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Wednesday, 12. October 2011

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Impersonation on the iSeries: Changing Profile User

The Wiert Corner – When running on Windows, changing the current user is called impersionation. There are various ways to do this in Windows, including WindowsIdentity.Impersonate on .NET (e.g. when using C#, VB.et net or Delphi Prism) which requires P/Invoke of LogonUser, CloseHandle and sometimes DuplicateToken as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 07:00

Tuesday, 11. October 2011

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Precompiled OpenSSL v1.0.0e for Win32/64

Arvid's Blog – Again there’s a new Version of OpenSSL, this time only the 1.0 main branch was affected by a security flaw: Direct Download for Win32: http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/openssl-1.0.0e-i386-win32.zip for Win64: http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/openssl-1.0.0e-x64_86-win64.zip As usual you’ll find the ...
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JSDialog Pack – Upcoming feature (custom command link colors)

JED Software Blog – A new feature in the next release of JSDialog Pack will be the ability to customise the colors used for command link buttons. Since the introduction of VCL Styles in XE2, dialogs can undertake a radial change in colors. While currently dialogs cater for this new feature, the next release will allow ...
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QC Plus 1.2.1.x now available

JED Software Blog – When it rains, it pours… A minor update to fix a few extreme corner case issues plus make the installation more customisable. Also remove a “ShowMessage” that shouldn’t have been displayed (stupid large fonts debugging) and some layout in the options dialog (love live the ...
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OmniThreadLibrary 2.2

The Delphi Geek – Only three months since 2.1 and a new release is already here? What’s going on? I had to change some things to make OTL work in XE2 and although I could simply release new files as a patch I noticed that I’ve also done quite some work on exception handling and that I could equally well wrap ...
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EKON 15 conference news and discount (German text at the end of the blog post): Cary Jensen presents the keynote @caryjensen #ekon

The Wiert Corner – EKON 15 – first day has many English sessions From 26 till 28 of October, I’ll be speaking at the 15th EKON conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany. I just sat next to the conference organizer, and he proudly announced that well known and long time Delphi guru Cary ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 13:00
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DWScript 2.2 beta

DelphiTools – Delphi Web Script 2.2 is now in “beta”, and a DWS 2.2 Beta zip (337 kb)  is available. Changes since 2.2 preview 4: extended “for in” syntax to work on all array types support dynamic arrays new pseudo-method “IndexOf(item[, fromIndex])” extended “in” ...
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Sizing TComboBox Drop Down List Width - No Cut Off

About Delphi Programming – in TComboBox :: When a combo box is in dropped down state Windows draws a list box type of control to display combo box items for selection. When the length (of a string) of items exceeds the width of the combo box, the items are displayed as cut-off! Calling CB_SETDROPPEDWIDTH and ...
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More x64 assembler fun-facts–new assembler directives

The Oracle at Delphi – The Windows x64 ABI (Application Binary Interface) presents some new challenges for assembly programming that don’t exist for x86. A couple of the changes that must be taken into account can can be seen as very positive. First of all, there is now one and only one OS specified calling convention. We ...
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Simple FireMonkey Object Inspector

Felix Colibri – : building a FireMonkey Object Inspector which presents the components of the Form and displays their property names an values and allows the user to modify them at runtime

Monday, 10. October 2011

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Getting GPS coordinates and compass heading in an iOS FireMonkey app

The Hacker's Corner – Below is a code snippet that shows how to write the delegates that get GPS and Compass heading information from the device. Don’t worry - cleaned up complete examples are forthcoming shortly. {$IFDEF FPC} type MyCLController = objcclass(NSObject) locationManager : CLLocationManager; procedure ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Anders Ohlsson @ 22:30
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ElevateDB: Function isDate()

Cape Cod Gunny Does Delphi – I am without a doubt spoiled by some of Microsoft SQL Server's built in functions. One such built in function that I have used many times is the isDATE function. This function let's you test whether a data value represents a date.ElevateDB does not have an isDATE function, so I built one and will ...
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CodeRage6 Next Week

Marco's Tech Blog – Next week will see the 6th edition of Embarcadero's online conference, mostly focused on Delphi development. As you can see from the banner above (taken a reminder email I just received) I'll be speaking along with Cary Jensen and many other well-known Delphi experts and R&D; tem ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 13:00
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The broken FMX TOpenDialog

Delphi Haven – Both Core Foundation and Cocoa – Apple’s ‘high level’ APIs (the first for C, the second Objective-C) – use UTF-16 encoding for strings, just like Delphi. Alas, but the XE2 source code consistently ignores this fact, and uses UTF-8 roundtrips instead. I can guess why: on ...
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Change the Default Application Icon for a Console Mode Delphi Application

About Delphi Programming – in Console Mode Delphi Apps. :: By design, all console mode applications have the same icon (depends on the Windows version). For a normal GUI application you can change the application icon using Project - Options - Application - Application Settings - Icon. For console mode applications this ...
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