Fixing wrong position and size of the Delphi 10.4 IDE window

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Jun 062020
 

Apparently the bug that causes the Delphi IDE to not store its position correctly when placed in full screen on a secondary monitor to the left of the primary monitor (which is my setup at home and at work) still hasn’t been fixed in Delphi 10.4. Luckily the work around of editing the desktop settings still works.

For Delphi 10.4 these files are stored in

C:\Users\<YourName>\AppData\Roaming\Embarcadero\BDS\21.0
 Posted by on 2020-06-06 at 19:20

dzBdsLauncher 1.0.5 released with major improvements

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Jun 012020
 

I revisited my dzBdsLauncher tool again – no idea why, it just occurred to me ūüėČ – and added quite a few improvements:

  • It now supports .dof (Delphi 6 and 7) and .bdsproj (Delphi 2005 and 2006) files.
  • In addition to the previous checks it now also looks at the disabled packages list to determine which Delphi version to start. That’s the only option for Delphi 2005 and 2006 because these files are nearly identical.
  • It can now also handle .dpr files by looking for corresponding .dproj, .bdsproj and .dof files (in that order) and taking these to determine the correct Delphi version.

As a side effect I found a problem with the Delphi 10.1 version of the GExperts .dproj file. It had a wrong ProjectVersion entry.

 Posted by on 2020-06-01 at 17:36