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August 2016

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Why sometimes you *want* to to have your DFM files stored as binary

The Wiert Corner – Delphi Component/Tool vendors have to support a truckload of Delphi and C++ Builder versions which can be a pain: they have to work around problems in Delphi and C++ Builder versions that have long been abandoned by Borland/CodeGear/Embarcadero/Idera/… This means that sometimes the Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-08-25 11:00
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Update to List-Delphi-Installed-Packages.ps1 shows HKCU/HKLM keys and doesn’t truncated fields any more

The Wiert Corner – I’ve posted an update to List-Delphi-Installed-Packages.ps1 that: added HKCU/HKLM registry key values for each BDS version doesn’t truncate fields any more when your console has limited width is now in UTF-8 format so the BitBucket web-interface can show it For the first two: Phry for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-08-24 17:00
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If you need to know underlying information on Delphi versions

The Wiert Corner – Since I’m not that fast at updating List-Delphi-Installed-Packages.ps1 [WayBack] (which I should rename into something containing the word Version in it), here are some useful links to stay up-to-date: delphi-dev-shell-tools/uDelphiVersions.pas at master · RRUZ/delphi-dev-shell-tools ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-08-18 11:00
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Online CamelCase to underscore_separators converter and back

The Wiert Corner – Maintaining a suite of project that use CamelCase on the one hand and underscore_separators on the other (partially mapped by code generators) an on-line conversion comes in handy: CCConverter abedo.pl. –jeroenFiled under: .NET, Delphi, Development, Software Development
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-08-09 05:00
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Fr0sT-Brutal/awesome-delphi: A curated list of awesome Delphi frameworks, libraries, resources, and shiny things. Inspired by awesome-… stuff.

The Wiert Corner – Fr0sT-Brutal/awesome-delphi: A curated list of awesome Delphi frameworks, libraries, resources, and shiny things. Inspired by awesome-… stuff. Just read it. It’s great! If you want it on a one-pager with comments in mouse-over: Delphi by Anton Frost | ZEEF –jeroen via: Baoquan Zuo ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-08-08 18:17

July 2016

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Is there any way to get the modal Search and IDE Insight back? – via G+

The Wiert Corner – I’ve quotes two of the G+ comments as they perfectly reflect my point of view: the non-modal search and IDE Insight – introduced somewhere after XE3 – are a dork to use. I’m doing more Delphi work lately and these being non-modal seriously hinder my work (and it gets ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-28 11:00
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At the MathWorks headquarters Source: http://redd.it/3bl5m1 #matlab…

The Wiert Corner – In hindsight, what they should have done when ZEROBASEDSTRINGS were introduced (yes, Delphi XE4): Matlab and zerobasedstrings –jeroen via: At the MathWorks headquarters Source: http://redd.it/3bl5m1 #matlab….Filed under: Delphi, Delphi 10 Seattle, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Delphi ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-28 05:00
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Canonical overview on Writing to the Windows Event Log using Delphi – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – A while ago, StackOverflow user Kobus Smit did some brilliant editorial work that – due to current state of StackOverflow – sort of fired backwards: his question got marked as duplicate before he could post his excellent answer. After that answer was posted, the oh-so pride SO-demi gods ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-26 11:00
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delphi – Building Multi threaded TCP/IP Server – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – On the research list: TIdSchedulerOfThreadPool (now that TIdThreadMgrPool is gone). Need to manage the lifetime of these as I don’t want the threads to live forever, but also don’t want to make the instantiation cost too high. Most likely I want to wait for them to finish as well upon ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-21 11:00
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Delphi packages I have disabled by prefixing their description with an underscore (and why)

The Wiert Corner – There is a little trick to disable “Known IDE Packages”: you can stop Delphi from loading one by either making “Value data” of the registry blank, or prepending it with an underscore: packages that might have been disabled, by checking any string entries where the data has ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-19 11:00
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Interesting trick posted by Lars Fosdal on keeping IDE user specific defines

The Wiert Corner – Via Lars Fosdal: In Tools|Options, Environment Options, Environment Variables – under User Overrides, add a new override Variable name: DCC_Define Variable value: billmeyer This causes a define for billmeyer to exist for anything that you compile in your IDE, across all units, all projects. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-13 05:00
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Delphi include files and the search strategy are different for the compiler and IDE

The Wiert Corner – Recently I bumped into a thing that I’d long forgotten: the Delphi compiler treats searching for include files (any files used with the {$I} or {$include} directive differently: The compiler first searches the directory where the file that is including resides and then uses the project and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-12 11:00
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Delphi keeping EXE locked; some links

The Wiert Corner – For my own reference when coping with “[dcc32 Fatal Error] F2039 Could not create output file” which happens with a lot of Delphi versions: Deleting EXE works: I was wondering if anyone saw any of the following problems. Specifically, I’d…. Seems to happen more often when having a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-12 05:00
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Im memoriam: Gwan Tan, friend, Delphi, Firebird, EKON and Delphi-Tage supporter

The Wiert Corner – Overlijdensbericht Swie Gwan Tan Eindhovens Dagblad; 20160711 Last friday, my good friend Swie Gwan Tan suddenly passed away. Like most good friends, we didn’t see each other often enough, but when we did it always was like we had last seen each other the day before. We first met ages ago at ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-11 08:00
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case insensitive files systems and git – Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy

The Wiert Corner – via: Lesson Learned – I Can’t Get My Git Repo Clean! | DrupalEasy One file kept getting added to the git modified list: service/src/main/MySOAPdefinition.pas. It was part of a repository that had been migrated from SVN (more on that in a future blog post) and along the way been renamed ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2016-07-06 11:00
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