Delphi Mobile – It’s all Components

Delphi is an excellent tool for cross-platform development, using FMX you can target all major platforms from the same code base. Component based development is efficient, and enjoyable. With Delphi, you can build anything. Delphi 10.3.2 has just been released, you can download the community edition here. Some awesome mobile,tablet and IoT applications built with […]

FMX Strings – Best Practices

In C the first character of an array begins at index zero (0), legacy strings were essentially an array of characters terminated by a null character. To determine the length of the string you would use the strlen function. The practice of indexing from zero is common to all languages based on the C syntax […]

Delphi Fmx (DFM) Objects Into Code

Introduction Recently I downloaded a Delphi project from GitHub, the beginning of a Trello clone. I found the application, although in very early stages, to be quite charming, and wanted to play around with it a little: The first thing I set out to do was to dynamically generate items, and it struck me that […]

Awesome Applications Built in Delphi

Delphi is a very viable development option, and to demonstrate that I’m dedicating this page to showcase modern applications written in Delphi/Free Pascal/Oxygene etc. As I stumble upon applications I’ll add them to this post. Please feel free to add a comment if you’d like to bring an application to my attention. The very first […]

FMX Tips & Tricks – Unable to Create Process

Recently whilst trying to deploy to an Android Emulator from Delphi, I received the following error message: The application deployed fine to my Android phone, but could not deploy to the emulator. The error was all mine. Delphi currently only runs on ARM, my emulator was x86 as I was on a PC using hardware […]

FMX Tips & Tricks – FireUI and a Frame

Delphi has a really neat feature called multi-device preview. Essentially when you are building a mobile application in FMX you can see a preview on different device form factors whilst you are developing. This can save time as you don’t need to deploy to a physical device or emulator to verify your design. Whichever of […]

Lazarus and Free Pascal

Recently I installed the latest stable version of Free Pascal and Lazarus on KDE Neon and I must say I was pleasantly suprised! The IDE is very capable and polished, complete with syntax highlighting, refactoring, Delphi like form design, components and packages. Free Pascal is the first class Pascal compiler, compatible with Delphi, used by […]