years back, when Embarcadero started building new Delphi compilers for platforms other than Windows there ...
8 Nov 2018
Embarcadero Releases AppAnalytics Server Source Code
What is AppAnalytics? A few years ago, Embarcadero introduced the AppAnalytics technology, a simple and effective way to add in-app analytics to VCL and FMX applications using ready-to-use components and a paid SaaS offering for the AppAnalytics backend. Since introducing the service,
11 Oct 2018
The Delphi Compiler and UTF-8 Encoded Source Code Files With no BOM
Last week a (large) customer sent me an email indicating he was experiencing issues when compiling the same project on different machines. Turned out the difference was in the source code files format and the root cause was a unit
4 Oct 2018
Photos of September Delphi Events: London and Utrecht
Delphi User Group Meeting, London A couple of weeks ago I was in London for personal reasons and teamed up with the UK Developers Group to attend their monthly meeting and talk about Delphi. I offered an introductory talk, some in depth
28 Sep 2018
Blogs on Embarcadero Community: Multi Tier Development and Enterprise SKU
I haven't blogged much here in September, because I wrote two blog posts on the Embarcadero community site (given they were more official blog posts -- I generally blog on my personal blogs and the content is surfaced on the Embarcadero community):
25 Sep 2018