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December 16, 2011

Delphi XE2 Update 3

Embarcadero has released Update 3 for Delphi XE2, continuing with an almost monthly update cycle.

Embarcadero has released Update 3 for Delphi XE2, continuing with an almost monthly update cycle. The new update is a whopping 412 MB and you can get it in the Registered Users page (specifically at  http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28670) and with the Check for Updates featuer of the IDE. There is also a new ISO with the updated product installation image. As in the recent updates, the PAServer and FireMonkey portions of the installation that you need to install on a Mac must be set up manually.

What's in this new update? A new standard iOS style more complaint with platform standards (a significant feature for iOS developers), a new VCL style, and a ton of bug fixes. There is also an extension for the dialog modal results enumeration (for both VCL and FireMonkey). A very detailed description is at http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE2/en/Release_Notes_for_XE2_Update_3 while the list of fixes is at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/41831/. Among the fixes I noticed:

  • Fixes in Version Info in the Project Options
  • Fixes in VCL Styles
  • Fixes in 64- bit debugger and in the memory manager (for 64-bit apps using more than 4GB)
  • Compiler fixes for generics, 64-bit, and more

Of course there are also many expected FireMonkey fixes, including some that were really needed and some relevant ones for iOS. Some of those I was waiting for are:

  • TEdit: SelectAll should not be called when clicking on an edit
  • TCheckbox should check on Mouse Up
  • FMI: bad quality of loading image on iPad
  • Having a ShowMessage with short text containing spaces, the text is wrapped but height is not adjusted.

In other words, this is another must-have update.





 

2 Comments

Version info still broken 

 The version info is still broken as the "Auto
Increment Build Number" feature which has been among
for over 10 years is still missing.
Comment by Jan Derk [] on December 17, 17:14

Delphi XE2 Update 3 

When using Appwave howto install this MUST have update?
Comment by Hans on January 31, 08:40


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