News for 2014

New CodeSnip blog
I've just set up a new blog for CodeSnip and Code Snippets Database related issues. I be using the blog for the desktop and online versions of CodeSnip and the Code Snippets database. The blog only has one entry at the time of writing, but it will become the primary source of information about CodeSnip in future. If you're a CodeSnip user, please consider subscribing using FeedBurner (see link). The blog itself is hosted on SourceForge.
16 February 2014
Released v3.0.0 of the Message Dialogue Components
Version 3.0.0 of the Message Dialogue Components has been released. In this version the old TPJMessageDialog component, that had been deprecated for years, was finally removed from the project. The old WinHelp help files have also been removed. The demo has been overhauled to reflect these changes. Numerous problems the components had in compiling with newer Delphis have been fixed. This is the last of the recent overhaul of the Delphi Code Library to bring it up to date, so the rate of release should now return to normal.
08 February 2014
Clipboard Viewer Component v1.4.1 released
Version 1.4.1 of the Clipboard Viewer Component has been released to bring the component up to date. It can now be compiled with Delphi XE5 and supports RTL and VCL unit namespaced when compiled with Delphi XE2 and later. The component has also had its license updated from Mozilla Public License v1.1 to v2.0.
06 February 2014
Hot Label Component v2.2.0 released
The Hot Label Component from the Delphi Library has just been updated to v2.2.0. This version adds a new "visited" state to the label that emulates the HTML/CSS visited link style by (optionally) causing the label to display in a different font (e.g. colour and style) once the label's URL has been visited. The release also fixes compile problems with Delphi XE5 and some other minor bugs and also updates the code. The component is VCL only but compatible with 32- and 64-bit Windows compilers. The source code is now licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0.
05 February 2014
Proposed licensing changes for Code Snippets Database
I'm considering changing the licensing arrangements for source code in the Code Snippets Database. At present licensing is not clear and I'm thinking of changing the code to use the MIT License. The linked blog post explains why and seeking comments.
02 February 2014
Major new release of the Environment Variables Unit
The v3.0.0 release of the Environment Variables Unit is now available. This is a major revision. The old environment variables component and all the public helper routines are now deprecated. They have been superseded by a new static class that interogates, enumerates and updates the current process' environment variables. It also fixes errors in the old deprecated code. The older code has been rewritten to call into the new static class where possible. The old WinHelp file has been removed. Finally two new demo have been added to the project. Both of these are available in VCL or FireMonkey versions.
30 January 2014
Restored correct titles etc to Delphi Tips page
For the past few days each tip in the Delphi Tips section has displayed the same title, contributor information, update date etc. This problem has now been fixed by rebuilding the tips database.
27 January 2014
New Delphi Tip #233 added
New tip #233 "How to check if a program is installed using its program identifier" has be added to the tips database.
23 January 2014
Three new Delphi Tips added
Three new tips have been added to the Delphi Tips section. They are #230 "Optimised replacements for DecodeDate and EncodeDate", #231 "How to retrieve the CPU vendor ID" and #232 "How to find the minimum and maximum of three integers".
22 January 2014
Released Resource File Unit v1.1.0
v1.1.0 of the Delphi Code Library's Resource File Unit has been released. This release adds an enumerator to the resource file class and a couple of methods and a property to the resource entry class. It also fixes compiler directives to work with Delphi XE5 and updates the unit to use unit namespaces with Delphi XE2 and later. The unit is now licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0. All documentation is now online.
16 January 2014
CodeSnip v4.8.5 released
CodeSnip 4.8.5 has been released. This update fixes a bug in the compiler directives that are written to generated source files when the user has elected to generate $WARN directives. The bug meant that affected code could fail to compile with Delphi XE5. This is a recommended update.
13 January 2014
Updated two further Code Library projects to fix a Delphi XE5 compiling problem
Updates two more sub-projects from the Delphi Code Library have been released today to work round the failure to compile, by default, of the $IFEND compiler directive in Delphi XE5 and later. The latest projects to be updated are the Extended String Property Editor (updated to v2.0.3) and the Stream Extension Classes (v3.1.2).
12 January 2014