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If your tool depends on others, at least search for them…

The Wiert Corner – If you auto-configure, then at least try searching the tools you need: [WayBack] Yeah right Delphi 10.2 Tokyo (for which the shortcut – unlike the Berlin one – does not contain the word Tokyo), they are right on the Windows PATH wher… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+ ...
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Delphi developer switching to C# – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Another blast from the past. I’ve been using many development environment all my live, so I have been using .NET very early on allowing me to make a good comparison: [WayBack] Delphi developer switching to C# – Stack Overflow. I have a broad toolbox because we’ve never lived in a ...
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Delphi / Visual Studio build events: xcopy exit code 9009; ensure your PATH indeed includes the Windows directories

The Wiert Corner – If you ever get an exit code 9009 from xcopy like the one below, then try using the full path to xcopy. It should be there, it should not matter, but it does if someone changed your path. [Exec Error] The command " xcopy ....\Shared\DLL\FastMM\FastMM_FullDebugMode.dll .\Win32\Debug\ /y&& ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-22 18:04
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The intrinsic factory pattern that every Delphi programmer uses

The Wiert Corner – A blast from the past: my 2009 answer to [WayBack] What Design Patterns do you implement in common Delphi programming? – Stack Overflow which is still very much relevant today. TL;DR Every Delphi programmer uses the factory pattern as it is an intrinsic part of how components at design time ...
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Delphi, compiler intrinsics and generic type matching

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive in case I ever need to do Delphi generic type matching on intrinsic types. This will be tricky as you can have typed types like [WayBack] type TDate = type TDateTime since the early Delphi ages. [WayBack] Hi, by using compiler intrinsics, is it possible to check if a generic type ...
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Delphi: A few notes on tracking down a use-after free related issue involving interfaces crashing inside System._IntfClear.

The Wiert Corner – A few notes on tracking down a use-after free related issue involving interfaces. The crash message is like this: Project UseAfterFreeWithInterface.exe raised exception class $C0000005 with message 'access violation at 0x004106c0: read of address 0x80808088'. Two things here: the is the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-20 06:04
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Tweaking4All.com – Topics – Delphi – How to change the font of a hint window

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Tweaking4All.com – Topics – Delphi – How to change the font of a hint window: Delphi THintWindow are odd, as you cannot set the Vcl.Forms.HintWindowClass before uses it to initialise the hint window in the Application instance from the initialisation section in the Vcl.Forms ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-19 06:04
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Drawbacks for separating TDS/TD32 symbol information in separate file for your Delphi applications? What about Visual Studio?

The Wiert Corner – A while ago this interesting question came by: [WayBack] Delphi XE2 has got the Linking option “Place debug information in separate TDS file” … Does this have any adverse effects for Win32 Delphi executables? – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ The answer is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-15 12:04
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Delphi Datasnap: How to know the name of the methods called by client in delphi datasnap server?

The Wiert Corner – A great tip from [WayBack] Hi, need help regarding Datasnap. How to know the name of the methods called by client in delphi datasnap server? – sujansiddhi – Google+ that I needed a few months ago: Walter Prins: Inside TDSAuthenticationManager.OnUserAuthorize, inspect the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-14 12:04
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Getting the up to date project source code from the IDE – Dave’s Development Blog

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: [WayBack] Getting the up to date project source code from the IDE – Dave’s Development Blog It shows how to “using the IDE’s live files and if the IDE hasn’t got a file open, the file from disk”. This gives you the same view the compiler in the IDE has. Via ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-09 12:04
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TFreedObject in FastMM4/FastMM4.pas at master · pleriche/FastMM4 · GitHub

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to Self: {The class used to catch attempts to execute a virtual method of a freed object} TFreedObject = class public procedure GetVirtualMethodIndex; procedure VirtualMethodError; {$ifdef CatchUseOfFreedInterfaces} procedure InterfaceError; {$endif} end; If you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-08 12:04
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VCL FadingEffect by Paul Toth at GitHub

The Wiert Corner – In case I ever need a fading effect between 2 panels on one form, there is some code that will get me started. I’d probably code it in a different design (without a global variable), but it works so can be a good source of ideas. Source: Delphi/FadingEffect at master · tothpaul/Delphi · GitHub ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-07 06:04
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Im memoriam: Rudy Velthuis

The Wiert Corner – Given that I’m fighting rectal cancer and am extremely low on energy, I am keeping this much shorter than I want to. Recently, I learned that Rudy Velthuis passed away on 2019-05-13. Born on 1960-10-30, he passed away at only age 58. After asking permission from his family, I wrote a small im ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2020-01-05 23:04
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Delphi Programming Blog (by Shaun Roselt): Delphi Communties on: WhatsApp, Telegram, Google+, Facebook

The Wiert Corner – From a while ago by a young (then ~18, now around ~20) enthusiastic Delphi programmer: [WayBack] Delphi Programming Blog (by Shaun Roselt): Delphi Communties on: WhatsApp, Telegram, Google+, Facebook He has an interesting YouTube channel too: https://www.youtube.com/user/shaunroselt/videos ...
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GitHub – Libaud/POLCLVCLISO: Pascal Object LCL and VCL ISO standards implementation for CodeTyphon, Delphi, Lazarus

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: GitHub – Libaud/POLCLVCLISO: Pascal Object LCL and VCL ISO standards implementation for CodeTyphon, Delphi, Lazarus It implements these standards: ISO standard 3166-1, 3166-2, 3166-3 implementation (all part of the ISO 3166 – Wikipedia that “defines codes for ...
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