dzEditorLineEndsFix and Windows 10

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Oct 122021

If you are still using Delphi 2006 to 2010 you have probably heard about my dzEditorLineEndsFix tool.

Apparently Microsoft has changed something in Windows 10 so it no longer locks the file EditorLineEnds.ttr after the Delphi IDE has exited. So it’s now possible to start the IDE again without moving/renaming this file. This means if you only ever run a single instance of the IDE you will no longer need my tool.

The problem still exists when running multiple IDE instances. So if you are a component or plugin developer and want to run the IDE inside the debugger, or if you want to have multiple projects open side by side, you might still want to use it.

I have have dzEditorLineEndsFix started automatically on logon from my Start-Up folder. That’s why I only now noticed the change and I have no idea when it happened.

 Posted by on 2021-10-12 at 16:20

PortableAppsToStartMenu 1.0.1

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Sep 172021

I wrote the tool PortableAppsToStartMenu in 2020 and have used version 1.0.0 ever since. Today I installed PortableApps on a new computer and found a bug. Hence the new release.

The new version handles the case when the section AppsHidden does not exist in the PortableAppsMenu.ini file.

 Posted by on 2021-09-17 at 20:43

Delphi Known IDE Packages Manager updated to Delphi 11 Alexandria

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Sep 172021

A while ago, after my post on Known IDE Packages in Delphi I wrote a the KnownIdePackagesManager tool which lists those packages, allows to disable and enable some of them and also set the package description for those packages that don’t have a meaningful description.

Today, I updated the tool to support Delphi 11 Alexandria.

Discussion about this post in the international Delphi Praxis forum.

 Posted by on 2021-09-17 at 19:16

GExperts for Delphi 11 isn’t here yet

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Sep 122021

I’m working on a GExperts release for Delphi 11. But due to the changes for High DPI support in the IDE this might still take a while.

If you are adventurous, you can always get the sources and build your own DLL. There is a project and build scripts for Delphi 11 already. But be warned: There will be bugs!

 Posted by on 2021-09-12 at 18:19

Spammers are stupid

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Sep 092021

I just got an unsolicited offer on the catchall email account of my employer, meant for a guy who no longer works there. Usually I simply delete emails like that but this one was a rare case that actually looked as if it might be of interest to some other guy in the company (No, it was not about a penis enlargement nor about Viagra 😉 It was actually well targeted.). So I wanted to forward it to him.

Unfortunately it turned out that the email was HTML only, no text part at all. My email client is configured to not allow forwarding of HTML only emails. Yes, I could have changed that, but I didn’t remember where that setting is located. Guess what? I didn’t bother.

 Posted by on 2021-09-09 at 14:46