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Tuesday, 8. November 2011

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To Be or not to Be : Final call for Be-Delphi!

TMS Software Blog – Today, I was sitting together with the organizers behind the Be-Delphi conference as TMS software is platinum sponsor. I was pleasantly surprised to hear the event was fully booked and a waiting list was used for the past weeks. While discussing the facilities of the excellent accomodation of Ter ...
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What’s coming next…

DelphiTools – There are several things planned and underway for the next DWScript version, this post will serve as a roadmap of sorts. Of course, there is a wealth of other changes (minor or not) that aren’t mentioned there, but will likely happen. What’s already happening IDE Dialog : thanks to ...
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Threaded String Parser - Breaking Down String To Characters In Threads In Delphi

About Delphi Programming – in Delphi Threading :: I have an application which has to process files on the file system in a way that each file is accessed / opened and some work is being done on a file (let's call this work "scanning"). With today machines having multiple cores, why not take advantage of the hardware and ...
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Duck Typing in Delphi

Daniele Teti's programming blog – During a new dorm feature development, I’m faced a nice problem: I want to have a generic access to a “kind” of list Let’s say: procedure DoSomething(Obj: TMyListType); begin … end; But, I want to have that generic access without a Layer Supertype ...
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Monday, 7. November 2011

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Fun Code of the Week #2

Nick Hodges – function RandomString(aLength: Integer; aInputChars: string): string; begin Result := ''; if Length(aInputChars) <= 0 then begin Exit; end; Randomize; repeat Result := Result + aInputChars[Random(Length(aInputChars)) + 1]; until (Length(Result) = aLength); end;
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The Castalia Delphi Parser has a new home

TwoDesk Delphi Blog – The Castalia Delphi Parser, a high-speed, open-source parser for the Delphi language, has been moved from its former home at Google Code to Github. You can find it at github.com/jacobthurman/Castalia-Delphi-Parser. The Castalia Delphi Parser isn’t very well known, but it is very useful if you ...
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WMI Tasks using Delphi – Registry

The Road to Delphi – How do I read registry key values using WMI? Use the StdRegProv class, located in root\default  (for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0)   and root\cimv2 namespace for newers versions of Windows . You cannot get any instances of this class because the System Registry ...
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Use DLL from Resources (RES) Without Storing It On The File System First

About Delphi Programming – in Resources and DLLs :: The article how to store a DLL inside a Delphi program exe file as a resource explains how to ship a DLL with your Delphi application executable file as a resource. Recently, I've received an email from Mark E. Moss, asking if a DLL stored in a RES can be used without first ...
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Game/Physics Engine Theory: Subtraction-based Geometry Destruction Transformation (Part 1)

OTAPI – While watching a technical demonstration for an indie game engine on YouTube earlier today, I had an idea to procedurally calculate the transformation of destructible geometries in real-time, as opposed to the most common practise used today where the geometries are simply exchanged for a ...
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Sunday, 6. November 2011

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WMI Tasks using Delphi – Processes

The Road to Delphi – How do I run an application in a hidden window? Call the application from an app that uses the Win32_Process and Win32_ProcessStartup classes. const wbemFlagForwardOnly = $00000020; HIDDEN_WINDOW = 0; var FSWbemLocator : OLEVariant; FWMIService : OLEVariant; FWbemObject : ...
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Memory leaks on OS X

Delphi Haven – Assuming you have Xcode installed, OS X comes with a handy set of developer diagnostic tools called ‘Instruments’ – find the main program under /Developer/Applications/. To use them with a Delphi application, do this: Run the application first. Don’t run it through the ...
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47 on November 7th, 2011

Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes – November 7, 2011 is my 47th birthday, so (only) on this day, my lucky number is no longer 42, but 47 - and I'm offering a similar treat.
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Saturday, 5. November 2011

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WMI Tasks using Delphi – Printers and Printing

The Road to Delphi – How do I add a new printer connection to a remote computer? Use the Win32_Printer class and the AddPrinterConnection method. var FSWbemLocator : OLEVariant; FWMIService : OLEVariant; FWbemObject : OLEVariant; begin; FSWbemLocator := CreateOleObject('WbemScripting.SWbemLocator'); ...
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QC Plus – [2.0] interface change

JED Software Blog – I finally got around to upgrading the QC Plus code base from Delphi 2007 to XE2. Since I’ve done that I thought I’d make a little UI adjustment. Probably not to the liking of some users… Comments? As you can see, it is still incomplete…  

Friday, 4. November 2011

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Picking Cities for Delphi Developer Days 2012

Marco's Tech Blog – We (meaning myself, Cary Jensen and Loy Anderson) are trying to finalize cities and dates for the 2012 edition of Delphi Developer Days. This is what seems decided so far: Two stops in the USA, in Washington DC/Baltimore and Chicago, two locations we've been to in the past. ...
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