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31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct26 -  Using the new Swipe Transition Effect RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 includes a new transition effect and component, TFilterSwipeTransition class and TSwipeTransitionEffect component.  You can use this effect to peel back a corner of an image to reveal another image underneath.  The SwipeTransitionEffect component can be used in your Delphi and C++Builder applications and runs in Windows and Macintosh OS X. This quick video shows you two ways to use the SwipeTransitionEffect component: 1) Using a TPathAnimation to "turn the page" f...
31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct18 - FireMonkey 2 MaterialSource Components In RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2, a new context shader creates and defines FireMonkey filters, materials and context for 3D objects. The new FMX.Types3D.TTexture class replaces the use of bitmap textures. This class uses GPU memory to store real data. TTexture is a limited class, but offers support for textures with different pixel formats, behavior and styles. The new material system is based only on shaders, and allows an unlimited variation of lighting and materials in one application. Th...
FastReports FMX is released for RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 I read the news today, oh boy!  Fast Reports Inc: "Now FastReport FMX supports FireMonkey 2 (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3) as well as previous version of FireMonkey (Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2, Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE3). From Beta version we fixed set of bugs and improved speed and stability of reporting on Windows and on Mac OS X." "All customers of FastReport FMX beta can get release for free and all customers of FastReport VCL can get it with discount via ...
31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct16 - Using the TMS Software Grid for FireMonkey When you purchase and register RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 or C++Builder XE3, you qualify for a free download of the RAD Studio XE3 Bonus Pack which includes the TMS Grid for FireMonkey, FireMonkey Premium Style Pack and the Mida Converter Basic – Embarcadero XE3 Edition. This quick video shows you just a few of the many features of the TMS Grid for FireMonkey and how to use the grid with LiveBindings. The new TMS Grid for FireMonkey is a high performance and highly visual grid component that s...
Reminder - US/Canada Lunch and Learn(s) with David I this Tuesday and Thursday Tomorrow (Tuesday) and on Thursday I will be doing one hour lunch and learn sessions for the US and Canada time zones.  Join me live, online for one hour, during your lunch time in the US and Canada, and learn how to use the new TMS Grid for FireMonkey and Visual Live Bindings in your RAD Studio XE3, Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3 database and multi-tier applications.  Bring your lunch to work and I will be having my lunch (okay, two lunches) in our Scotts Valley studio with you. There are 4 d...
31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct13 - HTML5 Builder support for Canvas, Storage & Audio/Video RAD Studio XE3 and HTML5 Builder provide support for HTML5's Canvas, Local Storage (both local and session storage) and Audio/Video. This short video shows each of these HTML5 features in action.  The HTML5 Builder components (RPCL) make it easy to build applications in the visual designer and the code editor.  The HTML5 Builder components wrap HTML5 and JavaScript code to provide the support you need in your applications.  You can use the Object Inspector to set properties that will be rendered...
31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct6 - FireMonkey 2 Location and Motion Sensor Components This RAD Studio XE3 video showcases FireMonkey 2's new sensor non-visual components for Location (TLocationSensor - Windows/Mac) and Motion (TMotionSensor - Windows).  These new components inherit from TCustomSensor and are built on top of the new System.Sensors unit (http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/XE3/en/System.Sensors).  For FireMonkey projects, these new components appear in the Sensors tab of the Tool Palette.  Sensor APIs (TSensorCategory) supported by XE3 include: Location ...
31 XE3 quick videos in 31 days - Oct5 - FireMonkey 2 Anchors, TFlowLayout and TGridLayout This RAD Studio XE3 quick video shows you how to use the new FireMonkey 2 (FM2) Anchors property and the new FlowLayout and GridLayout components in your Windows and Mac applications. To give you more flexibility in your user interface designs, the Anchors property (previously only in VCL) is now available for your FireMonkey visual controls - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/XE3/en/FMX.Types.TControl.Anchors. Also new in FM2 are the TFlowLayout (http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/...
Listing the available sensors using RAD Studio XE3 and FireMonkey 2 RAD Studio XE3 includes new classes for identifying, managing and using any sensors that are available on your target Windows and Mac computers. In this blog post I show you how to list all of the sensors that are available on a computer (you can do this using Delphi and C++Builder). Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3 include the new the new System.Sensors unit. From the unit, the categories of sensors (TSensorCategory) are: Location Environmental Motion Orientation Mechanical Elec...
DevExpress announces support for Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3 I just received the following news from DevExpress via email announcing availability of their VCL subscription packs for Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3: "As part of continuing improvements to the 12.1 subscription product line, Developer Express is happy to announce support for Embarcadero Delphi XE3 (both 32-bit and 64-bit) and C++Builder XE3 (32-bit) for the following VCL Subscription Packs:" VCL Subscription ExpressGridPack ExpressQuantumPack ExpressNavigationPack and all stand...

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