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November 2019

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Working in a team? DprojSplitter might be helpful! | The Art of Delphi Programming

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self: split off the user settings from a Delphi .dproj so only the non-user settings get into your version control system. Some of you are probably already using my DprojNormalizer plugin for Delphi, which tries to reduce the unwanted differences disturbing your version control system. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-11-12 12:04
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How to convert a Delphi enum or set to a JSON value, with different specific values…

The Wiert Corner – As I will probably need this one day: [WayBack] How does one convert a Delphi enum to a JSON value, with different specific values? – CHUA Chee Wee – Google+: eg, TEnum1 = (test1, test2, test3) TSomeClass.FEnum := test1; When converted to JSON, I’d like to see maybe {"Enum": ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-11-07 06:04
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Changing the order of TabSheets in a PageControl in Delphi – twm’s blog

The Wiert Corner – Good to know this as the Structure View sometimes lets me down: modify the PageIndex position as it is less stable than the Object Treeview in Delphi 7 and below. Via: [WayBack] Changing the order of TabSheets in a PageControl in Delphi – twm’s blog [WayBack] The method of changing the order ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-11-06 12:04
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Next up: TPDFPrinter and TPDFCanvas Expect a high paced (and easy) update cy…

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: [WayBack] Next up: TPDFPrinter and TPDFCanvas Expect a high paced (and easy) update cycle for Ultra, with a constant stream of new goodies! Zero hassles – it … – Joe C. Hecht – Google+ –jeroen
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-11-05 18:04
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When whas the global FormatSettings variable deprecated?

The Wiert Corner – Reminder to self to check out when [Archive.is] FormatSettings global variable of type [WayBack] TFormatSettings was deprecated as it was only documented as of Delphi 2010 but available much much earlier. –jeroen via [WayBack] delphi – Is there a consistent global FormatSettings variable ...
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October 2019

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Before using the PPL, I need to check to see if a few things have been fixed yet

The Wiert Corner – Before using the PPL ever, I need to check out at least a few posts like these: [WayBack] I try use PPL and ITask, but I get strange things… – Jacek Laskowski – Google+ if you start existing ITask instances faster than TQueueWorkerThread.Execute can schedule them, they are all ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-31 12:04
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E2398 Class methods in record types must be static (Delphi) – RAD Studio

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] E2398 Class methods in record types must be static (Delphi) – RAD Studio present since at least Delphi 2007 ([WayBack] E2398: Class methods in record types must be static). This is a Delphi compiler limitation for records, that is not present for classes. Maybe one day when record ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-29 19:04
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Spring4d Marshmallow ORM – ensuring the right identifier quoting is used

The Wiert Corner – When an ORM generates the SQL for a certain database back-end, it needs to use the right quoting. Normally, the Spring4D Marshmallow project derives that from the back-end specific adapter used. But if you use a generic TDriverConnectionAdapter, then you need to manually set the QueryLanguage ...
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Delphi code completion fail with anonymous methods – Stack Overflow

The Wiert Corner – [WayBack] Delphi code completion fail with anonymous methods – Stack Overflow. It also often fails by inserting end; inside if/then/else statements having a proper begin/end blocks. The reason is that code completion uses a different parser than the regular Delphi compiler. Chances of these ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-28 18:04
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use the JVCL’s TJvXxxAppStorage to store float values as strings while controlling the decimal separator…

The Wiert Corner – For my link archive: [WayBack] Is there a way to use the JVCL’s TJvXxxAppStorage to store float values as strings (e.g. “10.152”) rather than hex dumps and also control the decimal separator… – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+ with a solution by Achim Kalwa: ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-24 19:04
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When the Delphi IDE gets slow…

The Wiert Corner – A few tips for when the Delphi IDE gets slow, try these step by step: Install Delphi Fix-Pack by Andreas Hausladen (a.k.a. Andy) Disable “Error Insight” Disable or install LiveBindings related packages The first can be hard to find as his site disallows search engine indexing, but ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-24 07:04
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Spring4D and factory – for my link archive

The Wiert Corner – So I remember as resolving container things can be tricky: [WayBack] Spring4D and factory A very simple example: IExample = interface [‘{0F1BE36B-0735-4BCE-BAF7-AC0AC3B60A16}’] end; TExample = class(TInterfacedOb… – Jacek Laskowski – Google+. [WayBack] Spring4D IoC and ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-23 19:04
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Reminder to self: check progress on Delphi helper requests

The Wiert Corner – One of the things the Delphi language really could use some updates in is helpers. A semi-random example is in [WayBack] … It nags me that I can’t create a record helper for a generic type… – Lars Fosdal – Google+. So I wonder if there has been any progress, and this is ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-23 13:04
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DelphiSpringTrees – Trees in Spring4D

The Wiert Corner – From a while back: [WayBack] I just commited a version of (my suggestion for) DelphiSpringTrees; this is the first version that I’m happy with. Features: – Fast – Does not use or … – Johan Bontes – Google+ The repository for “DelphiSpringTrees – Trees ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-22 07:04
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The Delphi System.Exit “Function”

The Wiert Corner – Still wrongly documented as System.Exit Function [WayBack], most people think it is a statement. However, it is a compiler intrinsic procedure in the System unit that – when called inside a real function – optionally accepts a parameter with the same type as the encompassing function ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? jpluimers @ 2019-10-17 13:04
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