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Archive for April 27th, 2017

FMX.Dialogs basically blocks mixing VCL with FMX…

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/27

Nice find:

Stefan Glienke+4

Look into the initialization block of FMX.Dialogs. The call to ActivateClassGroup(TFmxObject); turns off all the TRegGroups that don’t contain at least one type that inherits from TFmxObject which also happens to be the group that you register your form class to. GetClass then ignores such groups.

I don’t have the slightest idea what the intention behind all that code is but it certainly is one of the reasons why you cannot mix FMX and VCL officially.

In response to:

I have an VCL application. I need to register some form classes at run time. This is done in the form’s unit implementation section :


If GetClass(‘TfmConnectiondialog’) = Nil Then

Suddenly my class wasn’t registered anymore. GetClass(‘TfmConnectiondialog’) was always nil and Classes.RegisterClass had no effects.

After some long search, I’ve found that I’ve inadvertently added an FMX.Forms in one of my unit. This was the culprit. Replacing FMX.Forms with VCL.Forms solved my problem.

Behaviour is really strange, why Classes.RegisterClass didn’t throw any exception ? Is this a “Bug” or is this “as expected” ?


Source: Hello, I have an VCL application. I need to register some form classes at ru… [WayBack]

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On my reading list: Wait by Why on Elon Musk’s latest venture on neural stuff. 

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/27

Very long read so it’s on my list of things to read when I’ve a day or two to digest all of it: There he goes again. Even if you aren’t really interested in Elon Musk’s latest venture, this Wait but Why article is a must read on its own.#waitbutw… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+


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Programmer Interrupted

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/04/27

Brilliant cartoon by Jason Heeris. Don’t interrupt anyone processing a high cognitive load.

Source: Twitpic – Share photos and videos on Twitter (there is also a [WayBack2-column PDF – of course A4 sized).

I know it’s been around the interwebz dozens of times. It should rinse, repeat dozens of times more.



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