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Melbourne Meeting – July 2016

Monday 18th July

“Scaling, styles and the cloud” – Tony Bryer from GreenTram Software

“Vector/Matrix operation on CAD API’s” – Brian Watson from Desktop EDA

“Exploring the Men’s Shed” – Our New Venue… Continue reading ›

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Melbourne Meeting – September 2015

Monday 21st September at 6 for 6:15pm start.

ADUG AGM followed by a presentation from current President Lachlan Gemmell

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Using LiveBindings to Connect the UI to Objects

After listening in on the recent Embarcadero webinar Understanding RAD Studio LiveBindings with Cary Jensen I asked a few questions in the Q&A session, like how to notify the framework of changes to property values from within a property setter. I had a keen interest in the webinar after experimenting with LiveBindings as I belive they have great potential.… Continue reading ›

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LiveBindings Part 2 – Displaying database data in a VCL (or FireMonkey) application

A perhaps not so well known fact about LiveBindings is that they can be used in VCL as well as FireMonkey applications. The traditional VCL data-aware controls are still available though and for reasons that will quickly become apparent, I wouldn’t advise ripping out your VCL TDBEdits just yet.… Continue reading ›

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Delphi Headers now available for VLC

VLC (VideoLan Client) is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocol. It can also act as a video on demand broadcaster.

While it has had an external control mechanism for a number of years, it has never been what could be called Delphi friendly.… Continue reading ›

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Incorporating Maps into your application

As everyone knows, Google provides a web mapping service application that allows maps to be embedded into third-party websites via the Google Maps API.These APIs can be used to incorporate static maps into your Delphi applications. (Refer to Google’s terms of use for these APIs here.)… Continue reading ›

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2016 Symposium

Our Annual Symposium for 2016 was held in Sydney and Melbourne in August.
The presenters were
* Malcolm Groves of CodePartners (formerly Embarcadero)
* Garry Wood of the Ultibo open source project
* Alistair Christie of LearnDelphi.tv
* Shane van de Vorstenbosch of OnSolution.

The 2017 Symposium will be held in Melbourne and Brisbane. Date to be determined

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