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Looking to build multi-device apps? We have code snippets to get you started With RAD Studio, you can build multi-device applications from a single codebase. If you're just starting with mobile application development using the FireMonkey framework, we have great code snippets to help you get started. Location Sensor This code snippet shows you how to use the TLocationSensor component in order to read the GPS location of the device and display it realtime on the form. The snippet also shows you how to display Google Maps in a web browser in order to accurately pi...
Celebrating Delphi's 22nd Birthday with FireMonkey #ILoveDelphi Delphi turns 22 today. Throughout the day, we've seen many great posts on Delphi, including Marco Cantu's detailed blog post celebrating Delphi's birthday. I thought we could celebrate Delphi's 22nd birthday with a fun sample application. This app leverages local notifications and allows you to set reminders throughout the day. RAD Studio provides the TNotificationCenter component to manage multi-device notifications. The notification center allows you to send messages from a running applicati...
Building a Medical Terms (SNOMED CT) Healthcare Application Systematized nomenclature of medicine or SNOMED CT is a collection of clinical terms. It provides terms and definitions for diseases, substances and anatomy used in reporting and clincial documentation.

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Podcast Streaming - FireMonkey Demo Jim McKeeth just relaunched his weekly Delphi podcast with Nick Hodges. Today, I thought I would show you how to build a FireMonkey app for streaming your podcast. Visual Controls Application Title: TToolbar TLabel: StyleLookUp = toollabel; Align = Contents   Streaming Controls: TToolbar TEdit: Align = Left; Margins Right = 5 TButton: StyleLookUp = stoptoolbutton; Margins Right = 5, Margins Left = 5; TButton: StyleLookUp = playtoolbutton; Margins Right = 5, Margins ...
Connecting the new Windows 10 Calendar Controls to data using the LiveBindings Designer Pawel recently did a great post on making the Windows 10 calendar controls database aware. I thought I would follow that up with a post on connecting the new Windows 10 VCL calendar controls to data using the LiveBindings Designer.  In this post, I am going to connect TCalendarView to sample data and enable color changing of the calendar's background color using TColorBox. None of this involves any code as everything is set up using the LiveBindings Designer.
Applying a custom style to your Windows and Mac application I recently got a question on how to best apply a custom FireMonkey style to a Windows and Mac application. We have detailed documentation and videos on working with custom styles, but I thought I would provide a quick tutorial today that outlines the key steps. Part of our Bonus Pack (available to Update Subscription customers) are over ten premium FireMonkey styles. These styles allow you to quickly overhaul the look of your application with a custom look and feel. Each style has built-in support for multiple resolutions.

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Custom buttons and the integrated Style Designer With the integrated Style Designer in RAD Studio Berlin, you can quickly create custom image buttons. For creating entire multi-device styles from scratch, we recommend you use the Bitmap Style Designer, available via the Tools menu. Create a new FireMonkey multi-device application. Select a "Style" from the drop-down menu in the FireUI Designer. This will allow you to create a custom style for that platform. You can also change the platform in the Style Designer later. Drop a TButton onto ...
Visualizando y utilizando Mapas (Componente TMapView) En Delphi podemos utilizar diferentes componentes que nos permitan visualizar mapas en nuestras aplicaciones. El más básico, es el componente TWebBrowser del que ya he hablado otras veces en el blog. Al final un la visualización de un Mapa (utilizando los diferentes servicios existentes) no es más que la visualización de una página web. Si queréis ver entradas anteriores relacionadas con esto, aquí os dejo una lista: Generar ficheros KML de rutas; Tracks en Google Maps Visualizar ...

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Multi-Device UI Styling with our Premium Style Pack FireMonkey provides support for both native styling and custom styling. Part of the current Bonus Pack are eleven premium FireMonkey styles. Choose from Jet, Sterling, Diamond, Emerald Crystal, Emerald Dark, Coral Crystal, Coral Dark, Vapor, Copper, Copper Dark and Radiant styles, optimized for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac application development. Each style includes the required graphics to ensure the user interface looks great on each supported target platform. For example, this includes 1...

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Accessing the battery level on your iOS device I recently saw a question on our forums on how to access the current battery level on an iOS device using FireMonkey, so I thought I would do a quick post about it. This sample code extends the DeviceInfo code snippet included with RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin Anniversary Edition.   unit uMain; interface uses System.SysUtils, System.Types, System.UITypes, System.Classes, System.Variants, FMX.Types, FMX.Controls, FMX.Forms, FMX.Dialogs, FMX.StdCtrls, FMX.ListBox, FMX.Layouts, ...

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