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July 2019

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delphi – Why variables are declared as TStrings and created as TStringList? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Blast from the past: [WayBack] delphi – Why variables are declared as TStrings and created as TStringList? – Stack Overflow Q Why variables are declared as TStrings and created as TStringList? A Because that way you could put another TStrings descendant in the SL variable (I’d ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-24 13:04
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Laptop fan profiling, and debugging them – related to Profiling | CommitStrip

The Wiert Corner – A while back, I posted the “profiling” CommitStrip on[WayBack] Profiling – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+. Boy how did I not know that within a week, I bumped into a “laptop fan profiling” artefact. A coworker noticed, that when starting a thread based equivalent ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-23 19:04
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Namespaces in Delphi – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Blast from the past, but still relevant: [WayBack] Namespaces in Delphi – Stack Overflow: Q Are there any practical benefits in using long unit file names like MyLib.MyUtils.pas or it is just a kind of unit name prefix? A Namespaces, like all identifiers, are meant to organize. So using them, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-23 13:04
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delphi – How to hide the inherited TObject constructor while the class has overloaded ones? – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – Interesting, need to try this one day to see how well this works so the base constructor TObject.Create cannot be called.[WayBack] delphi – How to hide the inherited TObject constructor while the class has overloaded ones? – Stack Overflow –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-18 19:04
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Tweaked TStringBuilder in FastCode is now 2x faster than the stock…

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self as occasionally I concatenate a lot of strings: [WayBack] After some tweaking TStringBuilder in FastCode is now 2x faster than the stock Builder in SysUtils.  – Johan Bontes – Google+. Source: FastCode/FastStringBuilder.pas at master · JBontes/FastCode –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-17 13:04
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Delphi RTTI Context limitation: not thread safe for method RTTI

The Wiert Corner – In a comment to [WayBack] Update: It was not clear what I was asking so I updated the question. I am trying to call RTTI Invoke from within TTask.Run and I get an AV. I have t… – John Kouraklis – Google+ Eric Berger … you can’t use a TRTTIMethod instance from a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-16 19:04
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Design Patterns & Refactoring

The Wiert Corner – Design Patterns and Refactoring articles and guides. Design Patterns video tutorials for newbies. Simple descriptions and full source code examples in Java, C++, C#, PHP and Delphi. Source: [WayBack] Design Patterns & Refactoring. And indeed a lot of examples in Delphi too; few sites have that: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-16 13:04
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Thread around DCEF3 leaking memory, but DCEF4 doesn’t taught me to look at madExcept for memory leak checking too

The Wiert Corner – This thread about [WayBack] DCEF3 memory leak in Delphi XE2  – Alberto Paganini – Google+ taught me that madExcept has a much more elaborate memory leak checking than FastMM4: it checks any Windows memory heap allocation, handle leaks, etc, not just the Delphi code induced memory ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-09 13:04
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A COM Object Collection (IEnumVARIANT) – Delphi Tips – CJC Delphi (Cool Delphi Tips)

The Wiert Corner – Summary of [WayBack] A COM Object Collection (IEnumVARIANT) – Delphi Tips – CJC Delphi (Cool Delphi Tips) Question: How to implements object collection that support Visual Basic’s For Each construct ? Answer: In order to implements an object collection your object has to return ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-04 19:02
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Delphi Galileo IDE (version 8 and up): Force files to be saved as UTF8 – The Oracle at Delphi

The Wiert Corner – Though formatting mangled the registry key to add, the article is interesting: since 2003 (C# Builder 1), you can force the IDE to always save files as UTF8 which should alleviate a lot of encoding problems. It beats me why this isn’t the default setting, but below is an example .reg file for ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-04 07:02
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[dcc32 Warning] “W1025 Unsupported language feature: ‘operator explicit'”

The Wiert Corner – If the Delphi compiler throws a Source: "W1025 Unsupported language feature: 'operator explicit'" at you, then it is likely that you forgot this, as per Uwe Raabe: In the project options set “C/C++ Output file generation” to “Generate DCUs only” to get rid of the warning. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-03 19:02
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[RSP-19007] Form ScaleConstraints Fail – Embarcadero Technologies

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] [RSP-19007] Form ScaleConstraints Fail – Embarcadero Technologies Via [WayBack] +Uwe Raabe Did Embarcadero fix TControl.ScaleConstraints() in the latest version? Do you have a patch for that? Simply changing the properties Min* agai… – Attila Kovacs – Google+ Fix: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-02 19:02
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Interesting thread on how to approach Hi-DPI and DPI changes with FMX in Delphi

The Wiert Corner – Interesting read: [WayBack] Is there an “How-To Guide: Upgrading Your Delphi FMX Applications To Support 4K Displays” out there ? I’ve only found VCL examples… – Stéphane Wierzbicki – Google+ –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-02 13:02
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SequoiaView Homepage

The Wiert Corner – I thought I had scheduled a blog post about the great tool on [WayBack] SequoiaView Homepage, but didn’t. In the mean time, Paolo Buffa posted an overview with a really nice historic perspective: Is amazing from how many years I’m using this program, and how many operating systems it ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-07-01 07:02

June 2019

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MMX Needs New Icons – Are You Willing To Help? – MMX

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] MMX Needs New Icons – Are You Willing To Help? – MMX: I am pretty sure all of you already noticed: The current icons in MMX not only look a bit old, they also don’t look well on the Dark Theme. They are not alpha blended and are only available in 16 x 16 pixel size. This may become a ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-06-30 01:02
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