John F425

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John F425 added a reply in discussion Appmethod V1.3 transferable li... 8 years ago

I do not see you in our maintenance system based upon the name given above.  The general rule is if you have a purchased license and maintenance, you should have received an e-mail with a new serial number and link to a new installer.  If you do not have a purchased license and are on a "free forever" license, simply grab a new trial download for 1...

John F425 added a reply in discussion rad studio XE7 XE6 mobile ver... 8 years ago

If your app is stuck, are you using old style modal dialog boxes, like ShowModal and ShowMessage?  If so, make sure you adjust your code accordingly.  See Marco's article below and doc reference:  http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/xe5_anonymous_showmodal_android.html http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en/What%27s_New_in_Delphi...

John F425 added a reply in discussion Program run on background on A... 8 years ago

Check out article and linked stuff from Brian Long on creating service apps in Android.  It is for Delphi XE5 but the general steps and concepts should be the same. http://blog.blong.com/2013/11/delphi-and-android-services.html...

John F425 added a reply in discussion Android deploy to h/w: Error u... 8 years ago

To OP, the seven taps thing Christopher mentions to unlock developer mode is only on some distros of Android.  Check your particular device manufacturer to see how they do it.  Some devices/distros don't need dev mode unlocked.  Make sure you install and run SysCheck on each of these and feel free to post screenshots of each device so others may be...

John F425 replied to the topic 'Unit library' in the forum. 8 years ago

Like this? docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en...e_Libraries_Overview

You can also create custom components as well with property editors and the like. Here's the TOC for that section docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE7/en...iter%27s_Guide_Index
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John F425 replied to the topic 'AQTIME FOR XE7' in the forum. 8 years ago

We haven't included it as part of the default installation for quite some time now. I want to say back to XE3. We still make it available in your registered user's area cc.embarcadero.com/myreg

Specifically cc.embarcadero.com/item/29922
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John F425 replied to the topic 'Access Violation in FireDAC Explorer' in the forum. 8 years ago

I'm not sure why you are seeing this unless you installed RAD Studio and Appmethod on the same box possibly. The docs warn against this and there are a few shared resources that don't play nice with each other.

Instead of using the FDExplorer standalone app have you tried the integrated functionality? When looking at the default IDE layout in RAD Studio or Appmethod, you should see the Project Manager in the upper right pane. Click the "Data Explorer" tab and use that just the same as you may with FDExplorer.
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John F425 replied to the topic 'Blocking dialogs not implemented on this platform.' in the forum. 8 years ago

What android device, model, and OS version are you running?
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John F425 replied to the topic 'Blocking dialogs not implemented on this platform.' in the forum. 8 years ago
John F425 replied to the topic 'Where has the old forum disappeared???' in the forum. 8 years ago

The NNTP interface is fine. We have posted plenty in the forums that there was a data restore, therefore MessageIDs must change. In order to sync up again you need to unsubscribe and resubscribe so you have correct MessageIDs and content, Also if you experience issues in the future, open a web browser and visit the higher traffic forums in HTTP flavor and you will likely see us all talking about this stuff.

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John F425 replied to the topic 'Multi-Device / FireMonkey Metro / VCL Metro' in the forum. 8 years ago

Yes I saw that. I have no clue as I am not the admin here and don't have access to solve... only on our f.e.c site. I can ask but I know those guys are really busy.
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John F425 replied to the topic 'Multi-Device / FireMonkey Metro / VCL Metro' in the forum. 8 years ago

Not to confuse but a new multi-device app and new FireMonkey app is essentially the same thing. We have integrated FM projects via the new FireUI so you can target all flavors within one project instead of having a desktop or mobile project which was a pain.

You do raise an interesting point that new Metro project is gone. However, our Metro targeted apps were really a special styling for that platform. Want to see Metro? Try this (modded from an old post):

~~File | Close All

Create a custom style you can reuse in many forms and apps <--PREFERRED
~~Tools | Bitmap Style Designer
~~Click down arrow next to New Style icon on toolbar
~~Select "New | Metropolis UI style for FireMonkey"
~~See a preview of it with "Style | Test"
~~File | Save As | "Save as Type"=*.style
~~Give it a name and save some place you remember
~~Close Bitmap Style Designer
~~Drop a TStyleBook on form
~~Set form's StyleBook property to new StyleBook
~~Double-click StyleBook to go to style editor
~~Click "Load" and navigate to .style file we created
~~Click "Apply and Close" to go back to form and see it in your ListView
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John F425 replied to the topic 'Style development' in the forum. 8 years ago

Styles can be a complex subject. Perhaps if you saw the basics you could see the flow. Here is something I wrote for a person using Delphi XE6 (UI should be same on this stuff) asking:

> In XE6, an iOS app, I am trying to change the details Item font size.
> Where is the default style view file located? name?

So there are 2 main types of styles, vector, and bitmap. Once you get the hang of making a custom style (or modifying an existing one) it's not that hard and there is a lot of flexibility there.

As a reference, our included styles directory is here C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0\Styles Directories may be slightly different in Appmethod. I can give you a couple tips on how to do this.

Start with a sample project we provide that is already set up with ListView details so quicker/easier to see results:

~~File | Close All
~~File | Open Project | C:\Users\Public\Documents\Embarcadero\Studio\14.0\Samples\Object Pascal\Mobile Samples\User Interface\ListView\SampleListViewCustomBottomDetailProject.dproj

OPTION A)
In the form designer you could just:
~~Expand "ListViewBottomDetail"
~~Expand "ItemAppearance"
~~Expand "Item"
~~Select "Detail"
~~In Object Inspector, expand Font
~~Change "Size" to something like 20 and TextColor to something other than black and it should show immediately for that form

OPTION B)
Create a custom style you can reuse in many forms and apps <--PREFERRED
~~Tools | Bitmap Style Designer
~~Click down arrow next to New Style icon on toolbar
~~Select "New iOS6 Style for FireMonkey"
~~File | Save As | "Save as Type"=*.style
~~Give it a name and save some place you remember :)

THIS, is technically your new "default" style and you may modify as you wish... and we will! You can poke around Bitmap Style Designer if you want to see how they are constructed You had better have Photoshop or GIMP skills if you want to edit them in a native bitmap fashion.

~~Close Bitmap Style Designer
~~Drop a TStyleBook on form
~~Set form's StyleBook property to StyleBook you just added
~~Double-click StyleBook to go to style editor
~~Click "Load" and navigate to .style file we created
~~In Structure pane in upper left, you will want to modify the following elements:

ListView key colors
listviewstyle: TFmxObject
font: TFontObject
Font
Family
Size
Style
itembackground: TColorObject
Color
detailtext: TColorObject
Color

~~Click "Apply and Close" to go back to form and see it in your ListView

Now you can always use same StyleBook in any form or app in your development and always have your uniform look and feel.

When it comes to styles, specific element how-to questions are more straightforward to handle.

hope this helps.
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John F425 replied to the topic 'a simple chat app for ios and android' in the forum. 8 years ago

While this sample is not mobile specific, it looks like some good starting points.

docwiki.appmethod.com/appmethod/1.14/cod...Snap.ChatRoom_Sample
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John F425 added a reply in discussion https://forums.embarcadero.com... 8 years ago

Spoke too soon   John Frazier (Embarcadero Forums Administrator)...

John F425 added a reply in discussion https://forums.embarcadero.com... 8 years ago

I managed to get the forums back up late in the day.  Hopefully things stay healthy for a long time.   John Frazier (Embarcadero Forums Administrator)...

John F425 added a reply in discussion Desing for Galaxy Tab... 8 years ago

Depends on your goal and how critical you are on look and feel for:   ~~tiny phone form vs larger tab form ~~landscape vs. portrait   By default landscape and portrait are enabled and switch automatically.  So if you design for lowest form factor... or better yet strategically you use layouts and align properties... y...

John F425 added a reply in discussion https://forums.embarcadero.com... 8 years ago

Working on it...  I just got pulled in to investigate yesterday so hopefully I can figure it out.  Stay tuned.   John Frazier (Embarcadero Forums Administrator)...

John F425 added a reply in discussion Is there possibility to use th... 8 years ago

Unfortunately no. They only have x86 emulation and do not have NDK translation that we require.  Most 3rd party emulators have this same shortcoming and only the Google emulator is a guarantee.  Out of all the emulators out there I really like Genymotion and have spoken to their guys about future NDK support and that is not part of their plans curr...

John F425 added a reply in discussion How to get database components... 8 years ago

So TFDMemTable is a self-contained in memory database that is fairly analogous to CDS.  I can tell you how to get off the ground with MemTable though I am not sure about reading/writing the old CDS binary format**.  MemTable does have it's own binary format (FDS) and can also read/write XML and JSON if that works for you.  The MemTable should not r...