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April 2017

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When BRCC32 throws `Fatal error Illegal macro definition in command line or defines page.` in a DUnitX project

The Wiert Corner – I had a Fatal error Illegal macro definition in command line or defines page. thrown by BRCC32.exe in one of my Delphi projects. As cgrc.exe could build the .rc file [source in Russian; WayBack], I reproduced it from the console with an Empty.rc file that has no content. That way I could rule out ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-04-19 13:05
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Jan Barendregt is Looking for programmers to maintain existing Excel add-in software

The Wiert Corner – Jan Barendregt is Looking for programmers to maintain existing Excel add-in software. The reason is no fun (cancer without curative treatment and prognosis till death likely months). Please follow-up on the forum if you can be of help: [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: Looking for programmers ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-04-18 19:05
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Delphi and the joy of Compiler Intrinsics – I cant use “Length” as a TFunc…

The Wiert Corner – One of the reasons I favour using RTL based functionality over Delphi Intrinsic Routines like Length, Abs and others is that you cannot use compiler intrinsics in Generics. For instance Length is not compatible with TFunc<string, Integer> unless you declare it yourself like function ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-04-18 07:04

March 2017

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When Delphi is missing the `ActiveX` items in the `File -> New` dialog

The Wiert Corner – Marco Cantú posted the below solution when ActiveX is missing in your File -> New dialog which I’ve paraphrased: OK, you can try this. Close RAD Studio/Delphi. Open the registry editor. Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, open the Known IDE Packages\Delphi — that is something like ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-29 13:05
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Poor man’s MMX: Delphi Live Templates for creating a property with a type which will auto- create the getter/setter

The Wiert Corner – Delphi Live Templates for creating a property with a type which will auto- create the getter/setter: [XML] ipropgs – Pastebin.com by Oliver Münzberg. For when you think you can beat Model Maker Code Explorer. via: Do any IDE add-ins have “interface completion”? I figure somebody ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-23 12:05
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Kylix: The Real Lowdown – I wrote this in 2000 too

The Wiert Corner – A while ago – while researching yesterdays post – I came across the below article that I wrote back in august 2000 for The Delphi (by Pinnacle Publishing – long gone by now) and on-line at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-23 06:04
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Kylix: Delphi for Linux is on the Way! – I wrote this in 2000

The Wiert Corner – Last year, when Warren Postma wrote, I started digging for some articles I wrote about Kylix (the Delphi for Linux at the start of this century). The second article I found (Delphi for Linux is on the Way!) was actually the first one I wrote, so I’ve put the copy below. The second article will ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-22 06:05
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GExperts – when your predecessor has put it under the Tools menu

The Wiert Corner – I totally forgot that GExperts can be under the Tools men GExperts IDE configuration u (I’m so accustomed that Alt-X is GExperts and Alt-M is ModelMaker Code Explorer). These keyboard shortcuts are only assigned when you install GExperts before you install ModelMaker Code Explorer. If you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-21 06:05
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Display and edit keyboard macros with GExperts – twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – Yes! The GExperts Macro Library expert can now display and edit keyboard macros that have been recorded in the Delphi IDE. Thomas did some great work on GExperts. Again. Source: [WayBack] Display and edit keyboard macros with GExperts – twm’s blog Via: [WayBack] The GExperts Macro Library ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-13 06:05
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Using Delphi nextgen compilers … https://xkcd.com/303/ some arguments to have both for the Win32 platform

The Wiert Corner – Last week there was a nice poke by Stefan Glienke around the Delphi nextgen compiler being used for the upcoming Intel x64 Linux support in Delphi (yes, no Arm there, hopefully somewhere in the future) at [Archive.is] Using Delphi nextgen compilers … https://xkcd.com/303/ It resulted into a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-08 18:04
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The IDE Fix Pack 5.95 is compatible with Delphi 10.1 Update 2

The Wiert Corner – Yes it is compatible: [WayBack] Andreas‏ @AndyHTech: Following More Why is there no #IDEFixPack for #Delphi Berlin 10.1 Update 2 ? Just use the one that was released for the RTM version, it works for Up1&Up2. via: David Heffernan on [WayBack] Is the IDE Fix Pack 5.95 compatible with Delphi 10.1 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-03-03 12:05

February 2017

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New book by +Nick Hodges tech preview by +Stefan Glienke – dependency injection in delphi

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] New book by +Nick Hodges tech preview by +Stefan Glienke https://leanpub.com/dependencyinjectionindelphi – via Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+: This book covers Dependency Injection from A to Z.  In it you’ll learn about Constructor Injection, Property Injection, and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-28 00:04
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Delphi sorcery: Generics, modules and typeinfo

The Wiert Corner – the release of 1.2 is almost there! We are working hard to deliver it shortly after the next Delphi release which will happen … soonish, I think. ;) The release/1.2 branch has been around for a while – please take a look if you haven’t already. It contains a lot of new features and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-24 06:04
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Delphi, resource files and includes – some links

The Wiert Corner – Some links that were useful getting back into using Delphi with resource scripts and include files: delphi – Include file behave differently using RC.EXE or BRCC32.EXE to build *.rc files – Stack Overflow [WayBack] About Resource Files (Windows) [WayBack] #include (Windows) [WayBack] ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-23 12:04
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Delphi and stuff: The strange limitation of 64 threads

The Wiert Corner – … there’s no need to use WaitForMultipleObjects in Step 2. It’s fairly easy to keep a counter of active threads in the pool (interlocked-incremented when a thread starts, interlocked-decremented when a thread is finished). When the counter reaches zero (no more active threads), ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-21 06:04
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