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  1. Marco Cantu

    VCL Support for Per Monitor v2 and GetSystemMetrics Coming in 10.3

    Actually I was imprecise. It doesn't use the parent handle, but walks over the parent hierarchy up to the containing form
  2. Marco Cantu

    Stay-on-top for just our app?

    AFAIK, StayOnTop works differently from a primary windows or a secondary one, the VCL calls different APIs in different scenarios -- stay on top of everything else or stay on top of other forms of the same app. Worse case scenario, you can still call SetWindowsPos....
  3. See my latest blog post at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-nov-vcl-permonitorv2_getsystemmetrics.html
  4. Just wanted to share my last blog post on changes to the Delphi language in 10.3: http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-november-custom-managed-records-delphi.html Still a bit rough in some details, but a very handy feature overall.
  5. Marco Cantu

    Inline Variables Coming in 10.3

    Well not really guessing. The compiler uses the expression type, which is deterministic. And you can still add a type cast if you are not certain...
  6. Another blog post about coming language changes in 10.3: "Introducing Inline Variables in the Delphi Language" http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-october-inline-variables-delphi.html
  7. Marco Cantu

    Directions for ARC Memory Management

    I think your last line "If we could have fresh start, without having the burden of existing code and frameworks lingering over our heads, ARC would be fine choice for memory management system." is a great summary I fully agree with. I still like ARC and I'm not happy with the decision. But would have been even less happy keeping the status quo (2 different models) forever. And we really cannot afford breaking VCL code (billions of lines of working code form our customers)...
  8. Marco Cantu

    Directions for ARC Memory Management

    That is part of the plan... we have some experimental demos, could evolve into a full feature
  9. Not sure this fits perfectly in this forum (more of a non-tech let's fight topic, 😉 ) but here it goes. I just blogged about the plans for 10.3 and beyond around ARC in Delphi. See for more info http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/2018-october-Delphi-ARC-directions.html Honestly interested in feedback, suggestions and ideas. Less in "I told you" comments...
  10. Thanks Daniel and Lars. Very good move for the Delphi community. I'll be around.
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