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Delphi for PHP Autocomplete component Here it's a presentation of a new component, it's called Autocomplete, and it allows you to show a list of options to the user as the user is typing. The option list can be stored on an array, provided by an event, or from a dataset using the LookupSource and LookupDisplay properties. You can get this component from CodeCentral, completely free for Delphi for PHP registered users (any version), but if you are not a registered user and want to try it out, download the Delphi for PHP trial, and...

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Delphi for PHP SlideShow component When working on the new Delphi for PHP release, we are also writting some code to test out the new IDE. A real-life test is always required, no matter how many automated tests you have ;-) On this post, I'm going to show you the first one of the commercial components qadram software it's going to release in a near future. The component is available right now at CodeCentral on this link, completely free for Delphi for PHP registered users (any version), but if you are not a registered user ...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #12 - phpDocumentor integration In the next release, we have integrated phpDocumentor into the IDE to generate the documentation for our projects. On the video you will see how to use it, to generate the documentation for your project, and also, if you write a component. Also shows how to generate a CHM help file using that documentation. Hope you like it. You can also keep updated on twitter by following http://twitter.com/qadram...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #11 - Localization Like in the previous version, the IDE can be localized very easily because we are using TsiLang. In the video, you will see how this can be done. We are reusing the existing translations from the previous version, but there are more strings that need to be translated, so feel free to help. Your name will be credited on the wiki page as translator. You can also help by proof-reading a translation, any help is greatly appreciated!!!. Contact me at support at qadram dot com and I will send yo...

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Delphi for PHP next release, recapitulation As this post series has reached the number ten, I think it's time for a recapitulation, so you can easily access all of the articles from a single post, here are the links: Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #10 - Description and component editor panes Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #9 - Property Editors Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #8 - Code Completion for Watches Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #7 - Theme system Delphi for PHP next relea...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #10 - Description and component editor panes On this video, you will see how the new description pane works in the Object Inspector, showing information directly from the phpDoc documentation attached to the properties in VCL for PHP. This pane reduces the learning curve when using new components. The second pane you will see, is about the component editor pane, which shows a list of all actions attached to an specific component. Usually, those actions can be accessed by right clicking the component, and using the popup menu. Now you ca...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #9 - Property Editors Several changes for property editors on the new release, for example, boolean properties can be edited using a checkbox. The checkbox is shown at the left of the property value, so you can simply click on it to toggle the property. Color property editor has changed a lot, on the previous release, the editor was just an standard Windows color dialog. On this release, the dialog is a custom one, very well suited for web development, and also, the editor is a drop down, showing a list of color n...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #8 - Code Completion for Watches When I went to USA in 2007 to finish the first Delphi for PHP release, I met John Kaster. So many time reading his posts on the newsgroups and then, met him face to face, was great. One of the things he told me to add to the IDE was the ability, on the watch window, to get the Code Insight engine to work there. It was a great idea, but I couldn't do it on that release, and for version 2, couldn't add it to the features to be included. Everytime I was debugging Delphi for PHP using Delphi for ...

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Delphi for PHP next release - Code Templates We are giving the final touches to the code template engine, it doesn't work exactly like in RAD Studio 2010, that is, is not so powerful, but it's a lot simpler. This post is to make a request to you about what templates you want us to setup in the IDE as the default ones. Those templates will be shipped with the product, so you won't need to enter them. We have some of them, but I would like to get some more. To submit a template, just post a comment here, must be in the form of: templat...
Delphi for PHP next release, early preview #7 - Theme system As a way for you to feel more comfortable using Delphi for PHP, we are working on a theme system for the IDE. Apart from the default look and feel that mimmics Delphi 2010, a theme can tweak a lot of aspects of the IDE to make it look as any other IDE. In the shot and the video, you will see the theme we have been creating to mimmic Visual Studio 2010. Here is the shot: Here is the video: I don't know if this theme will be included in the release, that is something legal departmen...

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