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delphi – VCL events with anonymous methods – what do you think about this implementation? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A long time ago, Pablo Vizcay a.k.a. [WayBack] pragmatic_programmer wrote some cool code at [WayBack] delphi – VCL events with anonymous methods – what do you think about this implementation? – Stack Overflow. I still think it’s a very neat solution to bind method references ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-19 08:04
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Why Delphi users love @TMSsoftwareNews: bugfix within 2.5 hours.

The Wiert Corner – People love @TMSSoftwareNews because of the short bug-fix turnaround. In this case 2.5 hours: [WayBack] @jpluimers: @TMSsoftwareNews when entering a perfectly valid email address like word.word+tag.subtag@gmail.com: Please enter a valid Email Address. –jeroen @TMSsoftwareNews when entering ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-18 07:04
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TEncryptedIniFile: easy to use class for handling app settings with encryption in Delphi – TMS Software Blog

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] TMS Software | Blog | TEncryptedIniFile: easy to use class for handling app settings with encryption via: [WayBack] A new blog has been posted:TEncryptedIniFile: easy to use class for handling app settings with encryption – Michael Thuma – Google+ I wonder how that works with ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-17 07:04
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ThreadBarrier/ThreadBarrier.pas at master · lordcrc/ThreadBarrier

The Wiert Corner – I mentioned Asbjørn Heid on wiert.me before. While prepping for the Deadlock Empire workshop at EKON20, I needed a Delphi equivalent for the .NET [Way: Barrier Class (System.Threading) The game uses that in level deadlockempire.github.io/#H4-Barrier [WayBack]. Edwin van der Kraan found the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-12 13:04
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`Inc(I)` versus `I := I + 1;` in Delphi – they’re the same, but not atomic per se.

The Wiert Corner – Given a variable I: Integer, some people like Inc(I); others like I := I + 1;. You might think that part of that discussion nowadays should be multithreading. In practice this does not matter: the compiler will use the same instructions for both statements. TL;DR: This might make you think they are ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-10 13:04
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Visual Studio Code – getting started – some links

The Wiert Corner – It might sound like I’m late in the game, but remember that blog posts are usually scheduled like a year in advance. So I found out a long time ago (I think it’s Matthijs ter Woord who attended me) about Visual Studio Code. At the start [WayBack] it was more limited (from memory ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-05 07:04
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reStructuredText Interpreted Text Roles

The Wiert Corner – There is so much great stuff in reStructuredText, take for instance [WayBack] reStructuredText Interpreted Text Roles where basically can create your own role (for instance :csharp: or :delphi: roles based on :code: for syntax-highlighted code blocks given the right syntax highlighters). I got there ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-04 13:04
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A bit of Kylix history…

The Wiert Corner – Chris Rolliston: +Larry Hengen The Kylix IDE was a fork of the Delphi IDE and used WineLib. It was the applications you built with the Kylix IDE that were QT based. Via [WayBack] I don’t mean to Whine but, if WINE is mature enough, why doesn’t EMBT officially test and support WINE for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-03 19:04
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Mercury13/curl4delphi: A little libcURL binding for Delphi XE2+. Supports “easy” interface only. See wiki for more documentation.

The Wiert Corner – Interesting: Mercury13/curl4delphi: A little libcURL binding for Delphi XE2+. Supports “easy” interface only. See wiki for more documentation. via: Curl: Delphi binding [WayBack] –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Delphi XE2, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-10-03 07:05

September 2017

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How I use Linux to write software for multiple target platforms using Wine, Delphi 7, Lazarus and Delphi Berlin

The Wiert Corner – How I use Linux to write software for multiple target platforms:http://kriscode.blogspot.tw/2016/10/how-i-use-linux-to-write-software-for.html – Kris Kamil Jacewicz – Google+ WINE has come a long way. Many things do not have a native look and feel, but so do many Delphi FMX or Lazarus ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-27 19:04
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Looking for more examples of Unicode/Ansi oddities in Delphi 2009+

The Wiert Corner – At the end of April 2014, Roman Yankovsky started a nice discussion on Google+ trying to get upvotes for QualityCentral Report #:  124402: Compiler bug when comparing chars. His report basically comes down to that when using Ansi character literals like #255, the compiler treats them as single-byte ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-25 07:04
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Dependency Analysis – Pascal Today

The Wiert Corner – Tools and steps for analysing Delphi or FreePascal code: Dependency Analysis – Pascal Today [WayBack] Used tools: Delphi Unit Dependency Scanner [WayBack] Gephi – The Open Graph Viz Platform [WayBack] yEd – Graph Editor [WayBack] yEd is a free desktop application to quickly create, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-20 07:04
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delphi – Is AtomicCmpExchange reliable on all platforms? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – TL;DR: yes it is. Answer by Allen Bauer at delphi – Is AtomicCmpExchange reliable on all platforms? – Stack Overflow [WayBack] –jeroenFiled under: Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-19 13:04
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Checking KeyPress is not the place to do your input validation

The Wiert Corner – I have seen too many projects over the years trying to do input validation by checking KeyPress. This is not limited to Delphi projects (C#, VB and other projects suffer from this just as much). Most of these projects suffer from these:: Much of the KeyPress logic logic in the UI byusing half-baked ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-19 07:04
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Delphi code of the day…

The Wiert Corner – I was debugging an issue where a Delphi SOAP implementation was shoe-horned into an Indy server and came across the [WayBack] TWebRequest.UpdateMethodType Method. The further you get down the if/then/else tree, the more often the indexed property Method is accessed, same for the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-09-12 07:04
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