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New Structures category and snippets added to Code Snippets database.
A new "Structures" category has been added to the Code Snippets database that is to be used to store simple and advanced records and their related constructor functions. Three new snippets have been added and several others moved from the "Mathematics" category, which is now getting overloaded. The new snippets are TRange, a record that encapsulates the lower and upper bounds of a range; Range, a constructor function for TRange and TRangeEx, an advanced record version of TRange that supports construction and a couple of other useful range-related methods. CodeSnip users will require v4.4.2 or later to see TRangeEx. The snippets that have moved from "Mathematics" are: BoundsF, PointF, RectF, Size, TPointF, TRectF and TSizeEx.
16 May 2013
Released CodeSnip v4.5.1
This is maintenance update to CodeSnip 4.5 that fixes a few bugs and tweaks the UI a little. The main fix is that CodeSnip will now let you relocate your user database to a network share - it no longer insists that the database is stored on a local drive. Operations that update local copies of database files can take a long time when the database is located on slow drives such as on a WiFi network or old USB memory sticks. CodeSnip 4.5.1 now displays progress bars or marquees in these cases so it should be obvious that the program is doing work and hasn't simply hung. These fixes have been made available in both the standard and portable editions.
15 May 2013
Added Delphi XE4 support to CodeSnip with releases 4.5.0 and 3.12.0
Support for test compiling and displaying compiler results for Delphi XE4 has just been added to both CodeSnip 4 and, for those who haven't yet updated, to CodeSnip 3. The releases are v4.5.0 and v3.12.0 respectively. Release v3.12.0 also fixes the same window restoration bug fixed that has already been fixed in v4.
02 May 2013
New TWebBrowser category added to Code Snippets Database
A new category has been added to the Code Snippets Database to store routines that manipulate the TWebBrowser control. Seven new routines have been added to the category as a start.
01 May 2013
CodeSnip v4.4.2 released. Recommended update
CodeSnip v4.4.2 has been released. This release fixes three bugs, one of which affected the way the program handled some advanced records, meaning test compilation and unit generation would fail. Because of this bug, some future additions to the Code Snippets Database will require v4.4.2 as a minimum to be able to display those additions. Consequently you are **strongly recommended** to update to this release.
26 April 2013
Released bug fix to Windows State Components - v5.4.2
Just release v5.4.2 of the Window State Components. This release fixes a bug where windows could be restored in incorrect place when the Windows task bar is either left or top aligned. You are strongly advised to update.
24 April 2013
New tip added to the Delphi Tips database
A new tip - "Check if computer is connected to the internet" - contributed by Don Rowlett has been added to the tips database.
24 April 2013
Buf fix applied to Code Snippets database.
The EllipsifyText routine in the Grpahics category of the Code Snippets database has had a bug fixed to make it work correctly when compiled with a Unicode version of Delphi. Thanks to Bill Miller for the fix.
23 April 2013
Version Information Component Docs have moved
I've just moved the document of my Version Information Component from GoogleCode to my own site. Please update any bookmarks.
21 April 2013
New snippet and some bug fixes in the Code Snippets Database
A alternative version of the IsPrime function, named IsPrime2, has been added to the Code Snippets database. This routine is shorter than IsPrime and does not use any floating point arithmetic. Also the GCD and LCD have had bugs fixed to ensure that they always return positive results, even after passing them negative parameters. Finally the test status of IsPrime, IsPrime2 and LCD has been increaed now they have passed unit tests.
19 April 2013
Restructured "Code Snippets" and "Hints and Tips" sections of DelphiDabbler.com
A new "Snippets & Tips" section has been added to the site. The "Delphi Tips" scetion has been moved into the new section. The old Code Snippets section has also been moved into "Snippets & Tips", and has been marked as "mothballed". Also in the new section are links to the Code Snippets Database Take 2 and SWAG Archive web applications.
18 April 2013
New SWAG Pascal database viewer
Just released the first beta of a new web application that displays the content of the old SWAG Pascal code database. There's no new code but the database has been tidied up a little and the new interface is, I hope, cleaner than the old versions. Any feedback welcome.
16 April 2013