Monthly Archives: May 2014

Know Your Alignments

FireMonkey offers a lot more alignment options than those offered in the VCL. The Alignment aligns the control within its parent, setting anchors, size and position. The Default is None. To make it easier to think about them, you can … Continue reading

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Clone from GitHub in Delphi IDE

There are a lot of interesting Delphi projects showing up on GitHub. GitHub offers a convenient Download ZIP function, not to mention a very easy to use Windows Desktop Client that has full support for managing local repositories, syncing them … Continue reading

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Delphi Sensors on Windows 8 Tablet

New in XE6 is support for VCL Sensors. What better way to show these off then on the 8″ Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Tablet. The VCLSensors sample ships with RAD Studio XE6. I simply deployed it to the … Continue reading

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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Delphi Component

I took my code I previously used to control the Parrot AR.Drone and turned it into a reusable component. I added some more functionality to it as well, although there is a lot more to cover. The component is available … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Components, gadgets, iOS, Source Code | 4 Comments

Delphi XE6 is on Fire

Remember the demonstration I did showing how Delphi works great with Ouya? Well, there is a new set top box in town, the Amazon Fire TV. Just like the Ouya, it is a Android powered set top box. So, does … Continue reading

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Where is StringToJString and StrToNSStr in XE6?

The useful helper routines StringToJString and StrToNSStr (and other associated ones) moved between XE5 and XE6. In XE6 you can find them in the units Androidapi.Helpers and Macapi.Helpers respectively. But how to find other useful methods? I’ll tell you what I do: Use … Continue reading

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BlueTooth Remote Control Car

How to use BlueTooth is one of the most common requests with Delphi. During our Devices and Gadgets webinar David I. showed how to browse paired BlueTooth devices and connect to them. But wait, there’s more! Daniele Teti & Daniele Spinetti of bit Time Software created an Android … Continue reading

Posted in Android, gadgets, Mobile | 4 Comments