Category: Technical

Using Images When Developing For iOS

This post will explain how to avoid blurred images on your iPhone and iPod touch with Retina display. It may contain nothing interesting for people that already have some knowledge of iOS development or have at least read some books or articles about it.… Continue reading ›

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Creating a Dock Shortcut for Platform Assistant (paserver) on a Mac

It may be handy to create a “shortcut” to start the paserver application without typing the password. I forgot the password I used at OS X profile a few times and this solution solved my problem. To do this simple task I used Apple Script.… Continue reading ›

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Delphi Headers now available for VLC

VLC (VideoLan Client) is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. It can also act as a video on demand broadcaster.

While it has had an external control mechanism for a number of years, it has never been what could be called Delphi friendly.… Continue reading ›

Posted in Tools, VCL

Rolling your own Dependency Injection

What if you want to employ the Dependency Injection pattern in your application, but don’t want to use a third party framework for it?… Continue reading ›

Posted in Coding Techniques, RTL

How to Create Your Own FireMonkey Image Effect

Before I start, I would like to mention that my knowledge on pixel shaders is pretty limited, but I’ll share what I have done in last few days after some research on the internet and after playing around with the FireMonkey GPU powered image effects.… Continue reading ›

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WOW6432Node issues with CHM help and Outlook custom actions

For those of you who are using Windows 7 64-bit and might be encountering issues with either opening HTMLHelp files or using Outlook 2007 custom actions:

Problems opening CHM files from Delphi apps

In the 32 bit version of Windows 7 if you were getting errors such as ‘Action cancelled’ when opening network based .CHM files from your Delphi applications then you could… Continue reading ›

Posted in Windows

A code-free wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D

How would you go about building a wind turbine in Firemonkey 3D with revolving blades? You can stop reading right now if you want and go away and think about this; possibly even fire up XE2 and try building something; but do come back!… Continue reading ›

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