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Movie #154 - Function Result Name (Obscure Syntax #5)

Want to return a value from a function? Normally you would use the "Result" keyword, but in fact, there is another way of doing it (and I'm not talking about Exit(Value)), watch to find out about this bit of obscure Pascal syntax - which may cause some hard to spot bugs if you are not aware of it.

Movie #153 - Adding Binary Page Numbers to a PDF

As you may know, I've been writing a book, which is almost ready to publish. I want it to have page numbers in binary down the outside edge of each page, find out how I'm doing it in this video. Hint, I'm using Gnostice PDFToolkit - which I used my MVP superpowers to get a free license (by the power of Grayskull....).

Movie #152 - Character + String Concatenation (Obscure Syntax #4)

In this video, we look at how we can omit string concatenation characters (+) when combining strings, plus adding Unicode characters to your application without using Unicode in your source.  Watch it on YouTube here.

Movie #151 - Per Form VCL Styling

In this video I do a quick experiment to demonstrate multiple forms in the same application with different styles - in fact, we will show all of the styles.  Per control styling is a new feature of Delphi 10.4 Sydney.

Movie #150 - Language Server Protocol - First Impressions

New in Delphi 10.4 is the Language Server Protocol (LSP), which replaces the backend for Code Insight / Error Insight - here are my first impressions.  Watch on YouTube.

Movie #149 - What is ThreadVar? (Obscure Syntax #3)

Have you used ThreadVar before, never heard of it?  Find out about threadvar in this video!

Movie #148 - OAuth with Twitter

In this (roughly produced) video, we have a first look at using the REST Debugger in Delphi to connect to Twitter, then build a very basic application in Delphi.  Watch it on YouTube.

Movie #147 - HTTP Redirection with Indy

The TIdHTTP component is great for downloading web pages and it has some powerful mechanisms for handling HTTP Redirects, we will look at the HandleRedirects property and OnRedirect event.  Find out how to use them in this video.

Happy 25th Birthday Delphi

Watch my happy birthday wishes for Delphi here. Also if you want to know a bit about my history with Delphi, you can check out this video.


Movie #146 - TSplitView / TPanel Style Bug

In this videw we take a look at an issue when styling an application when we have a TPanel parented to a TSplitView.  Watch it on YouTube.