I have posted two animated GIFs lately to show features of GExperts or the popup menu entry for Windows Defender. These GIFs were created using ScreenToGif which is an open source tool written by Nike S. Manarin. One feature of it that I particularly like is that it is a "Portable App", that is, it … Continue reading Creating animated GIFs from screenshots
Month: November 2015
Add a “Scan with Windows Defender” context menu to any folder or file
Windows Defender is the virus scan tool that is included with Windows 8 and later. While it provides basic security it does not have any of the convenience functions that other virus scanners have. In particular I miss a context menu option to scan a file or folder. So I turned to Google and found … Continue reading Add a “Scan with Windows Defender” context menu to any folder or file
Adding an entry to the Delphi IDE’s about dialog
Starting with Delphi 2005 the IDE provides an API for plugins to add an entry to its about dialog. It's pretty simple to use and many plugins and components use it nowadays. But there is one thing that in my opinion most of them get wrong. My first attempt looked like this: and resulted in … Continue reading Adding an entry to the Delphi IDE’s about dialog
Experimental GExperts Version 1.38 2015-10-21 released
Again, there is nothing new about the formatter code. But there is a new option to improve the IDE search path dialogs: What it does is replace the list box in the search path dialog with a memo, so editing that path is much easier (in my opinion) than before. Unfortunately I have yet to … Continue reading Experimental GExperts Version 1.38 2015-10-21 released
dzMdbViewer 1.0.1 released
dzMdbViewer is a small tool I wrote, when I was stuck without a MS Access installation but needed to have a look into a .MDB file (and later .ACCDB file, if the Access Database Engine 2012 is installed). It can open these files and display a list of queries and tables stored in them as … Continue reading dzMdbViewer 1.0.1 released
Rudy’s Delphi Corner is back
And it returns with a bang: BigIntegers unit He lost his domain name for a while but now got it back.
Classname with !dx suffix?
Today I had an interesting bug to fix: I used a form's Classname (Yes, I have a reason not to use the Name.) to persist its size in the registry and wondered why it didn't work. Looking at the registry entries I found, that there was an entry with the class name suffixed by a … Continue reading Classname with !dx suffix?
Bulk-moving units in Delphi
If you change the structure of a Delphi project, you will often face the challenge of moving many units from one directory to another, e.g. you change the name of a subdirectory from src to source: myproject \myproject.dpr \myproject.dproj \src
dzTimer 1.1.0 released
dzTimer is not really something to write home about. It's a simple countdown timer I wrote to familiarize myself with Lazarus for Windows. It has the following features: Configure and store a list of commonly used timers Display the remaining time as the caption when minimized Minimize to icon tray (new) Of course it is … Continue reading dzTimer 1.1.0 released