Category Archives: Tools

Android JNI Bridge and Custom Classes.dex

By creating a custom Classes.dex you can get access to 3rd party Java JAR APIs from your application. For my Integrate More Android with a JNI Call to your Android App Developer Skill Sprint I created a demo app that demonstrates creating … 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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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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Indispensable Delphi Libraries

What are your indispensable Delphi libraries? The 3rd party libraries you just can’t imagine starting a new project without? I know mine have changed over the years and we have an interesting new crop of libraries in recent years. I … Continue reading

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Scanning Barcodes with RAD Studio XE5

Turns out there are a few ways to scan a barcode with RAD Studio XE5, and no sooner do I make a video about it then TMS releases a component to scan barcodes, and then Thomas Krampe sends me his … Continue reading

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XE5 REST Debugger Supercharged

Some people asked for the source code to using the new XE5 REST Client Library to consume the Kimono web service. The crazy thing is there isn’t any. I decided to make a video about how easy it is to … Continue reading

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REST and the Kimono

I love the new TRESTClient components in XE5. Especially the ability to visual bind a REST datasource with the use of the TRESTResponseDataSetAdapter. Now I find I’m always on the look out for new REST datasources. The REST Debugger makes … Continue reading

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Maximized Side-by-Side Code Editing

Sometimes we forget some of the basics. Had a customer ask if you can maximize the code editor Window in RAD Studio and edit two files side-by-side. I’d heard someone talk about this a while ago, but I couldn’t remember … Continue reading

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Connecting to Any Android with ADB via USB

I’ve seen other attempts at universal ADB (Android Debug Bridge) drivers, but I’ve tested those and not had any luck. The following steps have worked for a wide variety of devices that I’ve tested it with. With such a huge … Continue reading

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Installing and Running Android Apps From Command-Line

Delphi automatically installs and runs your app for you, but sometimes it is nice to do manually from the command-line. Here are the commands you need. These all assume adb (Android Debug Bridge) is on your system path and you only … Continue reading

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