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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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RAD Studio XE7 Released Today

Marco's Tech Blog – Delphi XE7, C++Builder XE7, and the combined RAD Studio XE7 have been released today by Embarcadero Technologies. You can read the official press release at www.embarcadero.com/press-releases/embarcadero-launches-rad-studio-xe7. You can refer to the web site and other online ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? marcocantu @ 2014-09-02 10:24
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RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE7 and C++Builder XE7 available today!

Delphi Insider – RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE7 are available today! Get the must-have upgrade of the award winning, multi-device development solution for connected apps on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, gadgets and wearables. PLUS! Keep building, evolving, and extending your Windows applications using the ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 2014-09-02 07:48
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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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A way for a VCL TFrame to be notified when it is actually shown (via G+)

The Wiert Corner – Interesting, as I didn’t think this was possible. Thanks Oliver Funcke! Notification when a `TFrame` becomes visible. TMyCommonFrame = class(TFrame) private FOnShow: TNotifyEvent; procedure CMShowingChanged(var M: TMessage); message CM_SHOWINGCHANGED; public property OnShow : ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-08-27 16:01
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Delphi XE7 has been released

Delphi Code Monkey – As Embarcadero mentioned a few hours back, Delphi XE7,  and C++ Builder XE7,  known collectively as "RAD Studio XE7", have been released.After I get it installed, I'll be posting some thoughts on what's new and notable.The Parallel Computing Library, and some memory-use improvements when ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Warren Postma @ 2014-09-02 15:39
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Announcing NEW RAD Studio XE7! With Introductory Offer

Delphi Insider – This is a copy of the RAD Studio XE7 announcement email for North America. You may receive a different email if you are on Maintenance, an XE6 user eligible to recharge to XE7, or if you are outside the US and Canada. RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE7 are available today!Get the must- ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Tim Del Chiaro @ 2014-09-02 15:00
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Some great reads from Barry Kelly

The Wiert Corner – Barry Kelly (Twitter, HN, SO, G+, Blog) was one of the Delphi compiler engineers. He wrote a great number of insightful blog posts, some of which are in chronological order: Entropy Overload: Fun with asynchronous methods and scalability. Entropy Overload: Closure variable capture in Ruby and C#, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Jeroen Pluimers @ 2014-09-02 05:00
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TToolBar’s TToolButton AutoSize Width Issues (With Empty Caption)

Zarko Gajic – If you are using the TToolBar control with TToolButtons in your Delphi application (are you not?, in at least one :\) with “Enable runtime themes” enabled for your project, you might have noticed you cannot easily alter the width of an individual button. What’s worst, if you are using button images ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? zarkogajic @ 2014-08-29 12:38
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Operator precedence changes

DelphiTools – Here is a summary of recent DWScript changes, the major one is a change in operator precedence to something similar to Delphi and FreePascal. Other changes are related to sets and bug fixes. The precedence of operators has been changed to be inline with Delphi & FreePascal, this means that AND, ...
Details Favorite? Off-Topic? Eric Grange @ 2014-09-02 15:29
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