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February 2017

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Now that Delphi will reintroduce Linux as a target: what features / support do you expect in the compiler and libraries?

The Wiert Corner – Almost 2 decades after the first Delphi Linux support in [WayBack] Borland Kylix by an full tool-chain (IDE, compiler, debugger, libraries) running on Linux, Embarcadero/Idera is about to support Linux again in a cross-compiler fashion that was originally scheduled for late 2016 as Delphi Godzilla ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-17 02:04
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HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few.

The Wiert Corner – One day I will need lots of hashing in Delphi: Xor-el/HashLib4Pascal: HashLib4Pascal is a Delphi/FPC compatible library that provides an easy to use interface for computing hashes and checksums of strings (with a specified encoding), files, streams, byte arrays and untyped data to mention but a few. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-15 12:05
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MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library

The Wiert Corner – I didn’t know about the MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library: Delphi Detours Library [WayBack] until this question turned up: Does anybody have a version of Delphi Detours (https://github.com/MahdiSafsafi/delphi-detours-library) that works with Delphi 2007?  – Primož Gabrijelčič – ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-14 12:04
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Date format converter from Text or Unix/Mac/Filetime/Microsoft to virtually any readable form

The Wiert Corner – Brilliant Date format converter from dates in Text (almost any format) or timestamp numbers in Unix, Mac, Filetime or Microsoft (which is the same as Delphi TDateTime) format to any of these formats: Text Date: Date in human-readable text Wednesday, March 23, 2016 4:05:39pm RFC 822: RFC 822 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-09 06:04
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Delphi multithreading – AcquireExceptionObject/ReleaseExceptionObject to pass exception from one thread to another thread – via G+ and Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A long time ago, Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ reminded [WayBack] me of this which I required a short while ago: You can use AcquireExceptionObject(): AcquireExceptionObject returns a pointer to the current exception object and prevents the exception object from being deallocated when ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-07 12:04
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Delphi: rbTC1416 package cannot find the Graphics unit: ensure your DCC_Namespace is correctly

The Wiert Corner – I had to add this to my DCC_Namespace in the rbTC1416.dproj file to make it build under Delphi XE8: Vcl;Vcl.Imaging;Vcl.Touch;Vcl.Samples;Vcl.Shell; The occurrence of this DCC_Namespace setting corresponds to the “Unit scope names” of the “All configurations – All ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-02 12:04
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Delphi compiler: the –depends switch / DCC_OutputDependencies property outputs a .d file listing all .dcu and .dcp files – via Stack Overflow/G+

The Wiert Corner – Every now and then you want to know what units your project is made of. Not just the units require to build your project, but actually the ones ending up in the executable (i.e. not removed by the compiler or linker). I had long forgotten that Chris Hesik  [WayBack] wrote in debugging – How ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-02-01 12:04

January 2017

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Delphi “F2039 Could not create output file” on drc files

The Wiert Corner – I had this error when building my Delphi app and needing detailed MAP files. Somehow, then Delphi also tries to generate .drc files and fails. Performing the “F2039 Could not create output file” drc – Google Search didn’t reveal much. So I fired up Process Monitor and looked ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-19 06:04
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An exponential back-off implementation I used somewhere; probably room for improvement, but it works good enough.

The Wiert Corner – I will probably need this again somewhere in the future: An exponential back-off implementation I used somewhere; probably room for improvement, but it works good enough. It’s Delphi, but I’ve not seen practical implementations in C# either. –jeroen Filed under: .NET, C#, Delphi, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-17 12:04
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RSS feed for Dave’s Development Blog – mostly OTA articles on the Open Tools API for Delphi and C++ Builder

The Wiert Corner – TL;DR: http://www.davidghoyle.co.uk/WordPress/?feed=rss2 Since there is no RSS link  on the page [WayBack] Dave’s Development Blog – Software Development using Borland / Codegear / Embarcadero RAD Studio Since I wanted to follow his “blog” (which is sort of a collection of ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-16 06:05
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Tool for licensing and protect my Delphi Win32 apps – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – I like the opinion of Mason Wheeler best. This is the shortened version: … Only a perfect licensing system would actually do you any good, and there’s no such thing. And in the age of the Internet, if your system isn’t perfect, all it takes is for one person anywhere in the world ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-11 12:04
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Batch file to get a (non-sorted non-unique) list of units from a Delphi compiled map file

The Wiert Corner – A few weeks ago in When you get “TfsScript.Execute” throwing a “Unregistered version of FastScript.” I wrote about “a process that explains any modules in the MAP file not resulting in DCU files”. The below batch file aids in that process. It takes a MAP file from your Delphi compiled ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-10 13:04
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Delphi and Xcode scary thought

The Wiert Corner – With Xcode updating frequently and Delphi about yearly and often taking more than 1 go at fixing things, you get this scary thought: Scott Pinkham I’ve learned to not update Xcode, OSX or iOS until absolutely necessary, and even then I usually stick with an older version of Xcode that is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-05 18:04
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Delphi To Go: Include resource files in your Delphi build process

The Wiert Corner – Something to remember: Delphi To Go: Include resource files in your Delphi build process Note it’s not enough to add a line like this to your .dpr file: {$R 'New1.res' 'New1.rc'} The resources actually needs to be part of your .dproj file (which basically is an XML msbuild file adhering to the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-05 12:04
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Delphi Berlin version numbers: Release/Update1/Update2

The Wiert Corner – Vendors should post these, but alas Embarcadero is not the only one failing here, so here are build/version numbers of the various Delphi Berlin releases until now: Sébastien Paradis: Berlin initial release -> 24.0.22858.6822 Horácio Filho: Berlin Update 1 -> 24.0.24468.8770 Berlin Update 2 ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2017-01-05 06:05
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