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Wednesday, 10. April 2013

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On the operator overloading in Delphi

The Programming Works – The operator overloading in Delphi records is straightforward if a record type does not contain fields which reference heap objects. To illustrate the problem which heap references arise let us consider the following (incorrect) example: program DelphiDemo; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses SysUtils; ...
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Delphi + ADO + dBase – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – For my research queue: I should look at the below ConnectionStrings to access dBase with ADO from Delphi, If I ever need to do that. Thanks Cromulent for asking, Nelson for editing and Pieter for answering: Microsoft dBase ODBC driver Driver={Microsoft dBASE Driver (*.dbf)};DriverID=277;OLE DB ...
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Tuesday, 9. April 2013

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COM connector spring cleanup

DelphiTools – DWScript COM Connector has just received a spring cleanup, as it had grown a bit mouldy over the last years.  The COM Connector optionally gives scripts direct access to ActiveX and COM objects. As part of the cleanup, it now support IEnumVARIANT and ComVariantArray can now be enumerated as well ...
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Pascal/Delphi parsers and grammars

The Wiert Corner – A few interesting links for my archive: fcl-passrc – Free Pascal wiki. (some classes for parsing Free Pascal, which is a lot like Delphi) Syntax sample. (Delphi 2009 grammar) Looking for a Complete Delphi (object pascal) syntax – Stack Overflow. Identification of a Delphi 2009 level ...
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Monday, 8. April 2013

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More Old Micro Cornucopia issues on BitSavers from 1987 and 1988

The Wiert Corner – Last quarter, 11 issues of Micro Cornucopia appeared on BitSavers including the final May 1990 issue. This month, another 7 issues appeared, most of which cover a form of Pascal in one or more of the articles and advertisements: Micro_Cornucopia_#33_Dec-Jan87.pdf Micro_Cornucopia_#34_Feb87.pdf ...
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Chrome-style application setting persistence/synchronisation with DropBox

TMS Software Blog – Google Chrome has the very interesting feature to be able to store its settings via your Google account. This means that when you install Chrome on a different machine and associate it with your Google account, it will automatically "inherit" all settings of your other configs. Not only Google ...
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Delphi XE 4 – Is ARC for Everyone?

Olaf Monien – Disclaimer: I have been permitted by Embarcadero to officially blog about the next Delphi Version: Delphi XE4 / RAD Studio XE4 As mentioned previously, Delphi XE4 will come with a new memory management, which is supposed to release us from hunting for memory leaks: ARC – Automatic Reference ...
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Delphi XE4 : Neues, komfortables Speichermanagement mit ARC

Olaf Monien – Wir haben uns in den letzten Tagen ein wenig mit einem der ganz neuen Themen im kommenden “Delphi for iOS” – was wir nun als offizielle Beta-Blogger ganz offiziell beim neuen Namen nennen dürfen: “Delphi XE4″ bzw. “RAD Studio XE4″ – beschäftigt: ARC ...
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Microsoft Finally Acknowledges Entity Framework / dbContext Templates non-functional for Data Binding

Olaf Monien – Lately I have been working on some rather cool Delphi code generation templates for Entity Framework models – I’ll blog on that soon , and while surfing through all the relevant doc pages I found that Microsoft finally acknowledged that the templates it ships for dbContext code ...
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Saturday, 6. April 2013

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Subclassing a window

Behind the connection – Subclassing a window What is it? Subclassing a window is the process of intercepting all calls to the window procedure of a given window. When you subclass a window, you can get hand on every message sent/posted to the window you’ve subclassed. Why subclass? Why would you want to subclass a ...
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Friday, 5. April 2013

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ThreadSafe Lock Manager: [2] Code

The Delphi Geek – After explaining the design, I’ll continue my trip into the depths of the lock manager by exploring the actual code. Let’s take a look at the public parts first. [This code is implemented in the OtlSync unit, which is part of the OmniThreadLibrary distribution. You’ll have to fetch the OTL from the ...
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New Delphi Webinar: The Multi-Device Enterprise with Delphi

Delphi Insider – If you're a Delphi or RAD Studio developer, you won't want to miss this upcoming free webinar on multi-device enterprise app development with Delphi. Register now to attend one of three sessions April 11 or to get a link to the on-demand version after the live event. Learn about multi-device, ...
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Castalia 2013.1.4 is now Available

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – I’m excited to announce a new release of my Smart Code Editor for Delphi Programmers: Castalia 2013.1.4. This release focuses on improving performance in a few crucial areas, including: Performance improvements when typing in the code editor Improved memory footprint Fixed: “Invalid ...
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Wednesday, 3. April 2013

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Inter Process Communication Using Pipes

Behind the connection – A pipe is a communication channels between two ends. It is mostly used to communicate between processes running within a computer. As such it is an Inter Process Communication (IPC) mechanism. The concept of pipe is well known in the Linux (Unix) world. It is used on the command line to direct the ...
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