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Bitmap Styles in FireMonkey 2.0 In the list of new capabilities of RAD Studio XE3 there is a line: Bitmap Sytles. What is this new Bitmap Styles? Some theory: styles in FireMonkey are just common FM objects, which can be located on a form. But the objects are grouped in special way. For example, in order to get a button we’re using an object TRectangle. We’re setting the necessary properties, adding some effects and animations, assigning some triggers to respond to some events. The button style for a button in XE2 looks lik...

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Bitmap Styles in FireMonkey 2.0 In the list of new capabilities of RAD Studio XE3 there is a line: Bitmap Sytles. What is this new Bitmap Styles? Some theory: styles in FireMonkey are just common FM objects, which can be located on a form. But the objects are grouped in special way. For example, in order to get a button we’re using an object TRectangle. We’re setting the necessary properties, adding some effects and animations, assigning some triggers to respond to some events. The button style for a button in XE2 looks lik...

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TAction в XE3 Несколько запоздало выкладываю статью. Уместнее было бы её опубликовать в начале сентября... Как известно, в кроссплатформенной библиотеке Fire Monkey в XE3 появилась-таки поддержка Action. Это повлекло некоторую переделку системы действий и в части VCL. Что изменить в старых программах Для начала см. официальную информацию. Обращаю внимание, на то, что Help в части действий был существенно переписан, так что посмотреть стоит. Не смотря на то, что TActionList, TAction и т.п. — псевдовизуа...

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XE3 Visual LiveBindings: Link controls to fields One type of link supported by Visual LiveBindings is between simple controls and data source fields.   Simple controls are visual components which accept user input to edit a value.  TEdit and TCheckBox are examples of simple controls. The first part of this post describes how to link controls to data source fields using the LiveBindings designer.   The second part describes how to LiveBindings-enable a control. You can find the code from this post on sourceforge: https://radstudiodemos.sv...

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XE3 Visual LiveBindings Here is a list of the LiveBindings changes we've made for XE3.    I'll start digging into details next time. New Designer The LiveBindings designer is used to connect controls, component properties and data sources. Commands to create controls and data sources New capabilities Lookups Bind to user defined data such as TList<T> Prototype data Actions (See post) Improvements Faster list and grid filling Automatic updates (no need to call Notify() as in XE2) B...
Record Helpers for Simple Types: #1 reason to upgrade to XE3? Delphi XE3 introduces a really welcome new feature, record helpers for simple types. The Road to Delphi has a great article exploring TStringHelper. Now you can add properties methods methods to simple types like string, integer, etc. This is one of my favorite new Delphi features and appears to be a pretty popular addition....
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XE3 World Tour: Prague and Bratislava I'm just back from my XE3 World Tour stops nr 2 and 3. On Wednesday in Prague (Czech Republic) I have been showing off all cool new XE3 features in a cinema, on the biggest screen ever. The room was full, there was 227 attendees. It felt like watching a tennis game:-) "Have a look at the Structure view and Object Inspector" - all heads turning to the left... "... and now in the Project Manager" - all heads turning to the right:-) RAD Studio XE3 was very warmly received in Prague including...

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My XE3 World Tour started: Brussels I'm in Prague already for the RAD Studio XE3 launch event tomorrow and in Bratislava on Thursday. The kind of energy that Delphi and C++Builder developers emit is incredible! Travelling is tiring, especially when your flights/trains are cancelled and you have to improvize, but you get it back in a big way! In fact RAD Studio XE3 launch today in Brussels was one of the five live events today worldwide in the XE3 World Tour! XE3 is like a big storm and all the audience was so positive and happy...
RAD Studio XE3 Preview Page and the World Tour started! I'm getting excited with XE3! Since yesterday RAD Studio XE3 Preview page is live and the XE3 World Tour started with very successful events in Sydney and Hamburg. I'm counting down days to my first event in few weeks in Brussels! If you want to see the XE3 IDE in action today, register for any of the World Tour events or... browse straight to the http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-xe3-preview/ and watch the video! The RAD Studio XE3 is going to provide superior support for the latest ...
RAD Studio XE3 preview page is now live on embarcadero.com RAD Studio XE3 preview page is live. Watch the cool new opening video "Multiply Me" to open the first preview video.  Check out the RAD Studio XE3 Preview Page at http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-xe3-preview In the coming days, you can get an early look at what’s new in RAD Studio XE3 – including Delphi, C++Builder, Prism, and HTML5 Builder plus a new XE3 version of the InterBase database. Get ready to develop apps for Windows 8. Learn how to give your existing VCL and FireMonkey apps a new...

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