Category Archives: FireMonkey

Android Z-Order, Native Controls, and 10.3 Rio

Before 10.3 Rio when you used a a platform-native control, like TWebBrowser or TMediaPlayer, you were not able to put other controls on top of them. That stacking of controls is knowns as Z-Order. This was especially annoying when you … Continue reading

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Why I Keep Choosing Delphi

Early on I learned Turbo Pascal, which was a huge step up from the Basic and Batch File programming I cut my teeth on. When Delphi came along I thought it was brilliant and fell in love immediately. I had no interest … Continue reading

Posted in FireMonkey, MVP, News, VCL | 11 Comments

The Niagara Falls Lighting Episode

This episode is extra special in that it include a case study of the software behind the lights for Niagara Falls.┬áNick and I spoke with┬áMartin Searancke of Dream Solutions, Ltd. in New Zealand, who is the architect of the Light … Continue reading

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FireMonkey vs. VCL

Frequently when I am talking about the VCL or FireMonkey I get some of these common questions: Is VCL deprecated? Which is better FMX or VCL? If I am starting a new app today, should I use VCL or FMX? … Continue reading

Posted in design, FireMonkey, User Interface, VCL | 9 Comments