Sometimes programmers have to deal with larger than usual text files. Examples are log files or XML dumps of databases. For my tests, I used a dump of the English Wikipedia in XML format. This file is 48 gigabytes in size and as I found out only today contains 789,577,286 lines of text. If you … Continue reading Displaying huge text files
Note to self: If you want to clear the items that were added at design time to a TTreeView, you must make sure it has a handle. The following does not work (in Delphi 2007): [delphi] constructor TForm1.Create(Owner: TCoponent); begin inherited; TreeView1.Items.Clear; end; [/delphi] Adding a TreeView1.HandleNeeded makes it work: [delphi] constructor TForm1.Create(Owner: TCoponent); begin … Continue reading Clearing a TTreeView
Prompted by a comment in a post by Jeroen Pluimers on Google+ (no longer available) I had a look at what is actually listed in [text gutter="false"] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland|Codegear|Embarcadero\BDS|Delphi\#.0\Known IDE Packages] [/text] and found some interesting entries. (I started with ancient Delphi versions, but will get to the more recent ones further down.) In Delphi 6 … Continue reading Known IDE Packages in Delphi
This is another test release before Erik is going to do an official 1.39 release. Please report any bugs you may find (preferentially in the GExperts community on Google+ or the bug tracker on SourceForge) Again, I have built installers for each Delphi version. These installers should install everything that is necessary, including the files … Continue reading GExperts 1.38 experimental twm 2016-05-26
I would like to thank those people who have contributed to GExperts during the time that I have been maintaining most of it. There have been various contributions ranging from feature suggestions with partial implementations, good bug reports, to bug fixes that worked out of the box. You might have had the impression that the … Continue reading Thank you, GExperts contributors
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I tried to compile the SarchWiz project by Corbin Dunn, which he describes in the corresponding article which in turn Ondrey Kelle mentioned in his blog post More Subversion. (The links to code central and edn above are the ones Embarcadero created from the original links to code central and bdn when they were still … Continue reading Getting an old package wizard to work
I wrote this Delphi IDE Explorer Expert when I was trying find the button for showing and hiding the background for the Firemonkey mobile form designer and turn the bloody thing off for good. Later, I ported it back to Delphi 2007 to 2010 and also added support for Delphi 10 Seattle. Then I started … Continue reading Delphi IDE Explorer Expert for Delphi 6 to 10.1 Berlin
I have just updated my Delphi Help Expert to support Delphi 10.1 Berlin. It allows to reconfigure F1 + any of the modifier keys Shift, Ctrl, Alt and Alt+Ctrl to call either a help file (you will need the old winhelp viewer that Microsoft dropped with Vista(?)), chm file or internet url. It comes preconfigured … Continue reading Delphi7Help4BDS updated for Delphi 10.1 Berlin
I just updated the Custom Container Pack sources to support Delphi 10.1 Berlin. It was mostly a matter of creating the packages for the "new" version. I also used the latest version of the Delphiversions.inc file. It now compiles and installs. I have not tested it extensively.