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Wednesday, 11. January 2017

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Tool for licensing and protect my Delphi Win32 apps – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – I like the opinion of Mason Wheeler best. This is the shortened version: … Only a perfect licensing system would actually do you any good, and there’s no such thing. And in the age of the Internet, if your system isn’t perfect, all it takes is for one person anywhere in the world ...
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Tuesday, 10. January 2017

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Batch file to get a (non-sorted non-unique) list of units from a Delphi compiled map file

The Wiert Corner – A few weeks ago in When you get “TfsScript.Execute” throwing a “Unregistered version of FastScript.” I wrote about “a process that explains any modules in the MAP file not resulting in DCU files”. The below batch file aids in that process. It takes a MAP file from your Delphi compiled ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:04

Monday, 9. January 2017

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Best wishes for 2017!

DelphiTools – A belated Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2017! This site and news have been neglected for much of 2016, this year’s resolution will be to try and revive it a bit. In particular announcements and articles have fallen way behind the code as far as DWScript is concerned. So I will start the ...
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Answering the Question: Do I have Berlin Update 2?

Marco's Tech Blog – There is a glitch in RAD Studio Berlin Update 2: For some users the About Box indicates the wrong version number in the "Installed Updates" field. An example is below: So how do you know if you actually have Update 2 installed? An easy way is to keep an eye to the Splash ...
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Saturday, 7. January 2017

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Delphi 10.1 Berlin Pro Tip: Renaming CommunityToolbar bpl and good riddance to it.

Delphi Code Monkey – In Delphi 10.1, without all the latest updates, if you get Delphi startup crashes, you can get around them in some cases, by removing optional parts of Delphi that are taking delphi down.   One such piece I usually rename so that it can't get re-enabled again, is the community toolbar IDE ...
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Friday, 6. January 2017

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Movie #118 - User Interface Security

LearnDelphi.TV – If you think that disabling a control will prevent a user from using that control then you need to watch this video.  As a quick summary: if you can get the windows handle of a control, you can send messages to that control and changes it's properties.
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Thursday, 5. January 2017

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Delphi and Xcode scary thought

The Wiert Corner – With Xcode updating frequently and Delphi about yearly and often taking more than 1 go at fixing things, you get this scary thought: Scott Pinkham I’ve learned to not update Xcode, OSX or iOS until absolutely necessary, and even then I usually stick with an older version of Xcode that is ...
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New Year resolution – Modernise your Delphi Code

Stephen Ball – This year is the year to modernise…. Time seems to fly by and prioritising keeping code up to date on the latest versions is for some a struggle. 2016 has delivered a number of compelling reasons to make this year the year to keep your new years resolutions and finally modernise your ...
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Delphi To Go: Include resource files in your Delphi build process

The Wiert Corner – Something to remember: Delphi To Go: Include resource files in your Delphi build process Note it’s not enough to add a line like this to your .dpr file: {$R 'New1.res' 'New1.rc'} The resources actually needs to be part of your .dproj file (which basically is an XML msbuild file adhering to the ...
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TMS Cryptography Pack 2016 Bug List and Feature Requests

TMS Software Blog – To begin 2017, here is an update on TMS Cryptography Pack, that has now been available for six months. We received several bug reports and requests for new features that are listed in the Excel spreadsheet in the link. The good news is that no bug related to one of the cryptographic engines was ...
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Delphi Berlin version numbers: Release/Update1/Update2

The Wiert Corner – Vendors should post these, but alas Embarcadero is not the only one failing here, so here are build/version numbers of the various Delphi Berlin releases until now: Sébastien Paradis: Berlin initial release -> 24.0.22858.6822 Horácio Filho: Berlin Update 1 -> 24.0.24468.8770 Berlin Update 2 ...
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Wednesday, 4. January 2017

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Navigating an Unresponsive IDE

TPersistent.com – I’ve found that Ctrl + clicking an identifier while debugging an application often causes the IDE (at least Seattle) to become completely unresponsive.  Using Ctrl+Shift+Esc to invoke the Task Manager seems to interrupt the IDE’s thread, returning it to a usable state.  While I try to ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 01:04

Tuesday, 3. January 2017

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My Top 10 Aurelius Features - #7 Schema Update

TMS Software Blog – When creating a database-based application, one of the tasks I always considered boring was to create the database structure, table, fields, foreign keys. Even using a tool to generate a SQL would require me to create a table, add columns, column types, foreign keys, etc. That’s why I consider the ...
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Melbourne Meeting – January 2017

Australian Delphi User Group Members – Monday 16th January at 6 for 6:15pm start. Mark van der Eynden from 4D Systems will talk about the intelligent display modules produced by 4D Systems, and will present on his experience developing an IDE and a compiler for these devices, using Delphi of course.… Continue reading ›
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Movie #117 - Bowling game code kata

LearnDelphi.TV – This is the classic bowling game code kata, it's an illustration of test driven development. I was first made aware of it in one of Uncle Bob's (Robert C Martin) videos on CleanCoders.com.  I've produced this as an example of doing it using Delphi. This video was produced for the Intensive Delphi ...
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