Category: Tools

Melbourne Meeting – September 2015

Monday 21st September at 6 for 6:15pm start.

ADUG AGM followed by a presentation from current President Lachlan Gemmell

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Embarcadero be Bold once more

Do you remember Bold for Delphi, the model driven architecture and object persistence framework that was first developed by Boldsoft, then purchased by Borland and included in Delphi 7 Architect?

Roland Bengtsson has started this online petition asking Embarcadero to release Bold as open source.… Continue reading ›

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A VCL to FireMonkey Convertor

I have been convinced that FireMonkey provides opportunities to use Delphi in new and exciting ways. I am interested in exploring the possibilities but I also want to maintain as much as possible  of the IP that I have built up in Delphi applications to date. … 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 ›

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Extend search to form files

Recently I worked on a project with many forms and database components, where I had to change the references in the components itself.

The problem I had was to find and edit all the components which had a special keyword / reference in it!… Continue reading ›

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Using tortoise svn 1.7 and Delphi XE2

Just a heads up for anyone using tortoise svn 1.7 and Delphi XE2.

It is extremely rare that I’ve needed to use svn via the command line, but in trying it today I received a spurious error:

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Incorporating Maps into your application

As everyone knows, Google provides a web mapping service application that allows maps to be embedded into third-party websites via the Google Maps API.These APIs can be used to incorporate static maps into your Delphi applications. (Refer to Google’s terms of use for these APIs here.)… Continue reading ›

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