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November 2009

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Delphi 2010 – Cost & Manipulations

Wizard Software – Barely have I installed Delphi 2009 and Embarcadero are now touting Delphi 2010.  Not only but also they are asking me to shell out an additional 2,229.00 Euros for an upgrade. Yes, you read that right, 2,229.00 Euros for an UPGRADE.  I am astonished. I would very much like to give it a go but at ...
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Firefox Addons, XUL, XPCOM, Delphi and a few headaches

Wizard Software – I wanted to share some information on creating Firefox addons/extensions (or however you care to refer to them). Not any old Firefox addons but XPCOM addons. It’s taken a couple of weeks of evening work to turn my Graabr Delphi application (www.graabr.com) into a Firefox Addon. Why bother?  ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-11-30 13:40
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Firefox, extensions, GUIDs and more

Wizard Software – First: How to generate a GUID in the Delphi IDE: Ctrl+Shift+G Ahhh. That out of the way.  There is so little info around on how to create Firefox extensions using Delphi. I’m working on it now for Graabr (www.graabr.com). Update soon.
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-11-14 10:33

October 2009

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Delphi 2009 – first install

Wizard Software – Well, I finally bought my copy of Delphi 2009 and installed it on Windows 7 (64-bit). First impressions? Good. Moving the libraries and components from 2007 was a breeze (for change) and within a couple of hours we were up with a compiling versions of most of our 2007 Delphi apps. One exception, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-10-09 06:22

August 2009

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Screen/Desktop grab in Delphi

Wizard Software – Ever wanted to grab all the desktop/screen in Delphi? Right, me too. I spent a lot of time searching around for different options, as usual, google is your friend. Lots of info available on the web but this code snippet works well: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-08-02 15:46

June 2009

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Delphi application showcase

Wizard Software – If you are the author of a Delphi application and would like to tell others about your work, there are two Delphi community related avenues of exposure. The first is an independent wiki list where you can add your listing immediately: Good Quality Applications written in Delphi The second is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-06-05 08:26

May 2009

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Delphi 2009

Wizard Software – Got it yet? Evidently Delphi 2009 is available in three editions. The Professional edition is designed for building desktop and workstation applications, whilst the Enterprise edition includes everything in the Professional edition, and adds support for building client/server and multi-tier database ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-05-08 15:58

April 2009

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The times they are a changing

Wizard Software – A friend asked me recently why I was still coding in Delphi, when all the ’serious’ coding is now done on the web. It’s an interesting question. More and more I find we are integrating our Delphi development with some form of web solution. Usually it’s a combination of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-04-12 15:51

March 2009

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Getting the local ip address with Delphi

Wizard Software – Ever wanted to get your computer’s local ip address?  Well here’s a code snippet to help you along! {——————————————————————————} ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-03-22 13:34

January 2009

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Delphi 2007 – How to make it Fast and Stable

Wizard Software – A friend (thanks Mike) sent me an email recently with some tips for making Delphi 2007 faster and more stable.  Here is the list of things you should do to improve your Delphi 2007 installation: To make Delphi 2007 (or Rad Studio 2007) fast and stable, do this: 1. Install “December 2007 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-01-30 06:10
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Google goes offline with Gmail

Wizard Software – What is Google doing with Gmail and Gears? Those guys have been busy for several years figuring out how to take the internet with them on a local hard-drive. Finally they’ve got around to doing this with their flagship ‘gmail’ application. Of course, here at Wizard Software, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-01-25 04:43
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Windows Shutdown with Delphi

Wizard Software – Recently I’ve been doing a lot of torrent downloading and wanted to shutdown my torrent computer after a specified period of time, so, I wrote the following short function, connect it to a TTimer and you’ve got an automatic (and well-behaved) means of shutting-down Windows XP, Vista ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-01-09 14:40
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No Delphi Programmer should be without this resource

Wizard Software – Time and time again my google delphi search leads me to this excellent resource of information on programming and the fundamentals of Delphi: http://www.delphibasics.co.uk/index.html Thanks Neil for a truly useful resource!
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-01-02 10:49
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Pixavid and Happy New Year 2009!

Wizard Software – First, happy new year and best wishes for 2009! Second, I wanted to tell you about my new Pixavid project. I’ve been working on a Delphi client app. for a few months. It’s a video conversion app. based on FFMpeg. It also has built-in FTP and communicates with server-side PHP. The ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2009-01-01 13:00

September 2008

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Cryptography with Delphi and PHP

Wizard Software – We’re doing some pretty exciting stuff at work right now. Actually, we’ve been doing it for the past couple of years but only now starting to see the fruits of it all. What is it? well, I guess Microsoft would call it ‘Live’ (or something like that), and Google would call ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Softy @ 2008-09-02 14:43
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