Category: FMX

Extending the FireMonkey TStringGrid

While porting my VCL applications to FireMonkey I needed to find a replacement for the TAdvStringGrid from TMS software and so decided to try building my own custom TStringGrid.… 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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Changing the Color of a FireMonkey Edit box

The new FireMonkey components have extensive design time functionality through the style engine so the presentation of components can be easily varied by the style editor. Some of the style parameters are also included in the object properties such as Font and FontFill (the new way to change the font color) but if the object code does not expose the parameter you need how do you change the style information dynamically at runtime?… Continue reading ›

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LiveBindings Part 2 – Displaying database data in a VCL (or FireMonkey) application

A perhaps not so well known fact about LiveBindings is that they can be used in VCL as well as FireMonkey applications. The traditional VCL data-aware controls are still available though and for reasons that will quickly become apparent, I wouldn’t advise ripping out your VCL TDBEdits just yet.… Continue reading ›

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Creating 3D scenes dynamically in FireMonkey

In my last post I created a wind turbine (or propeller if you like 🙂 ). When I demonstrated this wind turbine at a recent ADUG meeting here in Melbourne, Brian Watson asked whether it was possible to create objects in code and add them to a scene at run time.  … Continue reading ›

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LiveBindings Part 1 – Displaying database data in a FireMonkey application

This is the start of an in-depth series on the new LiveBindings technology found in Delphi XE2. At its most basic level LiveBindings is the mechanism provided for FireMonkey applications to display and edit data from a database on screen, a job that in the VCL is traditionally done with data-aware controls.… Continue reading ›

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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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