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  1. Image32 is a 2D graphics library written entirely in Delphi Pascal. It provides an extensive range of image manipulation functions and includes a polygon renderer that supports a wide range of filling options. Documentation: http://www.angusj.com/delphi/image32/Docs/_Body.htm Examples: http://www.angusj.com/delphi/image32/Docs/Examples.htm Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/image32/
  2. Stefan Glienke

    RAD Studio 11 Alexandria is now available

    You're welcome - it is just a slightly improved version of what Aleksandr Sharahov already wrote years ago. Surprisingly they never used his purepascal code which compiles to almost the exact same code as the x86 asm version was doing. There are more than a dozen other improvements in the RTL that I have worked on - I cannot fix their compiler but I can certainly improve some suboptimal RTL code.
  3. https://delphisorcery.blogspot.com/2021/06/introducing-springbenchmark-port-of.html
  4. What it's like to be a Delphi Developer https://blogs.embarcadero.com/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-developer-joe-c-hecht/
  5. https://delphisorcery.blogspot.com/2021/06/spring4d-20-sneak-peek-evolution-of.html
  6. vfbb


    Website: github.com/viniciusfbb/skia4delphi Skia4Delphi is a cross-platform 2D graphics API for Delphi based on Google's Skia Graphics Library (skia.org). Google's Skia Graphics Library serves as the graphics engine for Google Chrome and Chrome OS, Android, Flutter, Xamarin, Mozilla Firefox and Firefox OS, and many other products. Skia provides a more robust Canvas, being very fast and very stable, with hundreds of features for drawing 2D graphics, in addition to a text shaping engine designed to render texts in the most diverse languages with right-to-left support (such as the Persian language), full support for loading SVG files, support for creating PDF files, support for rendering Lottie files (verotized animations created in Adobe After Effects), integration with the GPU, among countless other cool features. Skia's idea is similar to Firemonkey's, the same codebase used in an OS will work the same on other platforms. It is also possible to design using the CPU in independent background threads. Skia also has native codecs, of course if you don't use the SKCodec class, when loading an encoded image it will give priority to using the platform's native codec, but it is possible to use its codec, for example for jpeg files it uses libjpeg-turbo and for png files libpng which maybe in certain environments may perform better than native. See some examples: Advanced shapes Advanced text rendering / shaping Svg Lottie files And much more...
  7. Hello, good news is, that I just released a new version of DEC (Delphi Encryption Compendium): https://github.com/MHumm/DelphiEncry...eases/tag/V6.2 What's new? Fixed some regressions, among them some which hindered compilation with older Delphi versions (support for older compilers might be reduced in future versions!) Fixed bugs in the SCOP and SHARK cipher algorithms The unit test for the hash classes got improved by adding original test vectors to those algorithms which didn't already use original test vectors and where we could find those (for most we could) The SHA3 hash algorithm has been added for 224, 256, 384 and 512 bit including support for message lengths not being a multiple of whole bytes. Our implementation uses Eric Grange's optimizes permutation kernel ASM implementation on WIn32 and WIn64 (with his friendly permission of course!) A new demo got added: Hash Benchmark FMX Now have fun with this. The GetIt provided Lite version should follow within the next few days. TurboMagic
  8. A few months ago I replaced all RTL collections (apart from TStringList) with spring4d 2.0 collections and I saw noticeably smaller binaries (exe/bpl) and faster overall application performance. Spring4D collections are just so much nicer to use, being interface based is a plus for me, and the LINQ like functionality makes it really easy to do sorting, filtering, projections etc - if only Delphi had lambdas so the predicates etc were not so damned verbose! I'm extremely thankful for the work @Stefan Glienke has put into Spring4D 👍
  9. Lars Fosdal

    Rest in peace dear Danny Thorpe

    Danny Thorpe was one of the pillars that Delphi is founded on. A giant among giants. His legacy is solid and we will remember him with love and respect, and send our condolences to his family.
  10. As you likely noticed, Delphi 11 officially does not support Windows XP anymore. You can make your application compatible with XP again by simple set. In Project Options|Building|Delphi Compiler|Linking set "Set OS Version fields in PE Headers" and "Set SubSystem Version fields in PE Headers" to "5.1". Unless your application uses System.Threading.pas (TTask etc) you should run it under Windows XP with no problems. But if so, then you have to tweak this unit. Threading objects actually use in their internals new TThread.GetTickCount64 method, which is hardwired to Windows API GetTickCount64 which is not available in Windows XP API. Take this unit from "source\rtl\common" folder in Delphi 11 installation. Declare new local function in the beginning of implementation section of this unit like this: function _GetTickCount64: UInt64; begin if TOSVersion.Major<6 then Result := TThread.GetTickCount else Result := TThread.GetTickCount64; end; and replace all occurrences of TThread.GetTickCount64 calls with _GetTickCount64. For Win32 applications then copy this modified unit to \lib\win32\debug and \lib\win32\release folders in Delphi 11 installation and rename original System.Threading.dcu to e.g. _System.Threading.dcu. Then build your project which uses System.Threading with Debug and Release configuration. New System.Threading.dcu should be created in mentioned folders. After this you should remove modified System.Threading.pas from these folders to prevent its recurrent compilation. Now your Delphi 11 Win32 applications should run under Windows XP with no External Exception crash.
  11. Stefan Glienke

    upcoming language enhancements?

    We know they never do that but rather hope they be ready when they ship which also as we know it not the case either.
  12. Carlo Barazzetta

    Looking for SVG support in Delphi?

    Good news about 2.4.0 version of SVGIconImageList: - Added new engine: Image32 library (ver.3.0) by Angus Johnson (VCL+FMX) - Image32 is now the default native Delphi engine, because has more SVG functionalities like blur, gradient, merge, drop-shadow, markers, simbol, pattern, subpixel. - Added support for Android and iOS platforms (by Image32 engine) - Added support for backward Delphi versions (from XE3) - Added demo to compare the four engines (SVGViewer)
  13. Malcolm

    Smartinspect status

    Hi, that's a fair question and one I have asked myself a bit over the last 6 months. The short version is that the core of it is ready to go. I saw an updated cut of the docs checked in last night, so I'll be reviewing them today. That basically leaves some installer changes and then we can release. For those who care about why it has taken so long, I feel I owe an explanation. It mostly hasn't been technical issues. We did have a couple of subtle unicode bugs that took us awhile to squash, but that was solved quite awhile ago. Most of the issues that have delayed us have been non-technical. I think most of you don't need me to tell you that the last year has been a stressful time. We had a couple of major services customers get hit by issues with developers unavailable due to covid, which put extra strain on our resources. Further, the main developer that is working on smartinspect hit some serious burnout and stress related mental health issues and I took a decision to give him the space he needed to work through them. He was already feeling guilty about not delivering on time, and this added to the background-level of anxiety he was already struggling with around covid. He didn't need me also riding him about missing dates. So, ultimately the delay is on me. As I said in an earlier post on our site, nobody who's subscription was current when we took over will be out of pocket. We paused the clock on active subscriptions on the day we acquired it, and we'll restart the clock on the day we release. However I do understand the frustration, and I apologize for it. We're doing our best to fix it. Cheers Malcolm
  14. Dalija Prasnikar

    Asynchronous Programming Library

    Nope. Frankly, it is abomination. My primary objection is that it slaps control flow into TComponent where it does not belong. TComponent is not thread safe class and asynchronous operations and multithreading imposed on that level open recipe for disaster. It does not give you more control, it takes it away from you and it is overly complicated. Maybe there are some small use cases, but I still haven't found any. At the same time we don't have cancellation token implemented in PPL which desperately needs it. Good implementation of cancelation tokens could then be used in other code even asynchronous one that does not run in threads. I have no idea what is original intent behind that library, so maybe I am missing something obvious.
  15. David Heffernan

    Patch for Delphi 11 Alexandria available

    Uwe is providing useful information that your problem may have an environmental aspect to it. Your antagonistic response is very counterproductive.
  16. Not sure which of the subforums to post, but here it goes: With great sadness, I just got word from both Julian Bucknall on Twitter and Lino Tadros on Facebook that my dear friend Danny Thorpe passed away on October 22nd, just a few hours ago. Still limited in energy, still recovering from many treatments, I will need to keep it short and hope to gain some more energy and blog a small obituary later. For now, I'm devastated. Loosing a friend and one of the instrumental Delph R&D team members from the days brings so many mixed emotions. I wish his wife Cindy and their loved ones all the best. Rest in peace dear Danny. The world will be different without you. --jeroen Referencs: - https://twitter.com/JMBucknall/status/1451674438097854464, https://twitter.com/jpluimers/status/1451677770552123399 - https://www.facebook.com/lino.tadros/posts/10158270097971179, https://www.facebook.com/cindy.f.thorpe/posts/10224108253026657
  17. vfbb


    We are very pleased to announce the 2.0 release of the Skia4Delphi project. The library was almost completely rewritten, bringing many new features such as visual components (VCL/FMX), easy installation, easy configuration, miscellaneous error handling, and much more. Now it also has many more features as well as more examples. See main changes: v2.0.0 Added support for Delphi 11 Added support for OSX ARM 64-bit Added Setup (friendly install) Added IDE plugin to enable the skia in your project: replacing manual changes in project settings, deployment and dlls that were needed before. Now it's automatic, just right click on your project inside the IDE then "Enable Skia" Built-in by default the "icudtl.dat" file in dll Added the controls TSkLottieAnimation, TSkPaintBox and TSkSvg Added SkParagraph (multiple styles in text) Added support for Telegram stickers (using TSkLottieAnimation) Added error handling in sensitive methods Added the source of our website: https://skia4delphi.org Library rewritted Improved the integration with apple's MetalKit Improved library usage, like replacing SkStream to TStream Fixed AccessViolation using TStream Fixed issue with transparent bitmap in Vcl sample Fixed minor issues Explained Svg limitations in documentation We are now using the latest inactive milestone release of Skia (M88), because the others are updated frequently. Deprecated non-windows platforms in Delphi 10.3 Rio or older Homepage: skia4delphi.org GitHub: https://github.com/viniciusfbb/skia4delphi A liittle preview Setup Just download the Skia4Delphi_2.0.0_Setup.exe attached in Releases page. Enabling your project Telegram sticker (tgs files): SkParagraph: WebP: kung_fu_panda.webp Format Size Png (100% quality) 512 KB Jpeg (80% quality) 65.1 KB WebP (80% quality) 51.6 KB Controls And much more...
  18. Alexander Sviridenkov

    HTML Library 4.5 Released

    HTML Component Library, HTML Editor Library and HTML Report Library version 4.5 released. What's new: 1. RAD Studio 11 Alexandria support. 2. New THtMarkdownPanel component for displaying Markdown documents. 3. Improved Markdown support (tables, links, etc.) 4. Improved rending or large SVG images 5. Improved Flex support. 6. Improved handling of incorrect markup (tag order). 7. Added THtPanel.OnShowResizeHint event. 8. Added THtDocument.EmbedAllImages method for embedding images into document. 9. Added THtPanel.Script property for storing common scripts. 10. Added PrintScale parameter to Print method for scaling pages. 11. Added SplitBlocktoRoot method for splitting nested blocks (f.e. citation in emails). 12. Support for disablet attribute in inputs. 13. Added HighlightCheckedNodes property in THtVirtualXMLTree. 14. Improved scrolling of page with many input controls. 15. Added PNG encoding of pasted images for FMX. 16. New Editor event OnSurrogatePair. This event is called on second (low surrogate) char and when it returns true, default char processing is skipped. 17. SVG: added support for preserveAspectRatio with values none, meet and slice. 18. Faster rendering of large break-all blocks. 19. Support for type="number" in inputs. 20. Added Remove method to JQuery. 21. Addes support for attr!=value selector 22. Added support for summary and details elements. 23. DOCX to HTML conversion is now supported in Delphi 5 - 7. Fixed issues: https://delphihtmlcomponents.com/fixed45.html https://delphihtmlcomponents.com/
  19. David Heffernan

    RAD Studio 11 Alexandria is now available

    Irrelevant. Good products are cohesive. Different aspects work with each other and support each other. Funny. Binary literals, digit separators and avx512 asm. That's the entirety of new language features. That's a pace that can only be described as glacial. Cant be hard to get the old formatter to work. If it's an arse for them to do it, tough. Their adult for building up so much technical debt. Honestly, look at the quality of what comes out of Emba and compare to other mainstream IDEs.
  20. aehimself

    TPopupMenu with group headers

    I ended up combining the code of @chkaufmann and @Lars Fosdal plus added the always-disabled property. The end result fully supports VCL styles and looks awesome! The full code became: Unit uHeaderMenuItem; Interface Uses Vcl.Menus, Vcl.Graphics, WinApi.Windows, System.Classes; Type THeaderMenuItem = Class(TMenuItem) strict private Procedure SetEnabled(Const inEnabled: Boolean); Function GetEnabled: Boolean; protected Procedure AdvancedDrawItem(ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect; State: TOwnerDrawState; TopLevel: Boolean); Override; Procedure DoAdvancedDrawItem(Sender: TObject; ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect; State: TOwnerDrawState); Procedure Loaded; Override; Public Constructor Create(AOwner: TComponent); Override; published Property Enabled: Boolean Read GetEnabled Write SetEnabled; End; Implementation Uses Vcl.Themes, System.SysUtils; Procedure THeaderMenuItem.AdvancedDrawItem(ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect; State: TOwnerDrawState; TopLevel: Boolean); Begin Self.DoAdvancedDrawItem(Self, ACanvas, ARect, State); End; Constructor THeaderMenuItem.Create(AOwner: TComponent); Begin inherited; Self.Enabled := False; OnAdvancedDrawItem := DoAdvancedDrawItem; End; Procedure THeaderMenuItem.DoAdvancedDrawItem(Sender: TObject; ACanvas: TCanvas; ARect: TRect; State: TOwnerDrawState); Begin ACanvas.Brush.Color := TStyleManager.ActiveStyle.GetStyleColor(scPanelDisabled); ACanvas.FillRect(ARect); ACanvas.Font.Color := TStyleManager.ActiveStyle.GetStyleFontColor(sfWindowTextNormal); ACanvas.Font.Style := [fsBold]; ACanvas.TextRect(ARect, ARect.Left + 3, ARect.Top + 3, StripHotkey(Caption)); End; Function THeaderMenuItem.GetEnabled: Boolean; Begin Result := inherited Enabled; End; Procedure THeaderMenuItem.Loaded; Begin inherited; Self.Enabled := False; End; Procedure THeaderMenuItem.SetEnabled(Const inEnabled: Boolean); Begin inherited Enabled := False; End; End.
  21. Marco showed a preview of some of what's new in Delphi 11 yesterday - you can read his blog with screenshots, or watch the video replay, here. I'm also giving a talk today on Usability and Design, in general but also referring to the IDE and some decisions we made there. If you've ever wanted to see an internal mockup of things we did not do, this is the one to watch -- but also, I hope the talk in general will be helpful for anyone who wants to have good design in their app. Join this or the other (really good!) talks today and tomorrow here!
  22. pyscripter

    New Community Edition

    In case you have not seen it: Delphi & C++Builder Community Editions Now Available in Version 10.4.2! (embarcadero.com)
  23. Alexander Sviridenkov

    Need suggestion on developing a custom component

    Zero lines of Delphi code, just one HtPanel: (artefacts on video are from GIF compression) HTML: <style> body {padding: 20px} td {height: 20px; resize: horizontal} .gauge1 {background: linear-gradient(to bottom, steelblue, blue);} .gauge2 {background: linear-gradient(to bottom, lightgreen, green);} </style> <table width="800"> <tr> <td width="50%"> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td class="gauge1" width="70%"></td> <td class="gauge2"></td> </tr> </table> </td> <td> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td class="gauge1" width="70%"></td> <td class="gauge2"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td class="gauge1" width="70%"></td> <td class="gauge2"></td> </tr> </table> </td> <td> <table width="100%"> <tr> <td class="gauge1" width="70%"></td> <td class="gauge2"></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table>
  24. I just started using Stefan's TestInsight tool and it's pretty cool. Blog post up tonight: https://www.ideasawakened.com/post/radauthenticator-part-3-upgrade-unit-testing-in-delphi-with-testinsight
  25. Hi everyone, Following fast on my last post, I thought I'd also share another development I've started - a Console Manager for the Delphi IDE. This is a tool that allows you to spin up a cmd.exe or powershell.exe within a dockable form, localised within the Delphi IDE. Features: - It is aware of the active project, so it will open up in the directory in which the dproj is located. It is still very alpha as in it just streams stdout/stdin, and not totally pleasant on the eye, but ok for an alpha POC. - I've got a little slider that allows you to zoom in/out. - (planning) The ability to have lists of commands / saved environments that could be applied to a newly created session. This is a POC, and still have some more work to do as I want to embrace the new pseudo console api which was introduced with the new Windows Terminal drive along with the VT emulation which would support colour, repositioning of the cursor, etc. I have not released this publicly yet, but attached is a short video demonstrating how it works. If you are interested in accessing it, please send me a mail: conrad.vermeulen@gmail.com. Let me know about what IDEs versions you may be interested in. I think I can do XE8 onwards. I'll provide more information when it is officially released. Regards, Conrad