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Dear everyone: Please stop using $IFDEF VERXXX

TURBU Tech – I just checked out the source to a new project.  Not going to name names because what I’m discussing is a pretty universal problem.  This project had dependencies on several common Delphi open-source libraries, and it had a well-designed DPROJ file that got all the paths right and everything. ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Mason Wheeler @ 2014-08-28 17:28
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Delphi: using IInterface to restore cursor at end of mehod (prelude to a memento that executes any code at end of method).

The Wiert Corner – A long while ago, I wrote about a (then overdue post) on .NET/C#: Using IDisposable to restore temporary settrings example: TemporaryCursor class. I had been using a similar technique in Delphi since before I found out about the TRecall class and thought: I think my TTemporaryCursor is smarter, as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-08-06 05:00
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Making Delphi 64 Bit/Large Address Aware

TPersistent.com – In the 18+ years Delphi has been out, some rather large applications having been built.  Between the number of units developers are using, the size of the component sets installed in the IDE and the transition to the Galileo IDE with .NET subsystems, Delphi now requires more memory than ever.  What ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Larry Hengen @ 2014-08-20 19:56
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VCL Styles Utils – New feature

The Road to Delphi – I just uploaded a new release of the VCL Styles Utils project improving the support for ListViews and TreeView controls. When you uses a TListView setting the CheckBoxes property to True and with the VCL Styles enabled the control will look like so As you can see the Checkboxes is using the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 2014-08-06 04:11
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VCL Styles Utils – New Feature : Non Client Area Controls

The Road to Delphi – I’m very pleased to introduce a very cool new feature to the VCL Styles Utils project. This is the support for controls in the Non Client Area of the forms through the TNCControls component. Check the next form with the Auric Vcl Style applied. Now the same form but with a set of NC Buttons ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Rodrigo @ 2014-08-24 18:59
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TMS XData v1.0 released

TMS Software Blog – We're pleased to introduce today TMS XData, another important part in the TMS Business Subscription line-up of tools & components to let you write better & faster business logic for local, Windows-only, cross-platform and multi-tier solutions, in short, the entire spectrum of Delphi applications you ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? 2014-08-19 12:00
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Delphi: always watch the compiler Warnings

The Wiert Corner – Quiz questions: Does the below unit test succeed or fail? Why? procedure TestHResult.Test_EOleException; var OleException: EOleException; IResult: LongInt; // == HResult UResult: Cardinal; // == DWord begin IResult := $800A11FD; UResult := $800A11FD; try OleException := ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-08-28 05:00
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DDevExtensions 2.82 and IDE Fix Pack 5.7 released

Andy's Blog – DDevExtensions 2.82 is a rather small update. It fixes the “Switch to the module’s project” incompatibility with XE6 and adds the option to disable alpha-sort for the IDE’s class completion (Ctrl+Shift+C). If alpha-sort class completion is disabled and you press Ctrl+Shift+C all methods from the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Andreas Hausladen @ 2014-08-25 16:43
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Windows update disable Delphi 2007 .. 2010

Daniel Magin's Weblog – With a new windows update Delphi 2007 to Delphi 2010 did not start anymore. you get a error delphi can not create ...Temp\EditorLineEnds.ttr most important information by microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982791  Known issues with this security update After you install this ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? admin @ 2014-08-14 20:25
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Delphi: a memento that executes any code at end of method

The Wiert Corner – Following up on yesterdays Delphi: using IInterface to restore cursor at end of mehod (prelude to a memento that executes any code at end of method) here is the memento I meant. They are based on anonymous methods, which in Delphi are closures: they capture location. The location is kept just as ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-08-07 05:00
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