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Wednesday, 14. October 2020

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Unicode is hard, also for the Delphi compiler and IDE

The Wiert Corner – The Delphi compiler does not see a unicode non-breaking space (0x00A0 as whitespace, and the Delphi IDE does not warn you about it: [WayBack] Delphi revelations #2 – Space characters are not just space characters. Given that this character was introduced in 1993, I wonder how the compiler tests look ...
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Monday, 12. October 2020

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Talking About Visual Basic...

RemObjects Blogs – This past weekend, I had the great honor to join Fellippe on the QB64 Podcast, QB64 Report, to talk about the past and future of BASIC, Elements, and our new currently-in-development Mercury front-end for the compiler, which brings Microsoft's VisualBasic.NET™ language to all of Elements' ...
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Friday, 9. October 2020

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EurekaLog causes AccessViolation?

EurekaLog Blog – We were contacted by a person who complained that his application was working fine until he added EurekaLog to it. An AccessViolation exception was raised after adding EurekaLog to project. The message was: "Access violation at address 00E15025 in module 'Project.exe'. Read of address 83EC8B69". And ...
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Reverse engineering Delphi and Turbo Pascal unit interfaces (and maybe DCP files too)

The Wiert Corner – Boy, I wish there was both an Embarcadero sanctioned grammar (see Delphi code completion fail with anonymous methods – Stack Overflow) and a DCU parser. This might work for DCP files as well, since the PKX0 signature at the start of DCP files is in [WayBack] DCU32INT/DCP.pas at master · ...
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Delphi icons to distinguish various Delphi versions

The Wiert Corner – When installing many Delphi versions, all have similar icons. So I asked this a while ago: [WayBack] I remember someone creating version specific icons for Delphi a while ago (around XE4 era I think), but cannot find them any more. Anyone who can prov… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – ...
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Melbourne Meeting – October 2020

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 19 October at 6 for 6:15pm start. ONLINE MEETING – WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN PERSON We will meet online, instead of meeting at the Shed. The meeting will start with the Australian Delphi User Group Annual General Meeting.… Continue reading ›
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Thursday, 8. October 2020

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Celebrating 20 days the 20 year company anniversary!

TMS Software Blog – It’s a special year for our team as we celebrate the company’s 20th birthday this month. We’ve come a long way over the years, so we wanted to celebrate this together with YOU! Officially on October 17, 2000 the company tmssoftware.com bvba was registered in Belgium. ...

Tuesday, 6. October 2020

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Deleaker: Advanced Memory Leak Detection for Delphi and RAD Studio

Let's Get Technical – Beginning with RAD Studio 2006, Delphi, and RAD Studio in general, greatly benefited from the addition of Fast Memory Manager, or FastMM. And one of the truly welcome additions was the global variable ReportMemoryLeaksUponShutdown, which, when set to True and a small block memory leak is detected ...
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Sunday, 4. October 2020

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Tweaking DFM Loading

The Art of Delphi Programming – One of the most shown feature of Delphi is its Design Editor with its ability to design forms and connect components in an easy and intuitive way. I can’t count the occasions where I have seen a form being decorated with some data controls connected to a TDatasource, which itself is connected ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Uwe Raabe @ 16:03

Saturday, 3. October 2020

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C# features I wish Delphi Had

TPersistent.com – In C# 4 Named and Optional Arguments were introduced to allow developers to supply only the arguments they wish to in a method call.  Similar to Objective C, this makes the method call more descriptive and shorter.  I have often wished I could use this kind of syntax when calling a method with a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 06:02

Friday, 2. October 2020

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From Windows Certificate Store to TMS Cryptography Pack TX509Certificate component.

TMS Software Blog – TX509Certificate is a component of TMS Cryptography Pack to use X509 certificates. With it, we can sign certificate signing request (CSR) or use it in XAdES, CAdES or PAdES to sign or verify documents. We can generate self-signed certificates, import them from PEM file, from PEM string, from PFX ...

Thursday, 1. October 2020

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From Delphi 1: Type Compatibility and Identity

The Wiert Corner – A feature overlooked by many Delphi programmer was already introduced in Delphi 1 which is more or less the same as in the Delphi 2007 documentation at [WayBack] Type Compatibility and Identity. There is a distinction between these explained in the above link: type TMyInteger1 = Integer; ...
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Wednesday, 30. September 2020

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Pain Ergo Ergonomics

TPersistent.com – As a programmer I spend far to much time in front of a screen, and as a result I’ve suffered from my share of back, neck and wrist pain. For the last several weeks I’ve been suffering from a repetitive strain injury on my dominant wrist thanks to all the mousing I do.  Icing the wrist, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 18:02
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Addressing the Problem of the Missing dbxConnections.ini File

Marco's Tech Blog – When you install RAD Studio 10.4 (or 10.4.1) or Delphi or C++Builder, there is an error in the installation script that causes a configuration file to be missing. The lack of this file, that the IDE expects, causes a few errors reported for example as: RSP-29199: Error on ConnectionName ...
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Monday, 28. September 2020

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EurekaLog 7.9 is out

EurekaLog Blog – We are pleased to announce the availability of the new 7.9 version. EurekaLog is a tool for Delphi and C++Builder that gives your application the power to catch every exception and memory/resource leak, generating a detailed log of the call stack (with unit, procedure and line number), ...
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