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Use AnsiString And AnsiChar In Delph XE5 Firemonkey On Android And IOS

Delphi XE5 Firemonkey Ansi String MobileOndrej Pokorny from Kluug.net Software Solutions has a new library up called ORawByteString and what it does is enable you to use AnsiString on mobile devices in Delphi XE5 Firemonkey. Previously there was a way to use AnsiStrings in Delphi XE5┬ábut I haven’t seen a library like this before. He also says that he has done some performance testing with his library and hasn’t seen any significant drawbacks. In addition to AnsiString it also allows you to use PAnsiChar and AnsiChar in your mobile project on Android and IOS. The reason why this is useful is because if you have a lot of older code this makes it much easier to port your older code forward (or some third party code that is no longer supported by the author). The only function that changed was Copy needs to be called via AnsiCopy. Here is some text from his site explaining ORawByteString:

Head over and download the ORawByteString library and test it out porting your older code to mobile.

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