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Wednesday, 20. February 2013

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How distinguish when Windows was installed in Legacy BIOS or UEFI mode using Delphi?

The Road to Delphi – As part of the TSMBIOS project, I needed a method to distinguish when Windows was installed in Legacy BIOS or UEFI mode. The solution was provided by the GetFirmwareEnvironmentVariable function. The msdn documentation states Firmware variables are not supported on a legacy BIOS-based system. The ...
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Anonymous Methods

Felix Colibri – Delphi Anonymous Methods : presentation, variable capture and closure, Invoke, implementation and memory analyzer, examples with profiling, filtered enumerator, threaded Web page downloading and processing [google translate from the French] [226 K, 9 .ZIP sources demos, 13 Fig.]

Tuesday, 19. February 2013

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Have Hints For Some Delphi Controls Stay Longer – Control Specific Hint Hide Timeout Values

Zarko Gajic – Ah, even after years of programming in Delphi, there’s still something new I learn every day (lucky me). Just recently I needed to have hints (help tooltips) for some buttons to stay visible longer than hints for other controls (like edits, memos and alike). Found no straight forward solution ...
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Heading to Australia

TURBU Tech – A while back, the Australian Delphi Users’ Group put out a call for papers for a conference they were planning to hold in March of 2013.  I sent in a submission and it ended up getting accepted, so in about a month I’m going to be going to Australia! About a year ago, I was browsing ...
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Vista and up: CardGames.dll (was: Delphi – back in 1996 – CARDS.DLL component wrapper in Delphi 1 and 2!)

The Wiert Corner – About 3 years ago, I wrote a small article about the Cards.dll that I encapsulated even longer ago. I just did some looking around to see on which versions of Windows Cards.dll was still available, as Card.dll has been there since the Windows 16-bit era. Conclusion: this C# example shows was ...
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Added Linux support to the TSMBIOS Project

The Road to Delphi – Great news for the Free Pascal developers, I just added Linux support to the TSMBIOS project. Note : The TSMBIOS read the SMBIOS info using the /dev/mem device file  which provides access to system physical memory, so the code must be executed using a user with the proper permissions.
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