Thursday, 24. July 2014

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How Can I Determine Which Version of Word is Installed on a Computer? – Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

The Wiert Corner – Late binding sometimes is your friend: Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") Wscript.Echo "Version: " & objWord.Version Wscript.Echo "Build: " & objWord.Build objWord.Quit The accompanying Delphi code: uses System.Win.ComObj; procedure ...
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Wednesday, 23. July 2014

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Delphi syntax for TODO list (via: How set up todo list categories in Delphi 2010 – Stack Overflow)

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, some of the TODO comments in my source code disappeared from the TODO list. I wondered why, so I found this question: How set up todo list categories in Delphi 2010?. The Delphi TODO item syntax in source code comments is like this (thanks Nelson H C Nepomuceno): { TODO 1 -cImportant ...
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Tuesday, 22. July 2014

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Mobile Summer School Lesson 5: App Tethering Round-Up

The PodCast at Delphi.org – I substituted for David I. yesterday for Developer Direct Mobile Summer School on Lesson 5: Connecting Mobile and Desktop together using App Tethering. The Summer School landing page and David’s blog maintain a list of downloads for all the previous lessons, but here are the resources from my ...
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A Hint About Warnings

TPersistent.com – Compiler Hints and Warnings are an important indicator of the quality of the code you are compiling.  It dismays me that I have often seen a ton of compiler warnings on commercial components suites when I compile them.  It makes you question the care taken when writing the code. Compiler Hints and ...
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Every Team needs a Goaltender

TPersistent.com – It’s been my experience that just like in sports where you have a goal tender, every development team needs a gate keeper or goal tender for their VCS to ensure nothing gets in that they don’t want.  The role of the gatekeeper in the team is not only to manage the promotion/demotion of ...
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The StackOverflow Pascal/DelphiSyntax Highlighter

The Wiert Corner – Found out where the StackOverflow Pascal has its origins: What happened to comments in syntax highlighter? – Meta Stack Overflow. Like any syntax highlighter, it is not perfect (only a Delphi compiler driven highlighter would have a chance to be perfect), but it does a pretty good job. ...
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Monday, 21. July 2014

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RAD Studio, C++Builder and Delphi July 2014 Special Offers

Delphi Insider – If you don't have RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE6 yet, you won't want to miss out on these offers.If you are currently on version XE or earlier, July is your best time to upgrade to XE6 because you can upgrade from any earlier version and save up to 45% off the regular new user price. ...
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ITDevCon 2014, Call4Papers

Daniele Teti's programming blog – Dear potential ITDevCon speaker, As every year, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon that will be held next october 23th, 24th in Milan (Italy), in a new location. This will be the 6th edition ( we’re getting conference experts J ) The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you ...
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Saturday, 19. July 2014

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Drawing fully justified text to a canvas (via: Parnassus OÜ – Delphi Consulting & Plugins – parnassus.co)

The Wiert Corner – Though fully justified text is most often in print, and not much in user interfaces any more, this might come in useful one day (it is based on the GDI functions TextOut and SetTextJustification): David Millington Posted: Have you ever wanted to draw fully justified text ie, text that adheres to ...
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FireMonkey – TArc and Retina, not the best of friends

JED Software Blog – Last week I noticed a post on www.fmxexpress.com that showed a different UI for a progress bar. So instead of starting work on something I should have, I turned the code into a component and added the ability to change the colours used when displayed. I’d known TArc didn’t render nicely ...

Friday, 18. July 2014

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It’s my birthday! I have TWO gifts for you…

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – Today, July 18, 2014, is my birthday! I’m 34 years old. To celebrate, I have TWO gifts for you: #1 First, I’m offering discounted pricing on Usertility, my application usage analytics service. Usertility shows you how people actually use your software. This isn’t a one-month ...
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Thursday, 17. July 2014

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(Old style Pascal objects): Could you please remind me if Objects support polymorphism? For instance, I…

The Wiert Corner – I observe an increase of people not asking questions on Stack Overflow any more… Today, two interesting questions caught my eye. The first one was by Martijn Coppoolse about Is it possible to figure out whether a type’s property has a ‘stored’ flag or not, preferably without ...
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Apache Support in Delphi XE6

Marco's Tech Blog – Today I'm giving a Developer Skill Sprint on Apache support in RAD Studio XE6 (I already gave the first session live, the recording will be replayed), and I'd like to complement the session with this blog post, showing some of the code and providing the same hints and suggestions. First of all, ...
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Delphi: a few short notes on LoadString and loading shell resource strings for specific LCIDs

The Wiert Corner – I’m not a real expert on LCID (the values like 1033 (aka 0×409 or $409) and 1043 (aka 0×413 or $413), but here are a few notes on stuff that I wrote a while ago to obtain shell32.dll resource strings for various LCIDs. The most often used way to load resource strings is by calling ...
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WideOrbit hiring a telecommuting developer!

The Delphi Hacker's Corner – Careful what you ask for! :)We are now hiring a telecommuting developer. Must still reside and be able to work in the US. Must also be able to travel to an office (San Francisco, CA and Lynnwood, WA, etc) on occasion as needed for training, meetings, events, and such.Please also realize that for ...
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