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New "Delphi Notes" section added to Wiki
A new "Delphi Notes" section has been added to the Wiki. This section provides information on Delphi compilers and the IDE. The first three pages give details of version numbers, Delphi features and when they were added to the compiler, and IDE editor keyboard shortcuts.
10 September 2011
Error fixed in article#14, How to load and save documents in TWebBrowser in a Delphi-like way
Ivan Kozhuharov has pointed out an error in one of this article's supporting functions. This has now been fixed both in the article and in the accompanying demo code. You need to get the updated code if you are building the demo - there may be spurious results if you don't.
10 September 2011
New mathematics routines added to Code Snippets Database for testing maximum, minimum and mid values
Overloaded versions of different routines have been added to the Code Snippets Database. They are: to find the minimum value of an array, MaxOfArray finds the maximum value of an array and Mid finds the middle of three values. Single, Double, Extended, Integer and Int64 overloads are provided for each routine. If you are using the CodeSnip program you need v3.0 or later to view these routines.
10 September 2011
Code Snippets Database IsValidFileName routine modified to compile without warnings
The Code Snippets Database's IsValidFileName routine has been modified to compile without warnings on Unicode versions of Delphi.
09 September 2011
Fixed errors in Code Snippets Database
Some overloaded routines were visible to v1 and v2 of CodeSnip program and caused compilation problems. These routines were changed so that they are visible only to CodeSnip v3. A compilation error in the SysImageListHandleEx was also fixed.
09 September 2011
New Maths routines added to Code Snippets Database
Seven new mathematics routines have been added to the Code Snippets Database. They include recursive versions of the Greatest Common Divisor routine (GCD2) and digit counting routines (DigitCountR). There is also a new DigitSum routine for adding the digits of an integer. Finally there are overloaded routines for resizing and stretching rectangles (ResizeRect and StretchRect).
09 September 2011
CodeSnip v3.9.0 released
CodeSnip v3.9.0 has been released. This version adds support for test compilation of snippets using the Delphi XE2 32 bit compiler. Support for the 64 bit compiler will hopefully come later. I've had to add this support without access to XE2, so if you have it please let me know if the update has been successful!!
07 September 2011
Version Information Spy 7.2.0 released
Version 7.2.0 of Version Information Spy has been released. This version fixes a few reported issues by at last converting to HTML help and fixing some UI problems. The program is now compiled with Delphi 2010 and supports Unicode.
02 August 2011
Extended String Property Editor now documented on the Wiki
Both versions 1 and 2 of the Extended String Property Editor are now documented on the DelphiDabbler wiki. There is a different user guide for each version. The help button on the v2 editor links to the v2 guide.
22 July 2011
Major new release v2.0 of Extended String Property Editor
The interface of the Extended String Property Editor has been completely overhauled. New functionality, suggested and partially implemented by Bino has been added. A new toolbar gives access to the new functions and replaces the old "load" and "save" buttons. The UI has been given a brush up to give it more modern look and feel.
21 July 2011
MD5 Message Digest Unit now fully documented on the wiki
Full documentation of the MD5 Message Digest Unit is now available on the DelphiDabbler wiki. This improves upon and greatly extends the information previously available on my GoogleCode ddab-lib project Wiki. The new docs include a programmers' guide that describes each method, constant, property, record etc. There's also a project overview and a how-to guide. The old GoogleCode docs have been removed.
19 July 2011
MD5 Message Digest Unit now out of beta - v1.0 released
After a long time in beta the MD5 Message Digest Unit is now at its version 1.0 release. Some new overloads of TPJMD5's Calculate and Process methods have been added and some potential bugs fixed. There have been other minor changes and the unit is now comprehensively commented for XMLDoc: hover the cursor over most identifiers in the IDE and see pop-up descriptions.
18 July 2011