Using Python4Delphi with C++Builder VCL applications

Some C++ developers also use Python for their application development. There are several ways to integrate the two languages together. One way is to create Python extension modules containing C++ functions that implement new object types and functions. Another way is to use the Boost Python C++ library that enables interoperability between the Python and … Continue reading Using Python4Delphi with C++Builder VCL applications

Technology News Worth Reading

Here are a few technology news stories that I’ve read in the past week or so. Microsoft's 10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation For software developers, app stores have become a critical gateway to some of the world’s most popular digital platforms. We and others have raised questions and, at times, … Continue reading Technology News Worth Reading

Windows Printing with C++Builder using VCL and FMX

Do you need to add printer support to your C++ applications using the Visual Component Library (VCL) or FireMonkey (FMX) GUI ? In this blog post I'll show you how to build Windows applications that support printing image bitmaps using the VCL and FMX frameworks. One of my favorite C++Builder RTL features is that both … Continue reading Windows Printing with C++Builder using VCL and FMX

Technology News Worth Reading

Here are a few technology news stories that I’ve read in the past week or so. Reading Code Is a Skill The problem is not that we shouldn't write readable code. Of course we should aim to write readable code, if only for our own poor selves further down the line (there is no one less capable … Continue reading Technology News Worth Reading

Using the Eigen C++ Template Library with C++Builder and VCL

It's been almost 50 years since I took a Linear Algebra and Matrices course as one of my Computer Science electives at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA. The textbook for the course was "Mathematics Of Matrices: First Book Of Matrix Theory And Linear Algebra" by Philip J Davis. While I have used arrays and … Continue reading Using the Eigen C++ Template Library with C++Builder and VCL

Recent ISO C++ News and Articles

There's lots of ISO C++ news and content happening including the unanimous voting approval of ISO C++20, CppCon2020 (starts Monday September 13, 2020) with Bjarne Stroustrup's opening keynote "The Power and Beauty of Primitive C++", TIOBE's Index for September 2020 headline "Programming Language C++ is doing very well", C++ programming tips and tricks articles and … Continue reading Recent ISO C++ News and Articles

Two VCL Example Applications that Use C++Builder and the C++ Boost Libraries

Boost is a set of open source C++ libraries that build on the ISO C++ programming language. In some cases, the Boost library functionality has become part of recent ISO C++ standards. RAD Studio allows you to install a subset of Boost that has been fully tested and preconfigured specifically for C++Builder. Use the GetIt … Continue reading Two VCL Example Applications that Use C++Builder and the C++ Boost Libraries

Building a C++Builder RSS Feeds VCL Application with XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser Components

I have many favorite prebuilt components that are included with C++Builder 10.4 Sydney. In this blog post I'll show you how to create an RSS Feeds VCL (you can also use the same approach for a FireMonkey FMX) application using the XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser components. Start by creating a C++Builder VCL application. Set … Continue reading Building a C++Builder RSS Feeds VCL Application with XMLDocument, NetHTTPClient, NetHTTPRequest and WebBrowser Components

Using C++Builder to list all available VCL styles in a ComboBox and apply a selected style using the ComboBoxChange event

Back in June a developer asked a C++Builder question on StackOverflow. The question was "How can I list all the available VCL styles in a combo box and in the ComboBoxChange event, apply that style in C++ Builder?" I answered the question and gave the example code. One of my favorite RTL features for the … Continue reading Using C++Builder to list all available VCL styles in a ComboBox and apply a selected style using the ComboBoxChange event