Category Archives: Delphi

Simple RK4 Code

Thought I’d start off the New Year with a simple freebie, a 4th Order Runge-Kutta class for Delphi, Windows and Mac OS. Should also work on Android and iOS mobile platforms and with Free Pascal. The code below shows how … Continue reading

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My First Mac OS Application

I finished my first Mac OS application. Two screenshots are shown below, I’ll be making it available download at the end of the week. This was a test application to see how easy it would be use write a portable … Continue reading

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Editing Firemonkey Styles

The documentation and use of firemonkey styles is a bit limited. This means it’s a case of figuring out things for oneself or finding other users who have reported useful tips. The first thing to be aware of is that … Continue reading

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Pascal Dead? Me thinks not

I was talking to a colleague the other day who was praising the virtues of C++. I told him that Object Pascal was quite a popular and growing language these days which he thought I must be joking, Pascal, who … Continue reading

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Latest Delphi XE3 Update 1

Many of us have been eagerly waiting for the first significant update to Delphi XE3 in the hope that many of the bugs in FM2 will be fixed. Alas no. Of the 63 bugs report on the public QC system, … Continue reading

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Clipping Rectangles in FireMonkey

In experimenting with FireMonkey I came across what I thought was a non-obvious trick related to creating clipping rectangles in FireMonkey. In VCL we had the CreateRectRgn from the Windows API that allowed us to create areas when drawing commands would not … Continue reading

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The Delphi Color Palette

This is the Delphi color palette, both ‘normal’ and ‘web’ colors. The ‘normal’ colors start at red and end at black. The ‘web’ colors start at Moccasin.  see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/en/Colors_in_VCL) for more information.  

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Delphi XE3 Released

This week Embarcadero (Borland in the old days) released the latest version of their flagship product, Delphi XE3. One of the major issues in the earlier version, XE2, was the problem of fuzzy fonts when displaying text, particularly in the TMemo component. This made it almost … Continue reading

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HTML5 from Embarcadero

For those who are interested I snagged a screen-shot of the new HTML5 development kit that will be released this quarter by Embarcadero. I obtained the screen-shot from the XE3 preview video. It looks interesting, I can see an application … Continue reading

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Rounded TPanel in Delphi

I came across this rather nice bit code submitted by Andreas Rejbrand on stackoverflow, thought I’d repeat it here. For those not familiar with Delphi, Delphi has really great support for component development, better than any other programming platform I’ve used. … Continue reading

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