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10/18/2017 9:42:09 AM Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Delphi Debugger Fix
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Bob Swart [192.168.1.1]Looking forward to seeing you all in Chicago soon...
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willems davy [81.82.254.94]not delphi related but 2 of our customers had a similar problem with daylight saving time making our program work incorrectly. And it also happened due to daylight saving time. The problem here was that the creation date was empty or at least showed empty in explorer.exe. When looking at the properties of such file we saw creation dates from in the future like 04/09/2424 etc. Both of our customers that had the problem we're using a synolgy nas where files were located on. We had to use a tool to to change the creation dates and it was fixed. So it's probably not related to something delphi specific. Also at our company we also have a synoloy nas running but it did not had the problems.
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3/30/2016 4:11:20 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
Thomas Mueller [178.15.96.220]Seems to be only your installation, my Delphi XE8 installation on Windows 8.1 does not have any dcus with an empty modified date/time.
3/30/2016 4:10:56 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
Thomas Mueller [178.15.96.220]Seems to be only your installation, my Delphi XE8 installation on Windows 8.1 does not have any dcus with an empty modified date/time.
3/30/2016 4:10:20 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
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3/30/2016 4:09:36 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
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3/30/2016 1:43:52 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
Bob Swart [192.168.1.1]Hmm, good question. Perhaps they were the result of an incomplete hotfix? Maybe this was just an update that didn't complete on my system. I guess it's just me, since I haven't heard anyone else with the same problem... (but it did happen on both my old workstation and laptop, so it was reproducible ;-))
3/30/2016 1:16:02 PM XE8 system.dcu and daylight savings time
Stefan Glienke [194.25.32.254]What are those bak files for those dcus without last modified time in your screenshot?
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5/11/2015 11:02:53 AM Delphi XE8 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development
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Dirk [87.155.128.97]Hello Bob, yes i use Indy10 WebBroker-bridge with D2007 in production code without problems (For an integrated HTTP webserver). As far as i remember i use a never Indy version than shipped with D2007 because of changes in IdMessages/EMail. Best regards Dirk
9/1/2014 10:11:56 PM Delphi XE6 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development
Edwin [190.248.92.46]I need call 100 soap request at the same time. Your document could help me ? client soap call has limit to 2(wininet).....
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IL [213.85.43.10]We really need information on DataSnap REST and FireDAC Reflection architecture to move from c/s to scalable 3-tier desktop application. Desktop first, mobile might be later :) Even DataSnap REST architecture description and its scalable deployment options would be awesome.
8/13/2014 11:29:47 PM Delphi XE6 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The DataSnap manual will also briefly cover FireDAC, and it also covers in more detail Mobile DataSnap clients.
8/13/2014 11:28:49 PM Delphi XE6 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]There are not really significant changes in the XML/SOAP support, but I do cover how to create non-blicking clients (using threads) and how to deploy on Windows Server 2012, among the new topics...
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Michael Skachkov [91.196.159.93]working in XE3. the app calls C# web server (WCF-based). i don't know about XE6, but in XE3 SOAP support is awful. there is one tricky way of successfully calling WCF-service from Delphi (through 1.1 version only btw) but it is so unclear that i could find it experimentally only. hope in XE6 SOAP support is better
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8/8/2014 4:04:57 PM Delphi XE6 Development Essentials
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IL [213.85.43.10]You mean two manuals will follow? Will DataSnap development manual cover FireDAC? Will it cover mobile DataSnap clients only? Specially curious about async fetching of large datasets for server&desktop. Thank you.
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8/7/2014 10:24:36 PM Delphi XE6 Development Essentials
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12/19/2013 10:48:36 AM X-Mas Wish List: Delphi XE5 Enterprise Upgrade + Subscription
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11/3/2013 12:29:49 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Andreas [94.216.106.63]Looking up the characters in the Unicode Radical stroke index is more reliable than OCR. The first character is slightly different from 'jié' (hero, outstanding). It requires a bit of practice to look up characters in Chinese dictionaries, but once you understand the basics about radicals and stroke-counting it's not that difficult. The 1st and 3rd characters don't seem to show up in dictionaries, but on Youtube there are some videos where the first character U+20380 seems to appear as part of a name. Most references on Google for the 3rd Character U+25C01 seem to be Unicode-Charts. The character has similarities to a character that means 'flag' (bamboo + rectangle + ...), so my guess is that it's some kind character that could appear in a name of an ethnic group or a region. There's one page on google where the character appears in a taiwanese bible forum.
11/2/2013 9:43:55 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Gijsbert [87.211.34.58]Hi Bob, In google translate you can draw the charactes using the last input option of the drop down in the left bottom corner of the input box. I think you have to know the stroke order to be really effective. Having done that you get the characters translated. The characters mean: ?: Outstanding ?: not ?: cluster or pile up. The three characters together have no meaning.
11/2/2013 9:03:24 AM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Edwin Yip [124.212.133.200]I'm a Chinese. These 3 characters doesn't form a meaningful word or sentence, maybe a result of an error/incompatible encoding.
11/2/2013 2:56:32 AM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Robert H. [203.166.228.250]My wife Penny (who is Chinese) tells me that it translates roughly into "not a name". When pressed further on the subject she declared "it's just rubbish text" and walked off. Probably doesn't help - sorry ...
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Andreas Dorn [92.75.238.238]Maybe somebody can reconstruct the smily from the codepoints. I think the codepoints are U+20380 U+4E0D U+25C01 http://www.scarfboy.com/coding/unicode-tool?s=U%2b20380 http://www.scarfboy.com/coding/unicode-tool?s=U%2B4E0D http://www.scarfboy.com/coding/unicode-tool?s=U%2B25C01 The first one wasn't the hero (only looks quite similar...)
11/1/2013 8:48:47 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Eric [88.174.31.159]Could it just be that some code layer doesn't support Unicode but just UCS-2, and thus messes the smileys? Smileys are outside the BMP, they span two WideChar (cf. http://www.delphitools.info/2013/10/11/crouching-smileys-hidden-diacritics/). A corruption would be likely to result in random Chinese characters simply because they're the most common ones in the BMP.
11/1/2013 7:47:27 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Carlo Kok [84.107.53.78]Google translate makes it into ??? Which seems to be Japanese translated into english: "Jie not Fulmine" which seems to have no meaning
11/1/2013 7:32:02 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The second one looks like "not" indeed, thanks Andreas. See also http://chinese.yabla.com/chinese-english-pinyin-dictionary.php?define=%E4%B8%8D
11/1/2013 3:30:04 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Andreas Dorn [92.75.238.238]Hm. I didn't find the 3rd one in any of my dictionaries. The radicals are probably zhú (bamboo) on top of fang (rectangle) + sheng (life)?! With Stroke count 15 and radical zhú it should should be under 9 in: http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?cdqrad=118
11/1/2013 1:50:58 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Andreas Dorn [92.75.238.238]To me the first one looks like "Hero" (jié) Second one looks like "not" (bu)
11/1/2013 1:22:10 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Justin [124.176.159.208]Yes, they are Chinese characters. But no particular meaning. Just random ones.
11/1/2013 12:21:13 PM Personal question about Chinese characters...
Jan Doggen [83.86.158.127]Have you tried dumping them into Google Translate?
11/1/2013 11:17:42 AM Personal question about Chinese characters...
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12/13/2012 9:19:47 PM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
John Smith [91.79.175.208]99 euro ???
12/13/2012 9:19:24 PM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
John Smith [91.79.175.208]Very high it cost !
12/7/2012 11:28:41 AM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Erwin Mouthaan [195.241.121.177]It is indeed possible to use these proxy files for C# Silverlight generated by the DataSnap Connectors, to develop a DataSnap client in Oxygene for .NET. Andreano Lanusse has a nice video on YouTube "Connecting an Embarcadero Prism XE2 Windows Phone App to a Delphi XE2 DataSnap Server": http://youtu.be/_uL_E7vXv-4. I wonder though if callbacks can be used. Looking forward to your investigations Bob!
12/6/2012 4:17:24 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The difference is that ASP.NET (or .NET itself) was not Borland's technology, so the designers were always "behind", and the move to license Oxygene for .NET as Prism was a smart move. FireMonkey on the other hand, is owned by Embarcadero and the basis for the cross-platform GUI library (for Delphi and C++Builder, currently for Windows and Mac OS X, soon for iOS and later for Android).{br} Of course, you can target Android right now using Oxygene for Java, and use beta project "Nougat" for iOS (just like the beta of RAD Studio Mobile, available for XE3 users)...
12/6/2012 4:10:59 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Rick [50.70.125.199]Thanks Marc for your detailed response :) It's a poor reflection on Embarcadero (not RemObjects) where yet again .NET is pretty much dropped, part way through... I got caught with this developing ASP.NET back in D2006 (I think). That's why you won't find me touching FireMonkey with a ten foot pole. ;) Thanks, Rick.
12/6/2012 8:51:11 AM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
marc hoffman [87.149.181.10]Rick, That is correct. But please note that DataSnap is Embarcadero's technology. It is up to them to keep supporting it or, as the fact may be, stop supporting it for the .NET or Java platform. Dropping DataSnap support was not a decision made my RemObjects. As an alternative, we do of course provide our own Data Abstract, which is a true cross-platform multi-tier framework available for .NET, Java, Cocoa, Delphi and JavaScript, has much the same functionality as DataSnap, and much more.
12/5/2012 10:36:04 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Rick [50.70.125.199]Ok so DataSnap support in Prism has come to a dead-end at XE2.5 Ent as well as all subsequent RemObjects offerings?
12/5/2012 9:54:57 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]DataSnap is supported by Delphi and C++Builder (for Servers and Clients) as well as HTML5 Builder and the upcoming RAD Studio Mobile for clients. And you can use the DataSnap Connectors to produce proxy files for Java, Objective-C, FPC (FreePascal) and C# Silverlight. It's not the same, but I could imagine an experiment trying to use the C# files in Oxygene for .NET. And you could perhaps also use the Java Android files with Oxygene for Java (although I've not tried that)...{br} I placed this ideas on my todo-list to examine in a bit more detail ;-)
12/5/2012 9:50:08 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
Rick [50.70.125.199]So, what would one purchase (beyond Prism XE2.5 Ent) to get DataSnap support?
12/5/2012 6:11:50 PM RemObjects Oxygene - more than just .NET (or Prism)
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.12.178]Cool, thx Bob!
12/4/2012 7:37:18 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
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11/25/2012 8:35:33 PM iOS 6.0 device upgrade gotchas
Stefan van As [83.128.71.178]I'm having the same problem as Nicola. The 6.0 simulator is telling me this: "iOS Simulator could not find the SDK. The SDK my need to be reinstalled". Any ideas? Thanks!
11/20/2012 11:06:05 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]This and more is covered in my Delphi IntraWeb courseware manual, see http://www.drbob42.com/Courseware for more details.
11/8/2012 9:23:16 PM Delphi Developer Days 2013 - Cary Jensen and Bob Swart
Alister Christie [222.154.239.68]Good luck ;-)
11/8/2012 2:14:55 PM Delphi Developer Days 2013 - Cary Jensen and Bob Swart
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.227.207]Excellent!
11/7/2012 8:21:15 PM Delphi Developer Days 2013 - Cary Jensen and Bob Swart
Filip Lagrou [81.165.163.29]Great! ;-)
11/6/2012 9:57:05 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Albert (Spain) [62.57.35.136]THANKS!!! This article is a lifesaver. 2 days of headache resolved in 30 seconds!!
11/3/2012 5:56:41 AM Scribd strike two...
Alister Christie [114.110.32.150]I think that most of the people who pirated your book probably wont have purchased it. I suspect that most of them wont even read it - they'll just be adding it to their huge collection of other technical books that they haven't read or paid for. Anyway, I've purchased and read a number of your books - keep up the good work.
11/2/2012 5:15:58 PM Scribd strike two...
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.228.76]My last comment wasn't worded correctly, but I can't edit it. I'm trying to say that it's best to just admit that you'll need to use some additional methods that go above and beyond like the "unique file" method. It may seem like just another electronic method, but it helps identify the culprit which is a "real world" method.
11/2/2012 5:14:03 PM Scribd strike two...
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Non-electronic versions of the book have other problems... people can still copy them (or scan them), and it's much more expensive to send out updates, plus there's shipping costs, delays in delivery. Even the print-on-demand from Lulu is not what I had hoped for (a few years ago)...
11/2/2012 5:11:18 PM Scribd strike two...
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.228.76]Well... It's gonna' happen. So it's best to just use non-electronic methods to work against it.
11/2/2012 3:07:43 PM Scribd strike two...
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I can imagine... And the downside is that I may stop writing certain (non-selling) titles. The problem is that they may be the titles most in demand, but if I don't see the sales, there will not be follow-ups. At least now I know 6315 (the number went up since this morning) people were interested enough to pay Scribd to be able to download the PDF file. Ehum guys, if you're interested enough to pay Scridb, why not pay me instead?{br} For those of you who paid an honest price: I will not let you down, and will continue to write. In fact, yesterday I released the first edition of Delphi XE3 Development Essentials and sent the PDF for free to all (paying!) customers of the XE2 edition ;-){br} Wonder how long it will take to end up at Scribd... <g>
11/2/2012 2:57:18 PM Scribd strike two...
daniel [213.173.165.130]After all that work... heartbreaking. A games company once said they sold more hint books than they sold software licenses!
11/2/2012 1:07:02 PM Scribd strike two...
Wouter [83.160.107.203]For those who want to obtain it legally: http://www.drbob42.com/courseware/
10/14/2012 8:16:05 PM EKon 10 / BorCon Europe 2006
Teige [188.143.232.12]I went to tons of links before this, what was I tihnking?
10/14/2012 6:34:45 PM Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 Update #3
Mariko [142.11.219.196]Good point Poitr ,Wiki says Borland used the name Object Pascal for the programming laanugge in the first versions of Delphi, but later renamed it to the Delphi programming laanugge. However, compilers that claim to be compatible with Object Pascal are often trying to be compatible with Delphi source code. So Piotr is delphi still an IDE for u or a programming laanugge ???
10/14/2012 2:43:20 PM Almost free BUG tracking software from Axosoft
Simran [113.142.245.39]Hello there.Bought the donate visoern of DaTuner. Been using the free one for a while. Its a good tool i use every day at work (i am a full time music teatcher). It is simple and easy. Gets the job done. Many other tuners out there sure looks smooth and can do a lot of things you dont need (or want). The fancy graphics turn my cheap telephone into sirup. DaTuner brilliant. Just what i need. The only thing i miss are these.- Choose wheter i like to use the strobe tuner.- Beeing a professional, i often tune to 442 (orchestral tuning). I miss a small number telling me how the tuner is calibrated. Maby a different background color when it is set to anything else than 440 He5kon
10/14/2012 1:10:55 PM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Eugeny [186.38.105.108]don't know, I've never been the fan of the put everything in the brwoesr and fly me to the clouds movement, for several reasons. First, in my opinion the web brwoesr is called brwoesr and not
10/14/2012 7:56:15 AM Delphi Prism
Srinu [221.181.232.148]Agree very much. On the one hand, Anders enforced a coienrvatsve culture that we all benefit from now.But Delphi Pascal is needlessly verbose by modern standards. It also has throwbacks that made sense when PCs were slower, like Interface/Implementation sections, but which make code maintenance a chore, esp. Properties. C# does this and many other things so much more elegantly.My ideal language right now would be C# for native code.
10/9/2012 9:52:39 AM iOS 6.0 device upgrade gotchas
Nicola [2.113.227.195]Yes, I can link to iOS 6.0, but simulator doesn't work. It's normal?
10/5/2012 3:28:46 PM iOS 6.0 device upgrade gotchas
Stefan van As [83.163.197.192]Here's more or less the same information: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9613565/is-it-possible-to-get-the-ios-5-1-sdk-for-xcode-4-2-on-snow-leopard Thank you for all your hard work. I appreciate it.
10/1/2012 6:06:04 PM iOS 6.0 device upgrade gotchas
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.13.109]Thx.
9/27/2012 12:24:25 PM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials PDF has just been made available for free for all my (Delphi / RAD Studio) customers as well as UK Developer Group members. See the member newsgroups for details.
9/27/2012 8:35:17 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Nat [82.207.44.254]>The sales of my C++Builder books in the past have been less than 1% of the sales of my Delphi books. Your book for C++ Builder very old. Think about the future: http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/42275
9/26/2012 11:02:15 PM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Looking forward to Delphi XE3 Development Essentials. [216.254.209.27]I would like to buy that when available! Warren
9/26/2012 2:21:39 PM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.8.101]Thx, Bob. Nice offer.
9/26/2012 2:07:05 PM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The sales of my C++Builder books in the past have been less than 1% of the sales of my Delphi books. Same with the number of C++Builder vs. Delphi licenses that I sell (in BeNeLux and the Eurozone). A few handful is not enough, especially if I can spend that time working on other titles that are, unfortunately for you, more in demand...
9/26/2012 1:53:23 PM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Kurt [194.30.28.99]How do you measure demand for C++ Builder?. Definitely I would buy this book for C++ Builder and know several others that would do also. Give it another opportunity! ;-)
9/26/2012 11:47:01 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I'm sorry Natali, but it's unlikely that I will write about C++Builder again. There's just not enough demand for it...
9/26/2012 10:43:25 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Natali [82.207.44.254]It is a pity that this book does not cover the C++ Builder XE3.
9/26/2012 9:44:11 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
David Taylor [94.174.203.241]Thanks, Bob. I'm coming from a long way back (Delphi 2009) so any "getting started" help would be appreciated by me and by folk in a similar position. Get started with the basics first, then move onto the newer stuff.... Thanks, David
9/26/2012 9:31:14 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]David, I'm afraid the download was for the Delphi Starter Edition users only, sorry for the confusion. It is mainly aimed to help those with the Starter edition. I may publish a free PDF edition for all Delphi developers later (from my own site), but for now it's only Delphi Started registered users (or my own customers), sorry...
9/26/2012 9:12:39 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
David Taylor [94.174.203.241]Bob, it seems that the book is not "for all registered Delphi developers" as you state. I tried to download and was told that I must have the starter edition. I have Professional, but was still hoping to learn from you. ANy chance of making it PDF download for everyone? Many thanks for your continuing work.
9/26/2012 8:20:42 AM Delphi XE3 Starter Essentials available for download
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Note that the Delphi XE3 Development Essentials is a free gift for anyone who buys Delphi or RAD Studio XE3 from me (or has their subscription renewed through me). See http://www.bobswart.nl (Dutch) or http://www.bobswart.com (Eurozone) for more details. The first edition of this ebook is expected by the end of this week.
9/14/2012 12:58:57 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Albert [178.254.103.217]Dr. Bob, 5 years later, this article is still making people happy! It just saved my day. Dank U well dokter
9/12/2012 1:33:24 PM Delphi XE3 and iOS Support
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]@Omr: I know several developers who use it, and half a dozen real-world projects (and that's just my small group of clients)...
9/12/2012 1:08:35 PM Delphi XE3 and iOS Support
Omr [177.32.52.19]Nobody that I know used XE2 iOS "support" anyway...
9/11/2012 2:28:40 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The most recent edition covers IntraWeb XI (and Delphi XE or higher). The Delphi 2007 and IntraWeb 9/10.x edition is old compared to the latest one. See http://www.drbob42.com/courseware/44.htm for more details.
9/11/2012 1:35:14 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Paul H [155.136.80.37]Hi, is this book relevant for anyone starting to use the latest version of Intraweb? When was the book last updated and for which version of Intraweb? Thanks Paul
8/22/2012 2:30:39 PM Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 30-day trials available
Delphi_confused [98.118.53.19]Hi I need some guidance. I was consistently used Delphi starting from version 1, through 6. As the more and more of my projects went into maintenance cycles I didn't upgrade the platform. So now I am confused about the many flavors that are out there. Most of the applications are Add/update/delete DB front-ends to mailing lists. DB servers I connect with run mySql and iSeries and MS-SQL. I also create web-services and automated email applications. So which version would be best suited for me?
8/21/2012 8:04:04 PM Delphi XE3 and iOS Support
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.231.58]Yep, that post is full of great stuff.
8/21/2012 1:05:37 PM Delphi XE3 and iOS Support
Lena [82.207.44.254]Hello B.Swart. What's the news about DataSnap in XE3?
8/21/2012 11:10:49 AM Delphi XE3 and iOS Support
Paul [114.30.123.218]Sounds like shaould have been another update for existing XE2 users and then release XE3 once the mobile solution is completed!!
8/20/2012 8:06:18 AM Unicode tip #2 - UTF-16 Surrogate Characters
ali asghar [31.57.20.51]error on this line "Incompatible Type"
8/14/2012 4:20:04 PM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Indeed you did - glad you found it ;-)
8/14/2012 4:14:29 PM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
Erwin Mouthaan [195.241.123.175]Thanks! I have just migrated for customer a Delphi 2006 project to Delphi XE2, when I thought by myself: was there not an issue with option dgTitleClick for TDBGrid control. I thought I had read that somewhere....
8/14/2012 10:30:14 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
sDevan [27.251.115.186]I am trying to consume C# WCF webservice(wsHttpBinding) in Delphi 2005(win32)? I had generated interface xxService.pas file using WSDLIMP.exe; If i try to invoke service I am getting error. Cannot process the message content type: text/xml; charset-"utf-8" was not the expected type application/soap+xml; charset-"utf-8" 415. I am using THTTPRIO; Kindly suggest me how set up the content type. Thanks in Advance...
8/10/2012 7:12:33 PM Delphi Development Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (The Netherlands)
ObjectMethodology.com [174.130.225.204]Awesome, Bob. Glad to see you're still very active with Delphi.
8/3/2012 10:34:40 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
hrs [186.114.210.114]con intraweb se puede realizar un programa contable para 30 usuarios base interbase o firebird 2.03
8/2/2012 11:52:27 AM Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2
Luke [207.164.21.4]Ok I need some help. I followed all the itiorucnstns to he best of my ability and was able to get the phone successfully rooted. I went to install the new rom and from what the phone is telling me it installed successfully but when it goes to boot back up it doesn't get past the (SAMSUNG www,samsungmobile.com) screen. It's like there is no rom at all. I know I made one huge mistake and that was not backing up the original system. So there is nothing to fall back on. I can't get the new rom to work. HELP PLEASE???!!!???!!!???
8/2/2012 3:33:33 AM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development in Goteborg, Sweden (June 11-12, 2012)
Hiroshi [94.23.1.28]Novidades bem interessantes, estou aossnio para testar o recurso de LiveBinding, o Adobe flex faz isso muito bem.Quanto a 64bits, hoje mesmo estava lendo um post bem interessante sobre manipulae7e3o de excee7f5es atrave9s de blocos try..except..end, que se3o mais eficientes no ambiente x64 pois o compilador ne3o precisa gerar cf3digo extra; e as mudane7as na forma de obter o stack trace no Win64 (JCL/JVCL 64).O link e9 esse aqui:Talvez o impacto ne3o seja significativo para a maioria das aplicae7f5es mais acredito que vale a leitura para entender estes conceitos.Abrae7os
8/1/2012 5:35:18 PM June 1, 2012: Delphi Xe2 DataSnap Development Training
Stefan [94.23.1.28]How on earth would a company devire a statistic like that? I have purchased Turbo Delphi Professional and registered it, yet I have never had any audit questions to determine if I am a developer. It is only sensible to assume that the statistic is based on licensed desks and if that is the case it is going to be a delusional over estimate of reality.As a new user of Delphi I can attest that the lack of a structured teaching facility and a virtual absence of tutorial books makes it so hard for a beginner to become a developer, that most of those licenses simply languish gathering dust. I would be surprised if 1% is even a realistic estimate of developer use, so 17 thousand is a more probable estimate of the impoverished state of Delphi and that number is surely on the decline as new developers fail to fill the shoes of those leaving for any number of reasons.From the outside looking in, Delphi is ring fenced' against access from new blood by its complexity (yes also read power) and lack of structured tuition. 30 Camtasia videos hardly does it for a realistic Developer Training Package.[WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us '0 which is not a hashcash value.
8/1/2012 7:37:03 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Sava Sarandaliev [87.252.169.9]Thanks!!!! Reading this article saved me a lot of time!!!!!
7/31/2012 12:26:03 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Edgar Morales [200.49.185.90]Thank from Guatemaa CA.
7/28/2012 9:32:22 PM Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2
QualityCoding.info [174.130.227.222]Wow! Update #6. That quite a few updates. I don't think there has ever been that many updates for one version?
7/15/2012 7:43:32 AM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Navid [71.12.2.216]Any news on when the next edition of the XE2 DataSnap book will be available?
7/9/2012 1:22:44 PM Dutch: Delphi OplossingsCourant
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I have several methods to protect me from hackers, and I do daily backups of my server (the blog is hosted on my own web server at home, so I have full access and protection options). Comment spam is almost eliminated ;-)
7/9/2012 9:43:45 AM Dutch: Delphi OplossingsCourant
dubai escorts [94.45.169.164]Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?
7/6/2012 12:19:16 PM Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2
IL [213.85.43.10]Recent updates were Delphi Update 4 (+HF?) and Help Update 5. Now it is Help Update 6.
7/6/2012 8:33:32 AM Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2
Peter [88.217.23.132]Update 6 is containing Firemonkey stuff only. Not important for Win32/64 junkies!
7/6/2012 8:13:59 AM Help Update #6 for Delphi and C++Builder XE2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I guess I must have missed something (update #5), because just before I installed this Help Update #6, my Delphi XE2 IDE showed Help Update 4 for Delphi XE2 and C++Builder XE2. I know I've been busy with DataSnap and iOS training (among others), but am I the only one?
6/27/2012 11:59:37 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Roger Dunn [198.60.110.14]The tool is cool, but what I'd like this tool to do is take a copy of my whole uses clause and spit back the new scoped uses clause. For instance, if I copy and paste this into your web service: uses Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Graphics;, I'd like to get this: uses WinApi.Windows, WinApi.Messages, System.SysUtils, Vcl.Graphics; Possible?
5/23/2012 11:00:34 AM June 1, 2012: Delphi Xe2 DataSnap Development Training
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]This day is already completely full, but people can still get their hands on the {a href="http://www.drbob42.com/courseware/53.htm"target=_blank}Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development{/a} and {a href="http://www.drbob42.com/courseware/56.htm"target=_blank}Delphi XE2 iOS Development{/a} courseware manuals of course ;-)
5/20/2012 6:44:22 AM Delphi and C++Builder grow by 54% in 2011
Faruk [200.53.119.154] shame that no one in the high management actlualy reads these mails so your point of view is unnoticed by the people who can actlualy take a conclusion from your mail.@Max better wait for Update 2 to come out (nearing).
5/19/2012 9:31:52 PM March 29: Guest Speaker at Delphi Developer Days Amsterdam
Sinyor [66.29.173.139]Sorry seems I am commenting/talking to mylsef haha..just trying to keep the troops updated. This will be a more indepth update (of my findings..happy to be corrected if others have different experiences)Airplay- no video airplay- Sound plays to AirPort Extreme but not Apple TV from the iPad running 4.2 beta 3- Sound plays from Itunes (mac) to Apple TV- AirPlay has indeed been removed from the Ipod and YouTube apps on the iOS device but if you access YouTube via safari, the option to select AirPlay is still there (sound only)Itunes Beta- Mine seems to have a bug that means I can select the homesharing library on the iPad using the Remote app and control the music, movies, Podcasts etc etc but music has to be in a folder or playlist. It wont play music from the general music tab saying the library is missing, even though I can see it.iOS 4.2 Beta 3- I installed mine on an Ipad but apparently (confirmed) it adds new sounds for SMS messaging on the Iphone- Bookmark bar added in iPad Safari- You can enable/disable alert sounds for New Mail, Sent Mail, Calendar Alerts, Lock Sounds, and Keyboard Clicks(camtab has made 462 comments)
5/19/2012 6:45:19 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Ibrahim [188.143.232.12]NOTE: They've renamed iPhone Simulator to iOS Simulator so this tnmireal command doesn't work anymore. You can still go into the folder manually (the path is provided in that tnmireal command) and just right click and select Make Alias and put the alias/shortcut wherever you want (like in your Applications folder).
5/19/2012 11:14:06 AM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Bilel [188.143.232.12]Personally I feel Delphi being based on Pascal is more complex. But then so is C# capmored to many other languages based on BASIC. I have been observing that as times goes MS and other language developing companies are coming out with more n' more complex languages instead to making things more simpler, they are making things more harder to learn and use. After publishing such overtly complex languages they will start publishing hordes of frameworks to make using that languages simpler. If we look at this from your POV it is business but I think it is Evil business.I totally agree with your point of view. But I feel you have given a very good name to instability of technologies "make money". It is a good way of escaping from companies indecisiveness on finalizing one truly working database technology.Companies like Oracle have standardized on how to access data and have been releasing data access libs (I know that they are mostly in C/C++) but I have not yet faced compatibility problems with version upgrade/update and yet Oracle is earning well. We had developed a small software which used Oracle 6 and just recently we updated it to work with Oracle 10i with hardly any changes in the original code (we could make all required modifications in just one working day). All the changes that we made were because of changes in MS's networking backbone.Contrast to that look at MS and for that matter also to Borland/Code Gear. Dame they have yet not been able to standardize on database access even after all these years and they keep on developing and releasing newer shit which keeps on breading older code. Using these I feel like a "guinea pig" in a lab.Anyway these are my views. They may not be yours. I could not help commenting on your blog
5/19/2012 5:16:16 AM DataSnap iOS Mobile Connectors and case sensitive file names
Indu [121.44.193.121]Well thank you for confirming this, I spent over half the day mesnsig around with triple quotes and strings with no result. I even tried praying and talking to the screen with kind words, this also did not work because the Object does the damage. I eventually caught on but your article was nice to help confirm this. Novell should include this detail in their documentation. Let me know if you have came up with a resolution to being able to use long directory names. I only need to worry about attaching to outgoing mail, im going to look into putting the file into a tempory directory and storing else where with normal VBA save functions, essentially creating 2 instances of the file to get round the issue.e.g. Long file stored, short file stored tempory and attached
4/29/2012 12:25:39 AM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Paul Keller [86.10.121.186]Bob, I can't tell you how wonderful this article is. I'm unable to upgrade to Lion at the moment because I have some essential software that isn't compatible with Lion and after upgrading my iPhone to 5.1 I've been unable to use it as a development device and thanks to you I no longer have to worry about it. Thanks so much.
4/26/2012 5:56:36 AM Scribd and copyrighted material
Alister Christie [222.154.239.68]I suppose it is a positive sign for Delphi that people think that pirating training materials is worth while exploit.
4/25/2012 2:27:45 PM Scribd and copyrighted material
Shane [184.8.236.122]Looks like Scribd will most likely take action with your request but, they are going to take the longest painful process they can, in order to keep the content up the longest.
4/25/2012 7:39:49 AM Scribd and copyrighted material
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Well, I got a message from Scridb today, telling me to download a DMCA notification template and fill in some information fields, and include contact information (email as well as phone number)...
4/24/2012 11:14:32 PM Scribd and copyrighted material
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I've also sent a request to Scribd to remove the document, but it will take them a few business days. And regardless of the result, I wanted to let people know that this is apparently going on (there are other copyrighted Delphi publications also on Scribd, but apparently they claim to be non-responsible (irresponsible?) regarding the uploaded contents by their members... Sad...
4/24/2012 9:38:52 PM Scribd and copyrighted material
Robert Love [168.179.60.124]You can request it to be removed. http://support.scribd.com/entries/22980-dmca-copyright-infringement-takedown-notification-template
4/24/2012 9:35:09 PM Scribd and copyrighted material
JohnJ [74.41.157.52]Bob, Have you contacted scribd.com? Just wonder how they react to such things form the writer/copyright holder! I got out of programing as I did utilities and small apps. Some free and none over about $40 USD. I found hundreds of downloads from the black hat websites. If I only had $10 from each download I'd still be in the business. Criminals and we need to take a stand.
4/24/2012 4:10:10 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The white paper can also be found, without permission, on Scribd now...
4/20/2012 7:32:54 AM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
Arrnaud [195.78.11.152]@Mark Johnson Change the FreeMem() implementation to add a FillChar() within. You may have to patch the original routine, or add a dedicated MM over FastMM4.
4/20/2012 7:32:36 AM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
@Mark Johnson [195.78.11.152]Change the FreeMem() implementation to add a FillChar() within. You may have to patch the original routine, or add a dedicated MM over FastMM4.
3/27/2012 11:33:24 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Harry Stahl [87.189.224.7]Really great thanks. I bought today to Iphone 4S and made the update to 5.1 and had then the big mess. But your trick gave me freedom with my Delphi / Firemonkey / xCode / snow leopard installation...
3/27/2012 12:48:55 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
m.numa [82.137.200.45]I have one datasnapXE2 server (simple one), with lifecyscle=session , and one client wich has tow connection to that server , the big problem is after connect the tow connection of that client and call some methods (also very simple) one or both the servermethods class destory without any clear reason , I trace and debug every thing and all code is perfect in very standard ways ! , and test it on other OS (7,XP,Server2003,Server2008) but the same . would you make some help ?
3/20/2012 3:38:10 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Marco Erdmann [62.245.164.114]There might be more gotchas ahead. The Delphi XE2 Update 4 release notes state that the FireMonkey iOS Tools installer fails with Xcode 4.3 installed. Apple is well known for dropping support for older operating systems extremely fast. At least you can install Xcode 4.2 on Lion (for now) but who knows what the next Lion update brings along.
3/20/2012 2:43:50 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Jens Fudge [83.151.159.132]Interesting.. I would've bought myself another iPhone (or depending on the demo's just an iPod Touch), and just not update the iOS firmware. Mind you, I did upgrade to Lion on my Mac Pro when it came out, and the upgrade went very smoothly (in my case at least).
3/20/2012 2:19:40 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
A. Bouchez [195.78.11.152]Nice workaround. Thanks.
3/20/2012 2:02:49 PM iOS 5.1 device upgrade gotchas
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I guess a more catching title could have been: installing iOS 5.1 SDK in Xcode 4.2 on Mac OS X Snow Leopard ;-)
3/16/2012 5:13:28 AM Delphi/ C++Builder XE2 Update #4 issues
Pieter Bangkok [58.137.5.154]Nice and you still a fan sounds like a supporter of Helmond Sport with a tatoe of his favored player on his back but that left the club 1 month later for Mierlo .... but serious i just in the prices of down grading my iOS development environment to handle this bag of rubbish because yes I liked Delphi... /so first download another 5 giga byte of old stuff from the apple develop site and then I think I wait with this shit for now ...
3/9/2012 11:43:06 AM Delphi/ C++Builder XE2 Update #4 issues
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Apart from third-party libraries, the Delphi XE2 IDE itself seems to have some dependency issues, as reported by Marco Cantu at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/xe2updt4_depencency_issues.html
2/22/2012 6:19:17 AM March 26-28: Delphi XE2 Essentials in Stockholm (Sweden)
lilinhu [114.255.140.97]Very interested, but unfortunately I can not attend
2/17/2012 10:25:25 AM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Ajasja Ljubetic [194.249.230.57]@Alister: Did you mean the kids or the book?:)
2/17/2012 8:38:50 AM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I'm afraid you cannot use this book with C++Builder XE2 - the last step (compiling for an iOS target) needs FPC, and that's still a *Pascal* compiler, and not for C++. Right now, C++Builder XE2 can produce Win32 as well as Mac OS X applications, but not Win64 or iOS. Always a step behind, sorry...
2/17/2012 8:35:08 AM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Mark [82.207.44.254]Is it possible using this book with C++ Builder XE2?
2/15/2012 10:35:06 PM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Alister Christie [222.154.239.68]Well done, It's always good to see more Delphi resources being created.
2/15/2012 10:31:59 AM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
VRV [112.134.210.242]Do they like or Learnt Delphi and Pascal
2/14/2012 11:32:04 PM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]LOL, no way - they know what they've been named after, and still appreciate it ;-)
2/14/2012 11:19:55 PM Delphi turns 17 and my Delphi XE2 iOS Development PDF is released
Anderson Franco [177.41.170.248]Poor kids :-)
2/14/2012 4:52:40 PM Delphi and C++Builder grow by 54% in 2011
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Delphi XE2 iOS Development is now available for purchase; it's more than 150 pages, so I'm afraid I decided to use the 99 Euro price like the other manuals (including updates until the end of 2012)...
2/8/2012 2:15:46 PM Delphi and C++Builder grow by 54% in 2011
Bruce McGee [67.158.68.89]Looking forward to it.
2/8/2012 1:56:50 PM Delphi and C++Builder grow by 54% in 2011
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I will release it at the end of next week at the latest. On Monday (Feb 13th) I'll be doing the seminar, and based on the feedback I will amend the manual a bit (it's currently 112 pages, but I'm still writing), and send it to the people attending the seminar. The manual will be sold as PDF with updates until the end of 2012 as usual.{p}Haven't decided on the price, yet... Probably a discount for people who are already customers of one or more titles with updates until the end of 2012 (using a special purchase link)...
2/8/2012 1:52:57 PM Delphi and C++Builder grow by 54% in 2011
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Do you know if and when you will be releasing the XE2 iOS courseware for sale?
2/1/2012 5:08:47 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
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1/28/2012 7:02:36 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
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1/24/2012 9:07:22 AM Delphi XE Development Essentials published
BertieorBirdie [85.214.84.104]That's rlaely shrewd! Good to see the logic set out so well.
1/21/2012 5:20:18 PM FREE Advantage Database Server Training Day - Nov 3rd, 2010
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Are you really that stupid? Please comment spammer, don't insult my blog by posting these comments with deliberate typing mistakes. OK? Morno... ;-)
1/21/2012 5:06:06 PM FREE Advantage Database Server Training Day - Nov 3rd, 2010
Jonni [173.204.34.28]Right on-this helped me sort thigns right out.
1/17/2012 12:17:12 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
michael [112.109.20.138]good
1/16/2012 5:56:42 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The XE2 DataSnap book will need to be in a 2nd or 3rd edition at least to be put on Lulu.com. Remember that I cannot "update" a pritned paperback, but can write updates all year long for the PDF edition...
1/15/2012 5:44:35 AM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Carlos Niebla [189.180.132.66]Hi Bob, when will the XE2 DataSnap book will be available on Lulu?
1/4/2012 12:16:20 AM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Jason [188.177.151.25]Cool, but it's extremely slow for me. It takes about a second to react when I press a button.
1/1/2012 5:03:47 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Peter [60.240.64.198]Does anyone know how to build a Delphi component with lot of other objects on it, such Images, Buttons, Lists and Text? Or, how to reuse a Panel with lots of elements, properties and events? Or, how to create a class with lost of visual elements on it?
12/28/2011 2:40:58 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Murray Williamson [60.241.38.196]Has the new edition (IW XI) been released yet? If not, any estimate on when?
12/24/2011 8:58:39 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Alister Christie [114.110.32.150]That's my Christmas reading sorted ;-)
12/23/2011 11:47:01 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Yes, for the remaining days of 2011 you will get the DataSnap XE2 manual with updates until the end of 2012 also if you buy the DataSnap XE manual. However, since the DataSnap XE2 manual is basically the DataSnap XE manual with XE2 coverage and topics added (and modified to reflect the XE2 changes), it may be more useful to just use the DataSnap XE2 book anyway (I would recommend using XE2 instead of XE)...
12/23/2011 11:42:44 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Lachlan Gemmell [124.149.50.165]Is the DataSnap XE plus XE2 manual offer still available if I purchase the DataSnap XE manual before Jan 1st?
12/23/2011 3:00:33 PM Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development PDF
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Christmas present to myself... :)
12/23/2011 6:41:27 AM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Dev{eloper} Stonez [82.77.217.139]Hi DrBob, Just wanted to congrat for the Delphi 24 Hours presentation and in context of you being a e-book/book publisher to provide some links that you might find usefull Self-publishing a book: 25 things you need to know http://reviews.cnet.com/self-publishing/ How to self-publish an ebook http://reviews.cnet.com/how-to-self-publish-an-e-book
12/19/2011 7:18:23 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Paul Morey [66.189.49.47]Regarding the solution to the XE2 updates not showing on the update check ("Clear your temporary Internet files and try again, will work!"): What a terrible design! An update notification page should *NEVER* be cached - or at least Delphi should force a refresh of the page when checking for updates! Embarcadero needs to fix this as soon as possible.
12/19/2011 3:10:38 PM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I'm not sure I'm the first one, but won't be the only one (if I ever was)...
12/19/2011 2:30:55 PM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Shane [184.12.64.150]Do you know if this is the first ever IPhone App written with Delphi and placed on the IPhone App Store? If so, this is Amazing!
12/19/2011 1:19:00 PM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Thanks for your feedback. The "orphan" button can be found with any "odd x odd" game field (I encountered it with a 3x3 board) - I need to make sure that last button is never shown in that case. Also good suggestion about the Home vs. Replay button. I'll implement these in the first update...
12/19/2011 1:16:39 PM Free Delphi XE2 "Game of Memory" for iPhone available in AppStore
Shane [184.12.64.150]Great Job! I started with a bard of 5 * 5 and couldn't complete! I always had 1 cell left with nothing to match with, therefore Couldn't complete game I also was confused with Replay button. I thought it was asking me to replay same game. I think it would be better named "Home"
12/19/2011 12:19:44 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
rgreat [87.228.10.24]Even if it was REALLY REALLY needed to make these weird changes to constants, why didn't Embarcadero include automatic failproof DFM and Code fixer into IDE (with user notification!) on project load?
12/19/2011 12:09:28 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
rgreat [87.228.10.24]Who was that idiot who made this change into Update 3? And where was the frigging QA? Vacation?! Why, for the god sake you needed to change these numbers?!!! I imagine: Programm: "Dear User, before do you need to save your impotant files before formatting? [Yes,YesToAll,Discard and Close]" User: -> YesToAll of cause! Programm: Ok, Close! User: Whaaaat?!... Shoot himself. Embarcadero : You guys are your own worst enemy.
12/15/2011 10:52:28 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]The Bug Fix list is now fixed as well ;-)
12/15/2011 10:04:19 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Peter Turner [24.158.1.82]Thanks, it's showing up for me now on the website I didn't need to clear the files (maybe it happened automatically). Check for updates still doesn't work - but it never worked so I'm not complaining, Delphi is in the normal dir.
12/15/2011 8:14:42 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]See http://cc.embarcadero.com/Item/28670 to manually download XE2 Update #3 (for registered users only, sorry).
12/15/2011 8:02:32 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]http://twitter.com/#!/SimonJStuart says: Having trouble with #Delphi #XE2 #Update 3 not showing on the update check? Clear your temporary Internet files and try again, will work! ;)
12/15/2011 7:33:36 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Paul T [81.179.30.21]Same as Peter. No updates when using the manual check button, and I see nothing on the update page about XE2 Update 3. Even the fix list page has only just materialized (but currently blank).
12/15/2011 6:41:05 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Mark Stals [84.198.202.183]Could it be that you have NOT installed XE2 in the default folders? On my PC the check for update finds nothing either. XE2 is installed in D:\DevBox\Delphi\XE2. However on my virtual machine, I have followed the defaults. There the updates were found and are installing now.
12/15/2011 6:13:37 PM Delphi/C++Builder/RAD Studio XE2 Update #3
Peter Turner [24.158.1.82]I see the update page, but I don't see the update - no updates in my 'check for update thing' either.
12/15/2011 5:18:32 PM XE2 Check for Updates... and Update #2
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]Update #3 has just been released, see http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/Blog.aspx?RootId=5:5092
12/15/2011 5:16:04 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]Update #3 of Delphi XE2 has fixed the 64-bit MidasLib problems.
12/15/2011 10:08:19 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]Update #3 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 (and RAD Studio XE2) is now available, and the Release Notes at http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/en/Release_Notes_for_XE2_Update_3 contain a link back to this page ;-)
12/12/2011 12:33:54 PM Forever Loyal to Delphi
mariodosreyx@gmail.com [195.35.96.21]Please C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\RAD Studio\dbExpress\8.0\*.ini files seams ok! But how to fix the error: "unable to load AdoDbx provider? there not enought documentation about it and none o my installed Delphi 2007/2009/2010/Delphi Xe (1) works. I'm using windows 7 32-bit. Can you help??
12/7/2011 4:37:16 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Ann Lynnworth [121.209.188.162]Re converting binary DFM files to plain text to make them searchable, etc., here is a utility to do that: http://cc.embarcadero.com/Item/24063 Thank you very much Bob for posting the full explanation and workaround.
12/6/2011 6:06:29 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Concerned Delphi User [41.2.198.199]Isn't a better approach to fix this properly in Update 3, as this is clearly a bug that breaks backward compatibility of code/dfm that was fine from Delphi 1 to Delphi XE. The inconvenience of having to recompile any code is better than persisting this inconsistent behaviour. Otherwise means it will unintentionally break old code/dfm when moved to XE2 for no good reason, and this will be a silent error so many might not even know it exists causing weird problems in their apps. Also causes problems for people that need to maintain codebases/components across various Delphi versions.
12/5/2011 8:13:34 PM BE Delphi DataSnap session and source code
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]Note to all people who attended the BE Delphi Day: the "special offer" is extended until the end of 2011, so you still have a few more weeks now... ;-)
12/4/2011 6:02:27 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Sukhjot Singh [27.60.253.64]Thanks bob....
12/1/2011 8:24:45 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Chirag Sharma [182.72.141.114]I am using C++ builder XE. I can get individual elements from the webservice generated by wsdlimporter, but I am unable to retrive arrays.. it returns as NULL.. in SOAPUI response is good. Please suggest on what C++ builder options in wsdl importer should be checked while importing ..or if there is any other way to troubleshoot.. Thanks in advance..
11/30/2011 10:27:21 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]@Kris - sure you have my permission. Note that http://www.bobswart.nl/Weblog/Blog.aspx?RootId=5:5029 is a more complete link to the issue at hand... (and might save them from looking for the correct post)...
11/30/2011 9:23:37 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Kris Houser [12.233.153.4]Release Notes for XE2 Update 3 will contain a note about this change. We also want to provide (with your permission) the following link for customers who need more information: http://www.drbob42.com/blog/ Kris Houser, Lead Writer, RAD Studio
11/29/2011 9:07:57 AM BE Delphi DataSnap session and source code
Lena [82.207.44.254]Thank you!
11/28/2011 10:59:24 AM BE Delphi DataSnap session and source code
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]@Filip: even {b}BE{/b}tter you mean ;-)
11/28/2011 10:50:44 AM BE Delphi DataSnap session and source code
Filip Lagrou [194.7.47.68]Thanks for the kind words... We'll do the same next year, but even better :-)
11/23/2011 8:07:32 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]And of course all current paid customers of the DataSnap XE manual will get the XE2 title as free upgrade as well as soon as it's available (end of next week).
11/23/2011 8:06:16 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]Yes, this offer is still valid. Until the end of November 2011, you can purchase the Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (for 99 Euro) and will automatically also get the XE2 title and all updates of that one until the end of 2012. {br} After November 30th, the price for the Delphi XE DataSnap Development PDF will be lowered, but you will no longer get the free update to the XE2 title. And as of November 30th, you can purchase the Delphi XE2 DataSnap Develoment PDF for 99 Euro, but will no longer get the previous XE title included. {br} So until the end of next week, you can get both the current XE and new XE2 PDF manuals for the price of just one.
11/23/2011 12:25:35 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
Guy [86.11.125.141]Hi Bob, is the offer still valid? I see you've listed the XE2 DataSnap manual for Nov 30th. Thanks
11/21/2011 5:45:05 PM BE Delphi DataSnap session and source code
Bob Swart [82.169.32.229]People wanting to attend my Delphi XE2 FireMonkey & DataSnap (Dutch) training day: one more place left (but registration closes tomorrow), see http://www.eBob42.com/training/XE2 for details.
11/19/2011 3:55:33 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Ahsen [139.190.31.181]Done..!! One Problem: when i set hardware acceleration from full to none... An error box appears saying: "New settings could not be saved to registry"..... Plzzz Help....!
11/19/2011 12:09:39 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Ahsen [139.190.31.181]Where can I find the unpacked driver on the XP machine?
11/16/2011 5:44:18 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Pol [213.25.9.40]Very nice idea.
11/15/2011 7:42:27 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Keith: when logged in as guest, you cannot order courseware manuals (you can just browser through the offering of titles). Obviously I wouldn't know where to send the courseware manual to by e-mail (or the invoice), if you used the "guest" account. {br}If you have a problem registering as a new user, you can always send me an e-mail or just use one of the "Buy Now" buttons at http://www.eBob42.com/courseware/paypal
11/15/2011 12:45:51 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials PDF (4th edition)
Keith [68.40.207.153]I clicked on '.../courseware', logged in under Guest, clicked on DelphiXE DataSnap Development Essentials, but on the following form, the 'Add to Basket' button stays disabled. (Since the Logout button was enabled, I presume I was logged in correctly.) What should I do? pket555@yahoo.com
11/14/2011 4:09:13 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Knot Bob [202.44.78.200]Perhaps a simple non-visual singleton component TFormFix could be created to detect and perform such fixes. It would store the current DFM version (e.g. Delphi build number) in the DFM. On DFM stream read at design time it would check the current build number and apply any fixes since the build number stored in the DFM (e.g. if the component were updated in the future to include additional fixes), optionally informing you of the change, and the DFM change would cause the IDE to indicate and prompt you that changes were made to the form. The component could also do this when first dropped on a form after prompting you for the current DFM version (choose pre-XE2, the current build number, or manually enter a build number) to allow you to drop it on old forms to convert them or new forms to pick up future fixes only.
11/14/2011 3:53:32 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Knot Bob [202.44.78.200]This is a prime example of why magic numbers should not be persisted. It would be much better to write the name of the enum value, like how Anchors or Font.Color are currently written to the dfm. Additionally a top-level dfm version number would help and would allow auto conversion of old dfm files on streaming in.
11/12/2011 11:28:33 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Thank you very much Luigi D. Sandon for your feedback and suggestions! I'll make sure to mention the URL http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/ in my courseware manual as well (and will also amend the QC report).
11/12/2011 6:39:12 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Luigi D. Sandon [95.249.115.62]There are also latest releases compiled to be used with Indy (no VC++ runtime) here: http://indy.fulgan.com/SSL/
11/11/2011 10:54:51 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Luigi D. Sandon [95.249.115.62]9.8g has known security issues. You can find a better mantained Win32 and Win64 OpenSSL build here: http://www.slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html. Anyway, avoid unknown algorithms like PC1. If noone uses it but Delphi, there is a reason...
11/11/2011 10:05:57 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Also reported as QC #100968 now http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=100968
11/11/2011 9:16:47 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Bruce: the last edition of the DataSnap XE PDF should be finished tomorrow, and sent out on Sunday. The XE2 book is already being worked on, and will be used for the training on November 25th, and released in first edition the week thereafter (sent to all customers of the DataSnap XE book that). I'll wait until the second edition before posting it on Lulu.com as well (like last time). {br} If you buy the DataSnap XE PDF now from http://www.ebob42.com/courseware you will get updates until the end of 2012, which include the XE2 editions as well.
11/11/2011 7:26:36 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Bruce McGee [216.172.38.235]Any eta on the DataSnap book?
11/11/2011 6:22:21 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Mario Vermeulen [217.120.249.98]Wish I could be there(at Brandevoort that is)
11/11/2011 6:21:52 PM 64-bit DataSnap and RSA + PC1 filters
Mario Vermeulen [217.120.249.98]Thanks Bob
11/10/2011 3:38:28 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Version 1.03 is also available now (follow me on Twitter to see all updates), including a report of the count, scanned and skipped, and better I/O check when opening DFM files (readonly files for example).
11/10/2011 7:54:59 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]OK, I've added a little check to scan for the $FF $0A $00 first three bytes of the DFM file. ScanDFM v1.02 is now available, same location http://www.bobswart.nl/Weblog/ftp/ScanDFM.zip {p} Thanks for all feedback and comments (also by e-mail).
11/10/2011 7:36:46 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Eivind: when doing your version of the check, hidden subdirectories are also scanned. Originally I did not want to include those (like the __history directory), but it may be better. Besides, the DFM files in the __history directory have a ~?~ extension to they won't be parsed anyway.
11/10/2011 1:24:19 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Eivind Bakkestuen [122.150.35.65]The directory recursion check is flawed; it might not iterate all subdirectories as originally written. The (SRec.Attr = faDirectory) part should be: if ((SRec.Attr and faDirectory) = faDirectory) and (SRec.Name[1] <> '.') then
11/10/2011 12:08:44 AM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Jeremy [125.7.37.86]Had a quick look at the code, you should really check if the dfm is text before attempting to search it.
11/9/2011 4:39:23 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Maarten [86.84.22.180]Hello Bob, I have (fortunately) not run into this yet, but thanks very much for your e-mail and making this tool available. This change could have given us some serious headache bug reports otherwise had we not known this.
11/9/2011 4:04:52 PM XE2 values of mrAll, mrNoToAll, mrYesToAll and mrClose
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I've just sent all my subscription customers an e-mail telling them about this issue, with a link to the ScanDFM project for the workaround.
11/8/2011 7:08:17 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Daniel DeLuca [206.190.252.18]Not finding the replacement for TMarksTipTool
11/8/2011 7:01:14 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Sounds like a third-party unit for which I haven't heard the new scoped unit name ;-)
11/8/2011 6:29:22 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Daniel DeLuca [206.190.252.18]Not finding the replacement for TMarksTipTool
11/8/2011 11:06:27 AM 47 on November 7th, 2011
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The offer is now closed again (November 7th, 2011 has come to an end, even in Honolulu)... Thanks all who took it!
11/6/2011 8:50:53 PM 47 on November 7th, 2011
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]That old Delphi 2010 white paper is 52 pages long. The Delphi XE DataSnap Development manual is 186 pages, and covering Delphi XE DataSnap, including the new features. So yes, I'd say it differs nicely from the old white papers. if you purchase the XE title(s) now, you will get updates until the end of 2012. This include the PDF courseware manuals about XE2 (which I'm already working on). So order "Delphi XE DataSnap Development" and you'll automatically also get the "Delphi XE2 DataSnap Development" once ready.
11/6/2011 8:39:36 PM 47 on November 7th, 2011
IL [95.221.130.182]Congratulations and many happy returns of the day! Does your Delphi XE DataSnap Development courseware differ nicely from the whitepaper http://www.embarcadero.com/images/dm/technical-papers/delphi-2010-wp-datasnap-091016.pdf ? Same question about differences in Delphi 2010 and XE and possibly XE2 coursewares in case of upgrade. Thanks.
11/5/2011 4:15:18 PM XE2 Check for Updates... and Update #2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Those of you who need the 64-bit version of your XE2 applications to allocate a lot of memory: take care with installing Update #2, as it seems to introduce a little issue with the memory manager. See http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=100726
11/1/2011 10:09:04 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Why? If you have Delphi XE2, you will also have these files - otherwise, the .dcu file cannot be used by other versions than Delphi XE2 anyway...
11/1/2011 5:14:09 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Tamaki suoh [64.4.74.2]hi Doc, Can i get a copy of you midas.res and midas.dcu my email is tamakisuoh25@yahoo.com
10/25/2011 10:29:00 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]There is now a QR code to access the iBlog URL: {img src="http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/gif/bobswart.nl.iBlog.png"}
10/22/2011 11:53:07 AM The Delphi Magazine back issues on USB - SOLD OUT!
Sheridan Williams [80.176.138.157]How does one obtain all the back issues for archiving at the National Museum of Computing? http://tnmoc.org Reply to: sheridan.williams@tnmoc.org
10/16/2011 8:24:54 AM October 17-19, 2011 - 3 day Delphi XE2 Seminar in Oslo
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I'm on my way to Oslo, Norway right now.
10/13/2011 3:44:38 AM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
john friel [12.183.74.66]That is just another example of sloppy testing before release...
10/12/2011 5:03:21 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Uwe Schuster [46.163.69.30]Duplicate .res issue and midas64.res delivery are both QCed. http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=99808 http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=99919 When you create midas64.res from the .rc file make sure that you create the string only version without the version info! There is no difference between midas.res and midas64.res from the POV of MidasLib unit and the res files to be delivered in $(BDSLIB). Copying midas.res to midas64.res is the easy way to go.
10/12/2011 3:54:10 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]It also appears that there is a midas64.rc file, so we can produce our own midas64.res file (there is only one difference with the midas.res file: the description "64-bit") ;-)
10/12/2011 3:52:27 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Agreed, but I'll need to check if it isn't in QC already... Otherwise I'll report it later this week for sure.
10/12/2011 3:49:03 PM 64-bit MidasLib in Update #1
Lars Fosdal [193.213.209.1]Sounds like something that needs to be QC'd and fixed in a future release?
10/6/2011 10:09:01 PM Steve Jobs
Fabricio [189.125.114.246]Let's hope Apple learned something and does not fall in the hands of a bureaucrat.
10/6/2011 3:59:56 PM 14 oktober 2011: Delphi XE2 FireMonkey & DataSnap training (Dutch)
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]You can no longer register for this day - it will be held again on November 25th, 2011.
10/6/2011 1:44:13 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Neil K [135.196.47.152]Dr Bob, what a lifesaver!
10/6/2011 12:37:26 PM Steve Jobs
Wilfred Oluoch [41.81.144.23]Steve "...put a dent in the universe...".
10/6/2011 10:42:23 AM Steve Jobs
Lars Fosdal [109.189.174.238]Steve Jobs was, and will always be - an Icon.
9/28/2011 4:00:41 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Warning: if you install from the web installer rather than the new {a href="http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28479"target=_blank}DVD ISO{/a}, then you need to make sure to select an empty directory for the download files (otherwise, you'll get a dialog that asks you to overwrite the existing files - once for every 100+ file, not a good idea)...
9/28/2011 3:38:06 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]After having applied Update #1, the About Box mentions the version number 16.0.4276.44006 (which used to be 16.0.4256.43595 in the RTM version, 20 days earlier). Wait... 20 days later? Yup, the timestamp of BDS.EXE is September 19th (nine days ago, probably for additional testing), 20 days after RTM.
9/28/2011 2:17:35 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Note that the automatic check for updates will {b}not{/b} report this Update #1 as being available - at least not until today...
9/28/2011 7:49:40 AM Update 1 for Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Zie ook http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/en/Release_Notes_for_XE2
9/23/2011 9:06:32 AM TDM #133: Sending SMS using Delphi
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The SMS article is updated again, this time with information on how to compile the Win32 units with Delphi 2009 and higher (Unicode migration issues: PChar vs. PAnsiChar). You can also download the Delphi 2009 and higher (Win32) source code to access the SMS Gateway from Mollie.
9/5/2011 4:45:30 AM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Colin J [165.228.69.107]If you plan to move everything to XE2 and don't need to support previous versions of Delphi then unit scoping is fine but otherwise you may need to hold back for the moment.
9/4/2011 11:49:17 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Besides, it was fun to do ;-)
9/4/2011 11:49:04 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Only if you make sure to tell the Delphi Compiler in the Project Options what all available Unit Scope Names are... And since the unit scope names are "the way" from now on, I'd rather write them in full (unless you need/want uses clauses that can be used with previous versions of Delphi, of course)...
9/4/2011 11:14:59 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Ralf [93.104.91.71]Why the effort? XE2 is working with "old" styled unit names too.
9/4/2011 8:37:08 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Do you have a list of TChart units for VCL and FMX that belong to the unit scopes? (e-mail is fine, thanks).
9/4/2011 7:55:15 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
david berneda [79.150.118.154]Hi Bob ! VCL TChart unit naming is identical, just the prefix VCLTee.xxx in-front of each unit. For FMX the prefix is FMXTee but the unit names are different than VCL (ie. FMXTee.Engine is VCLTee.TeEngine) For FMI/iOS there is no prefix, "." dots are just converted to "_" underscores (ie: FMXTee_Engine.pas) regards david
9/4/2011 5:21:18 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I also plan to add third-party scoped unit names (for example for Raize Software, TMS Software, Developer Express) - feel free to let me know third-party libraries and their relevant unit scope names so I can add these as well. Thanks in advance!
9/4/2011 5:14:13 PM Delphi / RAD Studio XE2 Unit Scope Helper
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]If you leave comments on this post, the content of the post itself will disappear on screen (an issue with having three "forms", mixing ASP.NET and CGI and back to ASP.NET, but then without ViewState ;-)).
9/2/2011 1:37:13 PM Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 30-day trials available
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]Thank you!!!
9/2/2011 10:18:59 AM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Is your server method derived from TDSServerModule or just a "regular" TDataModule ?? I have a feeling you derived from a normal TDataModule, right?
9/2/2011 1:14:53 AM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
Jimmy Thomas [117.120.16.133]I have an issue with data snap client. when I try to connect to server using Client dataset , I am getting the error 'Servermetod.As_GetRecords Method not found in server method list'. I am using Delphi XE and Sql server. can you please help me on this. Does I missed any thing here.
9/1/2011 1:19:58 PM Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 30-day trials available
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]And I just remember that there is a way to register by e-mail or phone. Perhaps you can find some help at the http://support.embarcadero.com site...
9/1/2011 1:19:08 PM Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 30-day trials available
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Very soon, there should be ISO image downloads available. You can burn this ISO image to a DVD and then only need very little internet connection (not during install - I think - but you do need it during the registration phase where you need to supply your EDN username and password for example).
9/1/2011 1:17:14 PM Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 30-day trials available
delfi phan [213.173.165.130]Perhaps you know, Bob: will XE2 be available as a downloadable that can be installed and registered off-line? Because of media tax laws in my country, I have a dialup at home. I would need to download at an internet cafe, take home on a usb stick, install, then register separately by e-mail or something.
8/31/2011 9:33:34 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Michael: if you only have Delphi 6, then you do not need any modification of the code at all (since Unicode wasn't introduced until Delphi 2009). The example project should just compile and work fine.
8/10/2011 10:52:36 AM Sept 12, 2011: Dutch Delphi XE2 workshop in Helmond Brandevoort
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Deze sessie zal niet als webcast worden aangeboden. En de documentatie wordt ook alleen toegestuurd aan deelnemers die daadwerkelijk aanwezig zijn ;-) Wel is het zo dat iedereen die XE2 via mij bestelt (of de subscription via mij heeft lopen) ook de Delphi XE2 Development Essentials PDF automatisch zal ontvangen, met daarin nog veel meer informatie en details.
8/10/2011 10:14:59 AM Sept 12, 2011: Dutch Delphi XE2 workshop in Helmond Brandevoort
Botten [188.201.251.2]Precies wat ik wil weten. Wordt deze sessie later ook als webcast aangeboden?
8/9/2011 2:04:14 PM Unicode tip #7 - Unicode Text File Output
Bob [204.194.77.3]What if your string has foreign, mathematical or other special characters? How do you write those so they're preserved?
8/8/2011 4:26:43 PM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Michael V [80.45.129.137]Hi Bob, I have run into the same issue as Ann L. I just downloaded your code today. I'm using Delphi 6, I have Skype *32 and Windows 7. Did you update the Skype units? Can you point me in the right direction, please? Kind regards, Mike
8/5/2011 6:26:19 PM Sept 12, 2011: Dutch Delphi XE2 workshop in Helmond Brandevoort
Natasha [82.207.44.254]Hello Bob! Whats new in C++ Builder XE2? Thanks.
7/4/2011 8:17:51 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Web service not sending parameters [81.246.123.62]Hi We have a webservice which we are trying to use from Delphi ver 7. (Yes old I know).. all works except the sending of parameters. have tried everything you mention yet still doesnt work. (eg InvRegistry.RegisterInvokeOptions(TypeInfo(CommunicationStarServiceAsmxSoap),[ioDefault, ioDocument, ioHasReturnParamNames, ioHasNamespace]); ) Could you please let me know if there is anything else that has come up in the past few years we can try? Thanks David
7/1/2011 5:21:25 PM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
Mark Johnson [206.16.237.228]I've got a mandate to clean out memory when it is released, including forms. Any thoughts about how to zero out an entire TForm before I FreeAndNil the TForm variable?
7/1/2011 1:30:27 PM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
V_MATSENKO [213.179.255.86]I have dirtcleaner.exe on my computer(from "DataSnap_XE_in_Action_Tech_Paper"), but when I access via login form to server (www.bobswart.nl:443), it asked me to input a username and password. How can I get them? thanks
6/22/2011 10:37:06 PM WSE 2.0 X509CertificateStore constants in Delphi 2005
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The original article used Delphi 2005 for .NET, and I also cover this with RAD Studio 2007 for .NET in a RAD Studio 2007 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual which is no longer for sale (because the .NET part of RAD Studio 2007 is also no longer available). If you plan to use Delphi Prism, then the solution is different anyway. If you plan to use Delphi 2005 for .NET or RAD Studio 2007 for .NET, then I will have the article for you (a reprint from The Delphi Magazine issue #124. See http://www.ebob42.com/ftp/tdm/constr124.zip for the example source code...
6/22/2011 11:41:29 AM WSE 2.0 X509CertificateStore constants in Delphi 2005
Mark [41.192.255.123]Is this article still available anywhere. I am struggling at the moment with a Delphi application in which I need to encrypt some data using the RSA Encryption and a public key certificate that I have been provided with and this article looks like it would cover everything I need to know. thanks
6/1/2011 9:50:51 AM Solution for problems signing into Skype
Morwath [213.203.168.91]Beware it will also delete some settings, for example the connection settings (proxy, etc.)
5/27/2011 12:29:13 PM Solution for problems signing into Skype
Tomislav [212.92.194.200]Thanks Bob, you saved my day :)
5/24/2011 6:17:38 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Steve B [217.169.1.87]I've got Delphi 5 ans MSSOAP V3 working and can access a simple web service, but having problems with a more complicated one like Betfair. I know I need to call the Login method, but not sure what (type) exactly to pass to that method. A few sample lines attached, could you take a look at the WSDL and point me in the right direction. Thx. procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); var BF: variant; strRequest, strTemp: string; begin BF := CreateOleObject('MSSOAP.SoapClient'); BF.MSSoapInit('https://api.betfair.com/global/v3/BFGlobalService.wsdl'); strTemp := BF.login('"0",0,"pwd",82,"username",0'); // This errors ShowMessage(strTemp); BF := Unassigned; The Login errors with 'type mismatch'
5/16/2011 6:17:45 PM Guest speaker at Delphi Developer Days 2011, Amsterdam
Mark Catheline [192.249.47.196]I have found it difficult to deply Intraweb applications because the DLL requires additional permissions not required for asp.net applications, and most ISPs do not allow this additional access. Is there an easy way to deploy Intraweb applications on a web server? Thanks, Mark
5/16/2011 1:39:10 PM Guest speaker at Delphi Developer Days 2011, Amsterdam
Bob Swart [212.78.216.38]Follow by tweets at http://twitter.com/ebob42
5/14/2011 5:21:13 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Pankey [113.110.225.217]Can I develop Datasnap client with callbacks in Delphi Prism?
5/9/2011 7:26:49 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The second edition will be released later this week, but the translation of the example code to C++Builder will take more time, sorry.
5/9/2011 6:04:49 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Dennis [50.43.112.58]What's the status on the second edition with C++Builder examples?
5/7/2011 10:50:51 PM Stranded in Rome...
Bob Swart [188.89.155.181]Missed our connection in Frankfurt, due to more delays and computer problems at Lufthansa. Then got a transfer to Zurich, and finally to Amsterdam (after 36 hours). Of course, now our train tickets are no longer valid. Sigh...
5/7/2011 11:14:06 AM Stranded in Rome...
Bob Swart [85.119.40.95]We're on the airport now, hope this time no problems. Need to flyvia Frankfurt
5/6/2011 10:16:31 PM Stranded in Rome...
TomTom [88.217.22.160]Thats Italy!
5/6/2011 8:20:12 PM Stranded in Rome...
Mason Wheeler [69.46.35.146]I'm sorry to hear that. I hope they can get things resolved quickly.
5/6/2011 7:57:16 PM Stranded in Rome...
Bob Swart [151.25.116.6]Sent from my iPhone over an unsecured wifi connection here in Rome ;-)
4/28/2011 10:41:05 PM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
Vianca [184.73.104.60]You're the grteaest! JMHO
4/28/2011 8:06:35 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 Trial now available
Lynell [201.20.18.165]That's 2 cleevr by half and 2x2 clever 4 me. Thanks!
4/28/2011 7:57:36 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Flavio [200.162.11.243]Hi, i have Delphi XE Professional and decision cube not work at execution of program. The data in decision grid is not visible and show the message "EArray error".
4/28/2011 6:27:17 PM Delphi 2009 SA (Subscription) Notifications
Destiny [60.175.203.243]That's way more clever than I was exepcitng. Thanks!
4/28/2011 6:19:54 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Chris [193.137.203.231]That's really thinking out of the box. Tahkns!
4/28/2011 5:02:24 PM 2005/12/10: Introduction Delphi 2006
Hayle [200.68.9.226]Very true! Makes a change to see smoenoe spell it out like that. :)
4/28/2011 4:41:03 PM Almost free BUG tracking software from Axosoft
Trixie [121.66.213.204]IJWTS wow! Why can't I think of tihgns like that?
4/28/2011 4:10:48 PM SQL Server / MSDE Stored Procedures with BDP
Jayhawk [203.114.120.77]Kewl you suohld come up with that. Excellent!
4/28/2011 2:53:19 PM Weblog server connection upgraded
Becky [216.158.225.49]AKAIK you've got the asnewr in one!
4/28/2011 1:19:02 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials at Lulu
Fantine [83.163.180.128]Walking in the presence of giants here. Cool thinking all aronud!
4/28/2011 8:51:13 AM Delphi Prism White Paper
Happy [88.198.6.112]I'm impressed! You've managed the amlost impossible.
4/28/2011 4:29:47 AM Review of CodeHealer 2.0 for Delphi
Xantara [124.247.235.162]Real brain power on diasply. Thanks for that answer!
4/17/2011 10:09:13 AM iBlog on Android
Bruno Fierens [178.118.238.82]Will see if we can do something about back button, it's HTML5 Canvas we use here and apparently Android webkit treats it a little different.
3/28/2011 7:20:36 AM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm not creating a special version of my website, but of some web applications that are integrated into my website. Some functionality is ideal for use on the small screens of smart devices like an iPhone (and would make less sense in a normal browser).
3/28/2011 6:19:53 AM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
V Subhash [122.166.8.240]Hi Bob! You do not have to create a special version of your website for mobile devices. Just create mobile stylesheets and use them in alternative link tags (dont forget to use the screen size property).
3/27/2011 9:36:42 PM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks all for the feedback, I'll incorporate the Android information in my user session handling.
3/27/2011 9:35:59 PM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Gerard [82.168.250.47]Galaxy S: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux;U; Android 2.1-update1; nl-nl;GT-I9000 Build/ECLAIR) AppleWebKit/530.17(KHTML,like Gecko)Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17
3/26/2011 11:15:56 PM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
iPhone 4 [188.106.88.29]iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3 like Mac OS X; de-de) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8F190 Safari/6533.18.5
3/26/2011 8:33:48 AM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The check is done with an IntraWeb XI application, writing out the UserAgent string, nothing fancy. The trouble is that the Internet Explorer on Windows Mobile 6.5 is not supported by IntraWeb XI it seems. I'll see if I can change that (and wonder if it's a bug in IW XI, or indeed a browser version that's not supported correctly at all)...
3/26/2011 8:22:20 AM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Pieter van Wyk [89.168.48.44]Could you please let me know how you check? I have a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone with Internet Explorer. When I connect to a test app with the new IPhone TMS Controls, we get an exception with 'Unknow Browser Type'.
3/26/2011 2:39:49 AM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Rodrigo [190.196.104.98]Bob you must check this page http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php
3/25/2011 11:11:36 PM UserAgent detection - for Blog on iPhone
Yves [83.217.131.83]Generally, Android devices have, surprisingly, the string "Android" in their useragent. Phones generally have also the word "Mobile" appearing, which e.g. Tablets like the Motorola Xoom should not have (no guarantee on that, and more about it here: http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/12/android-browser-user-agent-issues.html ) Here as example, my HTC Desire: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.2; en-gb; Desire_A8181 Build/FRF91) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1
3/25/2011 7:14:37 AM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]You need to compile the DirtServer.dll and deploy it in a virtual directory on your web server. Obviously, a database with the DIRT tables is also required (to which the DirtServer can work with). Then, make sure to configure the DirtCleaner.exe to connect to {b}your{/b} DirtServer.dll. See the white paper for some details, or the {a href="http://www.eBob42.com/courseware"target=_blank}courseware manual{/a} for all information you need.
3/25/2011 7:11:08 AM Delphi Training & User Group Meeting in Göteborg
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Thanks for the comment, Santos. FYI, that diner was joined by both members and non-members of the Göteborg Delphi User Group, and only half of the people at the diner joined the training event. Two of them didn't know about the diner meeting that night until they saw my blog, and they were also able to join the evening event. So I guess - while I'm sorry it wasn't useful for you personally - it was a useful blog post IMHO...
3/25/2011 6:57:14 AM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
Peter [202.22.165.208]Man I've been pulling my hair out over this one. Nice one. By default Embarcadero left it set off. Thanks a bunch.
3/24/2011 9:00:18 PM Delphi Training & User Group Meeting in Göteborg
santos [70.100.35.122]who cares send the note to the attendees only
3/21/2011 9:11:23 AM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
anonim [118.96.12.139]how can i use the DIRT program on my web?
3/21/2011 8:47:11 AM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
Bob Swart [194.218.229.26]What do you mean the browser asks you for a username and password? Did you read the white paper about the DataSnap Authentication? The DirtServer.dll is not meant to be used in a browser anyway...
3/21/2011 8:42:16 AM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
David [202.129.187.16]Please email the instruction to kurniawanchan@yahoo.com.sg thanks a lot
3/21/2011 8:41:30 AM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
David [202.129.187.16]I have dirtserver.dll on my webserver, but when I access via browser, it asked me to input a username and password. How can I get them? thanks
3/2/2011 7:36:00 PM Developer Issue Report Tool (DIRT) Client screenshots
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]The original source code of the DIRT projects as described in the white paper can also be found at http://www.bobswart.nl/DataSnapXE/DIRT.zip
2/28/2011 8:43:00 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Francesco [78.134.47.156]Thanks a lot for the very clear answer.
2/28/2011 4:19:43 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I run it from my server at home, in The Netherlands. Not a commercial dedicated server.{br} I scan the User Agent for words like iPhone, iPod and iPad, and if not, I redirect to the normal website. So Android and Blackberry are not supported until I learn that their User Agent is ;-)
2/28/2011 4:14:04 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Francesco [88.149.180.104]Last question: the fact it runs in iphone only is your choice? I tried from Android and blackberry and it renders as a normal website. May you comment please?
2/28/2011 4:12:44 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Francesco [88.149.180.104]Fix: I meant "About message" not "Above"
2/28/2011 4:12:21 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Francesco [88.149.180.104]I tried on my iphone, it is a little slow (3 seconds for the above to appear). Are you running iblog on a server located outside of Europe/is it very busy? I tried from Italy.
2/27/2011 8:08:05 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Well, it didn't take long before my Delphi XE Starter Essentials PDF was found as illegal download on the internet. This is the reason why I will no longer sell PDF files from Lulu.com, but only from my own site with the name and e-mail of the buyer embedded inside (in multiple places)...
2/26/2011 12:24:46 PM Delphi XE IntraWeb XI courseware manual available
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]This book is only for Delphi. I haven't used C++Builder in real projects for a few years now, and my C++ syntax usage is really rusty, so it'll take some time to translate projects from Delphi to C++Builder (same with the DataSnap courseware manual). Given enough demand, I may do it, but right now, I do not expect a lot of people willing to buy the C++Builder editions of my Delphi courseware manuals, sorry...
2/26/2011 9:57:33 AM Delphi XE IntraWeb XI courseware manual available
Joel [82.207.44.254]I am looking for examples for IntraWEB+C++Builder. Book this only for Delphi?
2/25/2011 3:01:34 PM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
Tokiro Honashi [82.207.44.254]Thank you for your great job. D? you plane also publish whitepaper DataSnap for ?++ Builder XE?
2/25/2011 12:30:55 PM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Ann L. [58.173.97.145]Hey that would be great. Please confirm the download link whenever you are ready because I'm not too familiar with how your whole site is organized. Many thanks - looking forward to trying it.
2/23/2011 8:51:36 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]That's the 32-bit edition indeed. So it's only the Unicode migration you need to take care off. I'll post the required modifications later today (only one or two lines if I remember correctly).
2/23/2011 6:21:02 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Ann L. [58.173.97.145]Fair enough about UnicodeString. TaskMgr shows Skype.exe *32 and SkypePM.exe *32 so I take that to mean it is the 32-bit version. I would think Delphi XE could only talk to the 32-bit version, yes?
2/22/2011 4:44:35 PM Delphi XE IntraWeb XI courseware manual available
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delphi for Win32 Web Development is the book using Delphi 2007 and WebBroker, WebSnap and IntraWeb 9.x. Delphi XE IntraWeb XI uses Delphi XE and IntraWeb XI, and no longer contains any WebBroker or WebSnap material, so it's pure IntraWeb. See the table of contents for more details. Although I use these courseware manuals in my training classes, the books can also be used for self study.
2/22/2011 12:41:22 PM Delphi XE IntraWeb XI courseware manual available
Jens Fudge [87.104.135.113]Very interesting.. I'm trying to figure out what the difference is between your "Delphi for Win32 Web Development" book and the "Delphi XE IntraWeb XI courseware manual" ? Also: Is this book accompanying a course, or is it a book to read as self study? Thanks in advance..
2/22/2011 10:40:03 AM The Delphi Magazine back issues on USB - SOLD OUT!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The last remaining USB flash drives are now sold out. Thanks to everyone!
2/22/2011 7:29:48 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]There are several potential issues here. First of all, the Skype units were written before the Unicode string in Delphi (so a few minor changes are needed in these units to send the messages), and second: do you have a 32-bits or 64-bits version of Skype on your machine?
2/22/2011 4:54:48 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Ann L. [58.173.97.145]Hi Bob, I compiled and ran program SkypeSMS in Delphi XE on Windows 7, 64-bit. It gets to procedure TfrmSkype.FormCreate and hangs after (or during) SendMessage. The first two calls come back with non-zero values for WM_SkypeControlAPIDiscover and WM_SkypeControlAPIAttach. Do you have any quick guesses as to what might be needed to make this work? Skype version 5.1.0.112 which is the latest as of now. Thanks for a great article, did not need this earlier but today found a real use for it.
2/21/2011 7:59:14 PM The Delphi Magazine back issues on USB - SOLD OUT!
Franky Brandt [83.101.63.196]Thanks for the tip Bob, ordered now.
2/21/2011 2:39:23 PM The Delphi Magazine back issues on USB - SOLD OUT!
Arnaud [194.140.254.9]This is a must-have! Even if it ended in 2007, most articles are still very valuable.
2/17/2011 7:45:22 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Johan [196.21.39.10]@Bob - yes I still have my serial numbers. I will try that route. Dankbaar
2/17/2011 7:41:01 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Johan [196.21.39.10]I am in desperate need of Delphi 6! My installation disc finally gave in and now I cannot install my favorite Delphi anymore. Hopefully I can download it from somewhere? Please help!
2/17/2011 7:37:36 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]@Johan: assuming you still have your serial number and installation key, contact your local Delphi reseller and see if they still have a copy of the Delphi 6 install CD around (or an ISO image for example).
2/17/2011 7:35:16 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Johan [196.21.39.10]I am in desperate need of Delphi 6! My installation disc finally gave in and now I cannot install my favorite Delphi anymore. Hopefully I can download it from somewhere? Please help!
2/15/2011 10:29:05 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I do not have an iPhone 2G (only 4G and iPad, but it worked fine on the iPad for me)... I'm sorry about the problems, but I'm not sure how to fix these. I am looking for someone to show me how it looks on an Adroid (I don't have such a device), but for now the iPhone 4G was nice enough for the first release...
2/15/2011 10:26:46 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Oliver Münzberg [88.70.65.13]Did not work on iPhone 2G (3.1.2) and iPad (4.2.1) The Browser Bars on Top and Bottom are still visible and list items just get blue ... nothing else (ok, Category Filter seems to work as it should) TicTacToe ... didn't work properly too. Maybe i'm not skilled enough to work with this
2/14/2011 7:08:12 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Cool, a reference and mention from TMS Software, the makers of the TMS IntraWeb iPhone Controls that I used for the iBlog, see http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/blog.asp?post=188
2/14/2011 9:56:51 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Before the break I'll be using Delphi Prism XE with MonoDevelop on a Mac (this part is not possible on a Windows machine) - which is also the topic of Brian Long's white paper - but after the break I'll be using Delphi XE on Windows, using IntraWeb and the TMS IntraWeb iPhone Controls to produce web-based applications for the iPhone. The screenshot that you see in this blog post is in fact an IntraWeb iPhone application at http://www.bobswart.nl/iBlog
2/14/2011 9:39:57 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Blog on iPhone
Christophe Ravaut [81.243.252.64]Dear, The demo with Delphi(Prism)XE IPhone Development, Is this on a Mac. Or is it also possible on an xpwindow. regards, Christophe Ravaut
2/13/2011 8:37:32 AM EU domain registrations
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Interesting to read: http://blog.whoisireland.com/2007/07/17/eu-less-than-16-of-websites-actively-developed/
2/11/2011 6:00:34 PM Developing iPhone Applications with Embarcadero Delphi Prism XE
Brian Long [72.215.104.94]You make a good point Shane. iPhone/iPad/iPod development requires you to be working on a Mac as you need to use some of Apple's Xcode tool chain.
2/11/2011 3:32:02 PM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
thanks [116.22.3.99]thanks very much
2/11/2011 7:18:37 AM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]CodeSiteLogging is the unit from CodeSite, if you have Delphi XE (which is needed for the demo), you will also have CodeSite Express. Did you install CodeSite Express? See also http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examinD2.htm
2/11/2011 4:23:47 AM Learn about Multi-Tier Application Development with DataSnap XE
demo can't run [116.21.81.231]build the demo proj, have an error file not found :codesitelogging.dcu
2/11/2011 1:02:10 AM Developing iPhone Applications with Embarcadero Delphi Prism XE
Shane H [184.12.78.51]This Title should say: "Developing iPhone Applications with Embarcadero Delphi Prism XE on the Apple MAC!" If you are a Win machine running Delphi Prism XE, you will not be able to follow these steps!
2/8/2011 11:16:29 AM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]But it is visible from http://www.delphixe.nl/Starter for example...
2/8/2011 11:09:05 AM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]H'm. Not visible on the German online store page.
2/8/2011 11:01:11 AM Special Delphi/RAD Studio Enterprise Upgrade Offer
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]I am still mad that I upgraded 2007->2010 when I did. I should have waited for XE. 799 Euro is unreasonable for 2010->XE.
2/7/2011 9:37:40 PM Special Delphi/RAD Studio Enterprise Upgrade Offer
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm afraid not, the current special offer is for moving up to the Enterprise edition only...
2/7/2011 8:56:51 PM Special Delphi/RAD Studio Enterprise Upgrade Offer
Leonardo Herrera [167.107.191.217]Any way to upgrade from Delphi XE Professional to RAD Studio XE Professional?
2/5/2011 3:20:07 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
HolVic [113.199.215.122]Thanks A Lot Man. Me Got A PC(Pentium III, 750 MHz, Intel 815EEA2 Motheboard, 512 Mb Ram). I Installed Windws 7 In My Brothers Computer And Couln't Resist To Have The Same Appearance In Mine PC. So I Installed Windows 7 Home Premium. Well Everything Intalled Fine Except For Video Driver And Sound Driver. Well Now Video Driver's Problem Is Solved But I'm Wondering About How To Configure Sound. Help Is Require. . Thanks Man Thanks A Lot.
2/3/2011 7:43:16 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bruce McGee [70.25.108.162]I'm pretty sure I have PDFs of these kicking around somewhere. And when that Delphi beginner is ready for them, I have some of your courseware, too. Between you and Marco, there's more up to date Delphi literature now than there has been in a long time. Thanks
2/3/2011 4:19:20 PM One month from now....
Stefaan Lesage [178.118.104.166]Hi Bob ... The Mac session is easy ... Use Screenflow ... Heck, you could even install VMWare Fusion on your mac and do the Win32 session on your mac and capture all video from there. At least that's how I am working lately. I do all my Delphi development in a VMWare on my Mac.
2/3/2011 3:54:12 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The book is almost ready to be published, but I'm waiting for some feedback from beta testers of the example application I'm using in the appendix. I want to make sure it's 100% right what I write (to make sure people who buy the paperback are not faced with errors in it - I can easily distribute updates to the PDF edition, but not to a printed edition). If you are in a hurry, then the PDF edition is the fastest way to get started. Otherwise, you may have to wait a little longer (few days, few weeks, I'm not sure)...
2/3/2011 2:18:32 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Marco Cantu has the {a href="http://www.marcocantu.com/epascal/default.htm"target=_blank}Essential Pascal{/a} and {a href="http://www.marcocantu.com/edelphi/default.htm"target=_blank}Essential Delphi PDF{/a} files (although the first is no longer free, and I cannot find a link to download the second), that can be used to "get started". After that, as follow-up you can read some of my {a href="http://www.eBob42.com/Courseware"target=_blank}more in-depth courseware manuals{/a}...
2/3/2011 2:10:36 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bruce McGee [70.25.108.162]I'm not sure who will be buying the Starter edition. I'm happy to see a lower cost SKU, but I think you're right, and Embarcadero missed the mark for the new adopter/hobbyist market, at least on the price point. In my case, the new user in question will be using a higher SKU, and just needs a good "getting started" book.
2/3/2011 1:05:19 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The latter... the {a href="http://www.ebob42.com/DelphiXEStarterTOC.pdf"target=_blank}Delphi XE Starter Essentials{/a} book is mainly meant for people with some Delphi 1-7 experience who haven't used or upgraded their version of Delphi in years, and now want to jump back in with the latest XE Starter Edition. The book will cover the IDE and new features - mainly the new language features since Delphi 7, including a special section on Unicode which will be very new to these readers. {br}But if you do not know Delphi or Pascal, then the book is not the right place to start. {p}To be honest, I do not expect the Delphi XE Starter Edition to be picked up by a lot of "New User" developers, but more by "Upgrade" developers who come from Delphi (or some related tool) and already know how to program a bit in Pascal and/or Delphi...
2/3/2011 12:56:17 PM Delphi XE Starter Edition from Embarcadero
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Would you recommend your Essentials book to anyone who is just learning Delphi, or is it geared more to people who have Delphi experience but are upgrading to the XE Starter edition?
2/2/2011 9:55:32 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
hasan babaei [92.242.220.231]tanks very mutch dr.bob us saving from dead;
2/1/2011 9:58:22 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Rob [194.151.168.167]"A paperback edition will be available from Lulu.com next month" I don't see this book on Lulu.com. Is this book already published as paperback?
2/1/2011 6:06:11 AM Delphi XE Development Essentials published
mikey [64.131.214.206]I agree with Kyle - the name VCL for the Web is misleading since Embarcedaro doesn't support or document the product and you don't get the fully licensed version with Delphi. It should be made clear that IntraWeb is the 3rd party add-on for Delphi (and it's not always well integrated either...).
1/28/2011 11:37:42 AM IntraWeb courseware manual update
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Mike, I do not plan to write C++Builder examples, sorry. I just don't have the time to translate all code (and verify that everything still works)...
1/28/2011 10:17:39 AM IntraWeb courseware manual update
Mike [82.207.44.254]Do you plane write examples for C++ Builder?
1/23/2011 7:19:34 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I had planned to send the confirmation e-mails next week, including links to example applications. But I will send confirmations this evening (if you did not get a message by Monday, you're not on the list) ;-)
1/23/2011 6:34:52 PM One month from now....
Niek de Ruijter [81.70.148.125]Hi Bob, I have registered for this event. Do I get a confirmation?
1/21/2011 10:26:25 AM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Radek Cervinka [212.71.157.226]After reinstalling RAD studio, Level in registry is not cleared. So patch is not installed. http://zachsaw.blogspot.com/2008/10/bug-april-08-hotfix-for-codegear-rad.html
1/19/2011 8:30:54 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]LOL - I'll see if I can run Camtasia while I'm doing the Delphi XE sessions, but I'm not sure how I could record the Mac sessions to be honest. An upcomning white paper by Brian Long (with a webinar) may help you with that (hmm, which reminds me to ask him how he recorded the session on the Mac)...
1/19/2011 8:26:52 PM One month from now....
David Rose [91.85.121.38]How about a session online for those that can't make it in person. I'd happy pay 25 euros to participate (maybe even a 100).
1/18/2011 7:26:23 AM IntraWeb courseware manual update
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I do not find your e-mail address in my list of customers - are you sure you're entitled to a free update? ;-)
1/18/2011 2:41:41 AM IntraWeb courseware manual update
Neugls@qq.com [219.137.114.85]Can i get a free one ?
1/17/2011 5:51:11 AM One month from now....
Chris Iksnizdag [75.104.158.245]Unfortunatly, I can't attend this event because I neither speak Dutch nor can go to the Netherlands. I might make it some ogled time, depending by where I am, thought, because I always wanted to know this! However, how does it work, making an iOS app in Delphi Prism? I have Prism and MonoTouch, but how do they talk to eachother? Also, I believe this involves .net...? I think I should go to one of your sessions! :>) Ironically, speaking of iPods and such, I'm typing this on an iPod right now!
1/16/2011 9:27:51 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Delphi Prism + MonoTouch, yes. The Win32 solutions are browser-based.
1/16/2011 9:17:42 PM One month from now....
Jason McMillen [64.178.153.96]How does one target iOS with a compiler that currently only targets Win32? I assume this is where Delphi Prism comes in?
1/15/2011 11:53:24 AM One month from now....
The Sourcerer [92.62.218.66]Will be glad if you do a session in English some where in Africa(Lagos, Nigeria would be great) to allow us African developers to attend.
1/14/2011 10:55:41 PM One month from now....
Didiergm [85.69.26.189]English will do me fine; keep us posted if ever you do a session in the UK - thanks
1/14/2011 10:45:30 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I'm afraid I do not speak French, but I may do some similar sessions in English (for example in Sweden in March or when I visit the UK later in 2011).
1/14/2011 10:27:12 PM One month from now....
Didiergm [85.69.26.189]Are you planning another session in French or English ? because this sounds fascinating
1/14/2011 6:34:48 PM One month from now....
Birger Jansen [212.123.146.226]Looks interesting. Too bad I have another appointment on this date. I'm very interested so if you plan another session I'll try to be there.
1/14/2011 5:07:02 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]There will also be a prize for a lucky attendee: a free {a href="http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/tmsiwiphone.asp"}TMS IntraWeb iPhone Controls Pack{/a}.
1/14/2011 1:04:34 PM One month from now....
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I will perform the sessions in Dutch only, but the documentation will be in English (so I can publish it on my website and/or turn it into a new courseware manual later).
1/14/2011 1:00:42 PM One month from now....
Anon [62.101.223.30]In English or Dutch?
1/10/2011 4:31:11 PM 2011 March 21-23: Delphi Essentials Training in Sweden
Dan Wade [209.201.118.134]Would love to attend, however I won't be in Sweden. Wish you a great turnout. Cheers
1/10/2011 11:44:54 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]You need to deploy the Indy DLLs to support SSL: the libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll to the server as well.
12/31/2010 10:08:08 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Irfan [212.174.166.2]Tesekkürler, (thank you)
12/29/2010 12:25:25 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]You can create a data module as a field of a form as well if you want.
12/29/2010 8:58:33 AM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Danilo Casa [94.81.19.18]Hi, this article is very interesting... You said that "you can also dynamically create them as fields in the UserSession": but can I create a datamodule as a field of a form? The main question is: do datamodules have to be declared in UserSession?
12/17/2010 2:23:39 PM Last chance: Buy One Get One Free (plus my support)
Lena [82.207.44.254]Thank you for this info.
12/17/2010 2:13:33 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Rafa [79.145.202.251]DataSnap Client and DataSnap server have PC1 and RSA filter both. When client and server work on localmahine all works fine. When deploy DataSnapServer to Cloud on Windows 2008 Machine, client not connect to server.
12/16/2010 6:03:37 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]But if you bought the paperback on Lulu.com, then you need to purchase the new paperback (once available) or the PDF edition if you want the IW XI stuff...
12/16/2010 6:02:42 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]I hope to finish it this year, but it may be early 2011 when it's available. That's the bad news... The good news is that everyone who bought the PDF edition from me will get the IW XI edition of the PDF courseware manual FOR FREE. Even if you bought it several years ago.
12/16/2010 5:55:01 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Rick Hazell [24.215.27.137]Do you have an update on the availability of your new IW XI book? I currently own "Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development"... is there any special upgrade pricing? :)
12/9/2010 7:31:22 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The book mentions to add them (in combination), but no in-depth coverage at this time. What is the problem that you see? Can you reproduce it, and did you report it in QC?
12/9/2010 1:33:05 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Rafa [88.3.32.177]after reviewing the table of context I noted that no mention of filters RSA and PC1. I have serious problems with them. Does the current or future revisions of the book to mention you have these filters? Thanks.
12/1/2010 8:45:39 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Some Delphi knowledge is required, but the manual does instruct you to place components and set properties, etc. so it should be too hard to follow. You also get all the source code for the samples as well as the answers to exercises. There is no step-by-step tutorial, but if you follow the text I'm confident it will be clear enough to follow along. {br}Note that if you complete the purchase the PDF edition, you will get e-mail support where I will help you if the steps in the text are not clear enough.
12/1/2010 8:34:17 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
sirhan [222.124.180.37]is the tutorial in this course manual clear enough for me to try it without tutor on my side. for a short pages, is there any step by step tutorial in this book.
11/29/2010 8:05:29 PM December 10th, 2010 - DataSnap Training in The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]This particular day, in Helmond Brandevoort (NL), will be held on Dutch. But I'm more than happy to do an English day somewhere - UK, Sweden, you name it. Contact me for details if you want me to come over for a customised English (or Dutch) training event. I don't speak other languages, sorry ;-)
11/29/2010 8:00:37 PM December 10th, 2010 - DataSnap Training in The Netherlands
Jarle [85.164.220.181]Is this class held in english?
11/20/2010 4:12:04 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The book is available as PDF, but not in Kindle format. It contains full-colour screenshots and other areas where I use colour, so I would have to convert it to 4-grayscale before turning it into Kindle format. If there's enough demand I may consider it, but right now I hope most developers can use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the PDF on their computers...
11/20/2010 3:57:53 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Carlos [190.96.149.115]The book is available in Kindle format?
11/19/2010 8:35:54 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Acco [159.176.150.160]Hi Abe Ilan, did you figure out how to pass a user's class object from delphi client (v7) to .net web service (v3.5) and return it back? Putting just InvRegistry.RegisterInvokeOptions(TypeInfo(xxx), InvokeRegistry.ioDocument) doesn't help. Dear Bob, can you give me a hint? Thanks
11/19/2010 8:17:05 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Karry, the contents of my PDF file can be printed, but also selected and copied to a clipboard (for the text to speech). I do not know if iSpeak is able to read the PDF file, but like I said you can certainly copy the text (in small portions or the whole manual if you want) to the clipboard. You would miss the screenshots, and sometimes I refer to things that are only shown in the screenshot. I'll keep that in mind for the next edition, to see if I can add some description to the figures and screenshots...
11/19/2010 8:06:46 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Larry [207.13.228.130]I am sight impsired. I use text readers like iSpeak to highlight text, and move it tothe clupboard for text to speech, Can this be done oth your PDF course?
11/18/2010 4:18:38 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Lena, the examples are currently only for Delphi. Once the second edition is published (in a few weeks) as free PDF update for the early readers, and as paperback on Lulu, I will then translate the Delphi code snippets to C++Builder and release a specific title about C++Builder XE DataSnap (late 2010 or early 2011, depending on how much time it costs me to translate all code samples from Delphi to C++Builder). The text and screenshots should remain largely untouched, so it's mainly a process of rebuilding the sample projects and placing the code in the Word document.
11/18/2010 9:29:43 AM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Lena [82.207.44.254]Examples in this book only for Delhi or we can use also this book for C++ Builder XE?
11/17/2010 4:19:09 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]This book is used in hands-on training classes, and helps you to learn real-world details. It's offered for sale mainly for those people who cannot attend my training classes (in The Netherlands or some other parts in Europe when I'm around). If you do not believe that this PDF will have a ROI (when working with DataSnap) of more than 99 Euro, then I guess the book is indeed not meant for you Dev, sorry. You can always wait for the paperback on Lulu.com next month, for about half the price (but without updates or support).
11/17/2010 4:03:03 PM Delphi XE DataSnap Development Essentials
Dev [188.161.150.189]I was glad to see this announcement on DelphiFeeds until I saw your price :-/ I don't feel datasnap will be a great mutli-tier solution, because Bor/CG/EMB never publish a good material about it except for basic usage, and I see also other authors never a good in depth books that we could see for other technologies like WCF with suitable cost.
11/16/2010 7:56:01 AM Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available.
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can download the Update Pack from http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/28116 now
11/13/2010 11:16:44 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available.
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Sorry about that, I've fixed the link. Thanks for the report
11/13/2010 4:29:43 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available.
Sabri Arslan [88.241.45.224]the correct readme url is http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/40881
11/13/2010 2:14:07 PM Update 1 for Delphi XE and C++Builder XE is now available.
Tom van der Vlugt [217.120.199.78]De site Update 1 or Delphi XE and C++Builder XE Readme faalt met een 404 error. De andere is goed.
11/6/2010 6:15:01 AM Unicode tip #7 - Unicode Text File Output
mb [78.39.209.2]how do convert unicode to ansi or ansi to unicode file with delphi 7.0 ??????? help me . help me
11/2/2010 7:11:43 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Alan [75.51.71.250]thanks, i had an headache just to figure out how to pass arguments in C# asp.net to borland delphi webservice, without this single line of code, i would never make it
10/29/2010 3:40:35 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Abe Ilan [63.84.146.60]It resolves the problem with the parameters of primitive types. The parameter of some class type is null on the web service side. For example: var Request: TQuestion; Response: TAnswer; begin ..... Response := Service.DoIt(Request); //Request object is been created, populated, but null in .NET //if you replace it with list of parameters: Request.ID, Request.Name, etc. it works fine and //Response object comes through to Delphi 7 end;
10/21/2010 4:27:17 PM Delphi XE Development Essentials published
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Use coupon code "BOOKTOBER" on lulu to save $10 before the end of October.
10/20/2010 11:27:27 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Hong, I don't know how to help you with the information you've given me. Feel free to contact me by e-mail. In order to learn more, I would need the WSDL and a test application that seems to fail.{p}If you want, I may offer you a "no cure no pay" consultancy for my regular fee of 100 Euro per hour (maximum a few hours).
10/20/2010 7:33:30 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Hong Sun [216.183.91.254]Dear Bob, sorry for my last mistaken message, it is not working. My situation is I have two overload web methods, Method1 (para1: string): array, and Method2(para1: string, para2: string): array, every parameter I put in the method are received as NULL. I tried *uncheck* the WSDL Import Option, still NULL. Please help.
10/20/2010 7:18:19 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Hong Sun [216.183.91.254]Dear Bob, sorry for my last mistaken message, it is not working. My situation is I have two overload web methods, Method1 (para1: string): array, and Method2(para1: string, para2: string): array, every parameter I put in the method are received as NULL. I tried *uncheck* the WSDL Import Option, still NULL. Please help.
10/20/2010 6:59:40 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]For more Delphi SOAP information, check out my Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services manual. If you buy it now from http://www.eBob42.com/courseware you will also get the Delphi XE edition of this manual for free when it's released later this year. This is a time-limited offer, until the Delphi XE XML, SOAP and Web Services manual is published!
10/20/2010 6:22:37 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Hong Sun [216.183.91.254]Dear Bob, it is working now, thanks a lot! You saved lots of my hair ;-)
10/20/2010 5:42:55 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Hong: if you make sure to *uncheck* the WSDL Importer option "one out parameter is result", then you should get overloaded methods with an out parameter instead of methods with the same parameter list and just different result types (which Delphi cannot distinguish between each other of course).
10/20/2010 5:35:15 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Hong Sun [216.183.91.254]Thanks very much for the solution posted here. It solve 90% of my problem, and save us lots of time. However, I have anothe related issue here. The C# .NET web service we are consuming now provides two overload web methods, same function name with different parameters. All of the parameters are string, and return value is array. However, I can't use either of them, all of the parameters I passed into the method were treated null on the Service End. Any advice? thanks!
10/20/2010 8:58:40 AM Delphi XE Development Essentials published
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The Delphi XE Development Essentials manual covers the fundamentals and the new features in Delphi XE, 2010, 2009 and 2007 compared to Delphi 7. There are some more advanced topics that fell beyond the scope of this “development essentials” manual which will be covered in other places (see {a href="http://www.eBob42.com/courseware"target=_blank}http://www.eBob42.com/courseware{/a} for details). {ul} {li}Delphi XE DataSnap Development {li}Delphi XE XML, SOAP & Web Services (currently for Delphi 2010) {li}Delphi Prism XE Development Essentials (currently for Delphi Prism 2010) {li}Delphi for Win32 Database Development (currently covering Delphi 2007) {li}Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web Development (also for Delphi 2007) {/ul} Note: if you buy an "old" edition now, you will get the Delphi XE edition of the courseware manual (as free upgrade) when it's released later this year.
10/19/2010 5:44:18 PM Delphi XE Development Essentials published
Kyle Miller [76.185.208.46]Looks like a very nice table of contents. A mention for VCL for the Web should be placed in Third Party tools as an introduction and product tie-in for your other book which covers it in more detail. If you add it, call it "IntraWeb," because "VCL for the Web" implies it's a web solution delivered by the VCL, the VCL managed by Embarcadero. Embarcadero is at the will of Atozed in regards to IntraWeb.
10/19/2010 10:25:28 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delfi Phan: it's just an ASP.NET application, sending information using the session. Selecting a choice using the drop-down lists invokes "autopostback" (which may require JavaScript to be active - perhaps that's the problem on your end?). I've had hundreds of successful orders using this little app, so I'm not sure what the problem is. I just tried, and it still works fine for me...
10/19/2010 10:19:53 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]On the page you have linked, I selected Delphi XE-Win32, Professional, Upgrade, Single User, x1, no Software Subscription. I then clicked the Volgende Stap button and it showed RAD Studio XE (Entreprise) for 3140.41 Euro, so I went back to the first page and it shows what I selected, but still 3140.41 Euro, which is impossible. So I wondered how you update the price once you select the product.
10/19/2010 7:30:49 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm not sure, I think the base license price for Delphi Prism is used here (the price you pay includes the obligatory subscription for a year as well). But you have to ask Embarcadero - I'm "only" a reseller, I don't make the rules here, sorry...
10/18/2010 11:29:58 PM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
David Moorhouse [202.124.103.70]The selector will not allow you to buy Delphi Prism Ent (USD1399) and receive Delphi XE Ent (USD1299) free. It only allows Delphi XE Pro as the free tool for this purchase. Is this an error or a deliberate restriction ?
10/18/2010 3:27:26 PM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You cannot get the same project for free - you must select a different one. For example, you can buy Delphi XE and get Delphi Prism XE for free. Also, both tools must be register for use by the same user (i.e. same EDN account).{br}Just wait a bit more until the final information is published (I guess I was a bit too early, sorry).
10/18/2010 3:11:41 PM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
David Champion [82.34.184.39]Hi Bob, can you buy Delphi XE and get another for free
10/18/2010 11:36:44 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Stephane: send me an e-mail and we'll work something out. It will take more time (for international payments to arrive) but the same Euro prices and BOGO offer (and my free courseware manual) will apply to you, of course.
10/18/2010 11:20:08 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Stephane Wierzbicki [81.252.133.132]Hi Bob, I want to order from your site but I'm located in France. How can I do ?
10/18/2010 9:35:53 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]What do you mean exactly Delfi Phan? Note that after registration of the regular purchased product, you will be entitled to go to the Embarcadero website and select a second product (a different one, for a price which must be lower than the original product). You then download that product and get a serial number to install. You cannot order the second product directly from me. See the information on the Embarcadero website (probably available later today).
10/18/2010 9:31:07 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]Bob, on your website, is there some way of updating the price once one has chosen the product?
10/18/2010 8:50:07 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Marjan Venema [213.207.117.2]Yeah, I kind-a figured that after I hit the "add comment" button... :-)
10/18/2010 8:43:45 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Embarcadero is probably not awake yet, but I expect these pages to become available later today (that's the disadvantage if you're 9 hours ahead I guess - it's still "yesterday" in San Francisco ;-)).
10/18/2010 8:39:43 AM Embarcadero offer: Buy One - Get One Free!
Marjan Venema [213.207.117.2]Hi Bob, the link to the bogo terms produces a 404, then takes you to the standard embarcadero home page. Same for the bogo offer link.
10/12/2010 7:32:41 AM Software Development Conference - Oct 25-26, 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Oops... Hold on.... fixed ;-)
10/12/2010 4:00:19 AM Software Development Conference - Oct 25-26, 2010
Ashwin Thakur [203.97.51.149]Software Development Conference - Oct 25-26, 2001 in The Netherlands??? You mean... Software Development Conference - Oct 25-26, 2010 in The Netherlands or else I'll have to buy a Deloran and contact Doc Brown!
10/11/2010 11:29:26 AM Unicode tip #7 - Unicode Text File Output
Imtiaz [217.33.129.98]If i did not Write BOM, does this effects any thing. Some people wrote the above sample is not working on their system. is this a platform dependent change. what is the purpose of Writing Clef = #$5B + #$D834 + #$DD1E + #$5D;
10/8/2010 1:59:11 PM CodeRage 5 "SOAP Security" slides and source code
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The Delphi XE for Win32 source code of the chat client (showing how to pass SOAP headers from a Win32 client) can be downloaded from http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/ftp/Win32Chat.zip now.
10/7/2010 9:46:51 PM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
Gautam [87.82.99.193]Needs more skype command to send sms to mobile......plsssssssssssss
10/7/2010 1:22:08 PM CodeRage 5 and chatroom
Christophe Ravaut [81.243.252.64]Yes, that was the reason. Popups was blocked in the options.
10/6/2010 9:18:15 AM CodeRage 5 and chatroom
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Strange, because it works for me... You may have to enable popups?
10/6/2010 9:13:16 AM CodeRage 5 and chatroom
Christophe Ravaut [81.243.252.64]I can't connected to the chatroom on http://chat.embarcadero.com/. I've get an error: internal server error.
10/5/2010 5:31:57 PM CodeRage 5 and chatroom
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]By the end of the week, my session on SOAP Web Services and Security will also feature a chatroom, but that will be a different URL - at https://www.bobswart.nl/webchat/ (secure ;-))
9/28/2010 11:03:57 PM April 12-13, 2010: Delphi / DataSnap Development Masterclass in UK
melony [189.113.46.135]hqnfOt http://cgE8hcmk9Vvqlosr5wcBa6nk.com
9/28/2010 8:42:38 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm working on the IW XI version, and will have one last update for the 9.0.42 edition before I publish the IW XI edition (a free update for all people who currently have the 9.x edition), before the end of this year.
9/27/2010 3:06:57 PM Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista
Branne [93.86.149.59]THANKS!!!
9/21/2010 3:19:45 PM XE Pro Upgrade price until end of September 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]What did you expect? Different rules for Germany? Why?
9/21/2010 3:07:47 PM XE Pro Upgrade price until end of September 2010
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]According to that link, it's to the end of the year Dec 31, 2010. Tried to switch to Germany on that link. Nothing happened. Only in the USA, then?
9/21/2010 11:43:59 AM XE Pro Upgrade price until end of September 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See http://www.embarcadero.com/upgrade-requirements-and-return-policy
9/21/2010 11:38:18 AM XE Pro Upgrade price until end of September 2010
TDaniel [79.132.225.146]Can't find updated info concerning upgrade policy towards DXE (I know you need to own a licence of D2007 to upgrade to D2010)
9/20/2010 6:02:57 PM XE Pro Upgrade price until end of September 2010
Joel [82.207.44.254]Thanks for this info.
9/16/2010 1:10:49 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The article on C++Builder 2010 and DataSnap can now also be read on my own website at http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examinC6.htm
9/16/2010 1:10:05 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Because I'm more fluent in Delphi and Pascal, and less in C++ (it's been years since I wrote many articles and large chapters for C++Buidler 5 and 6), sorry. And there are only 24 hours in a day ;-)
9/16/2010 1:05:51 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Only Delphi? [82.207.44.254]Why Bob Swart do not write about new XE editions on C++ Builder topic?
9/9/2010 4:24:44 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Ciro (Brazil) [200.185.30.18]Thanks body! I was trying to fix this and have spent 2 day on this. that was super!
9/9/2010 9:41:33 AM Delphi XE SubVersion integration - no Lock / Unlock
LDS [213.203.168.90]Pessimistic locking is ok for files that could be difficult to merge or resolve conflicts (i.e. dproj, sometimes the .dpr or .dfm if your going to heavily modify them), but it could a be a real pain with other files. I used it with VSS, and would never get back to that model. If you have issues, IMHO you developers do not understand the concurrent model enough. That said, SVN integration should offer most of the functionalities available in any good client, after all it's up to the developers to work the way they like.
9/9/2010 8:54:54 AM Delphi XE SubVersion integration - no Lock / Unlock
Guus Creuwels [212.178.157.235]Totally agree. It's a must have!
9/8/2010 11:36:34 PM Delphi XE SubVersion integration - no Lock / Unlock
Alexandre Machado [189.115.138.142]Agreed 100% Doctor! I also use Lock/Unlock scheme in Subversion.
9/8/2010 11:34:16 PM Delphi XE SubVersion integration - no Lock / Unlock
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]That's great. Thanks a lot in advance, Uwe!
9/8/2010 11:26:38 PM Delphi XE SubVersion integration - no Lock / Unlock
Uwe [91.39.72.148]I haven't voted yet, but I'll at least monitor the report and will probably somewhen implement this feature.
9/6/2010 6:28:12 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Nick DeLallo [74.79.32.106]When is your next publication (update) on Intraweb
9/1/2010 10:34:07 AM Delphi and RAD Studio XE available
Joel [82.207.44.254]And 3 video here: http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-studio-xe-preview
8/25/2010 10:57:16 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]"Resource TDataModule1 not found" sounds like you're missing an include of a .dfm file perhaps? I'm not sure if that's an IntraWeb issue...
8/25/2010 9:14:28 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Vinicius Matos [187.38.210.172]Hy i done what you said but no work Error on execute the program : Error message raised by the application: Resource TDataModule1 not found afther this line : MyDataModule := datamodule.TDataModule1.Create(Self); that is in this function in usersessionunit constructor TIWUserSession.Create(AOwner: TComponent); begin inherited; MyDataModule := datamodule.TDataModule1.Create(Self); end; thanks
8/24/2010 4:27:41 PM C++Builder 2010 and the missing DataSnap Wizards
Joel [82.207.44.254]Good news! In new C++ Builder XE add DataSnap Wizard (Preview #3): http://www.embarcadero.com/rad-studio-xe-preview
8/19/2010 9:36:18 AM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Bob Swart [82.123.50.141]You don't have to do this for all data modules if you don't want to: you can also dynamiclaly create them as fields in the UserSession if you want.
8/18/2010 10:58:24 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Ederson Selvati [189.83.3.240]Hi Do I need to do this for all datamodules in my application? I have many business classes in my project, this does not leave the software slow?
8/14/2010 2:20:58 PM C++Builder 2010 and the missing DataSnap Wizards
denzel [194.187.151.201]i like C++ Builder
7/31/2010 7:12:52 AM Borland Delphi Q&A
Ghanbary [95.38.52.130]Dear Bob, I want a component or a way to use a dbgrid in multiline with righttoleft propetise. Can you help me? Thanks abgh8156@yahoo.com
7/24/2010 5:03:14 PM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
FromEurope [78.105.226.16]Worth Reading again before the thread most likely disappears : https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?messageID=260971
7/23/2010 12:59:16 PM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
Peter [82.135.90.25]yeah, like a war. Seems that they have failed some mile stones. The coolness and enthusiasm of the old Borland 1995 staff is gone. People get older and older...no fresh blood
7/23/2010 10:34:25 AM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
Eric [217.128.255.181]Not sure what's happening internally with Embarcadero lately, but it just doesn't seem be good things.
7/23/2010 7:17:15 AM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
FromEurope [78.105.226.16] Read this especially last two entries regarding thr Emba Newsgroups :- https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?messageID=260971
7/23/2010 3:42:54 AM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
xalion [219.144.162.171]I like crosskylix , but they deleted him from newsgroup!
7/22/2010 11:16:06 PM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
Arnaud [90.30.215.233]I've used CrossKylix for years. It works like a charm. Great tool!
7/22/2010 8:33:44 PM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
Peter (Europe) [88.217.15.103]It is a shame what happens currently at Emba and Emba newsgroup! Nick, Simon, ...
7/22/2010 7:00:25 PM Simon Kissel updated CrossKylix
FromEurope [78.105.226.16]Good to see someone thanking him for this. Its in marked contrast to his treatment on the Embarcedro Newsgroups when he tryed to announce this or anyone comment about it. They are continually deleted with no explanation.
7/21/2010 1:11:56 PM Two new DataSnap 2010 QC Reports
Bob Billy :) [116.71.32.209]http://delphilive.com/2010/sessions/?tid=1660 Datasnap 2011 - Features and integration with user types John Kaster Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. 2010-08-25 | 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM Datasnap 2011 makes a huge leap forward in terms of features, such as callback channels, authentication and authoring, secured communication protocols. User types are now part of regular use and their integration is explained in great detail. Top 1.pngDataSnap Server Application Types Jim Tierney Embarcadero Technologies 2010-08-25 | 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM DataSnap Server applications types range from a stand-alone Indy console application with a TCP/IP connection to an HTTPS ISAPI Dll. This presentation will provide an overview of the application types, including new features in DataSnap 2011 such as Indy/WebBroker applications, REST applications, and HTTPS support. Additional topics include IIS debugging.
7/16/2010 4:03:10 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Fred Lima [201.54.208.30]Hi, there is an error in your code it is not (*ENDIF*) missing a $ before E
7/13/2010 10:06:10 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Upgrading [194.90.151.18]Many thanks WORK
7/13/2010 8:20:05 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
bob Swart [82.168.250.47]As the book says, always uninstall the previous version of IntraWeb before you install a new version. If you installed Delphi with the bundled version of IntraWeb, you need to start the Delphi setup again, select Change/Modify and remote IntraWey (VCL for the Web) using Delphi's installation.{br} DO NOT EVER INSTALL A NEW VERSION OF INTRAWEB BEFORE UNINSTALLING A PREVIOUS VERSION. {p} You now may have to uninstall IntraWeb 10.x, then start Delphi 2006 installer and (try to) remove IntraWeb from that, then remove all IntraWeb .dcu, .bpl and other files from your disk and then try to reinstall IntraWeb 10.x again.
7/13/2010 8:09:46 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Upgrading to Intraweb 10.*.*.* on Delphi 2006 Professional [194.90.151.18]Upgrading to Intraweb 10.*.*.* on Delphi 2006 Professional after install on new project Unit IWException was compiled with a different version of InException.EInExceptionBase help me please. Dmitriy (cdadmitriy@orpak.com)
7/2/2010 12:40:15 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Bob Gorner [178.94.102.52]Very good and useful article! Thanks.
7/1/2010 1:12:20 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Myles [202.27.8.4]Cool. Fixed my the issue wiht D2007, so this is still relevant today!
6/26/2010 5:20:46 AM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
incrediball [118.93.76.211]Testing for a character in a set of Unicode characters is easy. Sets are not suited to this so forget using CharInSet for this purpose. Just write the characters in a string and test if the character is in the string, something like the strchr function in C.
6/18/2010 7:12:31 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Lena [94.178.19.141]Thank you Bob fot your article!
6/16/2010 6:21:18 PM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Carl [178.94.103.54]Good news! Thank you Bob!
6/15/2010 9:12:57 AM C++Builder Developer's Journal special issue
Mike [94.178.113.18]Thank you very much Bob!
6/14/2010 4:51:34 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delphi Prism is really only sold with one year subscription. You should renew your subscription to make sure you always get the latest version. There is no upgrade, since the license price is equal to the subscription price (so it you let your subscription lapse, you need to buy a new version again).
6/12/2010 9:53:56 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Tom [109.182.122.151]I wonder what is 'CodeSite Delphi Prism Edition' ( mentioned by Nick Hodges' Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene #159 ) because quoted link shows one and only CodeSite edition for multiple development frameworks. Is this special edition some cripled version that can be used only for Delphi Prism 2011? In the opposite CodeSite is $399 value which is the biggest in this offer.
6/12/2010 7:35:12 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
IL [95.221.185.24]Found about 1Y subscription for Professional editions already using calculator on http://www.bobswart.nl €420 - RAD Studio; €270 - Delphi Win32; €250 - Delphi Prism, but not sold separately and offered as New User only, so €499 - for both NEW and UPGRADE. By the way, don't you know why where are no upgrade licenses for Delphi Prism?
6/12/2010 6:46:41 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
IL [95.221.185.24]By the way, how much does 1Y subscription for RAD Studio Professional ordered from you cost now?
6/12/2010 9:08:16 AM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]And if you're {b}really{/b} smart, you include subscription with your order (which will be a RAD Studio subscription at that point), to ensure you also get Delphi 2011 and RAD Studio 2011 when they become available.
6/12/2010 8:50:26 AM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]@HeartWare: you can order Delphi 2010 for Win32 with the link to http://www.bobswart.nl (for BeNeLux) or http://www.bobswart.com (for UK) and get RAD Studio 2010 delivered. After installation and registration of RAD Studio 2010, you can go to http://license.codegear.com/srs6/promo.do?promoId=6 to pick up your free Delphi Prism 2011. Note that you will also get the Delphi 2010 Development Essentials and Delphi Prism 2010 Development Essentials PDF files (but only if you order from me).
6/11/2010 11:31:34 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I double-checked with Pawel Glowacki from Embarcadero EMEA, and he literaly said that all info in this blog post looked correct to him ;-)
6/11/2010 11:01:33 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
HeartWare [217.157.188.202](Clarity -> Clarify) By "Delphi 2010 Win32" I mean "Delphi 2010 Win32, Professional, Upgrade, Single User".
6/11/2010 11:00:06 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
HeartWare [217.157.188.202]Just to clarity and to be certain: I have a Delphi 2007 Professional license. If I pay €474.81 for a Delphi 2010 Win32 via the link above, I'll receive RAD Studio 2010 (Delphi 2010 Win32 + C++Builder 2010) and a license for Delphi Prism 2011 to be redeemed after I register my RAD Studio 2010?
6/11/2010 6:45:30 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Yes, for a limited time it does...
6/11/2010 6:43:09 PM Free Delphi Prism 2011 with order of Delphi 2010
Tom [109.182.115.142]Does that mean if I upgrade Delphi 2007 to Delphi 2010 i get RAD Studio 2010 + Delphi Prism 2011 + CodeSite ?
6/9/2010 11:41:01 AM Software Developer Conference 2006 in The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks for all the feedback.
6/6/2010 5:08:47 PM C++Builder 2010 and the missing DataSnap Wizards
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The article is in the proof-reading status. I'm sorry about the delay, but that's out of my hands...
6/4/2010 8:32:31 PM C++Builder 2010 and the missing DataSnap Wizards
Carl [92.112.22.62]Dear Bob! What about your article C++ Builder 2010 and DataSnap? You told that this article will be public end of May. Where we can download this article? Thanks.
5/26/2010 5:56:04 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Mustafa [93.91.207.166]Thanks!
5/25/2010 11:19:17 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Carl [41.133.186.163]Thank you SOOOO very much.. I have been struggeling for 7 days now.
5/17/2010 11:09:21 AM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]@Leif: I'm glad you found a solution (or workaround) for your problem.
5/15/2010 11:49:00 PM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
Leif Mønniche [87.63.133.90]Hi - the VS 2008 Prof .NET 3,5/DPrism/Add Web Reference/Web reference name/ do not like a dash in file references after removing it the import works smooth. (My 1 Gbytes RAM maybe too less) Excuse me for boring You :))
5/14/2010 12:29:17 PM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
Leif Mønniche [87.63.133.90]@ Bob Thanks for keeping us opdated and for the two pdf SOAP articles. As You know I still use D2.01 with my beloved components from Turbo- and InfoPower (FlashFiler 1.07 plus some homegrown stuff based upon TeeChart 3.0 and TPrintObject. My DelphiMagazines are highvaluated treasuries. I also liked D4 but did not leave my D2. Since D7 I have been patient and followed the development by installing trial versions, but they never satisfied my needs and required too much energy to get updated. Since 2003 I was aware of the WebService opportunities but D7, D2005, 2006, 2007 or D2009 or Visual Studio 2008 with DPrism is not able do consume following WebService: https://www.e-conomic.com/secure/api1/EconomicWebService.asmx?WSDL The only way I can consume it is with Visual Studio 2008 Professional in #C as a WebForm. And what I would like is to consume the Web Service from a Win32 Front-end like Your eksample code - Consuming Web Services with Delphi Prism - http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examinB0.htm I love my Delphi and know that my problem have a solution, but I simply can't see it. This is just ment as a feed-back from one of Your colleges. Thank You for this forum - It is very much appreciated.
5/13/2010 4:34:41 AM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
ANON_NZ [202.124.103.70]Good to know someone at Embarcadero has a sense of humor. "Delphi Commodore (the full 64-bits version)" ..... Commodore and 64 in the same sentence...either someone is playing a prank, or no-one else has made the connection.....I hope this doesnt mean we will be limited to 16 colors and 64kb of programming space :-)
5/13/2010 2:59:57 AM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
AnonUK [78.105.226.16]Totally agree with Anon above. Its a joke to even call it a roadmap IMO ! Who is now going to take the date for the preview 64bit Compiler seriously anyway now after the IMO frankly pathetic goings on over this issue for at least three years to my knowledge ? Embarcadero has ZERO Credibility as far as I am concerned !
5/13/2010 12:30:42 AM Delphi Roadmap, special offer and SDN event
Anon [125.236.200.149]The new "Roadmap" is a joke. The ONLY date mentioned in the entire thing is for the preview release of a deliverable that was previously indicated for delivery LAST YEAR on an older Roadmap. Embarcadero have a serious credibility issue with these Roadmaps, not least for the laughable way in which they are presented.... just dumping the PowerPoint slides to a web page (complete with hyperlinks in images that simply "link" to embiggened version of the slide image, NOT to the links they appear to link to) really doesn't create a very professional or reassuring image.
5/4/2010 11:16:07 AM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Check out the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\RAD Studio\7.0\source\Win32\xtab directory for the Delphi 2010 edition of the Decision Cube. It doesn't compile, since it appears they've never migrated it to Unicode (so it's probably also included with Delphi 2009, but only as deprecated ANSI version)...
4/30/2010 9:23:50 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Lula Tdscko [200.166.59.132]Is there a Decision Cube for Delphi 2010 ?
4/19/2010 5:05:44 PM Unicode tip #7 - Unicode Text File Output
hema venkata ramu [203.129.197.133]it is not suiteble , infact it is not working in my system
4/16/2010 9:24:09 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]And http://www.devgear.co.kr/pdf/Delphi2010_WP_DataSnap_kor.pdf is the link for a Korean translation.
4/16/2010 9:23:07 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Apart from the Russian translation at http://www.delphi2009.ru/Delphi_2010_DataSnap_RUS.pdf I also found a French translation at http://www.embarcadero-info.com/whitepaper/Delphi_2010_WP_DataSnap_FR.pdf
4/14/2010 10:44:48 AM Two new DataSnap 2010 QC Reports
Bob Swart [82.71.14.159]Unfortunately, the datasnap 2010 filter performance issue is NOT solved by the RAD Studio 2010 HotFix #2 at http://www.andreanolanusse.com/blogen/rad-studio-2010-hotfix-2-available/
4/12/2010 5:19:49 PM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
Bryan Smith [98.141.241.130]Thanks for helping with the Gotcha about the dgTitleClick option. When I saw the event wasn't being called, I searched the web, and found your post and it saved me alot of time, with my users waiting. Any idea why the TDBGrid.Columns[].Title.Color property is not working?
4/12/2010 4:34:26 PM Delphi 2009 Implicit String Conversion Penalties
Dan [189.58.57.137]Hi Bob, this static typecast has solved the problem of speed performance but what about the data loss when converting from Unicode string to AnsiString. That static cast will solve that too or is there a way around? thanx for your articles. Dan.
4/9/2010 7:27:34 PM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Marco Antonio Santin Torres [187.134.10.179]Ready, the site had a demo of an executable program and google it out as dangerous, but we'll fix it. Since there is no problem.
4/8/2010 10:48:20 PM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
David Moorhouse [202.124.103.70]I get the same warning and chose "Get me out of here" :(
4/8/2010 11:15:35 AM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]@Olaf: I got the same warning from McAfee SiteAdvisor, blocking a trojan when going to that URL.
4/8/2010 11:08:40 AM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Olaf [79.230.60.157]Hello, when I try to open http://www.intelsoftassociates.com in Firefox, I get the following warning: "This web site at www.intelsoftassociates.com has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences." Not very encouraging.
4/7/2010 6:23:50 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Tarciso - Bh / Brasil [201.62.152.33]thanks a lot dude ! you has just saved my day ! it works well done ! simple and efficient. thanks again best regards
4/7/2010 1:41:44 AM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Marco Antonio Santin Torres [187.134.35.167]The part database and the ASP.NET I'm trying for several courses on video, now I have 5 courses in video: 1) Fundamentals of Delphi Prism. 2) Databases and ADO.NET with Delphi Prism. 3) ASP.NET with Delphi Prism 4) Linq to Delphi Prism (Theme I made in the Delphi Developers Day IV of Embarcadero) 5) Advanced Programming Database with Delphi Prism. I'm so glad there are people like you who cares about generating documentation on Delphi Prism. For my part, I'm trying to generate documentation in Spanish that we need so badly to the Hispanic community. I send you a big hug and a greeting.
4/6/2010 8:24:50 PM Two new DataSnap 2010 QC Reports
Billyb [24.173.137.58]I have voted and also sent a number of emails asking for status update. It appears that Embarcadero is not acknowledging (At least to our company) that a fix is in the works. I am just getting the run-around. With filters being such a visible high profile feature of DataSnap, you would think this would get high priority???. Hard to believe that the feature was released given that any filter (Even a do nothing pass-thru) degrades throughput 200-400%.
4/6/2010 8:00:24 AM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks for the link Marco, it looks like your Spanish (?) book is mainly about the Prism / Oxygene language covering the fundamentals, object oriented programming and advanced topics like generics, collections, lambda expressions, etc. Overlap only between my second chapter. My book is mainly about the web site and projects you can develop with Delphi Prism, especially around ASP.NET and dbExpress / DataSnap.
4/6/2010 2:06:48 AM Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF
Marco Antonio Santin Torres [187.134.39.232]Hello bob: My name is Marco Antonio Santin and I'm from Mexico. First I send you congratulations on your new book about Delphi Prism, I tell you that I also wrote a book on Delphi Prism, and already two books on Delphi Prism in the world. I leave you the link: http://www.intelsoftassociates.com/blog/?p=37
4/3/2010 7:58:47 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Bill: the problem is caused by the fact that Delphi 5 is not allowed to write to the Program Files directory, and that's where it wants to write a .??? file and rename it to .dbo. There are two ways to solve it: either start Delphi with the "Run as Administrator" option, or give it write permission to the Delphi subdirectory in the Program Files directory (I always just run with the as Administrator option - something you can even configure for the shortcut in the Compatibility tab).
4/3/2010 7:27:39 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Bill Colby-Newton [75.73.162.8]I just tried installing Delphi 5 under Windows Vista Home Premium. The installation went OK, but when I tried to start up Delphi, I kept getting the error message that a file with an .??? extension could not be rename to .dbo, and the IDE basically didn't work. How do I get around this? Thanks! Bill Colby-Newton kaiser_wilhelm_iii@yahoo.com
4/3/2010 1:20:58 AM C++Builder 2010 and the missing DataSnap Wizards
Mike [95.135.174.19]Thank you Bob Swart for this note! We really need this Wizard in C++ Builder.
3/30/2010 12:25:34 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Mihaela MJ [78.0.221.53]Hi I could really benefit from a special book on RemObjects SDK. Regards.
3/24/2010 8:29:21 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Vikram [220.225.40.242]This article helped me find the ultimate solution. I am working in BDS 2006, using WSDL importer generated this piece of code (InvRegistry.RegisterInvokeOptions(TypeInfo(xxx), ioDocument)) automatically. Still the parameters being passed to server were 0/null. I moved this statement at the top of initialization section, and it worked!!! Thanks Dr. Bob!
3/19/2010 12:24:05 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Denis A. [81.56.247.183]If you convert it to a record, as Andreas suggested, beware that you will probably run into Delphi bug #44634 http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=44634
3/19/2010 10:31:14 AM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Delphi Noob [87.206.253.135]@Craven yes but I guess it has a reason - to be consistent with what Microsoft did in COMs.
3/18/2010 10:44:56 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Craven Weasel [125.238.68.67]A million bugs would have been prevented if Delphi had make lists index from 1 to count, rather than zero to count - 1. It's totally counter intuitive...
3/18/2010 9:48:35 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]@Alan: read the last line that I wrote: {i}I will use this example and even turn it into a template class so you can have 1-based arrays of any type!{/i}, but thanks for the suggestion ;-)
3/18/2010 8:15:32 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Alan Clark [75.159.242.1]It's beside the point, but in Delphi 2009 + you could have a generic TDynamicType<> class which would allow any type to be stored in it, not just integers.
3/18/2010 7:40:34 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Great feedback Andreas, thanks a lot.
3/18/2010 7:11:11 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Andreas Hausladen [87.181.107.26]And if you change the type from "class" to "record" and remove the destructor and "inherited Create" call. The access to the array becomes almost as fast as the access to a normal dynamic array. And you don't have to worry about when to call Free.
3/18/2010 7:07:59 PM Dynamic arrays that start at index 1...
Andreas Hausladen [87.181.107.26]To speed things up all the methods should be inline.
3/18/2010 2:40:45 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]"Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb Development" is the same as "Delphi 2007 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb Development" and the same as "Delphi for Win32 Web Development", covering WebBroker, InternetExpress, WebSnap, and IntraWeb at this time - fourth edition is almost finished and 300 pages now. It will be send as free update to anyone who purchased the PDF edition with support from me.
3/18/2010 2:39:19 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You have a choice of 1 free manual (from the list of 3) {b}or{/b} the Web Development manual for half the price. This is also mentioned in the webshop if you go to the details of the XML, SOAP and WEb Services manual (but I will make it more clear on http://www.eBob42.com/courseware as well).
3/18/2010 2:36:23 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
IL [213.85.43.10]Dear Mr.Swart, it is unclear from your last post does one can buy "Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services" courseware for 99 Euro and choose another from the list of "2009 Development Essentials", "RAD Studio 2007 XML, SOAP and Web Services", "Delphi Prism 2010 Development Essentials" for free AND purchase the "Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb" manual for 49,50 Euro? So, could offers be combined in such way? On your homepage http://www.drbob42.com/ it is clearly said "New buyers of the PDF manual can get a second manual for free, with a choice between... Or they can purchase the Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb Development for half the price..." So one have to choose between a free another courseware or manual for half the price. But on http://www.ebob42.com/courseware/ special offer for "Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services" and "Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb" manual for half the price courseware is listed only. So free chosen courseware is not mentioned at all. And is "Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb Development" manual and "Delphi 2007 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb Development" courseware the same thing? I see that links IntraWeb.pdf on http://www.drbob42.com/ and your courseware list are the same. Do you have plans on syncing this manual/courseware to Delphi 2009/2010 Intraweb? Does this manual still usefull for one who has got Delphi 2010 only? Thanks again!
3/16/2010 1:56:51 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Due to feedback and demand, there's a special March 2010 offer now: when you order Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services, you can purchase the Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web / IntraWeb manual for half the price (but still including all upgrade and e-mail support rights).
3/15/2010 8:43:21 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can now also watch the video (and other videos) from http://www.drbob42.com/videos
3/15/2010 8:42:24 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]For C++Builder 2010 I'm writing an article right now for the upcoming special (May 2010) issue of C++Builder Developer's Journal - see http://bcbjournal.org/?loc=special for the special issue information.
3/15/2010 8:23:09 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delphi 2010 Development Essentials will be offered in the same way - both on Lulu and on my own site with updates and support. The DataSnap 2010 book will not be offered on Lulu, since there is already my big free 53-page white paper that people can download and print. I will only offer the DataSnap 2010 bigger courseware manual as PDF with support (for those that need the extra information and e-mail support on the topics covered in the manual).{p} I'm serously considering writing a special book on RemObjects SDK (it's often a bonus chapter in some of the other manuals), as well as Hydra.
3/15/2010 8:09:03 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
IL [213.85.43.10]Dear Mr.Swart, thank you for the links. A list of your coursewares is very intriguing. Do you have plans to offer "Delphi 2010 Development Essentials" and "Delphi 2010 DataSnap 2010 Development" in similar way? I think that Delphi materials in the course form would be useful for me. Another 99 Euro for two other courses is a good deal. Does 4 coursewares mentioned above are full information source on Delphi 2010 you are willing to write? Just interesting, are you planning something else? It would be nice to hear about such ways of using Delphi as: RemObjects SDK/Hydra, MacOs/iPhone, architecture of enterprise database/web applications.
3/14/2010 11:34:12 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]So SOAP Server Support is not deprecated, still present, although it's not extended either (while SOAP client support has been extended with SOAP v1.2 support for example, and partly rewritten for Unicode in Delphi 2009, etc).
3/14/2010 11:33:12 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See SOAP Server Notes in the readme.htm of Delphi 2010, which says: {i}The Win32 SOAP server support generates the older RPC|Encoded style WebServices. If you want a document/literal service or a service of any other WS-I compliant style, you should build your SOAP server using Delphi Prism, which supports the SOAP specifications that are supported by the .NET framework, including WS-I compliant styles.{/i}
3/14/2010 11:30:52 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Troy W [97.103.94.147]I just read by a blogger that SOAP server support in Delphi 2010 is on the "deprecated list". Is this true? If so, is there an official reference somewhere (from Embarcaderro) to confirm this?
3/14/2010 6:23:50 PM My Camtasia videos on Delphi development
Wouter [83.163.0.202]Great, I'll keep an eye on it!
3/14/2010 5:35:31 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Mike [95.135.65.230]Dear Mr.Swart, where we can download your article or video demo about how create new DataSnap server in C++ Builder 2010? We found this information from this link: https://forums.codegear.com/forum.jspa?forumID=50 Thanks.
3/13/2010 8:28:10 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]No, if you buy the paperback from Lulu you will get no additional free PDF, and also no updates (or e-mail support). The paperback on Lulu is made available for those who do not want (or can afford) the PDF file with updates and support.
3/13/2010 1:20:33 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Troy W [97.103.94.147]How does this work? I can just buy "Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services" from Lulu using this link, and then you'll contact me to ask me which of the PDFs I want?
3/13/2010 12:19:01 AM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/8490418 for the book on Lulu
3/12/2010 9:00:03 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]If 99 Euro is too expensive for you, then you can get the printed paperback from Lulu.com for half the price. If that's still too expensive for you, then you will have to find things out using other resources I'm afraid...
3/12/2010 8:56:21 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Spiderman [70.100.35.122]The PDF versions with updates are too expensive in my opinion (99 Euro) even if we get the bonus PDF.
3/12/2010 3:03:02 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]RAD Studio 2007 XML, SOAP and Web Services is indeed split into a Delphi 2010 manual for native Windows (Win32) coverage only. People who want to do .NET can use Delphi Prism (and wait a bit more for that manual), or use the Delphi for .NET personality of RAD Studio 2007. {br} The table of contents for the Delphi Prism 2010 Development Essentials manual isn't finished, so I cannot show you a link for that one, yet. But it will contain mainly ASP.NET content - at least as much as I covered in the .NET part of the RAD Studio 2007 XML, SOAP & Web Services manual.
3/12/2010 2:58:03 PM Delphi 2010 XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manual
IL [213.85.43.10]Mr.Swart, am I right that you split one "RAD Studio 2007 XML, SOAP and Web Services" to later manuals: Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010 for web and Delphi Prism 2010? I didn't compare table of contents and wonder what is the best buy offer here :) And could you transform all bold text in the post to hyperlinks?
3/12/2010 12:07:15 PM My Camtasia videos on Delphi development
mohammad [77.92.78.225]thanks ... from persian programmer :: mohammaddesign for this section :) http://mohammaddesign.wordpress.com/
3/1/2010 5:10:24 PM Web Chat Service - powered by Delphi Prism
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See http://www.bobswart.nl/webchat/WebChat.zip for the full source code for first edition of the Delphi Prism 2010 ASP.NET project.
2/25/2010 4:05:11 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
DelfiPhan [213.173.165.130]I wish they'd finally fix WITH. It displays variables in the ROOT with the same name! In the DOS days, the debugger at least would say "cannot access this variable". And as to it being evil, it is in fact a good way of managing complexity and is one of the things that puts Delphi above other languages.
2/21/2010 11:58:47 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Gerry [203.97.95.102]Just confirmed that D2009 does this as well
2/20/2010 4:21:23 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Oliver [91.60.225.144]I assume the TPaletteEntry in your example is a class type rather than a record? Otherwise this also wouldn't have compiled in earlier versions of Delphi. When using parens around record-type (or more generally value-type?) variables in a with-statement these have always been treated as read-only.
2/20/2010 12:20:15 AM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Esoj [200.23.43.72]I Saw this post a few days ago, i need to get some large pdf docs from a .Net web service that implements MTOM, well after read all posts i get delphi 2010 but now what need to do to my delphi client will able to call the Webmethod without get the error "Unsupported Media Type", thanks in advance i hope someone could help me. regards.
2/19/2010 11:28:33 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The following compiles with Delphi 7, but not with Delphi 2010:{pre class="code"} program WithBUG; uses Windows; type TMyPal = class Pal: TPaletteEntry; end; var X: TMyPal; begin X := TMyPal.Create; with (X.Pal) do begin peRed := 42; peGreen := 42; peBlue := 42; peFlags := PC_NOCOLLAPSE end end. {/pre} And I don't consider you evil for closing my report ;-)
2/19/2010 10:35:00 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Uwe [91.39.61.106]I am puzzled because the given example did never compile, but similar code with a class instead of a record compiled till D2009. The behavior is as designed and I am that evil guy that has closed your report shortly after you've filed it. The parenthesis creates a non-writable rvalue and in general D2010 is stricter and disallows for example writing of readonly properties with "with", which was possible till D2009.
2/19/2010 10:25:37 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Unfortunately, this "fix" seems to break some existing code, which won't show until you try to migrate the source code to Delphi 2010 (although it may have been introduced in 2009 or earlier - I just noticed it when migrating code from Delphi 7-2005 to 2010). Fortunately, it's not hard to fix it, once you know what to look for. But it had me puzzled for a little while...
2/19/2010 10:22:22 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
François [66.236.102.99]... and the QC status is "as-designed" ! Seems they corrected an old but deemed incorrect behavior....
2/19/2010 10:13:44 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]No use - it's marked as a duplicate report of {a href="http://qc.embarcadero.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=81701"}QC #81701{/a}, and has been closed. {br} Resolution: {b}As Designed{/b}
2/19/2010 10:10:42 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Ouch, good catch. I'll update the QC report indeed...
2/19/2010 10:07:29 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Arvid [213.209.91.132]Not related to with: Just doing a (Pal).peRed := 42; doesn't compile either. Probably best to extend the QC report as it's related to the Records itself.
2/19/2010 9:22:20 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]But "with (Pal) do" compiles just fine with old(er) versions of Delphi... I've seen several units today that use this syntax, and compiled just fine with delphi 7 and 2005, but gave compiler errors with Delphi 2010.
2/19/2010 8:49:01 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
alex [79.112.31.71](Pal) is treated as an expression and expressions are "read-only" in with.
2/19/2010 7:52:35 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Erik [63.204.124.1]The compiler should also give the error when no parenthesis are used. Because "with" is evil ;-) Happy weekend to you too!
2/19/2010 7:48:26 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Oops! Sorry about the bracket <-> parenthesis mixup. FWIW, it also doesn't compile if you use [] ;-)
2/19/2010 7:13:26 PM Weekend "with" fun - extreme corner case
Rich [74.171.46.60]In some countries like USA, '(' and ')' are called parenthesis, while '[' and ']' are called brackets.
2/18/2010 11:11:49 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MJG [64.183.139.74]To finish out the last few comments... Borland C++ Builder 6 simply does not do SOAP Headers. I'll have to use a more current version to create an ActiveX control to include into my older product to get this functionality. THANK YOU SO MUCH Dr. Bob! You're the BEST!
2/17/2010 2:40:48 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]If you got the PDF book with e-mail support, then just e-mail me (easier to read) ;-) See also http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin44.htm for an example where C++Builder is importing a C# web service. I will examine the adding of the SOAP Headers, but the Echo example should work just fine.
2/17/2010 1:35:01 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MJG [64.183.139.74]Not to forget this very important piece of the puzzle... in C++, adding SOAP headers to the request: if the echo web service added: public class AuthHeader : SoapHeader { public string UserName; public string Password; } and: public AuthHeader Credentials; [SoapHeader ("Credentials", Required=true)] [WebMethod] public int Echoint(int intValue) ... Calling it in C++ would be??? _di_Service1Soap ws = GetService1Soap(); AuthHeader *hdr = new AuthHeader(); hdr->UserName = "name"; hdr->Password = "password"; // NEED TO ADD THE HEADER HERE. Can't find example of syntax. Docs of course are no help. int iResult = ws->Echoint(13); //Calling a web service method and returning result.
2/17/2010 12:22:32 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MJG [64.183.139.74]Ok, got the PDF book. Reading... For a local test, using VS2005 I've created your echo web service in C# and tried using the WSDL Import tool, both command line and File->New in C++Builder 6. Both methods produce a .h and .cpp file that does not implement the service methods. I'm still missing something. For example: [C++ Error] Wsc.cpp(571): E2353 Class 'Service1Soap' is abstract because of 'Service1Soap::Echoint(const int) = 0' so there is no implementation of the Echoint method. Any ideas?
2/16/2010 9:44:34 PM Free Delphi 2010 Workshop in Helmond, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Or http://www.pc-ware.com/pcw/se/se/services/trainings/kursomraden/programutveckling/delphi_radstudio_essentials.htm for the seminar in Sweden (also in English)
2/16/2010 9:43:17 PM Free Delphi 2010 Workshop in Helmond, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See also the UK Masterclass at http://www.richplum.co.uk/meetings/20100412.pdf
2/16/2010 9:21:13 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The Delphi 2007 XML, SOAP and Web Services manual from http://www.ebob42.com/courseware contains only Delphi syntax, but it may be possible to get it to work with C++Builder 2007 or 2010 as well.
2/16/2010 7:50:24 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MJG [64.183.139.74]Specifically which manual? I'll purchase it if you can truly help me out. Would love the help since I haven't gotten it to work even with gSOAP yet.
2/16/2010 1:07:05 PM Free Delphi 2010 Workshop in Helmond, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Not in Helmond, unless you want to book a private workshop (that's always possible, but a bit more expensive - 500 Euro for 2-3 developers half a day, 800 Euro for a full day, but then you can specify the full agenda for the workshop of course)...
2/16/2010 1:04:58 PM Free Delphi 2010 Workshop in Helmond, The Netherlands
Jens Borrisholt [62.242.32.53]Any plans of Workshops in English ?
2/14/2010 3:43:18 AM Unicode tip #1 - don't forget the font
Spriditis [87.226.36.122]Correction for Olaf Monien: - testing on Delphi 2010 (Win XP) - TMemo and TEdit works fine (Code2001 font + $D834 $DD1E). But RichEdit still shows just squares.
2/12/2010 9:38:57 AM April 12-13, 2010: Delphi / DataSnap Development Masterclass in UK
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm afraid it's not likely - I'll stick with The Netherlands, UK (April) and Sweden (May-June) for now. Anything close to home is fine, but not outside Western Europe. In March or April the DataSnap 2010 book will be available, and then I'll be doing some more full-screen webinars to promote it (teasers for all, full videos for the buyers only).
2/11/2010 11:51:40 PM April 12-13, 2010: Delphi / DataSnap Development Masterclass in UK
Keith [68.43.47.184]Please come do this in the US
2/11/2010 1:08:26 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The original unedited/uncut video is now available for download at full resolution from http://www.bobswart.nl/DataSnap2010/DataSnap2010.zip {p} If you like this stuff, make sure too look for the upcoming DataSnap 2010 Courseware manual (and the seminars in London (April) and Gothenburg (May/June) that I'm doing on it. ;-)
2/8/2010 4:19:18 PM Two new DataSnap 2010 QC Reports
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I've "heard" that the performance issue was located (as well as a problem which causes a client to hang sometimes), and a fix is hopefully forthcoming soon...
2/7/2010 12:20:34 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Greg, if you purchase the current edition of the IntraWeb PDF book, you will also get a "Delphi 2009 Development Essentials" manual which covers Unicode (although not in combination with IntraWeb). However, as a customer of the PDF edition of the IntraWeb book, you will then also be in the first group to receive the IW XI edition, which also covers Unicode, which can be expected when Delphi 2011 ships with IW 11. I do NOT plan to cover IW 10.x, since there's little "new" compared to IW 9.0.42 (except for Unicode, but that is really not something specific to IntraWeb, but more a general (migration) issue for all your Delphi code, and covered in the Delphi 2009 Development Essentials book, as mentioned before.
2/6/2010 10:22:37 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Greg Heffernan [58.169.187.27]Okay Bob, thanks; what is your best advice moving forward. I want to purchase your Web Development book however I want the latest information (don't use Delphi 2007 and want a Unicode version anyway). Should I simply want until your release IW 11 edition? I guess you sort of say how above, however can you reword that! Thanks.
2/6/2010 2:56:31 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Greg, I'm not working on an IW 10.x edition, but there will be an IW XI edition (probably when Delphi 2011 ships). In the meantime, I'm updating the existing edition which is using Delphi 2007 screenshots, but is compatible with Delphi 7-2007, and also with Delphi 2009 and 2010 (except for the Unicode strings, but these are covered in a chapter in the bonus Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF that people get for free when they purchase the Delphi for Win32 Web Development PDF directly from me.
2/6/2010 2:03:54 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Greg Heffernan [58.169.187.27]Bob, are you working on a Delphi 2009/10 version of your for Web Development book for Intraweb version 10.x? And addressing any (if) issues/benefits of Unicode strings? If so, when it is likely be ready for purchase?
2/5/2010 6:40:09 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]My courseware manuals show how to do this with Delphi - if you've purchased the PDF edition, then I can help you to get this to work with C++Builder as well (it's not that hard, only a syntax difference between Delphi and C++Builder).
2/5/2010 6:34:55 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MJG [64.183.139.74]I'm using Borland C++ Builder 6 -> WSDL Importer and the site I'm trying to connect with uses SOAP Headers for authentication. I can't find anything that would help me add Headers to my SOAP Request. Can you point me to something?
2/5/2010 12:58:10 PM Running Delphi on Vista
kelvin [111.94.28.228]hoho..thx..u help me so much..
1/18/2010 3:22:59 PM Delphi 2010 Masterclass on Nov 2-4, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm afraid the seminar on February 8-10 2010 had to be cancelled. The people who registered for the event will be contacted with a complimentary copy of my Delphi 2009 Development Essentials courseware manual to make up for the inconvenience. {br}Note that you can still register for the Delphi 2010 Development seminar in Goteborg, Sweden from May 31st, 2010 until June 2nd, 2010.
1/16/2010 12:20:13 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Leif Mønniche [87.63.133.90]@Bob: Thanks for Your links I have already been at the Lulu.com I have been a Pascal fanatic since Anders H's 1.st issue Compas Pascal for C/PM and Poly Pascal for MSDOS in 1983. I still think that Delphi 2.01 fits my purpose and I stopped upgrading at D3. I followed the evolution up to D7 in the Delphi Magazines and bought a D7 at last because of the Web Services. You have had several articles describing the issue, for which I am thankfull - and it all worked out good. Untill I met my Delphi Watterloo in an elephant of a .NET/C# WSDL file from e-conomic. I can simply not understand the mechanism of consuming this service at all. During the Years I have developed a set of win32 Financial Management Modules in Delphi 2.01 now I want to import actual numbers from the web based accounting system. https://www.e-conomic.com/secure/api1/EconomicWebService.asmx?wsdl I can do it and it works fine on my server at my ISP in Visual Studio 2008 Professional - but it is slow first time because of the big library to load. And Most of all - as a Delphi fanatic I will not give up the hope that it can be done with Delphi. http://www.joebottler.dk/Default.aspx Since D7 I have downloaded trials of D2005, D2006 and D2007 and tried to make it work without any luck. Right now I have a D2010 trial running. And I hope that Your material will help me understand the needy greegy details. Sincerely Leif :)
1/8/2010 1:51:02 PM New Embarcadero Upgrade Rules Delayed
Delphi Fan [213.173.165.130]My Delphi 2010 DVD arrived in the post this morning!!!
1/7/2010 7:20:13 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
IL [95.221.143.34]Dear Mr.Swart, your Delphi 2010 DataSnap whitepaper translated to russian by Embarcadero division in Russia. Please, see http://www.delphi2009.ru/Delphi_2010_DataSnap_RUS.pdf
1/6/2010 12:06:03 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]@Leif: my XML, SOAP and Web Services courseware manuals, sold on Lulu.com as paperback or in PDF format (with updates and e-mail support) from http://www.eBob42.com/courseware contain all this information and more.
1/3/2010 11:28:17 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Rene [89.176.224.87]For Turbo/Borland C++ Builder: add line InvRegistry()->RegisterInvokeOptions(__interfaceTypeinfo(YourServiceSoap), ioDocument); after all calls in static void RegTypes() {} in generated code (or to some other suitable place)
1/2/2010 10:56:48 PM Delphi jobs in Belfast, UK
Also not an orangeman. [81.99.172.193]I can't believe someone felt the need to bring politics into the Delphi Arena. Especially as this man was only promoting the fact that jobs where available in Belfast. Which I might add, like it or not, is presently part of the UK. You have not offended anyone Bob.
12/21/2009 10:23:03 AM Unicode tip #7 - Unicode Text File Output
54 [123.119.34.40]\xe7\xa4\xba
12/15/2009 8:07:51 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
hassan safari [188.158.98.183]Thanks a lot , bob is a good man this moment
12/14/2009 1:44:40 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Leif Mønniche [87.63.133.90]Thanks a lot. I have always appreciated Your talentet work in Delphi Magazine. This article just help me out of troubles. Does there exist an e-book 'Bible' describing all the stuff in details ?
12/10/2009 3:56:30 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Mia [188.200.147.49]Hi .. I tried to install serial com package for Delphi in Vista, but it keeps showing message that windows can't find the file. Please suggest me if you have any solution for this. Thank you.
12/9/2009 5:18:42 PM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm glad I could save you some time - it took me a little while (and frustration) to figure it out... Fortunately, I was testing it on my own, and no "innocent" clients were harmed in the process ;-)
12/9/2009 4:42:55 PM Moving to Delphi 2010, TDBGrid and Title Clicks
John [74.220.215.221]Nice catch. We'll be migrating our apps pretty soon, and thanks to you this issue is now preemptively handled. grd->Options = TDBGridOptions() << dgTitles << dgColumnResize << ... #if (__BORLANDC__ >= 0x0620) << dgTitleClick // RAD2010 #endif dgRowLines << dgTabs << dgRowSelect << dgConfirmDelete << dgCancelOnExit;
12/8/2009 7:10:09 PM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
milos serbia [95.180.87.223]how to instal turbo c++
12/8/2009 3:28:55 PM Unicode tip #1 - don't forget the font
Fernando [187.22.192.92]Thanks for the Klingon sample, but I'd rather have samples for Romulan instead...
12/1/2009 4:17:25 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Firas Nizam [195.229.241.176]Thanks, nice article.
11/30/2009 11:29:10 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Jhonatan [189.13.185.64]Thanks by article. Bu i have a question. I need that my WebService return DataSet or XML. How can i do for Delphi reads the XMl?
11/26/2009 9:12:52 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Lena [95.135.144.69]The Datasnap paper is great. I can’t find information about DataSnap for C++ Builder 2010. Is it possible create new DataSnap server without COM in C++ Builder 2010? Thanks.
11/18/2009 6:05:05 PM SQL duplicate fields and TClientDataSet read-only "gotcha"
jevans [70.58.39.84]The reason this occurs is MSSql creates a read-only record set when ever there is data returned that has no way to be resolved back to the table.
11/17/2009 11:00:31 AM SQL duplicate fields and TClientDataSet read-only "gotcha"
Didier [92.43.133.4]You need to alias the fields in that case; Any SQl based system I know of will have an issue with that!
11/16/2009 7:42:49 PM SQL duplicate fields and TClientDataSet read-only "gotcha"
Anonymous [24.89.138.202]What if field names are coming from different tables but same name (using a join)?
11/16/2009 7:15:12 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [212.214.188.158]The videos were recorded at 1024x768, and I still have the original recordings (at home). When I'm back from the training here in Sweden, I will render them as full screen SWF files and make them available for people to view or download (probably from my own website). In the meantime, know that the videos only contain what I also cover in the white paper, so you could also read the white paper while watching the videos ;-)
11/16/2009 2:29:09 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Jay Faubion [70.63.51.174]Bob, the Datasnap paper is great. Do you have any better quality videos than the ones we see on YouTube and the Embarcadero site? Some of the text is very difficult to read.
11/7/2009 7:25:08 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
bisi [84.245.64.178]Thank you! From Slovakia.
11/3/2009 12:06:46 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Leo [203.129.237.204]jh xdsn
10/30/2009 4:49:36 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Dev [188.161.136.225]Thank you for your great work, but it's cover the basics, I think Delphi miss the advanced topics, which is very bad and doesn't show the power of it.
10/30/2009 9:51:23 AM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Visli [116.24.186.141]An error been found on page 17: "Do not forget to set the LoginName property of the TSQLConnection component..." The word "LoginName" should be "LonginPrompt"
10/29/2009 10:42:28 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Daniele Teti - your DS Filters Compendium is great, so I mentioned them with pleasure.
10/29/2009 9:57:16 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Daniele Teti [151.49.104.142]Thanks for this work Bob. I'm glad to see cited mine DSFiltersCompendium in the whitepaper.
10/29/2009 9:13:24 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Great googa-mooga! This is exactly what I need and the timing couldn't have been better. Thanks!
10/29/2009 8:41:05 PM Free 50+-page white paper on Delphi / RAD Studio 2010 DataSnap
LDS [151.57.141.249]I am sorry that even highly regarded Delphi authors became just Embarcadero marketing people. This paper is really marketing stuff, and as long as reviewers are unable to point out the big flaws in the new Datasnap design, and I mean those about security, Delphi will never improve *really*. Filters are just a workaround, and implementing *proper* security using them is nearly impossible. Yet Embarcadero is trying to convince customers that's the way to go, and you're giving them an alibi. One day customers will learn the designed is flawed in the hard way.
10/28/2009 11:32:17 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
tnx [195.46.55.12]Thanks a lot.
10/26/2009 5:41:43 PM Delphi 2010 Masterclass on Nov 2-4, 2009 in Helsinki, Finland
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]This event in Helsinki (Finland) has been rescheduled to February 8-10, 2010. The similar event in Stockholm (Sweden) on November 16-18, 2009 will commence as planned (with almost 20 registrations already).
10/26/2009 2:50:32 PM The Delphi 2010 Survey
Ken Knopfli [213.173.165.130]One perennial weakness is Help/Docs/Samples and they're obviously aware of that, but there's no way to make suggestions. Bring back the runtime library docs; and integrate community info, like Zarko's most excellent contribution on "About.com".
10/24/2009 12:19:42 PM The Delphi 2010 Survey
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Please note that this survey is directed at Delphi developers and thus contains very little C++Builder or Delphi Prism-oriented content. If you are a C++Builder or Delphi Prism developer as well as a Delphi developer, please take this survey from the perspective of your "Delphi side". We expect to follow up this survey with another one aimed specifically at C++Builder and Prism developers.
10/23/2009 11:18:27 PM Automatic ToDo-List Reminder
Doug Filteau [66.183.167.9]Hi Bob, I can't find the tip. Could you please direct me to the right place? Thanks, Doug
10/13/2009 11:44:14 AM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Maya Opperman [196.210.229.233]Any idea whether Embarcadero will ever increase the 256 element and cardinality limit? I now have at least 2 areas where I have been using sets for several years (not character or string related), and my app has reached a stage where I have now run out of values, and need to start recoding everything completely differently. Hmm, I suppose I'll also have to go the class route, and do something like TModule.IsSales(ModuleType)
10/8/2009 1:22:12 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
wasol [77.65.2.110]Thanks a lot! Greatings from Poland!!!!!!!
9/29/2009 1:13:48 PM Delphi Prism
frank [195.149.90.72]Thank you for posting practical, real-world information about using delphi - useful and much appreciated. rather new in this stuff, I pay much attention to self-education. have used to find great blogs with useful pieces of information by http://torrents.rapid4me.com search engine, but always search for smth more. really glad to find good ones. Is there any chance you will be posting a recording or your materials after you've presented. I'm not going to be able to fly out. I haven't seen this in action and would be really interested checking out your material.
9/28/2009 1:40:57 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Alex [195.140.158.84]Millons of thanks BOB. You are the greatest
9/28/2009 8:13:36 AM EU domain registrations
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Apart from the .eu domain, it seems that the Asian domain extensions are now becoming populair: according to Ross Shi (ross.shi@nan-zhan.com.cn), Senior Consultant for the department of registration service in China, a company called "Gerang Corporation" is applying to register "drbob42" as internet brand and Domain names for the following domains: - drbob42.asia - drbob42.cc - drbob42.cn - drbob42.com.cn - drbob42.com.tw - drbob42.hk - drbob42.net.cn - drbob42.org.cn - drbob42.tw {br} Well, good luck to them. I own the drbob42.com, .net, .org and .nl domains, which is good enough for me (and my visitors I should hope).
9/25/2009 3:56:36 PM Update #1 for Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio 2010
Rich [74.171.46.60]Since "Update 1" doesn't contain bugfixes (other than licensing), any rumors about when "Update 2" will be released? I just got Rad Studio 2010 yesterday, and I'm waiting until "Update 2" before migrating my Rad Studio 2009 projects to 2010.
9/15/2009 12:03:50 PM Synopsis and Slides from my CodeRage 4 session
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can now also download the replay of my CodeRage 4 session from http://cc.embarcadero.com/download.aspx?id=27271 (note: it takes a while before the download starts, and you need to be logged in in the EDN site).
9/14/2009 10:05:14 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
griph [83.234.197.1]Many thanks. Your tip is a life saver!
9/9/2009 5:35:07 PM Synopsis and Slides from my CodeRage 4 session
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Download source code from http://www.bobswart.nl/CodeRageIV/CodeRage4.zip
9/1/2009 11:35:42 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 VCL for the Web Development published
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]No, the PDF uses IW9 with Delphi 2007, although IW10 with Delphi 2009 was mainly a bug fix release. There is no coverage of Delphi 2010 or IW11 yet.
9/1/2009 10:25:52 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Zeeshan [86.96.227.91]Hi. Bob, i need a little help in this regard, can u please suggest somehting if i want to keep the delphi client as it is, and i want to change something in my web service to do the same?... is it possible to do something with the webservice that is starts working with the clients as they are??? it would be so nice of u to suggest any tip...
8/28/2009 9:17:03 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 VCL for the Web Development published
Terry Carnes [67.98.88.83]Is your PDF updated to work with Delphi 2010?
8/28/2009 6:26:29 PM Running Delphi on Vista
abul hussam [68.98.137.83]As always, your advice and suggestions were extremely useful. It worked every time. Thanks a lot!
8/20/2009 4:40:09 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Chris Royle [88.96.176.97]Thanks Bob, problem solved. It took ages to find this post though.
8/19/2009 5:38:32 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Giulia [157.29.200.42]Thank you very much for your help!!!!!!
8/3/2009 7:49:54 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
hamed [85.198.53.169]thank you!
8/3/2009 11:54:42 AM Twittering eBob42...
James Nelson [217.205.89.7]How to create an AccessDataSource Class in ASP.NET using Rad Studio 2007? Any help would be very gratefully received!!! Cheers James
7/31/2009 8:54:02 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Adriano Galesso Alves [187.37.61.95]Thanks a lot peaple, we use WS in C#/ASP.Net here and a client use Delphi 7 to consum our WS. Experts in Delphi doesn't know about this problem/fix... But here I fund! Congratulations for Drs. Bob and the programmers posts!
7/4/2009 7:27:03 PM IntraWeb 10 keys for Delphi and C++Builder 2009
aziz [62.240.47.9]I Want Relay learning Intraweb Applications !
6/24/2009 2:31:39 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Javadzadeh [94.183.76.78]Thanks. It works great! I was looking for it for 2 week. GOOD JOB Dr Bob !!!
6/24/2009 10:22:34 AM WSE 2.0 X509CertificateStore constants in Delphi 2005
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Is this a X509 certificate you have problems with? Have you tried Delphi 2007?
6/23/2009 7:04:55 PM WSE 2.0 X509CertificateStore constants in Delphi 2005
Adolfo [200.49.177.115] Hi thanks for the article has been very useful for me. I have a big problem and would like to know if you help me find out trying to invoke a WS https: / / 65.167.27.169:8082 / ISarahWS.asmx and a problem with certificate I am using delphi and I have a problem that says: "Project.exe raised exception class ESOAPHTTPException with message "The Certificate authority is invalid or incorrect - URL:https://65.167.27.169:8082/IsarahWs.asmx-SOAPAction:http://tempuri.org/ProcesaDeclaracion" I talk to the people own the WS and report problems that delphi 2005 license must think this is true? would greatly appreciate your support because I have a thousand rounds in internet and I have not anything to solve this problem, PLEASE.
6/23/2009 8:47:14 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
OlegD [212.56.205.19]Thank for your help. I was looking for the problem for 2 days, Thanks.
6/4/2009 2:09:34 PM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I do not know if the offer is available outside of the BeNeLux - since I'm not allowed to resell outside of the BeNeLux, I never hear of other offers (outside of BeNeLux), sorry...
6/4/2009 2:01:34 PM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Richard [193.117.113.3]Is this offer available in other regions such as the United Kingdom? - the Embarcadero website just shows an offer with TMS smooth controls
6/4/2009 10:42:10 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Ken: the RAD Studio help contains everything for Win32: Delphi for Win32 and C++Builder, but you can filter the help (also for third-party contents). Delphi Prism has the help in the form of an online wiki at http://prismwiki.codegear.com/en/Main_Page
6/4/2009 10:40:38 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Harry: als je via de speciale aktie Delphi 2009 koopt, dan krijg je RAD Studio 2009. De subscription zal dan ook op basis van RAD Studio 2009 moeten, helaas. Je krijgt wel de RAD Studio 2009 upgrade voor de prijs van de Delphi 2009 upgrade, maar de subscription is een "gewone" RAD Studio subscription, zonder verdere korting.
6/4/2009 10:09:43 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Ken Knopfli [213.173.165.130]If you get RAD Studio and you're working in Delphi, then you look up something in Help; do you end up getting the Delphi32, Prism and C++ Builder Help, all at the same time, like in D2007?
6/4/2009 9:32:22 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Harry [80.127.35.49]Bij aanschaf een update delphi 2009 enterprise met Software Subscription geldt deze laatste dan ook voor de RAD Studio 2009 of is het mogelijk daar appart een Software Subscription voor de RAD studio 2009 aan te schaffen.
6/3/2009 10:38:39 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm afraid not - it's only for Upgrades (not New User licenses) and only in June, sorry...
6/3/2009 9:44:47 AM Buy Delphi 2009 Upgrade - get RAD Studio 2009 instead
Birger [82.215.24.51]The offer is probably not valid for new licenses bought in May? ;-)
5/29/2009 11:02:24 AM Delphi 2009 behavioural change of "Val"
PRice [70.177.161.54]Seems to be fixed with Update 3.
5/27/2009 9:30:27 AM Project CrossTalk
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]My guess is that these are the same thing indeed...
5/26/2009 4:03:24 PM Project CrossTalk
Guus Creuwels [212.178.157.228]In the roadmap article in the latest Blaise Pascal magazine one feature of Delphi Wearver will be "Seamless .NET <> Native communication". Is that the same as Project Crosstalk is going to bring or does Embarcadero mean some other cool stuff when they say "Seamless .NET <> Native communication" ?
5/24/2009 2:08:48 AM Borland Developer Studio 2006 Architect - Trial Edition
volkan [94.54.48.204]thanks
5/21/2009 4:05:34 PM Free Blaise Pascal Magazine and 1-year subscription from Embarcadero
Daniel C. A. [201.154.133.194]Thanks
5/18/2009 9:36:31 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials and DataSnap Training
Mohsen [94.182.165.86]dear sir, I have learned pascal and fortran for a few years ago, now I am interested to learn Delphi2009 and seek for the lecture or note to learn it efficiently. I would appreciate if you help me.
5/17/2009 9:17:03 PM The End of an Era
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]And I've just heard that CodeRage IV is announced for September 8-11 - a virtual conference, so I'm sure to be able to make that one.{br} See http://www.drbob42.com/events for a list of past and present events & seminars I (plan to) attend(ed).
5/17/2009 4:31:51 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delphi Weaver is said to include full support for SOAP 1.2 clients (see http://www.drbob42.com/Weaver for details)...
5/15/2009 9:27:45 AM Twittering eBob42...
Victor [80.61.161.170]Et tu, Bob? Eheu!
5/13/2009 4:36:52 PM The End of an Era
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks for all the kinds words, and remember: I'm only cutting down on travel, but even from home (in The Netherlands) I can be very active when it comes to supporting Delphi. You just have to come here to see me, although it looks like I may be visiting the UK around September 14-15 this year. Stay tuned...
5/13/2009 4:23:08 PM The End of an Era
BRG [72.148.188.220]Long time listener, first time caller. All the best, Bob. I started a software product line 15 years ago using Borland's Turbo C/C++ compiler and your site was very helpful when I changed to BCB in 1997/1998. Ahh, those were the days! I have really appreciated all of your hard work in the BCB/Delphi community!
5/11/2009 8:56:04 AM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can see my workspace in the following photo: 2 displays at 1920x1200, one at 1600x1200 (above the two big ones), one at 1280x1024 (on the right, showing webcam images).{center}{br} {img src="http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/gif/Desktop.jpg"}{/center}{br} The one on the upper right is connected to a TV receiver. I seldom use that one, to be honest.
5/11/2009 8:03:44 AM The End of an Era
Dimitrij Kowalsky [89.74.163.106]Thank you for your great support over this past years. Whish you quick regain of your health. Take care out there!
5/10/2009 10:32:59 AM The End of an Era
Hank Brandwijk [84.193.244.219]Certainly the end of an era. One thing I remember from visits to your seminars/trainings is the sticker on your laptop: "Made in Borland" ... Take care!
5/8/2009 7:35:10 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Alin Sfetcu [86.121.128.223]will be interesting to see some photos of you workspace :)
5/8/2009 6:16:15 PM The End of an Era
Fernando Rizzato [189.32.250.25]Hope you get better soon!
5/8/2009 6:12:50 PM The End of an Era
Anon [198.54.202.150]Maybe Embarcadero can make an offer to buy the "Borland" name??? :) (and the domain name: www.borland.com maybe? - so that it redirects to Embarcadero website - so people can still find delphi :) There is still many people that equate Delphi and some other tools as being Borland, i.e Borland Delphi... Embarcadero Delphi or CodeGear Delphi doesn't resonate as well with everyone... and some people might even think that is some other Delphi, especially to people whose not used delphi for a few years and want to check up on the tool again...
5/8/2009 4:51:52 PM The End of an Era
Bruce McGee [66.207.216.90]Here's hoping things work out well. Feel better.
5/8/2009 9:18:39 AM The End of an Era
Ken Knopfli [213.173.165.130]So now WE have to come see YOU! :) I have gained much from your writings, tips etc. over the long years. Keep healthy. It is the most valuable thing we have.
5/8/2009 8:46:02 AM The End of an Era
Jim McKeeth [67.183.144.90]A sabbatical is a good idea from time to time. Hope you get feeling better. You will be missed at the conferences I am sure. I plan on Twittering all the interesting stuff anyway.
5/7/2009 12:02:53 PM Project CrossTalk
Ken Knopfli [213.173.165.130]@Chad Z. Hower: gocosmos.org - Interesting! Thanks for the link.
5/6/2009 12:08:51 AM Project CrossTalk
Chad Z. Hower [193.253.247.94]Native code C# compiler? www.gocosmos.org
5/5/2009 12:33:57 PM Project CrossTalk
Holger Flick [134.147.100.239]CrossTalk is clearly a composition of two words with different capitalization that makes it stand out and different. So the "Television" comparison does not apply in this case. However, that's for other people to decide :)
5/5/2009 11:38:31 AM Project CrossTalk
Ken Knopfli [213.173.165.130]Am I the only one that finds this project strange? I have worked for 7 years with C# and I really miss the finer granularity, directness and flexibility of the VCL, not to mention the broken font rendering in .NET - Now, if someone would write a C# compiler for native code, I'd be interested!
5/5/2009 11:26:36 AM Project CrossTalk
Chad Z. Hower [193.253.247.94]You can also click contact on the Atozed site. Re CrossTalk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crosstalk Trademarking that will be like trying to trademark "Television". There was even a very popular terminal package in the early 90's called CrossTalk as well.
5/5/2009 10:44:43 AM Project CrossTalk
Holger Flick [134.147.100.239]It seems the name CrossTalk is used differently in the industry for a RFID management system already and I guess the name is protected by licenses. See http://www.rfid-loesungen.com/Crosstalk.htm . Sadly, the blog of Atozed does not allow commenting or any form of contact, so I put it here instead.
5/4/2009 11:36:40 PM Project CrossTalk
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]A new link to the blog post is http://www.atozed.com/CrossTalk/Blog/20090503.aspx
4/20/2009 4:05:30 PM LinkedIn Group for IntraWeb Developers
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Today I noticed that we have 42 members already!
4/16/2009 4:33:00 PM Delphi 2009 Implicit String Conversion Penalties
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]This post can now also be read at http://ebob42.ulitzer.com/
4/16/2009 3:52:03 PM Delphi 2009 Implicit String Conversion Penalties
Thaddy [87.210.90.130]We always treat warnings as errors.... Cheers Bob, you know what to do with that ;)
4/2/2009 4:49:48 PM Help Update 2 for Delphi 2009
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can also run the "Check for Updates" utility from the Delphi 2009 program group available in the start menu, of course.
3/21/2009 1:05:49 PM Delphi 2009 behavioural change of "Val"
Ralf [93.104.81.37]Please QC this code break.
3/20/2009 8:50:19 AM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Juandy Liem [125.167.113.204]Most of the Applications I build use Delphi 7. I think Delphi is just too good to be thrown away... The RAD environment of Delphi is still the best in my opinion... I hope Embarcadero takes a good responsibility in maintaining and improving the good tradition of Delphi. http://green-tech-gadgets.blogspot.com
3/17/2009 8:05:39 AM Blaise Pascal Magazine issue #5
Guus [212.178.157.228]Hey, thanks! Don't the subscribers get an e-mail when a new issue is published?
3/10/2009 4:31:39 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I used to have a fifth monitor attached using VGA2USB, but only at 1024x768, so that one was little used and is now connected to a TV received box (turning TV signal to VGA), useful sometimes for watching soccer. It's still a "matrix feeling" when you see my workplace (especially with the two laptops side-by-side as well, offering 7 screens to look at).
3/10/2009 4:28:17 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I have a RADEON 9250 (dual head) as well as a Matrox Millenium G550 Low-Profile PCI, both with two monitors attached. One at 1920x1200, two at 1600x1200 (one will be upgraded to 1920x1200 as well soon), and the last one at 1280x1024 (for remoting to the web(cam) server). I can now finally use the 1920x1200 effectively using Remote Desktop! I'm running Windows XP and Vista (dual-boot) on my development machine, but the VMWare clients are running all kinds of versions of Windows: from XP, 2003 and Vista to 2008 (the 95, 98, NT, 2000, and Linux clients haven't been used in a while now).
3/9/2009 8:46:00 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Robert Wachtel [213.196.194.172]What graphics card do you have in your workstation?
3/9/2009 9:08:29 AM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Christoph Roeper [80.137.227.204]For managing Remote Desktop Connections I suggest to use Royal TS at "http://www.code4ward.net/", nice tool to manage multiple connections, and protects you against dealing with gory cmd-line switches. Old versions used to be (and still are) freeware and open source, since version 1.6 they seemed to have switched to shareware though. You need to have .NET Framework 3.5 installed, but this shouldn't be an issue if you do Prism or VS.NET development as well.
3/9/2009 5:30:20 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
ebrahim [89.165.116.153]Thank you for your help!
3/8/2009 4:12:49 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The VMWare clients only contain the development environment (like Delphi 7, Delphi 2007 for Win32, Delphi 2009, or Delphi Prism) plus the third-party components and project files. The DBMS and web server (where needed) are all running elsewhere on deployment servers - without Delphi on them, for the real clean-machine deployment experience. This means that inside the VMWare clients, I seldom need more than 1 GB each (the exception is Delphi Prism, because Visual Studio seems allocate more and more memory, reporting out-of-memory errors after half a day of ASP.NET work with 1 GB RAM or less in the client).{br}A 64-bit server with 8 GB, and VMWare clients all using 2 GB is something I plan to do in the future, but not before I get my hands on a 64-bits version of the Delphi compiler to play with ;-)
3/8/2009 3:08:09 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Olaf Monien [84.149.11.30]Up to 3 VMWare clients on a 4GB host? Hm, I doubt that this would give a "comfortable" working experience. With these days extremely cheap RAM prices you should really consider upgrading your server to 8GB+ (and of course 64 bit). That will make much more fun - at least thats my experience ...
3/8/2009 1:00:03 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I have one VMWare server machine with 4GB of memory inside, which only runs Windows and VMWare Workstation plus up to 3 VMWare clients with guest operating systems at a time. This server is not my main develoment machine.{br}On my main develoment workstation - with 4 monitors attached to it - I run Thunderbird, Skype, internet browsers, and several other applications that I use for my daily work. Plus one or more (up to three) Remote Desktop connections to other machines: usually one to my web(cam) server and two to VMWare clients that both run on the VMWare server machine. These VMWare clients contain the clean Windows + Delphi machines and the project files I need. No clutter between software, and my main workstation doesn't have all components and settings for all my projects - only for my personal stuff.{br}Another benefit is that I can copy the VMWare clients and take them with me on my laptop to work when I'm somewhere else (a fast network connection is helpful - wifi won't cut it for a 10 GB VMWare client image size).
3/8/2009 12:51:41 PM Remote Desktop /admin Connection to VMWare at 1920x1200
Jay Faubion [70.63.51.174]Bob, I don't understand why you use Remote Desktop to connect to the VMWare sessions. Can you elaborate? I also use the VMWare workstation for all my development work.
3/7/2009 11:39:50 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]If you can use your Chinese credit card to pay using PayPal, then you can order the PDF file just fine. As an example, see this link to pay 99 Euro for my Delphi for Win32 VCL for the Web (IntraWeb) Development manual: http://www.ebob42.com/Courseware/paypal.htm
3/7/2009 10:59:17 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
zhongguoren [60.184.230.153]hi,bob. It's a great work you've done. i wonder how to get "The PDF file" by paying with my Chinese credit card ...
3/6/2009 12:26:09 AM Delphi Prism
gaza [203.20.33.97]Delphi 8 promised so much and delived so little I still use delphi 7 but its the last borland or whoever product I will purchase. I was any early adopter of 8 but that won't happen again. Borland only have themselfs to blame, thank god for opensource
3/2/2009 11:31:18 PM Borland Delphi Q&A
MAK [208.115.24.61]Dear Bob, Do you by any chance have a link to a ADOExpress Update Pack 2 for Delphi 5? The link provided at Borland's site is dead. Thanks,
2/18/2009 9:48:35 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Yosv [74.11.128.180]Thanks, this solved my problem.
1/10/2009 3:10:08 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
juul [77.251.95.2]THANKS!!
1/8/2009 4:15:11 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
ozhan [212.175.99.34]we thanks you we solved out problem
1/7/2009 8:01:43 AM Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator on Windows 2003
Rajendran [69.26.232.34]Bob, thats perfect, thanks for ur help, thanks a lot again
1/4/2009 5:09:56 AM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Felipe Piña [189.148.77.215]what about Fast Cube, do you know it?? i f so, what's your opinion?
12/31/2008 4:10:23 AM Unicode tip #8 - Integer and Float To AnsiString
mhd [202.72.216.138]nice, I hope you can make one for c++ builder too :)
12/23/2008 1:01:16 AM Unicode tip #1 - don't forget the font
Louis Kessler [207.161.58.177]Bob: What Unicode font would you recommend to be the default in the Delphi 2009 Unicode application I write that most people would have?
12/22/2008 5:49:53 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Davy Yabut [124.6.144.138]Hi Iam from philippines and iam in love to delphi. For me it is still the best. Delphi Rules!!!
12/18/2008 9:43:33 PM Unicode tip #10 - ANSI vs. Unicode UpperCase
Fabricio [200.20.101.13]These ANSI functions always resided in SysUtils, moving them would break a lot of code
12/17/2008 7:42:19 PM My CodeRage III session replays
Alin Sfetcu [86.55.5.70]I really enjoyed the seminar about RemObjects SDK and Hydra. Thank you
12/16/2008 3:53:23 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
stuwi [80.254.175.101]Thank you!
12/15/2008 8:17:11 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
william [190.148.93.156]hello again please help if their nececito solve the problem by using the trick that you mentioned and in which the video is already so normal in my computer 1gz video intel Celeron (r) 82815 in which I have installed the latest driver update but to give you right-click on the desktop takes a long time to load and that as if I almost invariably takes 20 seconds loading up the menu that appears to update, customize and so on. I do not know if I can help you solve this problem as I despair that afternoon I hope very much that might help me to not take a long to load and then install them commented that a previous driver version 5.12 and if you give it to right click and load faster but causes problems when you restart again and I pulled a blue screen'm not desperate to do is hope that help me through.
12/14/2008 9:10:03 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
tobias [76.179.178.156]I had a problem vary semeler to this and fixed it by changing the video settings in the bios so if was not looking for a external mounter on my lab top
12/14/2008 1:08:27 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
will [190.148.135.184]Holaa thank you very much for this very good this makes me take a long time trying to solve this problem, but I have a concern or rather a small problem is that what happens to him right click on the desktop takes a long loading was about 20 seconds left as loading until the end leaves the world customized for the desktop and I would like to know if there is a way for him to right click on the desktop is normal or rather not be quick to take a long to load them appreciate muchooo hope you can help me in this case
12/11/2008 8:10:06 PM Unicode tip #9 - Console Output
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks for the feedback Marshall. http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.win32.programmer.international&tid=f03fbeca-27f1-466c-aa6f-1d2735a2fd41&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1 is indeed an interesting link.
12/11/2008 7:31:58 PM Unicode tip #9 - Console Output
Marshall Fryman [12.53.123.114]Using Vista, you can programmatically force the console font to be Lucinda using SetCurrentConsoleEx. Unfortunately, it's not possible with any older OS which limits its functionality. There's a good reference to older OS solutions here: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.win32.programmer.international&tid=f03fbeca-27f1-466c-aa6f-1d2735a2fd41&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1. If anyone is interested, you can't use WriteConsoleW and redirect to a text file (i.e., myprog > tst) because of how WriteConsoleW works. You have to detect the output mode as shown in this example : http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2008/03/18/8306597.aspx and use WriteConsoleW or WriteFile. You might also be interested to note that your solution works fine in Delphi 2007 also. m
12/11/2008 2:02:14 PM Unicode tip #9 - Console Output
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Delphi's console output is limited to AnsiStrings (and UTF8Strings are some kind of AnsiStrings as well). You cannot write UTF-16 Unicode Strings to the console output using Delphi without converting them to UTF-8 first. This may be possible in C, I don't know (don't care). Delphi needs UTF-8, and here I show how...
12/11/2008 1:42:44 PM Unicode tip #9 - Console Output
fredG [159.148.5.110]Are you saying that the programs writing unicode chars to the console do some kind of cheating? Or is this possible in C, but not in Delphi?
12/9/2008 4:56:21 PM My CodeRage III session replays
Pawel Glowacki [92.66.136.234]"Cool stuff!" = Pawel Glowacki;-)
12/9/2008 4:55:31 PM My CodeRage III session replays
Cool stuff! [92.66.136.234]Hi Bob, I've watched your exploring DataSnap video and I must it is very cool. Especially cool in DataSnap is the ability to pass server connections to be used at the client. I have just managed to recreate your demo but without any connection components on the ServerModule passing into the "ServerConnection" property "DSAdmin.GetConnection("EMPLOYEEIB")", where EMPLOYEEIB is the name of the database in the Data Explorer. The only drawback of this approach is that you have to add to the ServerModule "uses" clause appriopriate unit name with the DBX driver (in case of InterBase it is "DBXInterbase")
12/9/2008 3:41:52 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Email support covers a more detailed explanation of a topic covered in the book, or explanation of example code when needed. It's support about things already covered in the manual, but perhaps not clear enough. You can also suggest new topics to cover, but due to time restrictions I cannot guarantee that all suggestions will end up being covered in the new editions (most will, but not all, sorry).
12/9/2008 3:35:00 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Andre Brosda [83.236.178.26]What covers you email support, if we subscribe (or buy) to the intraweb pdf? Its too bad that the delphimagazine isn't existing anymore, your articles were always very valuable to me.
12/9/2008 11:29:37 AM Free Delphi Prism Seminar in Helmond, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Everyone who attended this seminar should have received a free (draft) copy of my upcoming Delphi Prism Development Essentials PDF manual. Let me know if you didn't, and I'll resend it.
12/9/2008 9:48:53 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Mahesh [203.200.20.98]can i use my source code(delphi 7.0) and third party components (delphi 7.0) in delphi 9.0. and how to register the third party component in delphi 9.0
12/8/2008 9:22:34 AM My CodeRage III session replays
David Taylor [92.235.163.34]Ah, I thought I must have missed the official URLs. With the sessions being in the evening, Europe time, I missed them.
12/8/2008 9:10:12 AM My CodeRage III session replays
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]There are no CodeGear URLs, yet, which is why I'm offering the replays of my own sessions here (until the official CodeGear replays and downloads are available). I expect the CodeGear downloads any day now...
12/8/2008 7:07:51 AM My CodeRage III session replays
David Taylor [92.235.163.34]I would also prefer download. What's the CodeGear URL, please (they've only sent me the live session URLs)?. Thanks, David
12/7/2008 2:29:33 PM My CodeRage III session replays
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I recommend getting the download versions from CodeGear directly (with better audio quality - Anders did some post-production on the raw Camtasia files).
12/7/2008 2:27:14 PM My CodeRage III session replays
Mohammed Nasman [213.6.139.195]Bob, It will be better if you offer direct download version instead of watching online.
12/4/2008 2:29:13 PM Unicode tip #8 - Integer and Float To AnsiString
Serg [195.112.113.60]You can also use ANSI version of Format function from AnsiStrings.pas unit
12/2/2008 10:07:02 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I'm still working on the coverage of the TMS controls in the manual, will hope to release that in a week or two as PDF to my PDF customers. Still IW 9.0.x however. I'm not sure at this time if I'll publish an IW 10 version, as there are already talks of IW 11, so I may skip 11 (most of the IW 9.x features can still be used with IS 10 anyway). So it may be later next year before a new version is published on Lulu.com, sorry...
12/2/2008 8:26:00 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Andy Grilk [72.68.75.216]Bob, I see back in August you mentioned including coverage of the TMS controls and IntraWeb 10 updating. Has this been done yet?
12/2/2008 4:45:48 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 Trial with Delphi Prism ISO
vicente [80.24.84.252]I had the problems in windows xp with all service packs and patches. I found this problem in a virtual machine. In this virtual machine works fine and without problems with a lot of programs. (delphi 7, 2007 ......). The machine was created from the begining with windows xp and without other programs or utilities and the next step was install delphi prism.
12/1/2008 3:36:28 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 Trial with Delphi Prism ISO
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Tom: you can download both the bootstrap or the 1.4 GB ISO image - just click on the right button or link for the ISO.{br} I'd recommend installing it on XP or Windows Server 200X, but it should also work fine on Windows Vista ;-)
12/1/2008 3:31:08 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 Trial with Delphi Prism ISO
Tom van der Vlugt [92.67.163.158]I've two questions: 1. Is this the bootstrap download (about 10 megabyte or less) or the full iso image? 2. Are installing it on Vista or XP? Tom
11/29/2008 12:12:08 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 Trial with Delphi Prism ISO
vicente [81.39.167.8]I downloaded the trial and in the middle of instalation fail. The program try access to disk K: and this disk doesnt exist. I think that the produc/trial needs more time.
11/29/2008 11:45:20 AM CodeGear Developer Days June 2007 - Replay Downloads
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11/28/2008 1:02:49 PM Blaise Pascal Magazine issue #4
K.Austrheim [80.202.141.103]It's OK now, the mail needed som more time. And it seems like a great value for the money.
11/27/2008 6:34:52 PM Blaise Pascal Magazine issue #4
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You paid 25 Euro for a subscription and have no e-mail address to contact them? Then how did you pay? Did you never receive your issues? Very strange... {br}If you look closely at the website, you find office@blaisepascal.eu as support e-mail address...
11/27/2008 5:58:53 PM Blaise Pascal Magazine issue #4
K. Austrheim [80.202.141.103]I have paid 25 euro via PayPal for 4 issues, but how in h... can you download them ? And there is no mail address for support.
11/27/2008 3:51:00 PM RAD Studio 2009 subscription e-mails
Rick [24.213.71.107]Kudos to CodeGear for proper treatment of SA customers!
11/27/2008 12:09:38 PM RAD Studio 2009 subscription e-mails
Mark Robinson [77.100.210.156]Yes, thank you! I felt a warm glow last night when I received the email - thank goodness for all night coding sessions :)
11/27/2008 11:07:54 AM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Russian_Developer [212.74.229.226]I now about this details. I think CodeGear in his docs and white papers must directly point on this problem or "problem". And propose best practice for it.
11/27/2008 10:38:51 AM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]I would still be interested in what is in position 0. A lot of code (mis)uses the fact that this contains the length. What would happen if I tried MyStringLength := TheString[0]; (I don't have D2009)
11/27/2008 9:51:44 AM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Olaf Monien [84.149.37.244]The CharInSet "problem" is that Delphi/Pascal Sets may have a maximum of 256 elements (Cardinality) AND the base type's Cardinality must not exceed 256 either. In other words you cannot build a set like that: SomeSet = Set of 300..399; That set would have 100 members, but the base type would be Integer - which obviously has a Cardinality > 256. For the same reason you can not use Unicode Chars for set operations - which is what the compiler warning wants to tell you. CharInSet can not do "magic" either. It's only meant to be a "type safe" operator. If you are using Cyrrilic chars in Unicode then you probably have to implement IsCharSomething functions like those in unit "Character" to perform certain operations. This was all "so easy" in plain old ANSI, where you just used one of the Eastern Europe ISO encodings, which maps all your chars into the $10 - $FF area. Unicode offers much more, but it comes at a price ... You could certainly say, that the Set type is boring, but it has this limitation because it uses bits to represent each set member - and that is extremely fast ...
11/27/2008 8:44:56 AM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Olaf Monien [84.149.37.244]Delphi Strings are *always* indexed from 1 - that is a (Pascal-)language feature, and not a question of the actual string encoding.
11/26/2008 10:13:37 PM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Russian_Developer [213.79.73.201]With cyrillic string CharInSet is helpless. It's absolutely not work. CodeGear implementation of this function is bad joke. Result := (C < #$0100) and (AnsiChar(C) in CharSet); - it's body of this function for Unicode. But russian chars code is BIGGER than #$0100. Oye, I can realize my own function. But Unicode is not two bytes for Latin. It's _international_ standard for all language.
11/26/2008 8:24:22 PM Unicode tip #1 - don't forget the font
Olaf Monien [84.149.37.137]You might mention that code points beyond the 16-Bit barrier (which are represented by surrogate pairs in UTF-16 that is), won't display in "normal" VCL controls - on XP System. Only TRichEdit works here. On Vista all controls work fine.
11/26/2008 7:26:48 PM BlackfishSQL issue + fix after December 2007 Update
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11/26/2008 4:34:04 PM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
Olaf Monien [84.149.37.137]I wouldn't recommend using byte oriented operations on Char (or String) types. If you need a byte-buffer, then use "Byte" as data type: buffer: array[0..255] of Byte; I'd also be cautious with FillChar: If you look at the PurePascal implementation in System.pas, then you will notice that it wouldn't even compile (String type mismatch). To me FillChar looks as if it was only half way ported to unicode. (I didn't try to fully understand it's assembly implementation, but basically it copies the low byte of the given value to it's high byte ...)
11/26/2008 3:14:37 PM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Delfi Phan [213.173.165.130]Unicode strings are still indexed from 1? This has been an irritant to many that come from other languages like C, but up to now it had a reason. So what is in position 0? Surely not a length byte/integer/word?
11/26/2008 1:32:36 PM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Olaf Monien [84.149.37.137]The point is, that as long as you ignore all "localization" issues, you don't have to worry much about String being Unicode with D2009. As soon as you start thinking "unicodized" though, things may get a bit more complex (as Lars' and Keld's statements show). This example is certainly a good one for demonstrating the usefulness of Extension Methods. It does not really qualify as best practice though under a "Unicode tip" category - imo. I believe IsVowel has not been implemented by CodeGear for good reasons.
11/26/2008 12:31:24 PM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
Michael [212.77.181.186]SizeOf(Char) is possible as well but when changing the type of the array element into e.g. AnsiChar, the code will fail with SizeOf(Char), assuming I didn't change it accordingly. With SizeOf(Buffer[0]) you will always get the correct size of each array element. StringElementSize is new in D2009, if compatibility with older Delphi versions comes into play, the coding will fail. cu, Michael
11/26/2008 9:50:22 AM Unicode tip #5 - FillChar and Fill/ZeroMemory
Ali [78.38.42.45]Hi, Why not use SizeOf(Char) instead of SizeOf(Buffer[0]), or StringElementSize(Buffer)?
11/26/2008 6:59:22 AM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Keld R. Hansen [217.157.188.202]F.ex. the letter "Y" is not a vowel in English, but is in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish (and probably other languages as well).
11/25/2008 6:12:31 PM Free Delphi Prism Seminar in Helmond, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Yes, during CodeRage. And in Dutch, too ;-)
11/25/2008 6:08:42 PM Free Delphi Prism Seminar in Helmond, The Netherlands
Stefan [62.45.213.79]During CodeRage? Are you kidding me?
11/25/2008 5:48:25 PM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Lars D [87.63.152.70]The definition of a vowel depends on the language, so any IsVowel() function should also have a locale parameter.
11/25/2008 3:07:14 PM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I never said I would find all Vowels, just used this as an example (to show how CharInSet and TCharacter can be used, and how TCharacter can be extended). A developer using Cyrillic strings would hopefully not have a hard time writing his own IsCurillicVowel based on this example.
11/25/2008 3:04:47 PM Unicode tip #4 - Using and Extending TCharacter with IsVowel
Olaf Monien [84.149.34.64]The idea of your code is clear, but is not quite correct though. The problem is that you are working on Unicode strings/characters and you take the assumption that 'a', 'e', 'o', 'i', 'u' the only vowels in Unicode / and or that your source string is of some western language only (English, Dutch, German etc). If you have a user typing in Cyrillic strings for example, then your code will just fail. Cyrillic has many different vowels ...
11/25/2008 8:27:56 AM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Bob Swart [88.159.206.154]Feel free to write your own edition, I'm sure a BASM version would be even more efficient. I just wanted to point out that the number of elements (Length) is not the same as the number of printable characters...
11/25/2008 8:21:59 AM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Victor [80.61.161.170]OK, you wrote the code for clarity and all that, but I have to comment on the efficiency of this function. Four function calls are made to skip one surrogate pair, were one would be enough (assuming that the first surrogate is always followed by a second, but that assumptions seems reasonable safe to me).
11/25/2008 12:56:52 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials published
Ivan [74.127.213.11]An excellent read. It explains D2009 better than anything else I've come across. Thanks!
11/24/2008 11:33:10 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials published
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You're welcome - I've been selling a lot of stuff lately, and wanted to do something back (especially since Delphi 2009 with the Unicode support and language enhancements plus DataSnap 2009 re-architecture is making a big impact on the Delphi world again, so anyone should take notice)...
11/24/2008 11:26:37 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials published
Rick [24.213.71.107]I just received my copy, as an existing customer. Thanks, you're the man!!
11/24/2008 11:26:17 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials published
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]If you didn't get your free copy of Delphi 2009 Development Essentials in your mailbox by know, but think you should have (because your one of my customers), please contact me so I can send it again when needed. {br} Thanks to the eDocEngine VCL and PDF Toolkit from {a href="http://www.gnostice.com/"target=_blank}Gnostice{/a} for helping me automate the process of PDF generating and e-mailing ;-)
11/24/2008 11:24:06 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials published
Michael [76.178.135.184]Just purchased looks real good!
11/24/2008 7:10:22 PM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Thanks for the sharp eyes: no, strings start at 1. I've fixed the code.
11/24/2008 6:03:01 PM Unicode tip #3 - UTF-16 Number of Printable Characters
Aleksander Oven [89.142.136.159]I := 0? Are Strings in D2009 0-indexed?
11/24/2008 8:04:14 AM Paperbacks on Lulu but PDF directly from me
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The {a href="http://www.lulu.com/content/5037135"target=_blank}Delphi 2009 Development Essentials{/a} has just been published, and is available in PDF as well as paperback format from Lulu.com. The Delphi 2009 Development Essentials book has also been re-enabled as PDF purchase from Lulu.com. From now on, only the more in-depth titles like Delphi Database Development or VCL for the Web Development will be offered in paperback only from Lulu.com or in PDF format with support from my own site.
11/12/2008 8:52:19 PM Delphi 2009 Update 1
Anderson [200.96.91.2]Update 2 for database (dbexpress). When ?
11/4/2008 9:04:02 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Jens: as I write above, *after* the masterclass in the UK, I will put the manual for sale on Lulu.com (as paperback only), so you need to wait a few more weeks, sorry. PDF editions will only be sent to my current customers (for free)...
11/4/2008 8:33:10 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Jens Borrisholt [62.242.32.53]Where can I buy the book ? Because I cant find it under "Books by Bob Swart" or "Books on Lulu.com" Jens B :D
10/27/2008 2:07:49 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Diego [190.135.157.128]You saved my life with this post!!!!!!!!!!
10/23/2008 12:20:02 AM Delphi Prism
Mz S&M [41.226.236.52]"Always let fans very dispoint....is their triditional. Why they donn't understand ,what the fans want?" --> because the fans do not speak english correctly :p just kidding you; neither do I, or anyone else: except brits :D And that's true,it's a tradition for Borland/CodeGear to disappoint their fans: may be it's because delphi7 was so good that actually they could not do better: and that's why I will NEVER upgrade :p One question: is it just an updated version of Oxygene or also a "port" of some of the delphi IDE to .NET & VS2008? Anyway, keep the good work CodeGear: your fans will never betray you : delphi for ever...as long as I don't get fired :D
10/15/2008 10:43:36 PM Delphi Prism
AtomLin [61.64.250.37]Always let fans very dispoint....is their triditional. Why they donn't understand ,what the fans want?
10/11/2008 2:26:50 PM Delphi Prism
Lex Y. Li [58.25.217.254]Hi Albert, you mean ShineOn? It is nearly a reimplementation of Delphi for .NET VCL and RTL libraries. There are also other tools that help converting VCL forms to WinForms dialogs.
10/9/2008 11:20:47 PM Delphi Prism
Albert Drent [82.169.46.253]Isn't there an action out there that converts the VCL into a Oxygene version? Can't remember the name but it was on one of the newsgroups of RO.
10/8/2008 8:58:25 PM Delphi Prism
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The future of VCL for .NET is uncertain - since Delphi Prism is hosted in the Visual Studio 2008 Shell (with no VCL for .NET designers) and no talks of future Delphi for .NET personalities inside the RAD Studio IDE, it may be that CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 is the last environment to develop/maintain VCL for .NET apps (like Delphi 7 and Kylix 3 are the last environments to maintain CLX apps). Time will tell (you could always migrate VCL for .NET back to native VCL, of course)...
10/8/2008 8:49:22 PM Delphi Prism
Trebor [79.125.130.17]Interesting, Codegear dropped winforms support (and designer) in D2007 with explanation that VCL.Net is far superior that Winforms (btw winforms was considered as a technology with uncertain future). Now, it seems that VCL.Net is facing dead end ?
10/8/2008 1:12:23 PM Delphi Prism
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Unlike the reports by others, Delphi Prism has NOT been announced, yet.
10/8/2008 2:28:37 AM Delphi Prism
VT Venkatesh [122.167.248.141]Oxygene also does not support CF since MS has not made the CF designer available for any product except vb & C#.
10/7/2008 9:48:50 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]I have no experience with a WinMobile Emulator, sorry...
10/7/2008 6:09:21 PM Delphi Prism
snorkel [67.53.245.165]"We have a heavy investment in Delphi Win32 code, but were looking to develop a few mobile apps using CF.NET. It is very disappointing to hear that Delphi Prism will not support CF.NET designers. I guess we'll have to use RemObjects Oxygene." If the cf.net designers are tied to c# and VB, how can RemObjects use them and not CodeGear? And if Prism indeed equals Oxygene, then you should have nothing to worry about right?
10/7/2008 2:51:48 PM Delphi Prism
Paul Morey [141.154.190.223]We have a heavy investment in Delphi Win32 code, but were looking to develop a few mobile apps using CF.NET. It is very disappointing to hear that Delphi Prism will not support CF.NET designers. I guess we'll have to use RemObjects Oxygene.
10/7/2008 11:17:46 AM Delphi Prism
Derek [87.194.1.59]My Guess is Prism will be effectively by a RemObjects/CodeGear Joint venture and Be a combination of Oxygene with VCL.Net etc. That way they have legancy code covered together with new technologies. Also then explain use of the VS Shell,been able to get it out the door by end of year and also the one teasing entry in Marc's Blog :-))
10/7/2008 8:35:18 AM Delphi Prism
Patrick vd Pieterman [195.64.68.13]I wonder how this is related to REMObjects oxygene (a.k.a. Chrome).
10/7/2008 4:09:58 AM Delphi Prism
Deli Soetiawan [125.163.77.138]How it will be compared with Oxygen Programming Language?
10/6/2008 5:19:21 PM Delphi Prism
Bob Swart [212.29.187.138]To clarify: you can write CF.NET code, but there is no designer for CF.NET (nor for WorkFlow) since these are tied to C# or VB too much...
9/26/2008 10:49:39 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]With 215 votes, it's now number 2 in the Top 10 list of Delphi reports in QC... Wow!
9/22/2008 12:56:21 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Check out http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin84.htm for some help...
9/22/2008 12:14:55 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Maurice Loois [196.35.158.181]I want to run Dephi7 on Vista but its giving me an error.Please help me if posible.
9/22/2008 8:43:19 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The first edition of the PDF manual has been published now and sent out to my Delphi 2009 customers. The table of contents can be seen online at http://www.bobswart.nl/CodeGear/Delphi2009TOC.pdf
9/20/2008 8:39:19 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Ralf: yes, you are on the list as well (for the Workshop in Helmond back in 2005).
9/20/2008 12:22:44 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Sounds reasonable to me. Thanks.
9/20/2008 12:00:38 AM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Ralf Grenzing [91.96.91.39]Hi Bob, I guess and hope I am on your list? I send you the "best suggestion ever" poster after the counsulting day. And I am looking forward to get the pdf on my mailbox! Have a nice weekend
9/18/2008 9:32:57 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Michael [91.65.232.182]Hi Bob, no problem and of course I will surely buy the printed version from Lulu in November! CU
9/18/2008 9:28:33 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Michael: I'm afraid will not offer a free PDF file for people who bought my book(s) on Lulu.com, as I also do not offer free upgrades for books purchased on Lulu.com. However, there's a good chance I will put the Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF file itself on Lulu.com to be purchased as paperback (again, after the November masterclass in the UK). That will be the final version - I don't want to put it on Lulu before that time anyway.
9/18/2008 9:08:36 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Michael [91.65.232.182]Now Bob, you know my name and I would be pleased to get your new PDF ;-) Just joking, however I could send you the order confirmation from Lulu, perhaps this would make you loving me ;-)
9/18/2008 8:38:04 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Rick: I have you on file as "Richard Hazell" so you will get the book as well, no worries. And no need for formal requests for anyone (if I sent you an invoice, I've got you on file :)), I just need to adjust the parameters for my auto-mailer once the PDF is finished (with the e-mail address inside).
9/18/2008 8:34:52 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Ben: To be honest, I probably will not do a C++Builder version, sorry. I may consider offering it for sale for people with a non-BeNeLux address, but only when the final version is ready (after November 18th).
9/18/2008 8:19:12 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Rick HAzell [24.213.71.107]Do we need to formally request it will it come automatically. Thanks, the proud owner of "Delphi 2007 for Win32 VCL for the Web Development"
9/18/2008 8:17:31 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Ben Pratt [67.185.159.22]Are you planning to do a C++Builder version? Could you offer it for sale to people with Non-BeNeLux addresses?
9/18/2008 7:53:21 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Bruce: how about this - anyone who has every purchased a PDF manual from me before in the past few years (not from Lulu, since then I don't know you name, but directly from me), or who hired me for training, consultancy or development will also get the PDF manual for free in their mailbox. {br} I wasn't planning on putting it up for sale, since that would defeat the purpose of 'seducing' people in BeNeLux to order their Delphi 2009 upgrade through me ;-)
9/18/2008 7:17:00 PM Delphi 2009 Development Essentials PDF (updated)
Bruce McGee [99.244.183.30]Anything we North Americans can do to get our hands on this PDF?
9/17/2008 8:16:28 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]After 120 votes, the QC report was just opened! Thanks! Let's hope we'll see some result soon (and in the meantime, keep up the voting)...
9/17/2008 7:10:30 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Mauricio Buso [67.15.183.32]Votted Bob. []´s from Brazil people
9/17/2008 1:56:05 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Guus: Thanks for your vote! Already at 81!!
9/17/2008 1:51:02 PM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Guus Creuwels [212.178.157.228]My vote is in! I was looking for MTOM support in Win32, but did not yet find it :-(. I hoped it would be in 2009, but as it seems, it is not...
9/17/2008 11:19:00 AM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Lars: I agree with moving to ASP.NET for SOAP Servers, but not for the clients, since Win32 applications also need to be able to consume web services (with new and emerging standards)without the need to move to .NET. Thanks for your vote! 35 and counting...
9/17/2008 11:14:52 AM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Lars Fosdal [80.239.56.253]I would guess that the general direction within CodeGear for http delivered content focuses on ASP.NET. This is not unnatural as the ASP.NET platform address issues like scalability and redundancy in a coherent fashion, unlike a Win32 based single app.server or service where you would have to roll your own mechanisms for this. In addition, you get all that free .NET functionality without having a parallel set of source code. That said, I like the neatness and ease of whipping up a self-contained server/service in Win32. In many environments, it will cover a need for quick and easy intranet content delivery. More importantly: Adding SOAP 1.2 and MTOM support to the WSDL importer is definitively a requirement. Vote added.
9/17/2008 9:51:39 AM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
JB [196.34.184.211]I do not understand this - what happened to greater native Win focus at CodeGear?
9/17/2008 9:34:29 AM Vote for SOAP v1.2 client support in QC
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]See also http://qc.codegear.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=5778 for a QC report to add client certificates handling to Win32 SOAP.
9/16/2008 9:11:29 AM Delphi 2009 SA (Subscription) Notifications
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]And if you're from the BeNeLux and have your Subscription contract through me, you'll receive your Delphi 2009 New Features PDF document in your mailbox before the end of this week.
9/15/2008 3:30:40 PM Delphi 2006 XML, SOAP and Web Services manual
Sahap Asçi [88.250.70.163]http://conferences.codegear.com/article/32219 this article may help
9/12/2008 9:14:07 AM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Tjipke: zie ook http://blogs.codegear.com/nickhodges/2008/09/11/39124
9/11/2008 2:35:31 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
James Bond [123.214.177.2]I installed Delphi C++Builder 2009 trial on my notebook. After that, I found some folders like below. c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data{0C3BE91F-5194-44C0-80FF-246E0251D2BD}\ c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data{2A1601C1-08A4-41E8-A2AA-44C40EDBAA2D}\ and so on... These folders take more that 1.7GB of my notebook's disk space. Is there anyway to remove these folders safely?
9/11/2008 1:54:05 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Tjipke: No, I didn't test that myself. But it was mentioned by someone from CodeGear that this would work (one of my clients is currently using the trial version, waiting for his Subscription key, so I may know by tomorrow if this really works or not ;-)
9/11/2008 1:53:40 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Urs [217.8.203.233]Bob, in a few sections of your book you talk about "PDA" or "mobile". That's why I tried to deploy a little IW-test-application to a WinMobile-Emulator. Unfortunately I failed to succeed! It would be great, when you could complement the existing chapter "Deployment" with a hint for this case. What do you think?
9/11/2008 1:05:00 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Tjipke van der Plaats [195.240.204.50]Did you test yourself the upgrade to full version?
9/10/2008 10:04:55 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
randy [41.221.17.151]Hi Bob ,I want to ask you : As long as the Delphi 2009 is fully Unicode Support , why some important Components are not Right To Left Align like the TTreeView and TListView . Cause some languages are written from Right to Left like Arabic , Thai .... What should we call this ?! is is a Bug or what ..... Regards Randy
9/10/2008 5:12:06 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]There is no ISO download available, yet.
9/10/2008 5:03:48 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
ISO installer [65.98.162.23]Is there a location where we can download Delphi 2009 as ISO?
9/10/2008 5:02:54 PM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Dimitar Antonov [217.79.68.97]I try to install the trial edition, but i receive an error: "Could not access network location \bin" Can anyone help me? My OS is Vista 64 bit, i have Administrator privileges.
9/10/2008 2:01:22 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Pilot [79.130.249.114]Ability? some error fixes from 2007. OK is a marketing game...OK
9/10/2008 11:40:42 AM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]When using Windows Vista, make sure to install the trial edition as Administrator (or with Administrator rights). And please READ THE INSTALL.HTM before installing, just in case...
9/10/2008 11:28:14 AM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The version is probably also 12.0.3170.16989 since it is said that you can turn the trial edition into a full non-expiring edition by doing the Upgrade option in the installer, entering your real serial number (instead of the trail serial number). So it should be the same version IMHO.
9/10/2008 11:25:03 AM Delphi 2009 Architect trial edition
Mohammad [213.207.197.194]Great news, Do you know it's version? thanks.
9/10/2008 9:10:55 AM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Babak Ahadi (Delphi-Magic.com) [217.219.215.10]Nice!!!! Its More Faster Than CRD 2007 With New ability .
9/10/2008 8:31:46 AM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Subscription customers are said to get their e-mail with the ESD download information and serial number on Thursday (US-time).
9/9/2008 10:49:53 PM October 6-7 2008: Software Developer Conference, The Netherlands
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]We've sent a call-for-papers to a lot of potential speakers, and also published it on the website. Anyone who wanted to speak at SDC had the chance to send in proposals and abstracts. I'm sorry you're disappointed, but I still believe this is a strong line-up with some interesting and in-depth sessions (so I still hope to see you there, my "disappointed drbobfan" ;-))...
9/9/2008 10:33:32 PM October 6-7 2008: Software Developer Conference, The Netherlands
disappointed drbobfan [84.195.12.40]Looks a rather pale session list? Where are the known speakers like Guy Smith, Brian Long, Ray Konopka, etc ? Why not invite some new speakers or authors of well known Delphi software packages?
9/9/2008 7:02:08 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]geo: the company (reseller or CodeGear) where you did the pre-order should be able to send you the ESD download locatie. I've got it, but I only give it to my customers (together with their new serial number for Delphi 2009).
9/9/2008 6:18:01 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
geo [216.201.119.201]I've done the pre-order, I'm just looking for the download (ESD)....
9/9/2008 8:56:00 AM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]You can purchase Delphi 2009 from your local reseller or - if you're in the US - from CodeGear itself using the web shop option. {br} As far as I know, there is no trial version or ISO download available at this time. But ESD versions are available (which means you download a smaller installer which then in turn download all required files based on the serial number for the edition you've purchased).
9/9/2008 6:26:13 AM Delphi 2009 is shipping
MaN [89.4.103.146] how i can Download it ?? Or buy It ???
9/8/2008 9:18:56 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
geo [216.201.119.201]where?
9/8/2008 9:15:37 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
DeltaAziz (delphi4arab.com) [41.221.17.47]Finally Delphi2009 is out :)
9/8/2008 6:00:45 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]FWIW, the What's New in Delphi and C++Builder 2009 topic in the new online help can be found at ms-help://embarcadero.rs2009/devcommon/whatsnewtiburon_xml.html
9/8/2008 4:58:12 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Installation download files (about 148 MB in 103 files in .7zip format) are now saved by default in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Rad_Studio_Downloads which makes it easier to save these files (and/or burn them on a DVD). Of course, Administrator can be the name of the actual user account you're logged in as ;-) {br} The unpacked files - about 840 MB - are placed in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{65B1AA84-C1DF-4A2E-A28C-E242BD7DE4B3}, but these are only needed during installation.
9/8/2008 2:56:25 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]The version number in the About Box of Delphi 2009 says 12.0.3170.16989, files are dated August 29th (the first Friday after the announcement).
9/8/2008 12:13:14 PM Delphi 2009 is shipping
Guest [220.231.211.111]WOW!
9/2/2008 11:25:30 AM Blaise Pascal Magazine issue #3
Holger Flick [134.147.100.49]I think it is ridiculous that they changed their subscription model after the first or second issue. Furthermore, I do not appreciate not being notified as a registered member. Sad, as the articles and the topic spread is really good!
9/2/2008 9:26:47 AM Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 announced
Bob Swart [82.168.250.47]Developers who already purchased subscription with Delphi 2007 for Win32 or CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 will automatically receive a free upgrade to Delphi 2009 if their subscription is still active at the time of release. Note that you can renew your subscription with another 12 months (to make sure you also get future updates for free), and that you can do that with any reseller in your region (including me!), not only the reseller you purchased your original license from. {br}Also note that subscription includes 3 incident support calls that you can place with CodeGear itself (this goes beyond the support that your reseller can offer you), helping you to solve critical problems you may encounter. Highly recommended, especially for the Enterprise and Architect users.
8/31/2008 1:36:43 PM Delphi 2009 and C++Builder 2009 announced
vicente [88.7.140.226]I think that delphi 2009 is delphi 2007 plus Unicode and 2 or three thing more. it is very expensive and i think that its better wait for the new version with .net and something more.
8/28/2008 3:46:26 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Farlop [62.43.200.200]Thanks!!! It worked for me! :D
8/27/2008 7:52:39 AM RSS Feed available (and port 80 opened)
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The IP-address changed again a couple of months ago, this time to 88.159.206.154, but nobody should have noticed since it was still coupled to www.bobswart.nl. The good news is that 88.159.206.154 is now a real fixed IP address using a fibre optics 100 Mb (bi-directional!) connection to the internet.
8/23/2008 10:33:36 PM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
Alan [221.11.172.92]Nice writing. You are on my RSS reader now so I can read more from you down the road.
8/21/2008 1:54:08 PM Running Delphi on Vista
vishal moharikar [210.211.246.177]Hello All...When I use DirectoryExists function on Windows Vista and pass a directory path of a network drive then it always returns false. Please suggest me if you have any solution. Thanks in advance.....
8/18/2008 5:05:00 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Kiran Kurapaty [83.244.197.164]Wow! thats wonderful. It did the trick! Thank you so much!
8/16/2008 2:06:05 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Fredy Chuc (fchuc@royalresorts.com) [148.223.213.115]thank you very much Bob for your help !!!
8/11/2008 8:20:29 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
jojo [77.103.46.29]Perhaps the following has some relevance to the discussion: http://blogs.codegear.com/abauer/2008/07/16/38864/
8/9/2008 8:32:45 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Peter, as you can read at both descriptions, the paperback does not include updates or support by e-mail. The PDF file has been first published in April, and updated in June and August (this week actually) and is now 162 pages (170 including cover and TOC). The paperback at lulu is from June and 136 pages (142 including TOC). The Lulu paperback also doesn't include the WebSnap section (18 pages). There will be more updates to the PDF version, including coverage of TMS controls. I will most likely not update the paperback at Lulu until I've covered IntraWeb 10 - the next version.{br} So the paperback at Lulu is a good source of information, but the PDF file contains a bit more (and growing) and includes the option to ask further questions by e-mail (about the topics covered in the manual). So far, there have been roughly an equal number sold of either editions of the manual (although some people may have wished they went for the PDF file right away)...
8/8/2008 2:40:27 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Peter Grimes [59.167.217.198]Why is the paperback about $40 and the pdf around $150, seems a big difference to me.
8/6/2008 11:16:46 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]A new edition has been published and sent to all subscribers, covering new topics like data connection pooling.
7/30/2008 10:45:49 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Marcel [84.188.219.228]Concerning the vanishing elements on pressing the Alt Key: there exists a component on QualityCentral that fixes this problem. Have a look at: http://www.installationexcellence.com/articles/VistaWithDelphi/Index.html and http://cc.codegear.com/item/24282
7/29/2008 5:20:39 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]You are right, thanks for the notice - the actual code is correct ;-)
7/25/2008 9:20:43 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Moises Gumbs [190.166.21.156]VISUAL STUDIO? what for? to follow that erratic path of Microsoft, carrying every single SP with your software because if you don't have SPx and .netX already installed your application can't run (Or worse). Thanks Mark, but no... personally I'll prefer to get stuck on my BDS2006, until something better come along....
7/23/2008 11:37:19 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart - from vacation in Italy [85.18.14.36]Screenshots will be using Delphi 2007, but it will still be helpful enough (I think)...
7/22/2008 2:22:19 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Colin Kelly [88.2.18.215]Will your book benifit me if I'm only using Delph 7 and IW 9.0.32?
7/22/2008 1:47:42 PM Chad's back: IntraWeb Blog and Proposed Roadmap
Tulkas [213.98.23.17]"removal of WAP and HTML 3.2" Are you sure? I'm using it, HTML 3.2 is the best way to make web applications for PocketPC or Blackberry. They don't need to be pretty, they must show and get the information needed.
7/22/2008 3:54:46 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Pato [71.234.181.94]Did anybody notice the button that reads "Subsricptions"?
7/16/2008 4:56:02 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Fabrizio [78.13.45.170]Great. I was becoming crazy.. Tnx!!!
7/14/2008 7:47:52 AM Delphi jobs in Belfast, UK
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I believe there is some existing software written in Delphi that needs to be worked on in Belfast - and hence the need for some additional Delphi developers.
7/14/2008 5:55:13 AM Delphi jobs in Belfast, UK
RIF [78.141.140.27]Interesting, a new trend going from C# to Delphi? At the health care (medical systems) department of Philips they have the last 5 years been using C# e.g. at Best (Eindhoven) in NL.
7/13/2008 8:22:31 AM Delphi jobs in Belfast, UK
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm sorry if I offended anyone - should I have said Belfast, Ireland instead?
7/12/2008 11:51:48 PM Delphi jobs in Belfast, UK
Not an Orangeman [84.51.246.2]Yes Dr Bob, Belfast is legally in the UK. You're pinning your colours to the mast emphasising it on the 12th July though. I suppose William of Orange was a Dutchman alright.
7/12/2008 4:33:09 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Daniel [190.10.155.116]I actuallu had no problem with Vista. I disabled UAC and installation worked fine. But now I have a different problem. The same compiled application that are fine on XP, on Vista shows an issue. I normally use shortcuts on controls (example: "Click &here" on a checkbox. If I press the Ctrl or Alt keys for the first time, all those controls just vanish from form (still there, but they just seems to dissapear and only the underscore is visible). This is driving me crazy. I finally got a bulky solution: detect the Ctrl key hooking the WM_KEYDOWN message and then use a Form.Repaint; Application.ProcessMessages. But I'm unable to detect the Alt key, it seems not to fire the WM_KEYDOWN message. How can I fix this? Is too much time invested just to a hobby application, but I'm so perfectionistic!
7/9/2008 11:53:47 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
MvdH [82.197.207.254]Right. Issue one had some messy spots in the lay-out, but by far good/interesting enough to subscribe to, and so I will. :-)
7/7/2008 5:07:02 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Editor Blaise Pascal Magazine Detlef Overbeek [62.45.87.219]You can change it any time. Just let us know. Your password is your own secret.
7/7/2008 10:53:36 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Aunt Daisy [217.42.182.233]Yes, the website could be slicker, but it's a real treat to have a Pascal magazine again (I miss the Delphi Mag), especially one with Julian Bucknall, Marco Cantu, Bob Swart... Issue 2 has plenty of new things and it's great to see Julian B's Algorithms again. BTW, as usual, I couldn't remember my password. The website let me change it online (rather than the usual e-mail). Is this secure, especially if someone else knows my e-mail address?
7/6/2008 9:32:20 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
MvdH [82.197.207.254]Nice initiative. I'll check out issue number 1 and if it's to my liking I'll get a full subscrubtion. I haven't tried the subscription pages yet, but the website is ok enough. :-) Looks promising.
7/4/2008 8:51:32 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Batur [88.225.226.96]It is wonderfull tric. I am working on D6 and i am searching fix for this till one day. Thak you very much.
7/3/2008 2:26:27 PM Sharing VCL data modules with VCL for the Web
Arwing [89.212.252.137]In last code snippet (*ENDIF*) will get you: [DCC Error] DataModule.pas(27): E2280 Unterminated conditional directive Use (*$ENDIF*) instead ;)
7/3/2008 12:10:35 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I will do that, combined with the coverage of Data Pooling... give me a week or two (I'm also taking a little break in between)
7/3/2008 11:58:35 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Urs [217.8.203.233]It would be nice, if you can add a chapter "Sharing Data Modules" (see http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/Blog.aspx?RootId=5:1955 ) with source-code-example in a next version...
7/1/2008 7:29:27 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Simon Kissel [80.242.149.2]Martin: I don't see what you are after. No matter if for-profit or not-for-profit, the team behind it obviously wishes people to subscribe to the magazine, paying money. The website and subscription process right now very likely scares off potential subscribers. I don't think I have to excuse for pointing out these parts after I've been affected by them myself, paid for the subscription and sent detailed feedback on what didn't work in the process to the editors. No matter what, the current website lets the project look worse than it is.
7/1/2008 7:21:20 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Martin de Bont [62.251.110.96]'Amateurish' - Right on the spot, since being a magazine for hobbyists originally. Done by a few people in their spare time - unpaid! Spending many, many hours off hard labor trying to bring a magazine to the world of Delphi enthusiasts of which I think you both are. I follow Thaddy in his opinion that you both should apologize. It is so easy to bring people down. It is OK to have an opinion, even to ventilate this opinion. Giving suggestions and tips and pointing out weeks spots are always very welcome and in time they will be addressed. Many hands make light work! To come to a full circle: Because of this amateurism (and enthusiasm) the magazine exists.
6/30/2008 4:38:37 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Simon Kissel [80.242.149.2]Thaddy: Sure, content is key, and it made me subscribe. Still: If the process of getting subscribed is a PITA, it might lead to poor sales no matter how good the content is. Detlef: Yes, got your mail, thanks, will get back to you.
6/30/2008 3:20:32 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Thaddy [87.210.90.130]err: Lars should apologize, that is. And do his homework. Sorry Simon. That said, design is a matter of taste. It is not a glossy, by no means. But its the content that counts.
6/30/2008 3:18:31 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Thaddy [87.210.90.130]That javascript allegation is bollocks, Simon should apologize (or, frankly: learn javascript ;) ). I just checked: its fine. Not refined, but fine. The magazine looks promising (I already got a hard copy)
6/30/2008 10:48:08 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Editor Blaise Pascal Magazine Detlef Overbeek [62.45.87.219]I am sorry hear this. I am quite willing to change things but it would be nice if it was somewhat more specific. About like or dislike: its a matter of taste. We are at a starting point and want to listen to what readers want. So if you can advise some changes please let me know. About Mr. Kissel: I asked you to answer but you did not. I will try to make things clearer. Please keep on responding...
6/30/2008 10:15:28 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I've forwarded both of your comments to the editor. I'm afraid there's not much I can do about it (I'm mainly an author, who helped in contacting some of the other authors to help write for the new magazine)...
6/30/2008 9:47:41 AM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Lars Fosdal [80.239.56.253]I have to agree with Simon. I was looking at that page some time back after finding "by accident". The rotten design and badly behaving page lead me to believe that the whole thing might just be a scam. There is some very nasty .js on that page - not well behaved at all. Someone needs to fix it if they want the magazine to be a success.
6/28/2008 10:30:41 PM Second issue of Blaise Pascal Magazine is available
Simon Kissel [89.207.248.200]I guess they'd already have far more subscriptions if the website wasn't such an ugly and confusing mess, the subscription info less confusing (it's absolutely not clear what you are buying in many places) and the english on the website readable (having to click a "By button" to buy something isn't intuitive). For the first issue I decided not to subscribe due to all this, but now they at least offer CC payment (even if through the payment processor used doesn't exactly build confidence in regards of safety), so I just jumped through the hoops and ordered. Didn't take long to get my subscription confirmation. Sadly that one isn't less confusing. It's telling me to create an account on the website myself, telling me this would enable be to use the subscribers downloads. Of course that's far from logical, and consequently it doesn't work ;) So: The respected authors and the really interesting-sounding articles made me subscribe, and I'm pretty sure it's worth the money, and I'm more than happy to finally see a Pascal-focussed magazine on the market again - but other than that, things right now really look quite amateurish.
6/25/2008 8:45:05 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Latest News: in upcoming updates, I will also cover Arcana Tech (Open Source) components as well as the TMS IntraWeb components.
6/22/2008 5:35:55 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
James (woollieness@gmail.com) [78.86.132.160]Wondering if my problem is related to this? Can use SPserv:=SPservice.GetSP(false,'',httprio1); peoplearray := SPserv.getPeople; to get an array of people but if I try to call spserv.addPersonnel('Test','Test','Test'); it's not passing the vars through to the service it returns http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9561/errorma6.jpg delphi generated "procedure addPersonnel(const arg0: WideString; const arg1: WideString; const arg2: WideString); stdcall;" from the wsdl. server is running JAX-WS is there any way I can generate a soap envelope dynamically and send it? I'm running out of time and completely out of my depth... Sorry for all the questions!
6/19/2008 11:09:19 AM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Tom: the filename is radstudio2007apr08hotfix.exe but you can download it by clicking on the "April 08 Hotfix for CodeGear RAD Studio 2007" item in the registered users page...
6/19/2008 9:56:48 AM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Tom Collins [70.230.206.193]What's the filename of this update?
6/18/2008 4:45:41 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
BenJ [81.188.24.202]Thx, Helped me a lot!!!
6/18/2008 1:03:50 PM May 08 Help Update for Delphi / RAD Studio 2007
Carlos [200.232.250.230]Damn, 695MB file for just a Help update?
6/18/2008 10:03:54 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Manohar [202.177.174.131]Thank you very much bob.
6/11/2008 7:53:21 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Dave: did you import the web service from "localhost" perhaps?
6/11/2008 6:17:02 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Dave [38.114.42.66]I am having issues with calling the web service from a different machine than development machine. Did someone have this issue?
6/11/2008 12:55:24 PM At home in bed, feeling very sick
Marco [82.193.182.38]Well, that's good to hear, becouse I've looking forward to your course next week, the 16-18'th of june, here in Gothenburg / Sweden!
6/10/2008 11:02:01 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Aeliton [201.70.135.74]genius monster!!! =) thanks for this article, it save me so many time!
6/9/2008 9:31:44 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Keith [68.80.192.233]Thanks for the tip!
6/9/2008 9:52:43 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Thanks for all the wishes - I've (almost fully) recovered and am starting to get back to work now...
6/9/2008 9:25:35 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
martens [195.56.53.75]Wish get better soon, don't forget to drink a lot.
6/6/2008 7:53:24 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]You can download the example source code for all my books on Lulu.com from http://www.eBob42.com/Lulu and see for yourself...
6/6/2008 7:45:55 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 VCL for the Web Development published
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]No, the printed edition - sold for 32 Euro from Lulu.com - gives you only a printed copy of the manual (without the WebSnap section), without updates, PDF version or further support (since you purchase from Lulu, I don't know who bought it, and cannot give personal e-mail support).{br} The PDF edition - sold for 99 Euro from my own site - includes free updates for 12 months (there have been two already), plus the ability to e-mail me suggestions, comments and questions (about the topics covered in the manual). But, it's PDF only, you will have to print it yourself.
6/6/2008 1:33:20 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 VCL for the Web Development published
Lachlan Gemmell [58.105.231.177]Does purchasing the printed edition also give you access to the PDF edition?
6/5/2008 4:58:09 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Mauro [87.23.57.134]Are there your IW Delphi Example source ? very simple o complex example ?
6/5/2008 11:43:22 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]The Lulu edition is now available for purchase - see http://www.lulu.com/content/2659447
6/3/2008 11:02:39 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]The updated version of my IntraWeb courseware manual was released earlier this week, and sent to all subscribers. The manual covers IntraWeb up to 9.0.42 and is now 166 instead of the previous 150 pages. {br} The Lulu.com edition will be prepared after a 9.0.4x version is released to the general public (i.e. Delphi 2007 developers).
6/3/2008 5:55:58 PM Delphi 2007 Essentials in Göteborg, Sweden
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Due to my illness, the 3-day seminar in Sweden has been postponed to June 16-18, 2008. See also http://www.pc-ware.com/pcw/se/se/press/press_release/2008/2008-1.htm
5/31/2008 12:52:20 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
gattaca [61.57.132.50]Intraweb v9.0.41~~~~~ I need your book!!
5/28/2008 5:02:50 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
delphi fan come from china [218.206.96.132]Wish you get better
5/26/2008 6:07:58 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Geerhard Brits [196.207.47.60]I tried instaling delphi on vista but it says not compatible please help . i cant find any patches on the web
5/24/2008 10:13:12 AM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
DelphiFan [203.177.74.136]Hi Myles, good point. but it might not be so easy to keep yourself clearly either a contractor or a creator of a product, many uses Delphi for many years and times comes that their products are not doing well in the market and need to sell their services by the hour, that's the time they will find out Delphi are not the right tool in that situation and learning a new tool not that easy any more after so many years stay with Delphi(Delphi takes too good care of developers that we don't even have to know those win 32 apis). anyway, so many Delphi developers are reluctant to leave Delphi behind, but the sale of Codegear might finally help them make a decision. well Embarcadero's tools, especially the ERStudio, is very good, I have yet to see a E/R diagramming tool come closer to that, funny thing is, I have been hoping ER/Studio will support Interbase 6, but that never happens, it still officually supports Interbase 4, maybe this sale will finally put the Interbase 6/7, Firebird into its officially supported databases? that will be a very welcome development.
5/23/2008 10:06:48 AM Delphi 2006 XML, SOAP and Web Services manual
Asop - kutuqboard@yahoo.co.id [222.124.98.186]Hallo, Dr.Bob.. please help me step by step to create web services from d7 i don't know how to use it.. thanks...
5/20/2008 5:29:31 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]I will certainly consider adding information on pooling data connections (once I'm a bit better again)
5/20/2008 5:28:31 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Apart from the fact that I've been ill last week (and will remain in bed this week as well), the IntraWeb manual for Lulu is not ready. The reason is that I'm waiting for some more feedback (from the AtoZedSoftware team) as well as the .40 release of IntraWeb to incorporate some bug fixes and changes in the version of the manual that will be published on Lulu.com. {br}You can expect the Lulu.com version approximately two weeks after version .40 is released, but that hasn't happened yet (and is beyond my control, sorry)...
5/20/2008 11:20:08 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
Bob Swart [192.168.1.100]Yes, I've been in almost daily contact with a real doctor - we switched antibiotics, and now the fever is "only" just above 39 degrees for a few hours after each pill (twice a day) and around 38 (not really fever, just a bit unwell) during the day. {br}Right now, I'm out of bed to read some mail, but will get back in there within the hour. Unfortunately, I have to take these new pills until the end of the week (7 more to go).
5/20/2008 1:38:51 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
Xepol [68.146.190.12]hope you get better soon, being sick sucks. But at least with that kind of fever, the dreams are kinda trippy. I hope you saw a doctor when you started throwing up with a 40c/104f fever - that isn't a good sign.
5/19/2008 11:05:59 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Myles [68.14.246.71]I guess if you sell yourself by the hour, then you are looking for what technology demand there are for contractors. But if you develop software and sell the end product, I still can't see a better solution than Delphi, IMHO.
5/19/2008 2:41:09 PM At home in bed, feeling very sick
ibandyop [71.87.200.176]Wish you get better
5/19/2008 10:44:16 AM At home in bed, feeling very sick
Martin Oom (a swedish developer) [213.50.9.18]Good to hear from you Bob! You got us a little bit worried. Now take care and get well! Regards
5/16/2008 8:23:16 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Y. Kirschner [71.134.78.187]I found the book informative but very basic. For example: I was hoping to find out how to pool data connections. Do you have any plans to add that?
5/10/2008 5:12:22 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
DelphiFan [124.6.164.202]Delphi is a nice tool, I have been using it for almost all my win32 applications, but Delphi has a very little market share, very difficult to find a delphi job before, with the sale of CodeGear to Embarcadero, I guess the situation will be getting worse, let's face it, I know it is so difficult to leave Delphi, but sooner or later it's a decision that has to be made.
5/10/2008 2:55:52 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Babak Ahadi [217.219.215.10]I'm sure that The Borland has not decided wrongly . I'm sure that it's a new way to the horizon of programming.Delphi never DIE!!!!!!!
5/10/2008 2:55:48 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Babak Ahadi(www.IranDelphi.ir) [217.219.215.10]I'm sure that The Borland has not decided wrongly . I'm sure that it's a new way to the horizon of programming.Delphi never DIE!!!!!!!
5/9/2008 5:47:49 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]John: I know, I just hope it won't take too long before the .NET Roadmap is published...
5/9/2008 5:06:36 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
John Moshakis [67.69.157.228]Hi, Bob Nick has on his blog that the dotnet roadmap hasn't been published yet http://blogs.codegear.com/nickhodges/2008/04/23/39051
5/9/2008 4:52:21 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Troy Wolbrink [72.249.135.21]I think we're all dreaming the ultimate Delphi dream. A single IDE (and language) for all our development work. Win32, .NET, Linux, CF, ASP.NET, VCL, Winforms, etc.
5/9/2008 1:43:25 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]For a little discussion at LinkedIn, see http://www.linkedin.com/answers/technology/software-development/TCH_SFT/227540-522469
5/9/2008 12:22:19 PM About the sale of CodeGear to EMBT...
Roland [85.144.89.112]I also have to maintain BDS2006 for two winforms projects. I am not too happy about that. Too minimize the risk for the future I have moved them to a Virtual machine. I hope for all the Delphi ASP.NET users out there that ASP.NET will stay a part of Delphi, but for me it is, from a business standpoint of view, too risky (unsure), so I do all new .NET projects (winforms, ASP.NET) in VS and C#. For Win32 however Go Delphi!!
5/8/2008 11:21:21 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Next to CodeGear, see http://www.databasegear.com/
5/8/2008 3:08:57 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]After more than a decade, I can still use Delphi for my daily native (and managed) Windows solutions, so I'll stick with what I love, thanks ;-)
5/8/2008 2:19:40 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Mark Wisecarver [76.122.198.192]Come on guys, its time to follow Anders Hejlsberg, Chuck Jazdzewski, Danny Thorpe, Paul Gross, Blake Stone and Charlie Calvert over to Visual Studio.
5/7/2008 8:07:40 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Ron Grove [69.30.124.106]I'm very hopeful myself. Seems to me they're expanding their core business into related and highly complimentary fields. But for Management teams trying to make the best decision on what tools to use it is yet more uncertainty. And uncertainty is a bad thing in that context I'm afraid. Embarcadero needs to act quickly and do everything they can to put those fears to rest.
5/7/2008 3:47:47 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm awaiting the arrival of the (Delphi for) .NET Roadmap with some more interest now, hoping for the best.
5/7/2008 3:14:26 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Eelco van der Hoff [83.160.164.236]Sounds great, but if I glance quickly as what Embarcadero core buisness is, I'm afraid for the future of CodeGear RAD Studio. Especially the last part of the FAQ "Are there plans to discontinue any CodeGear or Embarcadero products?" and the "Customer letter from Wayne Williams, CEO Embarcadero Technologies" does not remove my fears. Not to mention that it does not score with the management in my company, that I know now for sure will switch to MS Visual Studio and the NET.
5/7/2008 1:56:50 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]DavidI has posted a letter to the CodeGear developer community talking about the announcement at http://dn.codegear.com/article/38132
5/7/2008 1:50:58 PM Borland Q1 2008 results - CodeGear sold to Embarcadero Technologies
Stéphane Wierzbicki [81.252.133.129]I'm just wondering what the future will tell us but it look to me like a great thing.
5/5/2008 12:39:25 PM Delphi 2007 Essentials in Göteborg, Sweden
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The 247-page courseware manual is ready (will be given during the event), and as of today no less than 19 people have registered and will attend the seminar, which is a good number! (maybe we can get a few more before the event starts).
5/5/2008 12:33:10 PM Delphi 2007 Essentials in Göteborg, Sweden
Marco [217.150.175.2]Hi! I will attending your seminar in Göteborg, I'm really looking forward to it! Cheers, Marco.
5/4/2008 12:29:07 AM The benefits of using Lulu to publish books
Klaus Edelmann [80.143.116.137]Hi Dr. Bob! For the problem hardcopy-buyed-at-lulu-without-updates vs. PDF-buyed-at-your-homepage-with-updates couldn't you set up a system in order that someone can buy the printed book at your site where you create an order at lulu to make print the book for him and send him the PDF-updates? Regards, Klaus
5/3/2008 4:07:02 PM The benefits of using Lulu to publish books
DerekSmith [80.42.195.131]Hi Dr Bob, I have to agree with you logic that Lulu and the move to 'Topical' subjects is the way to go. But have you thought of going yet further? How about $5 booklets on specific topics.. i.e. Interface I/O - Com1, LPT1 and USB interfaces to external devices such as an eTrex GPS or a balance or digital thermometer or to a Pic Microprocessor development board. or Delphi Records -- Never be afraid of Records again -- dine on them for breakfast. You would probably need a user section on your site to allow users to propose topics and as the list built up, a search facility to point enquiries to the booklet(s) which covered a query, but this way a user could get access to information directly on the topic of exact interest and to a focussed depth frequently left uncovered in more general tombs. PS, I would buy the above today if you published them!! 'derekat'-'execsecdot codotuk'
5/3/2008 2:47:06 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Denizhan Seçkin [85.105.158.129]Thank Bob, this help save me from very painfull headache :)
5/1/2008 8:37:35 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm waiting for some more feedback as well as the .40 release of IntraWeb to incorporate these changes in the version of the manual that will be published on Lulu.com. If you want constant updates, feel free to {a href="http://www.eBob42.com/courseware"target=_blank}purchase the PDF{/a} (with free updates whenever they are released, instead of a 'fixed' version on Lulu). {br}You can expect the Lulu.com version within the next week or two, but I cannot be more specific at this time, sorry.
5/1/2008 12:56:26 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
gattaca [61.57.132.50]What is the release time?
4/30/2008 11:38:19 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Another reader said: {i}"I just want to let you know how pleased I am with your book. I browsed it briefly when I first received it and I have used it as a reference several times while working on an application. The time it has saved me has already made it worth the purchase. Thanks for the work and please keep it up!"{i}
4/30/2008 11:37:40 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]A reader of the PDF version wrote to me: {i}"I read almost all through your manual yesterday. It was very helplful and a great source of information. {br} In fact, your manual is much better then it looked on first sight form evaluating the table of content before the purchase. Your table of content looked on first sight as if 70% of the manual are reproducing information from the help files. But this is absolutley not true. In fact you really looked deep into Intraweb and show your expertise."{/i}
4/25/2008 8:27:49 PM Win32 and .NET cooperation using Delphi and Hydra 3
Brad White [76.79.31.119]How does it handle data conversion? I'm having trouble with the .NET 96 bit decimal type. BCD isn't quite right, but would probably be adequate if is wasn't so buggy.
4/23/2008 7:44:10 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]First I want to finish a section on deployment and another one on the testing framework. Perhaps I'll add sections for third-party products later, but these vendors probably have their own set of documentation and samples, so I'm not really giving this a high priority, sorry...
4/23/2008 7:39:27 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
C. Feldmann [64.124.23.130]Now that Arcana has moved components to open source, a chapter on to utilize them would be very useful.
4/21/2008 1:35:11 PM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Make that 11.0.2987.10779 (and not 10799 sorry)
4/19/2008 12:46:56 PM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]If you click the Version Info... button in the About Box, you will see that bcbide100.bpl, dcc110il.dll, delphicoreide100.bpl, htlphelp2100.bpl and xmlrtl100.bpl now have a version number of 11.0.2987.10799 and dcc100.dll has a version number of 11.0.2963.11001 (all with date/time stamp of March 27th, just like dcc32.exe).
4/19/2008 12:31:55 PM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Actually, I found that on another machine with the December 2007 Update (but not the April 2008 Hotfix, yet) the version number was already at 11.0.2902.10471, so that was no correct indication.
4/19/2008 12:10:00 PM Delphi / RAD Studio 2007 April 2008 Hotfix
Fernando Madruga [62.169.121.238]"but the version number now shows 11.0.2902.10471" - That's something that Nick could have mentioned rather than say that you can re-apply the hotfix if in doubt! :) Thanks for the info.
4/17/2008 1:39:05 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The Lulu.com version - available in a few weeks - will allow to get a preview of the first few pages (I will change that to include at least pages 35-37 in the preview).{br}I may also put some information online next week (when I have a bit more time on my hands)...
4/17/2008 1:36:40 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Some Content [207.61.87.91]Hi Bob, Is it possible to see a bit of the content - instead of just the Table of Contents?
4/17/2008 2:08:56 AM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Steve Moran [81.100.181.140]Thanks Bob. I see it's come through to the CodeGear UK/Digital River shop now as well. That's excellent.
4/16/2008 7:15:54 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]No problem - sorry for the misunderstanding. Hopefully, the information on pages 35-37 will soon no longer be necessary, but otherwise I may post them in a blog sometime next week.
4/16/2008 6:54:01 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
TDaniel [212.71.19.146]Sorry for being very interested...
4/16/2008 6:33:31 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
TDaniel [212.71.19.146]Table of contents says enough for me.
4/16/2008 5:13:46 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Or maybe you only read the table of contents? (sorry for misinterpreting your question then)
4/16/2008 5:00:43 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]TDaniel? Who are you? How did you get a copy of the book if I may ask?
4/16/2008 4:42:04 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
TDaniel [212.71.19.146]Bob + Olaf: Information on pages 35-37 should be public information.
4/16/2008 1:12:26 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I thought there was an official documentor for ECO already, so why need me? ;-){p} Having said that, ever since the first version of ECO I've had little demand for ECO training or support (and my ECO paperback on Lulu also doesn't sell nearly as good as my other Delphi books), so it's hard to justify any efforts from my side, sorry...
4/16/2008 12:56:27 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
VT venkatesh [117.192.102.72]Hi Bob Having your Blog with ECO & not bringing out a book about the latest edition of ECO IV 9which is really cool) is surprising.Now a days I do all my asp.net development with ECO & it is a real time saver
4/16/2008 7:41:44 AM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Olaf Monien [84.149.12.163]Porting IW to FPC would be a major challenge as we have strong dependencies to VCL and Win32. I'm not saying it's not doable, but the answer is: no IW doesn't work with FPC.
4/15/2008 5:31:54 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm afraid I've never used FPC, so I do not know if IntraWeb can be made to work with FPC - you need to ask the makers of IntraWeb I'm afraid...
4/15/2008 5:26:44 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Web Development book
Donald Shimoda [200.118.131.238]Hi Bob, is possible to make work Intraweb with FPC? I see theres Indy versions for FPC, but dont know how ,much win32 related is the intraweb source code. Thanks for your comments.
4/15/2008 12:45:48 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Steve: Delphi for PHP is available from QBSS Software, see http://www.qbssoftware.com/DELPHIPHP Item 156563 is the preorder ESD upgrade from version 1 to 2 costing £76. They do not expect to ship for 7-10 days.
4/15/2008 8:12:46 AM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Ritsaert Hornstra [80.126.206.209]As I see it the main change is that it is now a RAD studio "personality" and not a Delphi look alike application. If so, this is a good thing. Do you know if this IDE can be integrated with RAD studio itself?
4/14/2008 10:06:03 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Steve Moran [81.100.181.140]Sorry, I should've said - I'm in the UK. When I follow the link for International sales and then for UK and Ireland I get to a list that doesn't include any upgrades. Maybe it will be updated later, maybe it's just a time lag in getting it out to the four corners of the earth. I'm hoping and looking forward to it. I'm interested in the html template feature.
4/14/2008 8:23:37 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Delphi for PHP 2.0 is available for an introductory price of $249 through June. Afterward, it costs $299. Upgrades from version 1.0 cost $179. See http://www.codegear.com/shop/resellers/ (Steve, I don't know where you are from? USA?)
4/14/2008 6:49:04 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Steve Moran [81.100.181.140]I can't find any links to order an upgrade. I phoned one of the third party suppliers and they said if I hadn't bought a support agreement, I was basically stuffed. I'd have to pay the same again for the new version, which I don't feel inclined to do (needless to say). However, I'm hopeful that someone in Codegear sales will come up with a better option.
4/14/2008 5:52:18 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The upgrade price is 105 Euro, I don't know how much it will be in your local currency, sorry.
4/14/2008 5:43:32 PM Delphi for PHP 2.0 announced
Steve Moran [81.100.181.140]I just bought version 1 early last month and I don't see any upgrade pricing available. Doh!
4/14/2008 3:17:10 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Reg Some Of Delphi Application Exe Files Cann't Run In Windows Vista [121.32.152.101]i have some problem.some of the deplhi7 application file exes are cann't run windows vista enterprise edition.pls help.
4/10/2008 5:12:45 PM New Edition of Delphi Win32 Database Development
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]You could also decide to purchase the PDF edition with e-mail support from my courseware site at http://www.eBob42.com/courseware - these PDF versions are more expensive, but they come with personal e-mail support (only about the topics in the book, not about other topics please)...
4/10/2008 5:11:47 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]You could also decide to purchase the editions with e-mail support from my courseware site at http://www.eBob42.com/courseware - these versions are more expensive, but they come with personal e-mail support (only about the topics in the book, not about other topics please)...
4/10/2008 5:09:26 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]No, the printed version does not contain the electronic PDF version. If you purchase the PDF version, you can print it (only) for yourself, and/or use the Acrobat Reader to read it from your own machine.
4/10/2008 5:02:37 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
Jordi Tudela [213.151.115.239]Does the hard copy include the pdf version?
4/10/2008 12:45:36 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
David Taylor [92.235.175.4]Thanks
4/10/2008 12:43:45 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The appendices as well as new source code archives for the Win32 Development Essentials and Win32 VCL Database Development manuals are now available for download at the "Thank You" location.
4/10/2008 12:24:10 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The main updates were in the appendices - later today, I will upload a free PDF version of the appendices to the download location for the source files (a location which was mentioned in the "Thank You!" note you got from Lulu).
4/10/2008 12:00:55 PM New Edition of Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials
David Taylor [92.235.175.4]As a buyer of the original hardcopy edition, am I entitled to any upgrade?
4/9/2008 8:18:30 PM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Detlef Overbeek [62.45.81.91]To adjust the news about Blaise Pascal Magazine: it was a mistake to ad no postal code. Its added. About payment: it is possible now to pay by PayPal or creditcard. Everybody receives an invoice, even if you have paid by Paypal or creditcard. I assume that most people want some kind of receipt. About Kylix: I kan assure you that we will have articles about that in the september issue.
4/7/2008 1:18:05 PM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The website does not appear to be down to me... (and rest assured 'lowly' proferssional or even Turbo edition uses are also always welcome) ;-)
4/7/2008 1:13:36 PM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Tim H [81.156.145.255]Really good news ... but the link doesn't work / website is down. Ps: Nice 'tag line' but what about lowly professional edition users.
4/7/2008 1:11:38 PM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Dave Craggs [80.177.119.178]It may be a good idea to add postcode to the email request.
4/7/2008 8:18:47 AM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]John: you will get an invoice. They are working on ways to pay electronically (including PayPal). More information will be published on the Blaise Pascal website shortly.
4/7/2008 7:55:38 AM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Andreas: some of the readers of our Dutch edition still use Kylix, so we continue to cover that (but not very much). As well as articles about for example Chrome, Lazarus / Free Pascal and other Pascal implementations. The majority will be about Delphi (for Win32).
4/7/2008 1:01:51 AM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
John Wilfong [216.67.223.67]Any idea how they intend to collect payment for subscriptions? All I found is an email link that produces an email stating that I want to subscribe at 25 Euros for the first year. There is no mention of how to actually pay for the magazine. Are they going to simply bill everyone? Maybe you can do a follow-up blog when they are ready to accept subscription payments.
4/6/2008 11:59:58 PM Blaise Pascal - international magazine about Delphi and Pascal
Andreas Hausladen [87.181.69.214]Kylix? Are you sure? Or do you know more than others?
4/4/2008 9:30:19 PM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
hbb [41.201.110.43]thanks for the tutorial Bob
4/1/2008 5:38:07 AM RAD Studio with Free Delphi for PHP
steve.puma@att.net [63.252.73.58]Does anyone know why a person who has BDS2006 Enterprise pays the same amount as someone who purchased BDS2006 Architect when upgrading to Rad Studio 2007 Architect? I keep looking at the pricing and the requirements and it really hurts my feelings that I purchased BDS2006 Architect and don't get a better discount. If I had known this was the way it worked, I would have purchased BDS2006 Enterprise and waited for the next release and then upgraded to RAD Studio 2007 Architect and saved $1,000.00 in the process. I hate to believe this is the way of things; I'd much rather find out I misunderstand and I can get the Upgrade for less than the listed price. Please feel free to e-mail me if I am wrong and you can tell me how to get a better price because I'd love to upgrade to RS 2007 Architect.
3/28/2008 5:44:19 PM RSS Feed available (and port 80 opened)
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The IP address changed again, this time to 89.220.93.5, but with a DNS update nobody will have noticed (if they still go to http://www.bobswart.nl/blog instead of a fixed IP).
3/28/2008 5:40:56 PM Win32 and .NET cooperation using Delphi and Hydra 3
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The slides of my session are now {a href="ftp/Hydra3.pps"}available{/a} to view or download.
3/28/2008 5:27:46 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
DelphiUser [213.173.165.130]Repeating here what I said in Nick's blog: Microsoft has a UnicoWS.dll/MSLU solution, and I hope an interface may be put together a wrapper for Delphi. Isn't there a Jedi project for this, perhaps? (probably not yet, since it's only just become an issue.)
3/28/2008 12:41:25 AM Delphi 2006 XML, SOAP and Web Services manual
sem.alp [85.103.7.45]dear mr. Bob., I need ur documents for my school project. Pls give an information about: internet, internet express, websnap, web services. I have looked table of contents. i think good working. semosh87@gmail.com Thx mr Bob.
3/26/2008 4:24:54 PM Win32 and .NET cooperation using Delphi and Hydra 3
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm afraid the session will be in Dutch, but the slides are in English and I may also publish a paper on the session details.
3/26/2008 3:33:09 PM Win32 and .NET cooperation using Delphi and Hydra 3
David Champion [195.137.12.24]Is the session in English ?
3/24/2008 10:19:20 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Gautam More [203.124.144.4]I installed Delphi 7 on Vista but it says its not compatible...i tried the upgrade patch on microsoft but there wasnt any benefit from it...can any one help...i wasnt asked for install using Administrator option either. pls help.
3/22/2008 10:08:19 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Deqn [87.119.118.97]Where you get unpacked driver for Intel 82815 ?
3/19/2008 4:11:30 AM Delphi for PHP Roadmap published
Nick in Las Vegas [24.234.45.166]I sure hope they can get it together on this product. The documentation absolutely sucks. Borland used to have first rate tools AND documentation. It's very disappointing. This product has the potential to be awesome...
3/18/2008 8:46:53 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Mohsen [85.185.70.130]I just got a smashing new computer with Windows Vista Home premium, I installed Delphi7 on a vista notebook but when I want to open delphi show me eror then delphi buttoms and .. has disable and not work.can someone help me ?
3/18/2008 4:30:39 PM Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator on Windows 2003
Khanna [69.26.232.34]Hi Bob.Nice stuff.I can able to run an exe, but i can't able to deploy it through Visual stdio.Please help me out. Thanks.
3/18/2008 7:24:03 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Antony Augustus [221.134.107.226]We were breaking our head. Thanks Bob for your help.
3/15/2008 2:26:57 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
jp [81.56.248.183]you beauties saved the life of my HP PIII 1GHz 512MB it was just about to be labelled SCRAP!! OS platform is W2K8. I had managed to install the driver by tweaking the compatibility property of the executable WIN2K_XPE67.EXE but it was unstable. the procedure as stated above worked. Thanks to all the contributions!
3/14/2008 5:54:23 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Ralf Grenzing [217.91.47.212]I could not recommend Decision Cube. As soon as you put some more data in it you getting errors. I would recommend also ExpressPivotGrid from DevExpress
3/14/2008 3:41:09 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Xepol [68.146.190.12]Or, if it is a vital component you need, you could go get the ExpressPivotGrid from DevExpress. No I don't work for DevExpress.
3/14/2008 3:24:59 PM Recompiling Decision Cube with Delphi 2007
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]And in order to avoid conflicts between TeeChart packages tee100.bpl and tee7100.bpl, you should change the $LIBSUFFIX from '100' to '7100' in both the dcldss and dss package .dpk files.
3/13/2008 11:15:20 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]All non-trial versions contain the VCL source code (but it wouldn't be wise to give it away in the free trial version, so it's not included in the trial, but it is included in the real versions).
3/13/2008 11:06:58 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Theodor [196.36.119.37]Does RAD Studio 2007 (any of the 3 editions) contain the source to the VCL, like previous versions of Delphi? I installed the trial but don't seem to have the source code.
3/11/2008 3:17:03 AM Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP Announced
xalion [219.144.162.171]when kylix?
3/11/2008 12:17:58 AM Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP Announced
FX [74.171.46.60]I hope CodeGear will find a way to let us compile simple ISAPI modules (.dll or .so) for both Windows and Linux. By not having a GUI, it should make the task easier than something full-blown like Kylix.
3/10/2008 3:06:29 PM Delphi/400 and Delphi/400 for PHP Announced
David Keith [24.89.138.202]Talk about deja vu... I thought that Borland outsourced this long ago, never to return... wonder what market drivers brought about this change?
3/7/2008 4:58:59 PM Code Editor tip for Wide Screen developers (1600+)
Dooble Screen [213.173.165.130]On starting, Delphi 7 always jumped back to single screen width whereas D5 remembered its previous width. Can I assume therefore that this is fixed in D2007?
3/7/2008 1:49:15 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
HeartWare [217.157.37.182]Thank you for testing .DCU file compatibility. Now I can (re-)install Delphi 2007 over Easter to get the latest version (for some reason, the update feature fails on my machine - probably because I haven't saved the installation cache).
3/7/2008 2:04:48 AM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Xepol [68.146.190.12]Cesar -> Maybe write the compiler so it can compile code encrypted with a public key.... Then distribute encrypted source that only the compiler can decrypt. Of course, then some cretin would come along and write a memory sniffer to strip the unencrypted code out of the compiler on the fly, so maybe not... (of course, if someone really wants source for a component, there are plenty of fast and easy disreputable ways, so really its a matter of the honest people vs the less honest people...)
3/7/2008 12:33:54 AM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Cesar Romero [200.103.159.41]Mario, Blob fields problem was a bug in Midas.dll and dont even Interbase dont work, it was already fixed, I can confirm this, coz Im using this righ now in 3 different projects.
3/6/2008 10:37:36 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Naughty Kiwi [222.155.25.219]CodeGear should have another file type, .dcx. It would be an intermediary format. Not humanly readable, but comprehensible by the compiler so it can be recompiled into a DCU on any version of Delphi. Component developers could thus ship .dcx files rather than .dcu files for every Delphi version. Of course if the used units change...
3/6/2008 9:12:18 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Brett Graffin [75.145.60.29]Thanks for all of the responses. Wow, my whole outlook towards D2008 is now different. “Ansify” strings. Yikes, that will kill me. I have 12 years of coding to go thru. You think they could come up with a compiler switch to allow "string;" to remain in code and behave Ansi-like. 3rd party products will need to be update? I'm dead. Fortunately after Delphi5, I always purchased source. But that was not always possible. Getting all of the 3rd part products to update, whether I fix it or they do, is probably going to make me do something I have not done in a long while. Not upgrade. That stinks, I want to support CodeGear. All of these new facts being presented make the situation sound pretty ominous. Yes, I can stay with D2007 for a few years, but I remember migrating from Delphi6 to Delphi2005 (I bought 7 and 8) did not actually use them. That upgrade was a “heartbreaking” upgrade. I lost CodeRush; and at least 20% of my components had to be substituted for a new product. It took months to get all of the code working properly under D2007. I made a promise to myself to stay current with future releases, so I would not have to do that ever again. Thanks for all of the replies. Even though it was bad news for me to hear.
3/6/2008 8:43:48 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Xepol [68.146.190.12]Truely, the next version is gonna be one heck of rough ride for component writers in general.
3/6/2008 8:35:06 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Jolyon Smith [202.170.162.38]@Brett: Delphi 2008 is expected later this year. Unfortunately for you (and others in the same position) current information is that Delphi 2008 will be perhaps the most-breaking Delphi release yet, since this release will incorporate the step-up to Unicode support. That is, you won't get any choice - your projects in D2008 will be Unicode, whether you want it, need it, like it or not. i.e. No compiler switch. For existing applications not coded to correctly support Unicode, and still using "String" types, this means you will have to ANSIfy your projects (change "String" to "AnsiString" etc) to ensure continued correct behaviour of your code with D2008. Of course the same will apply to any 3rd party components/libraries - assuming you have the source. CodeGear are endeavouring to ensure source compatability as far as possible, but even this they have already said is not going to be 100% achievable, and does not alter the fact that you application will no longer be ANSI any more, and will be capable of accepting data input from users, and manipulate that data, for which it was never designed. For many people this may not be a problem, and as long as your source compiles you might choose to simply hope that behaviour has not been adversely affected by the switch to Unicode. But "cross your fingers" is unlikely to be appropriate if you are in a commercially sensitive situation, in which case I suspect you will need to at least "ANSIfy" your source as well as get updated components/libraries (or wait for them from the suppliers) before shipping builds made with D2008 (a.k.a "Tiburon" by the way). I personally am hopeful that CodeGear might yet change their minds, as there does exist (imho) an alternative approach to providing Unicode support that would not be such a breaking change, and which would in fact provide a more flexible Unicode implementation into the bargain.
3/6/2008 7:44:18 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Mario [201.130.139.132]i can't upgrade to 2007 version cause dbx4 is not compatible with Firebird blobs fields, for me that's a breaking release :(
3/6/2008 7:00:13 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Harry Seldon [74.171.46.60]IMHO, I think Delphi 2007 (December 2007 ISO) is the "goto" version because it is fast and now stable. It includess the February 2008 Help Update, so "December 2007 ISO" so they were trying to avoid having "2008" in the name of the ISO. FWIW, I consider Delphi 2007 to be primarily a bugfix upgrade of Delphi 2006. And with several huge bugfix updates to Delphi 2007, it may possibly be the most reliable version of Delphi we'll see for a few years because the next version adds unicode, and the next will add 64-bit (both likely to introduce at least some bugs.) Hopefully, the version after that will be a "stabalizing and optimizating" release like Delphi 2007.
3/6/2008 5:13:17 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Brett Graffin [75.145.60.29]How about Delphi2008? Is there going to be a Delphi2008? By this time last year I was inidated with advertising about "Upgrading to Delphi2007". I haven't heard a word about any Delphi2008. And the bigger question is: If there is going to be a Delphi2008, is it going to be non-breaking as well?. I have "hundreds" of 3rd party pruducts that I bought over the years. Some I have to pay to get them upgraded to the "breaking version" of Delphi. Please tell me it's not going to happen again...
3/6/2008 12:37:06 PM .DCU compatibility of Delphi 2006 and 2007
Xepol [68.146.190.12]Ya, except that they changed a few core packages which lead to some very strange problems that broke things in very strange ways.
3/6/2008 11:49:44 AM Code Editor tip for Wide Screen developers (1600+)
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I never encountered problems using the second edit window in Delphi 2006, but only started to use it a lot with Delphi 2007 and CodeGear RAD Studio (ever since I got my fourth monitor connected with 1920x1200 resolution).
3/6/2008 11:48:18 AM ASP.NET HttpRequestValidationException
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Ali - check out some of my ASP.NET 1.1 Web Development books to get started. See http://www.lulu.com/content/1157450 for example
3/6/2008 11:36:17 AM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]See also my post at http://www.bobswart.nl/Weblog/Blog.aspx?RootId=5:2010
3/6/2008 11:23:33 AM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 for Win32, and Delphi 2007 for Win32 R2 plus the Win32 identity of CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 are all .DCU-compatible with each other.
3/6/2008 4:42:04 AM ASP.NET HttpRequestValidationException
ali movahedi [217.219.225.247]I want to make a website by delphi.net with asp.net and I dont now any thing pleas help me thank you
3/5/2008 7:01:07 PM Code Editor tip for Wide Screen developers (1600+)
Flukey [67.35.72.131]In Turbo Delphi 2006 (BDS 2006) opening and using a second edit window caused frequent lockups/crashes and other problems. I don't use that feature any more as I have lost too much work as a result. Is this fixed in BDS2007?
3/5/2008 6:02:04 PM Code Editor tip for Wide Screen developers (1600+)
Xepol [68.146.190.12]Screenshot?
3/5/2008 3:14:35 PM Code Editor tip for Wide Screen developers (1600+)
Robert Crandall [208.124.169.18]Yup, I do pretty much the same thing and it is like getting out of jail after all those years on a single screen. The freedom is incredible. Then one of my monitors fried unexpectedly and I was down to one again for a few days - it was a stunning downgrade. Thanks goodness high quality monitors are dirt cheap now.
3/5/2008 10:44:59 AM Help Update 2 for RAD Studio 2007 (Feb08)
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]If you want to verify that the Feb 08 Help update has been installed, just take a look at the about box: {center}{img src="gif/RADAbout.jpg"}{/center}
3/3/2008 12:03:26 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
ABhishek [61.8.138.182]Hello Dr. Bob. My boss just asked me to upgrade from Delphi 2005 to Delphi 2007, but the problem is that Delphi 07 has some .NET 2.0 issues. With 05, the ASP.NET property of our virtual directory set at 1.1 used to work fine, but not for 2.0. But in case of 07, nothing works. What could be the problem ? And the solution ?
3/2/2008 10:03:15 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
HeartWare [217.157.188.202]Is it only the "Update 3" that is .DCU-compatible with RAD Studio 2006 (Win32), or is it also "R2"? Or none of them?
3/2/2008 6:15:59 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Xepol [68.146.190.12]I was just thinking with all the updates that a "slipstreamed" install disc would be handy. I was worried it might be seen as needless nagging. Glad to see that someone in house anticipated the request and delivered on so timely a schedule!
3/2/2008 5:40:41 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]See http://blogs.codegear.com/nickhodges/2007/09/14/38940 for the complete story. R2 is what you get when you buy it today (or after September 14th), and R2 doesn't need Update 3 anymore.
3/2/2008 5:36:59 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
HeartWare [217.157.188.202]It says on the download page "This ISO of the CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 DVD can be used to install CodeGear RAD Studio 2007, C++Builder 2007 (original release with Update 3 or R2 release) or Delphi 2007 for Win32 (original release with Update 3 or R2 release). The serial number you enter determines which product(s) will be installed.". What is the difference between "Update 3" and "R2 release"?
3/2/2008 2:44:22 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I know it's not clear (they need to update that page), but that's why I explicitly mention that this ISO image is the latest of the latest. All .7zip files in the ISO are dated Feb 14th 2008, and the filesize of the helpfiles is the same as the (separate) Feb08 Help Update. So trust me, this ISO is the current latest version of CodeGear's RAD Studio 2007.
3/2/2008 2:39:35 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Levend [77.57.3.137]Thanks Bob... I wonder why they don't mention it anywhere? It's also confusing that they call it "Dec 2007 ISO" that makes it even more confusing to see that Feb08 help update is already included... :-(
3/2/2008 2:25:00 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I just downloaded the ISO file, and inside (in the Install folder) there is - among others - the file "helpwin32 english.7zip" which is 53,253,424 bytes - just as in the Feb08 Help Update (unlike the size 49,922,738 bytes of the earlier Help Update). So although it's not mentioned anywhere, this new ISO contains both the December Update and the Feb 08 Help Update.
3/2/2008 1:59:49 PM New ISO for RAD Studio 2007 available for download
Levend [77.57.3.137]Does it really include eb08 help update? It's not mentioned anywhere...
2/28/2008 12:26:44 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Nick Cook [86.5.105.243]I installed Delphi5 Pro on a Vista PC and set the necessary directory permissions as you advise, and it worked first time. But I now have the problem that the upgrade installer D5ProUpdate.exe says it cannot find the D5 installation to update the files. It seems that, while the D5 install gets the Program Files path from the OS, the upgrade installer must have a hardwired path. Is there a simple way to get this upgrade to work? Otherwise, I guess the replacement files listed in the release notes need to be copied across from a PC running XP. Running BeyondCompare on the Borland directory between the XP and Vista PCs discovers more than just the listed upgraded files, it also discovers components installed on the XP PC. So is it likely that I will get a cloned version running all my installed components if I just click the BC synchronise button? Seems too good to be true ...
2/28/2008 12:12:31 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Andrew Soldano [213.156.55.138]I means your tip is smart :)
2/28/2008 12:11:23 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Andrew Soldano [213.156.55.138]Thank you Bob. You're cool!!!
2/28/2008 6:10:18 AM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
shanth [192.248.92.4]this is a good employment and try to your program actually i like it so much and very much thank you for the tutorial please you release any more than syllabusss notews
2/28/2008 3:09:23 AM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
Otabek [122.26.209.241]Thank you for the tutorial!
2/28/2008 1:21:24 AM Happy Birthday Delphi
Josir [200.160.224.34]Hi Dr.Bob. It was a great time indeed when Delphi came to town. But you could count the hole Turbo Pascal journey!! Turbo Pascal 1 was the first development tool that I bought $99!!! The best investment I did in software since now.
2/20/2008 10:44:45 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials at Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]For the new books, Lulu provides the preview as a Flash control (instead of a PDF file with the first few pages). I'm afraid there's not a lot I can do about this, but I will see if I can upload the table of contents to me own site later this week.
2/20/2008 10:27:28 PM Delphi 2007 for Win32 Development Essentials at Lulu
Rick Carter [129.137.27.189]The book preview does not work for me, while it works fine for the Win32 Database book. Win98SE, Firefox 2.
2/20/2008 12:36:38 AM BlackfishSQL issue + fix after December 2007 Update
Fernando Madruga [87.196.131.5]BTW: Comments here would be much more readable if you could at least allow for CR/LF pairs to pass through... :)
2/20/2008 12:35:53 AM BlackfishSQL issue + fix after December 2007 Update
Fernando Madruga [87.196.131.5]Those who "don't have the luxury of two machines", can always have another luxury: Virtual PC (because it's free, or VMWare if they care about performance) and repeat the install there. Or, make a whole disk image to an external drive and re-install. Or even install *another* copy of windows on the same disk (on another partition) and try there... There ya go: 3 completely different "solutions" to trying to fix that with one machine. Of course, there's no guarantee that you'll actually get the *right* version, especially if it's proven to be an installer problem... Here's a 4th option that may also work: use UniExtract to extract the patch files or find out how InstallAware allows you to get at the files inside an install/patch file and extract the proper dll files...
2/17/2008 10:13:34 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Igor Skomorokh [91.124.87.197]Happy Birthday!!!
2/17/2008 6:08:31 PM Automatic ToDo-List Reminder
Alfred Kim [124.51.14.22]Thanks Bob
2/17/2008 2:41:15 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]According to bablefish, the above translates to English as: "they are not mamadores. delphi is the best thing of the best thing let suck.".{br}I don't exactly follow this, but hope it was meant as a postive thing ;-)
2/16/2008 10:06:31 AM RSS Feed available (and port 80 opened)
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]There is no more need for a fixed IP address, as the server has now moved to my http://www.bobswart.nl domain and the RSS feed is at http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/RSS/Weblog.xml with the full list of comments (in chronological order) at http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/RSS/Comments.htm
2/15/2008 9:50:17 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
el guache [201.132.164.167]no sean mamadores... delphi es lo mejor de lo mejor dejen de mamar..
2/15/2008 9:20:22 PM _Fun with package description strings in D2007
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Thanks for that reference, Hallvard, I hadn't seen that one before...
2/15/2008 8:54:40 PM _Fun with package description strings in D2007
Hallvard Vassbotn [80.203.31.159]One reference is here: http://support.codegear.com/article/37108
2/15/2008 5:49:11 PM _Fun with package description strings in D2007
Xepol [68.146.190.12]I have seen this documented somewhere, but it elludes me currently. Maybe Nick or someone on the documentation team at CodeGear might know.
2/15/2008 2:06:32 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Yariv [84.109.6.109]Bob, two years ago you estimated that 'the best is yet to come'. You were so right... Long live Delphi!
2/15/2008 1:10:33 PM _Fun with package description strings in D2007
TOndrej [85.181.27.48]I've seen this some time ago mentioned on the newsgroups and since then I use it very often to quickly enable/disable some design packages in my IDE: I just go to the "Known Packages" registry key and edit the description of the package. Quite neat and handy. I think the same happens with an empty description: the package won't be loaded in that case. You can even script it with reg.exe command line utility from the Windows resource kit.
2/14/2008 10:45:06 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Howard: perhaps you could also teach kids how to use Delphi and make their first compositions as developers ;-)
2/14/2008 10:28:13 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Howard [159.53.110.144]Sadly, I bid goodbye to Delphi. The tiny company I was working for (and stuck with D6) was gobbled up by a multinational megalith, and now everything is going to be re-written in C#. They can't (or won't) find any more D6 programmers here in the DFW, TX area, and there are only 3 of us left at the company now. I'm getting too old to be out looking for another software job, so when this one ends (probably next year), I will go back to teaching children how to play the violin (www.celtic-fiddler.com).
2/14/2008 7:28:48 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Serge (Moscow) [83.102.131.35]Thank's for DELPHI - the most surprising and magnificent tool which was created by great people. Success also we wait for new your victories !
2/14/2008 7:14:37 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
sanhome [88.204.223.232]My congrads to all of Delphi fans and users. Especially to those who are using it since version 1. Does anybody remember those times? DOS + Win 3.1 + D1 = Revolution in Software development. Good luck to all of us !!! With glas of bear :-)
2/14/2008 6:06:18 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
RRUZ [200.72.211.65]GO DELPHI GO. I am falling in love of DELPHI. I love you DELPHI
2/14/2008 5:38:34 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Peter Sirca [217.204.31.220]Happy birthday Delphi and all the best to all who love Delphi !
2/14/2008 5:36:41 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I gave myself a present on Delphi's birthday: a new web server machine running the bobswart sites and the weblog application. Migration seemed to have been without any problems at all (and much faster)... Now where's that glass fibre when you want it? (yes Phil, I know, it's called "fibre optics") ;-)
2/14/2008 2:48:38 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Brett Graffin [75.145.60.29]Hey, it's my birthday as well. Since, I was re-born when Delphi came out. Thanks to Delphi, I was ready to give up on programming for good in 1994 (C++ yuk). I can say, I'm here to stay with CodeGear.
2/14/2008 1:08:03 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
Rob Uttley [217.41.51.208]Wow, only 13 years? Seems like it's been my whole life. And before that, BPO7 and TP5.5 :-) Happy Birthday Delphi, and thanks - a most brilliant Windows development tool. I seriously have no idea what I'd be using now if it wasn't for you - probably have gone through MSVC++ and VB and into C# or Java now. And every couple of years it'd be time for a whole paradigm shift, etc etc. :-(
2/14/2008 12:25:05 PM Happy Birthday Delphi
sainfotech [59.162.124.119]Happy B'day. Thank you for the most valuable desktop development tool which changed our lives.
2/14/2008 11:08:30 AM Happy Birthday Delphi
Lars Fosdal [80.239.56.253]Happy Birthday to the most valuable tool (and probably most undervalued tool) on the market. It may not be hip and trendy, but there is no other tool that can boost your productivity like Delphi. I do remember that it initially was a love/hate relationship since the Turbo Pascal for Windows objects were made redundant by the Delphi classes. After the initial "schock", it really grew on you and I am still in love with Delphi :)
2/14/2008 10:32:43 AM Happy Birthday Delphi
DelphiFreak [196.3.50.254]Happy Birthday also to Delphi and thank's to you for all your work.
2/11/2008 12:19:17 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
FameuCoco [213.246.247.35]hi, thank you for this VERY useful tip. we were searching for 2 days.
2/10/2008 7:21:10 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The article at http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin84.htm also shows the compatibility warning, but assuming you run the install "As Administrator", I am always allowed to continue. Which version of Delphi are you trying to install on which version of Windows Vista? I've not yet heard of anyone who could really {i}not{/i} install it...
2/10/2008 6:11:52 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Johan F [198.54.202.66]can anybody help me? I'm in my senior year and we are programming with Delphi, I just got a smashing new computer with Windows Vista Business, but Vista refuses to install Delphi. "not compatible". can someone help me ? can I override the command? is there a patch or an update available?
2/9/2008 8:47:11 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Jason [90.201.169.197]Worked perfectly for me. It took me two days to find this page and then 10 minutes to get my graphics card working with vista. Thanks so much!
2/8/2008 4:51:35 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Delphi 5 lacks the WSDLImporter that was added to Delphi 6 and later (and even if you have the importer, you do not have the necessary VCL components for the SOAP support, so unless you find some third-party solution, it's just not possible with Delphi 5. Why not upgrade to Delphi 2007 instead? Or CodeGear RAD Studio 2007, so you can also make the ASP.NET 2.0 Web Service yourself ;-)
2/8/2008 4:48:54 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Thiru [61.95.178.74]Hello Mr.Bob, Is it possible for consuming asp.net webservice in delphi 5.? I need some code samples in Delphi 5 that would simulate the webservice using Delphi 5 and asp.net web service (.asmx file). Kindly help
2/7/2008 4:16:42 PM TDM #133: Sending SMS using Delphi
Gerald [66.194.184.34]Great article.. shows really the power of Delphi to create quick useful apps.. wish there was a U.S. or "global" provider of SMS that's free though. :)
2/7/2008 12:37:34 PM TDM #136: Delphi Win32 Database Transactions
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The follow-up article on Delphi for .NET Database Transactions is now also online at http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin96.htm
2/4/2008 9:36:00 AM RAD Studio with Free Delphi for PHP
delphiuser [213.173.165.130]Drat. Should've waited before buying D2007
2/2/2008 8:00:02 PM RAD Studio with Free Delphi for PHP
Fernando Madruga [87.196.103.196]Well, at least this "End of fiscal year promotion" does not involve rushing out unfinished products as they did last year, so that's a plus...
2/2/2008 1:10:01 AM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Gerald Morris [66.77.91.132]Update went smoothly. No problems. WinXP
2/2/2008 12:18:13 AM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
Derek Hadlington [87.194.1.104]USSR and later Russia has always seemingly lent towards a preference for Pascal Language and its sucessors given the choice. So I don't think the Delphi/C++ ratio will be too heavily in favour of C++. They even use Modula-2 for alot of their satelite software as an example.
2/1/2008 5:56:05 PM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]And see now the official CodeGear Press Release on Developer Network at http://dn.codegear.com/article/37606
2/1/2008 5:54:10 PM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]See also http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/080201/20080201005191.html?.v=1
2/1/2008 4:04:55 PM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
Yankee [70.22.124.112]Smart move for Russia. If they teach their kids stay away from C++ crap and learn normal language they will be back to super power soon. No commi now.
2/1/2008 12:39:48 PM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
LordMAD [217.151.131.25]Good news! Borland products was very popular in Russian educational establishments in "Turbo ?++ era". Last years Microsoft it was very active in this direction and it managed to make so, that many educational establishments bought VS. Probably now the situation will change...
2/1/2008 12:33:35 PM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
? [217.15.133.30]>Russia buying software licenses? It's a national government program BDS 2006 instead of RAD Studio http://shkola.edu.ru/products/8/
2/1/2008 11:18:13 AM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
delphifan [213.173.165.130]Russia buying software licenses? I never thought I'd live to see the day...
2/1/2008 11:11:34 AM A million licenses of RAD Studio for Russia
Xepol [68.146.190.12]That would be great news if it ever happens, sadly I bet the C++/Delphi split will be C++ heavy. Delphi could use the exposure tho.
1/31/2008 5:42:48 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]This event is now fully booked - if you want to attend a future seminar, please contact or watch this space for announcements of future seminars in the Helmond Brandevoort area. And you can always come by for a regular training or workshop, or invite me to perform a custom Delphi clinic at your place of course ;-)
1/29/2008 7:34:10 PM E-mail addresses b.swart@chello.nl and drbob@chello.nl
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Ouch, good point; thanks!
1/29/2008 7:17:47 PM E-mail addresses b.swart@chello.nl and drbob@chello.nl
Holger Flick [80.144.47.134]You should change your RSS feed then as that still links to the old email address :)
1/25/2008 6:00:02 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MagicBox [83.167.194.54]Fix for problem: Clear options for parameter classes -> FSerializationOptions := []; //[xoHolderClass,xoLiteralParam]; Also comment options registration -> //RemClassRegistry.RegisterSerializeOptions(UpdateBedrijvenRequest, [xoHolderClass,xoLiteralParam]); Also comment external parameter override for method using parameter class -> //InvRegistry.RegisterExternalParamName(TypeInfo(MatWebServiceInterface), 'UpdateBedrijven', 'messagePart1', messagePart'); Now parameter classes get passed through properly. Wacko WSDL Importer ;)
1/25/2008 5:41:28 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
MagicBox [83.167.194.54]I'm having the same issue - VS2005 webservice, D2007 client. Webservice method parameters are not passed to the webservice. After examining the soap message sent by the delphi client, it appears the parameter element is completely ditched; instead it is replaced by an element with the same name as the soap operation. Hence the webservice thinks it is not receiving any parameters. I can't seem to find anything to battle this problem. You have any idea Mr. Bob?
1/22/2008 12:31:42 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
CheGueVerra and Little Squirrel [69.70.79.66]Using the new WSDLImp [2007-12-17], which puts this : InvRegistry.RegisterInvokeOptions(TypeInfo(xxx), ioDocument); in your code, I still have trouble passing the service parameter class from Delphi win32 client to the VS2005 WebService. I was wondering if any manipuolation was required ... BTW, passing: strings, integers and TDateTime works in other services that I implemented ... TIA ...
1/21/2008 11:03:45 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Only a few more places are left, we're almost full, so if you want to attend: don't forget to register!
1/16/2008 11:56:25 AM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
smaj [78.38.131.130]Hi I'm a delphi programmer.my blog is about delphi.I like to write about delphi news in my blog.how you can help me. thanks smaj
1/11/2008 1:23:47 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I will have some interesting (discount) offers for people who attend this seminar, so I hope to see you all there... ;-)
1/10/2008 7:48:26 PM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
Yoli [189.141.95.172]Thanks for the free tutorials, Bob. I am developing a BCB software and your tutorials are very useful to me.
1/9/2008 9:47:54 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Don't worry: Helmond Brandevoort is a nice part of The Netherlands, where our home is located - see {iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=nl&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103798202797884747964.000443501c429f124416d&ll=51.461388,5.611641&spn=0.011711,0.014334&om=1&output=embed&s=AARTsJp4BYhYpDChDF8bv_OT4jSJvrlysg"}{/iframe}{br}{a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=nl&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=103798202797884747964.000443501c429f124416d&ll=51.461388,5.611641&spn=0.011711,0.014334&om=1&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left"}bigger map{/a}.
1/9/2008 7:12:03 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Worried [213.173.165.130]Isn't that Taliban territory?
1/9/2008 3:59:46 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]So will I ;-)
1/9/2008 3:58:52 PM Free Delphi Seminar in Helmond Brandevoort (NL) on Feb 21st
Rob van Heuven [88.159.80.47]I will be there!
1/8/2008 1:58:21 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I had the same problem on my old laptop (where I had removed the installation cache), but I managed to solve it by copying the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{6AF0EFC6-B937-4704-A430-319EB93F4C12} from my workstation (which still had the cache) to the laptop. That helped, and now my old laptop is also running the December 2007 update...
1/8/2008 1:52:27 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Ronald [84.87.112.84]I'm sorry to tell you, but I had the same problem and eventually I downloaden de installation ISO (+4GB so don't use IE) and did a reinstall. Then I could patch is again.
12/30/2007 11:38:02 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Dr.osama [200.149.109.216]I Would like... a) ... CLX to be more compatible with the VCL in a future version of Kylix even though it breaks backwards compatibility. b) ... the Kylix footprint were not so big. c) ... Linux were not so caotic. d) ... dot NET down. e) ... using less Delphi for Win. d) ... kylix another chance. e) ... run kylix appz like in Windows. f) ... run Crystal Reports in Kylix.
12/18/2007 7:26:09 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
I can't install it [88.14.79.84]I deleted the enormous setup files after installation, and I can't now install the patch. How can a patch *require* the original installation files? Is it not enough to have the existing files in my disk to apply the patch???????
12/18/2007 3:22:04 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
VT Venkatesh [59.92.200.169]The update went off smoothly .I am using XP
12/18/2007 3:05:57 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Danny [213.173.165.130]I keep getting the following when I click on the above links. Server Error in '/' Application. Server Too Busy Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
12/18/2007 12:46:11 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm sorry for the "Sorry, no No HTML allowed here!" message, but you should see the comment spam this blog gets if I didn't take it out. I will try to find a better way in the next few weeks (when I have some days off)...
12/18/2007 12:35:38 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 December Update
Fernando Madruga [87.196.13.154]It's not available (at least not for me and I can see the SP3 downloads). Check out http://www.hadihariri.com/Blogs/Atozed/20071218A.aspx And, BTW, don't just freaking delete everything typed here saying "Sorry, no HTML allowed here!", forcing people to retype comments. I know this is a simple eco blog, but still, that check should either be made before posting or it should be "cleaned": when pretty much every blog site allows for html links, one just won't be expecting the text to be deleted when trying to insert one such link here...
12/18/2007 10:54:04 AM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 - Help Update 1 English
Ronald Hoek [82.92.49.221]Also new RAD Studio 2007 December Update available See: http://dn.codegear.com/article/37442
12/6/2007 9:05:09 AM I will also be at CodeRage II
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Source code for my Webfam Fun with Delphi session can be downloaded from http://www.bobswart.nl/CodeRageII/source.zip
11/29/2007 3:16:26 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Jose Daniel [198.54.202.250]Hi...I'm a southafrican delphi developer and want to know if the applications I designed in delphi work fine in Vista?
11/25/2007 3:02:36 PM Detecting the .NET Framework versions
Jeffrey Giles [202.7.166.171]This is just what I need to determine if and which version of .NET needs to be installed to install Delphi 2007. Thanks
11/21/2007 9:33:23 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Josir (josir@jsk.com.br) [200.160.224.34]Hi Dr.Bob, nice to talk with you after so many years. Codegear recently posted an update with corrections in WSDL generation but it didn't explain the doc|literal problem. If you look for this error on Google, you will see that your post is the only one that explains this problem with all letters. Thanks one more time. If you come to Rio de Janeiro, let me know!!
11/21/2007 8:50:50 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
TalgatJ [88.204.143.78]Badly to say, I see no prospectives for Delphi in future. I've been using it since D3 till D7, then moved to J2EE. You know why? because of lack of Unicode support. In my country it is very vital question. Now if I need to do any staff for Win platform I would prefer to use MS C++. Now I see Delphi has lost its vision, mission and nowadays becames a kind of .Net mediocre copy
11/13/2007 11:07:11 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Roberto G. [88.48.204.97]Hi Bob, have you tried to open a form which contains the Quick Report component (I'm using the one provided with Delphi 7) under Vista? It seems that it's not compatible since, in my case, the application locks when it's executed this line: if not Assigned(frmTest) then frmTest := TfrmTest.Create(nil); where frmTest is the form that contains the Quick Report component. I disabled the UAC feature of Vista so that I have now full administrative rights.
11/9/2007 2:52:04 PM Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista
Vinyl Restorer [68.117.23.161]Is it possible to un-install winhlp32.exe once it has been installed?
11/8/2007 9:53:51 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Abu Ilan [216.80.8.90]Thanks a lot. It saved my time solving the problem. Also I appreciate Mirras's good catch.
11/8/2007 9:21:39 PM I will also be at CodeRage II
Making videos is hard work [222.154.239.68]I certainly agree with you on the effort that it takes to make videos. I've been making Delphi programming tutorials for a few months now (http://codegearguru.com) and to make just a 5 minute video can take several hours. You've got to test to make sure everything works, record the session (which could require many takes and editing to get something satisfactory), make all the slides, render it to some usable format, upload it, write an abstract and so on. Anyway - I'll look forward to your presentation.
11/8/2007 9:41:45 AM I will also be at CodeRage II
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The Dutch voice-over has yet to be recorded by me - so maybe there'll only be the original English version.
11/8/2007 9:40:31 AM I will also be at CodeRage II
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]In this session, I'll demonstrate how we can use Delphi and a webcam to build fun and useful applications. We start by examining the Video for Windows API to communicate with the webcam. Then I'll start by building a snapshot application (for taking pictures), followed by pictures published on a web server (discussion bandwidth, picture quality and refresh rate). Then, we'll add a "motion detection" algorithm to the snapshot application, responding when a certain movement is detected.
11/8/2007 9:37:45 AM I will also be at CodeRage II
Jan [130.227.160.31]Hi Bob. I am looking forward to hear your talk on the webcam stuff. Could you translate the dutch abstract please (being a dane, i can understand some of it but definately not all :o)
11/5/2007 9:43:19 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Roia Delbar [217.219.137.246]Thank you Bob for your Help.
11/2/2007 10:08:17 AM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Dear comment spammer, please {a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=blog+comment+spam&btnG=Google+Search"}find{/a} somewhere else to play, thanks in advance!
10/17/2007 7:46:35 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Ron R. [24.11.125.239]Anybody figured out what to do about Database Desktop (Delphi 7) not working quite right on Vista? Buttons don't show up properly, and cannot save bewly created tables.
10/15/2007 5:43:17 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Are you running Delphi 7 with the "Run as Administrator" option? Have you given your current user account permissions to write in the Delphi7\bin and Delphi7\projects directories (and the ObjRepos directory as well if I remember correctly?). I'm afraid I can run Delphi 7 on Windows Vista Business "fine", as described in the article...
10/15/2007 5:31:47 PM Running Delphi on Vista
dean [198.54.202.246]when i try running the program it says delphi 32 development environment has stopped working microsoft is checking for a solution debug or cancel
10/15/2007 5:18:44 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Hi Dean - what are your specific problems?
10/15/2007 5:08:04 PM Running Delphi on Vista
dean [196.25.255.246]I am struggling to load delphi7 on windows vista. Any Advice?
10/12/2007 4:26:40 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
reza(rezajp83@yahoo.com) [85.198.53.186]Hi I have this problem sending a string type parameter to an ASP.Net 2.0 web service but I was not successfull can u help me plz?
9/26/2007 4:03:33 PM EKon11 and EuroDevCon in Frankfurt
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Source code for the "webcam fun for Delphi Developers" session can be downloaded from http://www.bobswart.nl/weblog/ftp/webcam.zip
9/26/2007 10:24:49 AM EKon11 and EuroDevCon in Frankfurt
Wolfgang Hallmann (Germany, Mainz) [90.187.174.8]Hi Bob, is there any chance to get your webcam example from ekon11 here also in advance? Wont wait until the ekon-cd comes out. Thanks (hallmann@partenheim.de)
9/25/2007 3:28:24 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
DonCr [131.107.0.73]w00t! I got my old Sony VAIO PCG-FX370 laptop to run Vista at 1024x768x32 using this trick. Thanks guys!
9/13/2007 9:37:26 AM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 is shipping
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]@Filip: you can upgrade to CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 Architect + Subscription, but I'm afraid it will cost 1974 for the upgrade and 865 for the subscription. There is no way to upgrade the subscription from Enterprise to Architect (but I'll ask CodeGear if there is something I can do for you)...
9/13/2007 7:59:59 AM Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 Update #3
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Chris Pattinson (CodeGear) has posted the most common Update #3 issues in his weblog at http://blogs.codegear.com/chrispattinson/2007/09/12/38887
9/12/2007 8:12:14 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Claudio Duffini [82.188.201.130]You are THE Man ! I was desperately trying to invoke services built with net 2 from BCB6. THANKS !
9/12/2007 5:57:37 PM Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007 Update #3
Ritsaer Hornstra [80.126.206.209]Installed upgrade 3 for Delphi 2007 and the compiler is missing (no dcc32.exe anywhere). After 2 hours of upgrading this is quite annoying. The 7zip files accompanying the setup.exe after downloading are password protected so I cannot try to install these files by hand. I hope other people have more luck. I probably will have to reinstall from DVD again and reinstall the upgrades taking up all evening (sigh). One major problem with the codegear setup is that it is very very slow and apparently not robust enough. I do not know what was wrong with my setup (installed Delphi 2007 from DVD a few days ago and installed upg 1 thereafter. Upgradde 2 did not install at all since I choose to remove the install lib (why should this option be given if it hampers your further upgrades).
9/12/2007 9:52:27 AM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 is shipping
Filip Demuynck [81.243.253.81]Hi I also bought SA with D2007 Enterprise because Architect wasn't available. If there's a way to upgrade to Architect with SA, i'll defenitely do so.
9/11/2007 1:11:07 PM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 is shipping
Ilse [212.71.19.146]OK... Nick wrote in nontech SA emails will go out next Monday :-)
9/11/2007 11:32:42 AM CodeGear RAD Studio 2007 is shipping
Ilse [212.71.19.146]I have bought SA together with D2007 Enterprise march this year. I've read somewhere this is considered as a studio level SA. How/when can I upgrade?
9/5/2007 12:42:11 PM Delphi for Win32 VCL Database Development on Lulu
Servando Pestano [83.40.52.155]Yep! All right now... ;-)
9/5/2007 11:19:30 AM Delphi for Win32 VCL Database Development on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Lulu is back online again.
9/5/2007 10:58:14 AM Delphi for Win32 VCL Database Development on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Yes, I noticed this as well. Right after I published my 8th book on Lulu.com and blogged about it. Coincidence? ;-)
9/5/2007 10:51:24 AM Delphi for Win32 VCL Database Development on Lulu
Servando Pestano [83.40.52.155]Well, there are some problems when accessing Lulu.com right now... [9/5/2007 9:45 AM (GMT)] :-( "We are currently performing site maintenance. We'll be back shortly!" I saw http://stores.lulu.com/drbob42 yesterday Nice list..! Regards.
9/4/2007 10:20:52 PM Delphi ASP.NET advanced web development on Lulu
Ilse [81.165.35.145]Hey Mike, you're free to make a better offer.
9/4/2007 10:12:41 PM Delphi Win32 / .NET Component Development on Lulu.com
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]This manual is not ideal for Delphi 5, as it uses the new IDE. Delphi 2005 or higher is the best choice. Otherwise, see http://www.drbob42.com/delphi/componen.htm and http://www.drbob42.com/delphi/property.htm for some free articles that can be used for Delphi 1 and higher (including Delphi 5)...
9/4/2007 9:19:35 PM Delphi Win32 / .NET Component Development on Lulu.com
khaled [41.201.219.205]delphi 5
9/4/2007 10:05:11 AM Delphi ASP.NET advanced web development on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I'm using an A4-page size, which is a bit bigger than the average book page. A4 paperbacks are limited to 760 pages, by the way (I am currently investigating a 6" by 9" hardcover and/or a 8.25" by 10.75" full-colour hardcover edition of the complete Delphi works - one for Win32 and one for .NET). Full colour means nicer screenshots and code listings, but the price will be beyond 100 Euro per book (closer to my regular courseware manuals which are still 195 Euro in PDF format + e-mail support)...
9/4/2007 9:37:44 AM Delphi ASP.NET advanced web development on Lulu
Mike [80.24.84.252]with 39,99 Euros i buy actually books (oracle, delphi, operating systems ...) with 860 pages and more.
8/31/2007 10:02:02 PM Delphi Win32 / .NET Component Development on Lulu.com
Gareth Conner [70.188.130.95]Looks like a great read, I just ordered a copy.
8/31/2007 10:27:31 AM Nick Hodges of CodeGear on Channel 9
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]The video is now also available from http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=338532#338532
8/30/2007 1:37:40 AM Delphi Highlander Beta Blogging: Generics
Derek Hadlington [86.143.75.112]Well Having Generics in Delphi.Net and not in Delphi Win32 for Highlander doesnt seem great Idea to me. Means you will have a period of time between Highlander and Tiburon where the language implementation is effectively forked between the two 'platforms'.
8/28/2007 11:55:21 PM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Delphi 2006 Development Essentials is now also added to Lulu - 221 pages (almost 75000 words), see http://www.lulu.com/content/1148890 for details...
8/28/2007 8:44:07 AM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]I've decided to lower the price of the Delphi 2005 book from 49.99 to 39.99 Euro. I'm now starting to work on publishing the Delphi 2006 manuals on Lulu (which will get the higher price, however), as well as one big hardcover Delphi 2006 Complete Works book.
8/27/2007 10:27:57 AM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
Dave Murray [194.168.233.138]I'm very interestred in Lulu and plan to get the books JB and MC have already published there. Looks like I'll be adding this to the list. D2005 will still be relevant for most people and although $62 may be high for people in the US it's good for those of us in Europe - works out about £30 for me.
8/24/2007 6:59:08 PM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
vicente [80.30.173.189]Ok. The name is delphi 2007 for .net. You have the reason. The expected date (www.delphifeeds.com) for presentation is semptember end or in the begining of october. Thats all.
8/24/2007 6:01:57 PM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]This first book is just an experiment to see how the Lulu process it working. I'm also writing Delphi 2007 material, which may be put on Lulu as well (and I don't know where you got the notion of Delphi 2008 in the next month - it's Highlander, Delphi 2007 for .NET, that's expected not Delphi 2008).
8/24/2007 5:30:34 PM C++Builder 2007 Database Development manual on Lulu
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Thanks Stuart - let me know if you have any questions, feedback or other comments once you get it.
8/24/2007 5:29:54 PM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
vicente [80.30.173.189]Your book is for delphi 2005. The news from codegear are ¿ delphi 2008 ? in the next month. The price for your book in LULU are 62 $. The price is very, very, very HIGH and the idea to put in LULU it comes very late.
8/24/2007 5:23:17 PM C++Builder 2007 Database Development manual on Lulu
Stuart [82.43.228.93]Thanks for publishing on Lulu. I've just ordered a copy, £13.14 delivered!
8/24/2007 4:13:39 PM My first Delphi courseware manual on Lulu
Robert Smith [216.9.250.101]Sounds great! I'll be checking it out!
8/22/2007 12:05:48 PM Delphi Highlander Beta Blogging: Generics
Delphiuser [213.173.165.130]Coming from C#, this looks comfortably familiar and easy to use. Looking forward to Tiburon.
8/21/2007 8:14:25 PM Delphi Highlander Beta Blogging: Generics
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Sharp eyes, RIF, thanks! I've fixed it, and also added an image (note: screenshot of a pre-release Beta version of Highlander).
8/21/2007 7:45:01 PM Delphi Highlander Beta Blogging: Generics
RIF [195.218.6.40]Hoi Bob, at the declaration of var X at the beginning there is missing a s at the end of SomeInteger.
8/21/2007 5:15:44 PM Delphi Highlander Beta Blogging: Generics
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]As the Delphi Roadmap at http://dn.codegear.com/article/36620 mentions, support for Generics in Delphi for Win32 will {i}not{/i} be in Highlander, but will be in the next major release of Delphi after Highlander – with the codename Delphi Tiburón (Delphi and VCL development with Unicode and Generics).
8/18/2007 6:51:04 PM EU domain registrations
Client [83.131.159.121]Ignore Janusch from Romania
8/17/2007 4:54:00 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Een "gewone" .NET 1.1 toepassing zoals VCL for .NET kan ik helemaal zonder problemen debuggen met Delphi 2006 onder Windows Vista overigens (maar ik neem aan dat je ASP.NET 1.1 bedoelde)...
8/17/2007 4:38:51 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Hi jeroen: Ja, ik kan met Delphi 2006 en Windows Vista een ASP.NET 1.1 toepassing debuggen, maar alleen met Cassini, want Delphi 2006 kan gewoon niet met IIS7 omgaan. {br} Het runnen van ASP.NET 1.1 onder Windows Vista (zonder IDE) is niet zo'n probleem, en debuggen met D2006 en Cassini wil uiteindelijk de meeste mensen ook wel lukken. Maar debuggen met D2006 en IIS7 is volgens mij onmogelijk. {br} Blikje cola voor wie het wel kan ;-)
8/17/2007 1:37:42 PM Running Delphi on Vista
jeroen [212.182.155.245]Is het iemand al gelukt om met D2006 en Vista een .Net 1.1 applicatie te debuggen?
8/16/2007 2:06:08 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
behzad b.shabrandi@gmail.com [85.198.58.247]tnx bob u r great man ... one of my problem solved but stil hava problem with unicode parameters
8/15/2007 3:26:53 PM ITtoolbox' "prem" comments on Delphi
VT Venkatesh [59.96.33.148]Codegear has promised in its road map that there will be vcl.net ECO applications.I am sure this would make people move to vcl.net from win32 since there is no ECO for win32.Codegear has also spun off ECO team into a separate company & we should certainly hope to see more innovative solutions from CapableObjects(the new ECO company)
8/15/2007 12:42:03 PM ITtoolbox' "prem" comments on Delphi
Roland [62.41.36.147]@Bob:VCL is the best choice for Delphi, no doubt about that. For small software consultants, like me, VCL.NET will/can not be an option (probably) I will explain why I think that: 1. If my customer ask me to use .NET he will for 99% mean the latest/greatest .NET version. (He asks it, so he is familiar with the stuff) 2. If I can choose the tool and framework I would choose VCL win32. (Can not think of a situation where I would choose VCL.NET over VCL Win32). Iow if a Delphi developer has a choice he will probably choose VCL Win32 over VCL.NET. Somehow I feel it is a mistake not to bring Winforms upto .NET 2.0 It would have been another case if CodeGear said we will not provide a WPF desinger. I think dropping Winforms forces all those developers to move to VS (Delphi .NET is not an option anymore). On the other hand every new technology from VS seems to be a dead end. But you are right Delphi VCL is the most secure path out there!
8/15/2007 11:17:01 AM ITtoolbox' "prem" comments on Delphi
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]@Roland: I'm sorry for those who used WinForms to enter .NET as a first class .NET citizen, but at that time Microsoft had already published about about XAML and the "next wave" of technologies to make it clear that WinForms was a dead end. Reminds me of MFC and VB6. To maintain (code and design) .NET 1.1 WinForms apps in Delphi for .NET, you will have to stick to Delphi 2006. Just like having to stick with Visual C++ 6 to maintain an old Win32 MFC application (I know people who do). The choice for VCL will mean a more secure path. {br} People may fear CodeGear will not live forever, but history tells me I'd rather worry about (the future of) MFC, WinForms and - five to ten years from now - WPF / XAML.
8/15/2007 10:07:23 AM ITtoolbox' "prem" comments on Delphi
Liz [82.68.110.225]Nothing is worse than when whats written isnt true, well done for making a counter letter. Many many years ago a magazine did a comparison between foxpro for windows and Access, and claimed you couldnt change fonts, colours blah blah.. At this point even then, both products were microsoft. It seriously annoyed me, as Foxpro was far faster and could do all the things they said it couldnt..
8/15/2007 9:54:13 AM ITtoolbox' "prem" comments on Delphi
Roland [62.41.36.147]>At least that will prevent us from having to rewrite applications when Microsoft >releases the Next Holy Grail. Tell that to those who followed the same CodeGear(Borland) when they entered the .NET as a first class .NET citizen. I mean they are left stranded with their Delphi .NET Winform apps in .NET 1.1 and will eventualy, not follow, but enter the Holy Grail. ;-)
8/13/2007 9:16:07 PM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Thank you Pieter, that worked indeed.
8/13/2007 8:55:25 PM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Pieter Polak [212.45.32.218]What about simple "runas" from a command prompt (or batch file): runas /user:administrator "DataSnapServerApp /regserver"
8/13/2007 7:44:18 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
shahrooz [202.125.143.66]this technique is very bogas and it is not work at all.my windows is currupted after this technique.
8/13/2007 11:59:04 AM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]@G. Harris: Apart from the fact that Start | Run is hidden by default, unfortunately, running a command prompt is not done in Administrator mode (even if I run it as a user with Admin rights). The only things that seems to help is running C:\Windows\System32\cmd in "As Administrator" to spawn new applications as administrator in the command prompt. But IMHO that feels as kludgy as creating the shortcut to the DataSnap application itself...
8/13/2007 11:29:01 AM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
G. Harris [213.208.108.44]How about starting a command prompt? Start | cmd that generally runs as an administrator. Then all you need to do is to run the datasnap application with the /regserver switch.
8/12/2007 8:23:56 AM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Thanks for all suggestions, I'll investigate those further. At least I'm glad I didn't overlook something {i}really{/} easy ;-)
8/11/2007 11:55:08 PM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Dmitry Streblechenko [75.171.44.140]You can modify AxCtrls.pas, ComObj.pas, ComServ.pas to register the COM server(s) in HKCU\Software\Classes rather than HKCR and use RegisterTypeLibForUser rather than RegisterTypeLib. See 50386 on QC for details (I posted the relevant changes for these units).
8/11/2007 10:46:39 PM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
Stefan van As [83.161.16.69]Have you tried runasspc? (http://robotronic.de/runasspc). Besides running a program under a user account other than the logged-in user, it also allows you to pass command-line parameters.
8/11/2007 4:05:01 PM How to "Run As Administrator" with parameter?
TOndrej [85.181.8.72]I think you could also temporarily create a .manifest file with requestedExecutionLevel "requireAdministrator" which should cause the UAC prompt for administrator's password. You could write a tool to automate that task, of course.
8/10/2007 10:10:48 AM Readme for Update 2 to C++Builder 2007 and Delphi 2007 for Win32
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]After installation of Update #2, the about box still says version 11.0.2709.7128, but you can find some files in the CodeGear\RAD Studio\5.0\Bin directory with a timestamp of 11:02 like bcbide100.bpl, bcbide100.jdbg, bcc32.exe, bccide.dll, Borland.Build.Tasks.Shared.dll, comp32x.dll, vcldesigner100.bpl, and vcldesigner100.jdbg.
8/10/2007 8:38:32 AM Readme for Update 2 to C++Builder 2007 and Delphi 2007 for Win32
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Yes, it appears update 2 can also be downloaded now
8/10/2007 1:09:03 AM Readme for Update 2 to C++Builder 2007 and Delphi 2007 for Win32
Stuart [80.177.168.41]I just tried the "Check for updates" from the start menu and it shows Update 2. I'll download it tomorrow, it is too late here.
7/25/2007 4:16:32 PM CodeGear Developer Days June 2007 - Replay Downloads
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]There will be a Delphi for .NET 2.0/3.0 personality for the CodeGear RAD Studio 5.0 (which currently already contains Delphi 2007 for Win32 and C++Builder 2007 (for Win32) as personalities). I'm not sure about C# - probably only in compilable format, just like VB, with no more design-time support.
7/20/2007 7:35:27 PM CodeGear Developer Days June 2007 - Replay Downloads
Francisco Benavides [190.10.0.121]I was wondering if there'd ever be a Borland Developer Studio 2007 for .NET 2.0 or 3.0 with C#, Delphi and C++ ??? It would be nice
7/19/2007 11:34:11 AM Tracing/Debugging/Testing Win32 Web Services
Michael Averbukh [217.151.131.25]Good subject! What about incompatibility in WSDL style/use (RPC encoded, RPC literal, Document encoded, Document literal) ? We still can write only RPC web-services for Win32 and still only Document literal web-services for .NET ?
7/17/2007 8:28:04 PM July 18-19: CodeGear European Web Seminar Developer Days
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]Registration only works using IE6 it seems, since InterWise doesn't support IE7, FireFox (or Windows Vista for that matter). I hope this doesn't prevent too many people from attending anyway...
7/10/2007 10:00:34 PM July 18-19: CodeGear European Web Seminar Developer Days
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]All sessions are free, but you need to register at http://dn.codegear.com/article/36708
7/10/2007 6:45:47 AM C++Builder 2007 Survey
Francisco Benavides [190.10.0.121]Thank you for your answer. I'll consider it. I really like Borland tools and maybe I'll purchase this new C++ Builder 2007 later in this year.
7/9/2007 10:55:28 PM Delphi 2007 Update #1
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]I believe we should see the SA as a subscription. If you renew every year, then you will get every new update and upgrade in that period. This is good for you (you only have a fixed price to pay for 12 months, and will get all tools in the SA subscription - product or studio), and it's good for CodeGear (they have a certain amount of income that they can use to invest in new developments, which in the end is good for all users again). SA is cheaper than buying every version (or even every other version), and it results in much more reliable and secure chain of updates and upgrades (and a more steady stream of revenue for CodeGear). I'm all for it!
7/9/2007 10:53:19 PM C++Builder 2007 Survey
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]I believe we should see the SA as a subscription. If you renew every year, then you will get every new update and upgrade in that period. This is good for you (you only have a fixed price to pay for 12 months, and will get all tools in the SA subscription - product or studio), and it's good for CodeGear (they have a certain amount of income that they can use to invest in new developments, which in the end is good for all users again). SA is cheaper than buying every version (or even every other version), and it results in much more reliable and secure chain of updates and upgrades (and a more steady stream of revenue for CodeGear). I'm all for it!
7/9/2007 10:35:29 PM July 18-19: CodeGear European Web Seminar Developer Days
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]Francisco: to add to what Stuart says, I believe we should see the SA as a subscription. If you renew every year, then you will get every new update and upgrade in that period. This is good for you (you only have a fixed price to pay for 12 months, and will get all tools in the SA subscription - product or studio), and it's good for CodeGear (they have a certain amount of income that they can use to invest in new developments, which in the end is good for all users again). SA is cheaper than buying every version (or even every other version), and it results in much more reliable and secure chain of updates and upgrades (and a more steady stream of revenue for CodeGear). I'm all for it!
7/9/2007 10:15:36 PM July 18-19: CodeGear European Web Seminar Developer Days
Stuart Kelly [80.177.168.41]Hi Francisco, It depends on whether you buy the product or studio level software assurance (SA). If you buy product level SA, you will receive a copy of every version of C++Builder that is released during the SA period. The next version is C++Builder "Barracuda" on the road map. The studio level gives you releases for all studio languages C++/Delphi Win 32/Delphi .Net/C#. So you will get Highlander when it is released. If you need Delphi and C++Builder go for studio level. I admit it is a gamble but it should be cheaper than paying the upgrade price for every release. You just need to renew your SA annually. Cheers Stu
7/9/2007 7:37:46 PM July 18-19: CodeGear European Web Seminar Developer Days
Francisco Benavides [190.10.0.121]I was about to purchase C++ Builder 2007 when I found out that there was an additional amount of money I had to pay to have access to only 12 months of updates..... What does it mean ? If they don't make any update during those 12 months, I paid for nothing ? I'd like some feedback of you people who have already bought these new code gear development tools.... Thank you
7/9/2007 7:36:33 PM C++Builder 2007 Survey
Francisco Benavides [190.10.0.121]I was about to purchase C++ Builder 2007 when I found out that there was an additional amount of money I had to pay to have access to only 12 months of updates..... What does it mean ? If they don't make any update during those 12 months, I paid for nothing ? I'd like some feedback of you people who have already bought these new code gear development tools.... Thank you
7/9/2007 7:21:41 PM Delphi 2007 Update #1
Francisco Benavides [190.10.0.121]I was about to purchase C++ Builder 2007 when I found out that there was an additional amount of money I had to pay to have access to only 12 months of updates..... What does it mean ? If they don't make any update during those 12 months, I paid for nothing ? I'd like some feedback of you people who have already bought these new code gear development tools.... Thank you
7/8/2007 3:59:31 PM Delphi 2007 Update #1
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]If you want to download the 4,463,738,880 byte 11.0.2709.7128.2_delphi.iso file, make sure you use a download utility or plug-in that can handle files bigger than 4 GB. FireFox with the DownThemAll Add-on works just fine, but IE3 or FireFox 1.x without that plugin don't work correcly, and only result in a 168 MB file...
7/6/2007 10:16:52 PM Delphi 2007 Update #1
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]If you want to verify that you've installed the update, check the About Box. If the version number says 11.0.2709.7128 then the update succeeded. If you still see 11.0.2627.5503 then you need to try again I'm afraid...
7/3/2007 10:11:36 PM Running Delphi on Vista
Jos Beukers [86.90.17.141]This Windows problem only occures if you install programs in the "Program files" map. I installed Delphi 7.0 in a map called "c:\Delphi 7". The security issues do not occure and Delphi works fine. The Windows help support can be downloaded from the Microsoft site (Microsoft ask to choose between X64.musu or de X86.msu. They don't explaine the difference between the two. I quessed X86 is for regulare 32 bit systems. It worked for me. Thanks for your tips. They were very helpfull.
6/16/2007 1:42:24 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Alex Artsikhovsky (durepa@narod.ru) [208.54.223.13]Perfect! I have not found this solution on CodeGear or Microsoft - so it means - you know both products better. Thank You!
6/15/2007 11:00:15 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
shuun [69.46.211.45]what's up pro? happy birthday friend nice bithday perty
6/15/2007 10:59:18 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
adam [69.46.211.45]happy birthday
6/11/2007 8:09:26 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Rob van Heuven [80.57.208.79]After installing the update #1 for Delphi 2007, it seems that the above problem is solved! Delphi 2006 and Delphi 2007 are visible again on the taskbar!
6/8/2007 11:17:41 PM Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator on Windows 2003
Jared [89.33.112.6]Looks good! Very useful, good stuff. Good resources here. Thanks much!
6/4/2007 9:40:26 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Jonathan B [80.41.157.102]Video under XP was fine even using very high resolution and full video; video under Vista is pants and aero is non-existant / itunes "can't browse album covers on this computer" as if its a different machine since Vista went on. Possibly the worst upgrade in history? Does Microsoft seriously think we want to buy new machines whenever it wants?!
6/4/2007 9:38:03 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Jonathan B [80.41.157.102]Likewise - got a Dell Inspiron 8500 with only 64Mb Video Ram (despite 1GB total RAM) and Nvidia GEforce 4200 Chip. Anyone tried Vista Professional on one of these? Thanks
6/4/2007 7:50:22 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Rob Cooke [24.34.106.80]Hey, thanks, Liz. I didn't find a project option of for that property, but I added the line to my main form's OnCreate procedure and that did the trick.
6/4/2007 6:43:37 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Mark Robinson [80.192.14.97]I had a problem with visibility due to the use of frmMain.Show at the end of frmMain.FormCreate;
6/4/2007 6:19:15 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Liz [82.68.110.225]Rob, I believe that the apps upgraded from before d2007 need the Application.MainFormOnTaskbar := True; in the project.
6/4/2007 3:15:20 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Bob Swart [85.146.33.29]Thanks Joe - the problem with QC is that it's sometimes not easy to verify if something is "known" already. But other than that, it works great (I've been using it for years; more people should!).
6/4/2007 3:03:19 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Joe White [72.196.27.226]This has already been reported in QC (more than once). See QC#44543.
6/4/2007 1:58:11 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Rob Cooke [24.34.106.80]In addition to the Delphi icons not showing up in the taskbar, I'm finding that applications that I've compiled in D2007 themselves are not showing up in the taskbar. These are apps that started out in D7 and have been upgraded through progressive versions of Delphi. This behavior maintains even when I install the applications on computers without the development environment.
6/4/2007 12:10:07 PM Delphi 2006, Delphi 2007 and the Taskbar
Fernando Madruga [87.196.151.89]There may be an easier way not to forget about it (untested!): try setting the shortcut that launches Delphi 2006 to launch in the minimized state; you will need to click or alt-tab to show it, but at least you won't forget minimizing it! :) Later, Madruga
6/1/2007 6:26:51 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
DreXLSD [82.79.156.246]hey. is there any way to install older video cards such as GF4 Ti on vista? I got the latest drivers from nvidia but when i try to install it says it can't find any hardware that matches the driver. i know vista only recognizes FX cards and the GF4ti is really old but still... is there any way i can force the system to "see" it?
5/30/2007 7:17:36 PM 2005/11/29: Delphi 2006 Launch in Amsterdam
Loukas [85.138.148.117]Very good site with a lot of useful information
5/29/2007 10:33:28 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Jacob [64.215.25.218]I figured it out... Basically after you install the driver, reboot into safe mode, then device manager, then disable the Intel 82815 driver, then restart the pc in normal mode. After reboot, go back to the device manager, and enable the graphics driver... It will say found new hardware and then start the graphics card. At that point, you can turn off device accelleration by using the steps above... It worked for me... Thanks.
5/24/2007 12:23:24 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Mirras [83.17.223.106]It works great! But this line must be entered as last in the initialization section, after all of instruction. Instead it doesn't work. Anyway GOOD JOB Dr Bob :) !!!
5/21/2007 11:33:57 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Avra [212.5.210.202]Bye, bye Delphi :-( Still using D7, but VS2K5+Chrome for CF.
5/16/2007 11:25:40 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Tolga [212.174.166.2]I wrote web service in C# but I don't use this web service in delphi windows service.it(web service) is running windows application. help..help ...help thanks.
5/10/2007 2:54:27 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila Perger [82.131.180.76]I am using too, http://pergersoft.hu. But unfortunatelly I can not see the future. I use FC4 and WinXP/CrossKylix/Delphi7 to develop on my laptop. My applications are running On FC4-5-6, Debian 3.1-4.0, UHU-1.0-1.2-2.0, CentOS 4-5. Bob Swart, please tell to CodeGear: Lost of people like Kylix and use it, a small fix would be enought to survive! Take a look: http://hpcgi2.nifty.com/Fujimaki/Kylix/index.cgi
5/7/2007 9:08:04 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Bob Swart [213.93.58.49]I still use Kylix, although it's getting less and less. CodeGear may not be supporting it, but it still works (using CrossKylix and Delphi 7), so for me it's still not dead, yet...
5/4/2007 6:31:06 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Suman [71.146.160.34]You are amazing...Bob... Thank you very much....
4/29/2007 1:13:17 AM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
SySTalTic [80.72.93.146]COOL :)
4/22/2007 1:27:55 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
NH_Seacoaster [24.61.106.33]I'm having the same issue as Shafiq - I'm trying to modify the hardware acceleration settings in Windows Vista Premium and the button to make the change is greyed out. I tried to change it in Safe Mode (at which the button was no longer greyed out). I tried to reduce the setting. However, when I went to save the change, I received an error msg stating that the changes could not be saved to the registry. I'm trying to make videos using Camtasia and the video/audio keeps going out of sync. HELP!!!
4/13/2007 11:27:05 PM Virtual directory is not configured with ASP.NET version 1.1
Bob Swart [192.168.92.64]You need to make sure (ASP).NET 1.1 is installed on Windows Vista - which may not be the case (by default). After you've installed .NET 1.1, you can configure the virtual directory for ASP.NET 1.1 as described above.
4/13/2007 4:45:41 PM Virtual directory is not configured with ASP.NET version 1.1
Greg [67.135.58.126]I'm getting this running under IIS7 with Vista -- how do you get it to run the app under 1.1?
4/12/2007 2:47:14 PM Weblog server connection upgraded
Bob Swart [89.220.93.5]This is a test from the new internet connection (in the new house)
4/9/2007 3:55:21 AM Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista
Sleepwalker [220.229.249.2]That's great news !! Thanks for the info !
4/8/2007 12:57:05 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
JAV! [62.101.162.131]Thank you. You're the best!!!
4/7/2007 3:44:01 PM Creating Vista Ready Applications
Skip Bremer [72.183.117.153]Hi. Long time Delphi programmer here. Sticking with Delphi 7 because I am not pleased with the problems that I am having with the Delphi for Win32 IDE, etc. I loved your article, and the updated article. In fact I have converted all 20 of my applications used with my business to use the techniques you outlined so that these apps will run reasonably on Vista. Still on XP with them and I have only one big problem that you did not address. Some of my programs are meant to be run from the git go so users, and myself, run them in the Programs Startup group, and of course we make a shortcut that attempts to run them minimized on startup. And this is where the problem lies. In every case, they start up with a problem. Here it is... It appears that they start up with the application form in a minimized state that has them minimized in the Desktop space, just above the taskbar, with a small close X on them, just like when you minimize a child window inside an MDI app. I think it is the application window (form?) because it contains the old, shortened system menu. But once I open that window (by double-clicking the minimized icon or by right-clicking and selecting Restore) it then reverts to showing the main form and all is well on the next minimize, etc. It then minimizes truly to the task bar with the main form (full system menu, etc.). So, can you help me by telling me what I must do to fix this problem? Is it fixable at all? BTW, the same action happens with your demo app so maybe that will help you investigate it. Thank you for your time and if you find an answer, please let me know about it! f4jock@gmail.com
4/5/2007 1:37:06 AM EU domain registrations
Carlos [190.7.14.84]Hello, My domain is www.sapiensman.com, but I'm afraid I received the same proposal, in this e-mail: "Hello We are KJ INvestments, we have registered the European Union domain name sapiensman.eu, which is similar name with your domain. We already have visitors from European Union which are basically interested in what you offer on your website. We want to make you an offer today . We come with a proposal to improve your site and your benefits by bringing to you our support of best programmers in the field and a better traffic on your website. We will ask for a commission from what we offer you and this will be determinate when we will sign a contract. Our programmers can develop by their own project and you can take full advantage of it, or you can send us the content and we will fill it up. That will improve your traffic and you will gain the possible clients from the EU also. If you are interested in our offer, please let us know or if you have something else in mind don't hesitate to contact us. Best regards, KJ Investments kj@25h.org Marketing Department" What do you suggest ?
3/27/2007 10:32:12 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Shafiq [86.17.162.73]It says "Your Current Display Driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware acceleratin setting" My display driver is : Mobile Intel(R)GM Express Chipset Family. I need help badly cuz my game "Flyff" doesnt work fast and i need to set the hardware acceleration lower. I dont know if i got a video card but I do have a graphics driver which is : Intel Graphics Media Accelerator for Mobile.
3/27/2007 10:06:56 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Shafiq [86.17.162.73]Ahh badly need help. I dnt know if i got a video card but it wont even let me click hardware acceleration... help please?
3/26/2007 7:47:22 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Derrick Ashby [203.214.50.149]I haven't tried to install Delphi on Vista yet, but I have overcome some issues with non Vista software by not installing to the Program Files folder - I think it's an issue with the UAC.
3/25/2007 3:33:35 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Joe G. [24.215.177.130]This looks like the perfect answer to my problem but it doesn't fix it. I have a C# .NET 2 web service, just echoing the input, and neither Delphi 7 nor Turbo Delphi will ever return anything but nil. Works fine in .NET 1.1 however. I've also added Andre's option - no joy.
3/24/2007 9:21:39 PM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Lloyd K [80.3.64.13]Thanks Dr Bob you're a life saver! I was ripping my hair out over this as I couldn't understand why my C# app worked fine but my Delphi one didn't!
3/21/2007 11:16:06 AM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Chris M [80.177.233.98]Vista's glass windows = gimmick What I need is some real stability in the IDE, especially when debugging large projects with lots of dlls.
3/20/2007 6:35:34 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Qookie [69.236.74.10]I tried all the steps on vaio-r505te with 82815 graphics chip. It installs the driver. I reboot in save mode and disable the controller - then boot normally but after enabling the controller again I get "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (code 43)" I tried all the tricks you described but still the same (code 43). Anymore workarounds?
3/20/2007 2:44:05 PM EU domain registrations
Bob Swart [192.168.92.64]Ignore him, and hope he'll get bored with all the .eu domain like drbob42.eu for which he has to pay but receives no compensation. And wait until your domain becomes available again...
3/20/2007 2:33:08 PM EU domain registrations
Client [195.29.119.55]Is not legal this job . This Janusch make an offer to me. What can i do ?
3/20/2007 8:55:09 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Bob Swart [192.168.92.64]Right-click on the Vista desktop, and select Personalize. In the window that follows, click on the "Display Settings" option, and in the Display Settings dialog, click on the Advanced Settings button. Then, go to the Troubleshoot tab and click on the "Change settings" button. This will give a UAC prompt, but after that, you can set the Hardware acceleration (from Full to None).
3/19/2007 2:51:12 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Me [148.2.224.140]I cant find where to disable HW acceleration - Ben says "under trouble shooting" ?????
3/18/2007 7:41:44 AM Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) for Windows Vista
Mark Horridge [211.28.236.146]I downloaded WinHlp32.exe for Windows Vista, and have got Delphi5 running nicely on Vista now, with all the on-line help. Following the hints at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917607 I edited the registry to "allow programmatic macros" so that F1 help from the Object inspector worked.
3/17/2007 4:30:03 PM Delphi 2007 signs off...
Madruga [87.196.121.136]Just a note for those reading my 1st bad impressions with Delphi for Win32 release that DavidI and Michael are currently trying to help me sort those problems. From their words, I'm confident we can find a way to solve those issues. If that works ok, then they'll have restored my faith on CodeGear... Nothing like wait a couple days and see what happens. Later, Madruga P.S.: Sorry if this turns out to be a repeated comment, but I posted over 15 minutes ago and has yet to show, so I'm trying and posting again...
3/17/2007 10:11:02 AM Delphi 2007 signs off...
Fernando Madruga [87.196.56.123]As I pointed out in Ben's, Nick's and other blogs, I sure hope that the quality of the product has nothing to do with the (lack of) quality of the release... If you want to find out why, just read my comments on those two blogs (http://blogs.codegear.com/bensmith/archive/2007/03/16/33106.aspx#FeedBack) and (http://blogs.codegear.com/nickhodges/archive/2007/03/16/33109.aspx#FeedBack). We'll have to wait and see...
3/14/2007 1:15:46 PM New release of Delphi for Win32 and Delphi for PHP
Grismar [82.217.128.224]Agreed Mike. It would seem that Delphi is going the way of WordPerfect: even though zounds of users keep ignoring the obvious problems and are religiously crying that they love the product, it's slowly dying to featuritis and bloat. Instead of fixing what's there, new stuff keeps getting added. New stuff that the old userbase for Borland doesn't need. The result for me personally, sadly I might add, is that I have to learn to use Visual Studio now, after 15 years of only using Borland (TP, Delphi, etc.). VS has its own problems, but it would seem that MS makes it more of a priority to fix them and at least I can get some work done...
3/14/2007 9:17:50 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Andre Pietsch [193.254.155.48]Let me add that if consuming a JAX-WS 2.1 Web Service you would have to add <--- snip ---> InvRegistry.RegisterInvokeOptions(TypeInfo(xxx), ioDefault); <--- snap ---> That took me some time... :)
3/11/2007 10:43:40 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
JACEK GODOROWSKI [87.206.150.190]Ok i got even better idea. If anyone need help with that Mail me Godorowski@gmail.com I got unpacked drivers, drivers to sound for 815i and etc... :)
3/9/2007 11:22:07 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Del [195.171.111.194]does anyone know how to turn HW acceleration off on a Sony Vaio Please!
3/8/2007 2:43:35 AM EU domain registrations
Brandt Dainow [220.240.52.52]Hi - it's a scam. K.J. Investments is a venture capital firm in Pennsylvania. In fact his company is Best-Job Ltd. He lives in England. A check of the internet reveals that he is contacting people all over the world offering to sell them the .eu version of their names for €700. One of my clients was approached recently. I also notice his email address keeps changing as he makes the offer. Given the volume of emails going out, I suspect he's using software to automate the process. He is Janusch Kurt BEST - JOB LTD 175/177 Newland Ave, Hull, HU5 2EP UK PH: 01 482 328 66
3/7/2007 11:25:50 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
will [195.171.111.194]Dillan, did you some how turn HW off on your Sony Vaio and get the graphic driver to work! if you did can you tell me how you did it please. thanks
2/28/2007 12:05:28 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Rene LindsayOh well... I really liked Delphi, but this is the last straw. I cant put my Compact Framework project on hold any longer. Too many broken promises, Borland. Its time for me to switch.
2/25/2007 10:45:03 AM New release of Delphi for Win32 and Delphi for PHP
MikeOk, I must be reading this wrong right? Here I am waiting eagerly for almost a year for Borland/CodeGear to fix the many many bugs in 2006 (frankly it's a disgrace they called it a release version), and instead I now have to pay to upgrade to 2007 that may or may not have these bugs fixed? Come on!
2/24/2007 7:03:29 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
slavenI have dell inspiron 2500 with same card and I finally made it to work. I had to use the drivers provided on dell website which are little older than the once available at intels. And had to go into safe mode to change hardware acceleration.
2/22/2007 9:54:47 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Bob SwartThe Conference finally took place in September 2006, in Frankfurt. Next week, I'll be in Frankfurt again for the Entwickler Tage 2007 and BASTA! 2007 Spring Edition. See http://www.drbob42.com/events for details.
2/21/2007 6:50:43 PM New release of Delphi for Win32 and Delphi for PHP
ConfusedWhat's the difference between this new Delphi (is it 2007/Spacely?) and the current Turbo Delphi for Win32? They are both Delphi-only and Win32-only. Is this based on BDS 2007 (if there is such a thing) and will a newer Turbo version be release based on it later? I'm getting lost in all these editions! Is there a diagram somewhere showing what is based on what and what is a cutdown offshoot off what?
2/20/2007 10:25:53 AM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
JensYes please! Buy managed-vcl...it's excellent!
2/19/2007 5:22:34 PM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Javier RamirezGreat news, in my work i have to use Visual Studio 2005(Active Directory, Asp.net2, Click Once). I need to mix delphi Win32 an C# exes and dlls with interop api. I like to see in delphi support to managed assemblies (look at http://www.managed-vcl.com).
2/19/2007 1:48:57 AM Tag - you're it...
Petr VonesI can absolutely agree with no.4. Nice to know I'm not alone :-) I don't have any phone for more than seven years which makes some people insane ;-) For simple quick communication there are instant messengers having the copy of the communication as well.
2/18/2007 11:17:59 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
JanThanks, this really works on a Compaq ENS 1GHZ with final Vista in dutch. 1. Install 82815 driver (Latest version 6.7, either from Intel or from the computer manufacturer) http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=797&DwnldID=4665&strOSs=44&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Professional&lang=eng 2. Reboot in safe mode, 3. Disable video controller, 4. Restart in normal mode, 5. Enable the video controller again, 6. Change hardware acceleration to None.
2/18/2007 3:22:21 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
EdDillan, I had the same issue. What I did was boot into safe mode, disable the video card, rebooted into low resolution mode (in the safe mode options), turned off User Account Control, rebooted into low resolution mode again, enabled the video card, and then I was able to turn HW acceleration off. I then rebooted and let it come up normally and everything works great.
2/17/2007 9:12:05 PM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Dave JewellWill it support unicode in VCL? I would be very surprised if it did. THAT would require some real work. :-)
2/15/2007 11:20:54 AM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Unknown2Irakli: +1 This is the feature I need about 6 years (unicode in vcl). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2Bob Swart: can I turn the components palette back to its normal place? can I undock form in design? In general, can I turn on classic Delphi view?
2/15/2007 11:19:33 AM Running Delphi on Vista
HenryThank you for your article. I use it to install Delphi 6 for it acts for D6 exactly the same as you said for Delphi 7. My question : did you solve the registration problem you mentionned ? I went throught the second option (Phone or Web) of the registration process, went on registers.borland.com, used my Community account and received the key by mail. i entered it and had the message that registration was OK. But when I want to enter Delphi, it redirects me to the registration process, and I can't use it. I set the execution rights of delphi32.exe and D6Reg.exe to Windows XP SP2 comptability, and privilege to execute as administrator. But still have this issue : I cannot register and use Delphi 6 under Vista. (I still have many developments on D6) Do you have any hint ?
2/15/2007 9:05:57 AM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
IrakliCool at first look, BUT Will it support unicode in VCL? Will it be more stable or fast or optimized than Delphi2006? What important improvements will it bring? I don't think vista support is important.
2/13/2007 11:21:04 PM Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Bob SwartMarco Cantù has another screenshot of Delphi Spacely, available for preview at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/spacely_screen_shot.html
2/12/2007 9:23:50 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob Swart http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=5089&hl=winhlp32\.exe is a good link to get more information on using the WinHlp32.exe on Windows Vista.
2/8/2007 2:29:25 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
DillanI still fail in disabling HW acceleration. 1. Disabling 815 driver in safe mode. 2. Reboot in normal mode 3. Changing the setting 4. Enabling 815 driver. Is this sequence right?
2/7/2007 10:14:30 AM Consuming ASP.NET 2.0 Web Services in Delphi for Win32
Mohammed NasmanHello Bob, Could you please point if the reverse is possible? I would like to create Delphi win 32 web services that return data from database and I need Asp.net application to call that web services(will be written using C# or Delphi.net if there's any benefit) Is there any way that asp.net web services client communicate with delphi win 32 WS? Thanks
2/2/2007 3:34:28 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
FloThanks for the tip about the hardware acceleration. Disabling the drivers in safe mode and changing the settings after booting in normal mode worked for me.
1/25/2007 4:41:49 AM Tag - you're it...
Danny ThorpeIf you're slow, I'm glacial! http://blogs.msdn.com/dthorpe/archive/2007/01/24/twice-tagged.aspx
1/21/2007 9:59:56 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
ShermanWhere can I find the unpacked driver on the XP machine?
1/18/2007 9:24:49 PM Tag - you're it...
Hallvard VassbotnI'm a bit slow, but here are my 5 things: http://hallvards.blogspot.com/2007/01/five-things-meme.html
1/15/2007 5:44:03 PM Tag - you're it...
Bob SwartIt appears that Brian Long does have a blog (again) - as one of the 4 Chaps From Blighty, see http://4chapsfromblighty.com/ for details (if I could tag more than five, you would be "it" also, Brian)..
1/15/2007 1:54:35 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
DexThanx Ben ur note have bean very helpful
1/11/2007 7:51:53 PM Tag - you're it...
Bob SwartEpo: there's lots more in coca cola; that's why I like it (and I just don't like the bitter taste of coffee).
1/11/2007 7:25:08 PM Tag - you're it...
EpoStrange. You hate coffee but in coca cola, there is a lot of caffeine (and sugar, caramel, phosphoric acid, coca leaf and kola nut extract, lime extract, flavoring mixture, vanilla and glycerin, ...). Ah tastes and colors...
1/10/2007 10:03:11 PM Tag - you're it...
Bob SwartI didn't know the banana palm could only fruit once - but we haven't got that far, yet. It's almost 2 meters high at this time. The pineapple plant - started from the top of a pineapple from the supermarket - is the one we expect earlier results...
1/10/2007 9:56:38 PM Tag - you're it...
NicoMy father did grow a lot of banana palm trees in the south of Spain. I would say that you are brave to try it in the Netherlands. Bananas need much sunlight, die instantly with frosts (but you can make them resist burning car tires) and are very sensible to wind. Also remember that a palm only gives bananas once. You should cut it, but others will grow from the tubercle.
1/9/2007 8:56:17 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
slavenI tried and tried getting the hardware acc to none but it never allowes me to do it. I tried doing safe mode and all that stuff but no luck. In device manager there is a exclamation mark on the video card and in dispay settings it says that graphics chip is unknown which might be the reason I can't save the setting of troubleshooting. Any thoughts?
1/5/2007 12:55:59 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Marco Ramirez> If Unicode-Support would be very nessesary for the developers than they have switched to Elpack or TNTWare. Wrong. Many Companies/"Hairy Pointed"/Corporate Bosses don't like to buy "third party products". They see it both as an unexpected cost, and an additional problem to deal with...
1/3/2007 6:54:48 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila PergerNew computer->new hardware->new kernel compatible (drivers) = new distro and kylix IDE not run. CodeGear - patches please.
1/3/2007 3:38:44 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
JosNo CF support, verdomme........
12/20/2006 8:09:48 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Jone DoeThe trick is to disable the Intel 82815 driver in Safe Mode first and then re-enable it in the normal mode. That is when you can change the hardware acceleration to None.
12/19/2006 1:58:53 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
AndyDamn, FreePascal already has almost working Win64 native compiler. The idea to support it in Delphi in 2008 is doomed to fail.
12/14/2006 12:09:51 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Stefan van AsPersonally, I believe Unicode is important, but since I'm already using some 3rd party solutions, that problem has been more or less "solved". For CF, it is a different story. More and more clients are asking for PPC applications, and the current 3rd party solutions for Delphi are respectable, but nowhere near something I can actually use. For me, this is the #1 reason for using VS.NET instead of Delphi right now.
12/13/2006 2:26:24 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
BartSo now the question becomes, what kind of unicode strings :) utf8, utf16, ucs2, ucs4 and what kind of implicit conversions will be possible with the current string and widestring types.
12/13/2006 9:10:42 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Leon BemmelmansWell, what I am realy waiting for is a fast stable win32 highlander version that enables me to convert my old but core-business Delphi 5 applications to the next level
12/13/2006 12:08:31 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Dejan>> If Unicode-Support would be very nessesary for >> the developers than they have switched to Elpack or TNTWare. Actually, we switched to C#. Really. LP, Dejan
12/12/2006 10:51:14 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Bernhard GeyerIf Unicode-Support would be very nessesary for the developers than they have switched to Elpack or TNTWare. I think providing a Unicode-Solution in 2008 means that Unicode wasn't very high-prio to you. If they only support Unicode because they support Win64 would be a better way in my opinion. I think starting with Vista more an more people will move to 64-Bit.
12/12/2006 4:35:23 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Rick BeerendonkBob, Thank you. It is more like or unicode or win9x and that is fine with me.
12/12/2006 2:16:52 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
tdanielI hope you mean that cf.net-vcl support will be delayed...
12/12/2006 12:20:32 PM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Bob SwartNick was the one who said that Unicode applications won't run on Windows 98. But he didn't say that all applications generated by that Vista/Unicode edition of Delphi wouldn't run on Windows 98. And of course all disclaimers were given, so anything is likely to change anyway. But Unicode is considered to be important, that's for sure.
12/12/2006 11:53:46 AM The Delphi Survey for 2006
CF.NetLets hope Borland actually listens to the requests for a decent mobile development platform this time! Its all well and good building DLL's for CF.Net (albeit a little fiddly) and writing the front end in C#; it would be a whole lot easier to do it all in Delphi.
12/12/2006 11:45:37 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
IrakliI think unicode support is too late for the end of 2007, it is extremity important for CodeGear to concentrate on VCL, IDE, Language development/improvement rather than on .net!
12/12/2006 10:39:30 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Arthur HoornwegUnicode and Windows 9x are not necessarily mutually exclusive. There are third-party libraries around (LMD Elpack being the most notable) that do the trick nicely. If Codegear is willing, it's entirely possible to modify the windows.pas unit in such a way that the "widestring" calls get re-routed into "ansistring" calls when the underlying OS is Windows 9x. For C++, there's a Microsoft library around ("MSLU") that does just this. Of course this doesn't give you unicode on Windows 9x, but it does give you compatibility.
12/12/2006 9:49:38 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Rick Beerendonk"Of course, Unicode means that applications will no longer run on Windows 95 or 98, but I hope that by the end of next year that won't be a real problem." Is this you addition, or is this what Nick said? It is important, because if it is true, then "Delphi Vista/Unicode" will be the only one with real Vista support but without Win95/98 support. That is really important for our company.
12/12/2006 9:32:53 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Malisa NcubeI should say i like the code name "Highlander", similar to may favorite soccer team and have been a loyal Borlander for many years. I frankly think that by the scheduled release next year may be too late for many programmers to still wait for unicode, CF, 64bit, Memory Managamenent, and full .NET30 support. Something needs to be done to expedite the release of delphi with the expected features. I know many programmers that have already started devoting time to learn C# and will certainly move to VS2005. I'm wish that in the next delphi the component development be made easier as in VS2005, registering and unregistering components is really not fun. I also suggest a feature to import VS2005 solutions. I also think there is more to be done about datasnap and websnap, those are really nice innovations. Many other improvements need to be done to the memory management, Delphi is far slower than VS2005 and the graphics not as smooth. i hope my pricture presents the majority of Borlanders. malisa.ncube@gmail.com
12/12/2006 8:58:55 AM Nick Hodges at SDE: Roapmap update
Bob SwartLater that day, there was also a special Highlander NDA session, where Nick talked about DBX4 and NDataStore, and I showed ASP.NET 2.0 support as well as parameterised types, but unfortunately I cannot tell you anything more about that (or we would have to kill you) - you just had to be there... ;-)
12/5/2006 11:20:50 AM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
David ChampionThanks for you're commitment. Have just subscribed to web access. This was my main problem after Chris stopped printing the Magazine. The price should have dropped by half. I still much prefer paper to web. Would love to help out. And bet many other Developers would too.
12/5/2006 7:09:46 AM Running Delphi on Vista
Bob SwartI use Delphi 7 and Delphi 2006 about equally for real-world Win32 development. I prefer Delphi 2006, but there are a few Win32 projects I have to maintain which are written in Delphi 7 (actually, some started as Delphi 5 or earlier, but were moved to Delphi 7). There are a number of reasons why these haven't been moved to Delphi 2006 yet (third-party component usage - the move from D7 to D2006 sometimes means new versions with interface changes; and not every team member uses Delphi 2006 already). And there are also a few CLX projects that need to compile using CrossKylix to a Linux target, and for that we use Delphi 7 as well.
12/5/2006 12:45:22 AM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
Peter NaldalThe Delphi Magazine has been my programming companion all the way since the very first issue. Now I feel rootless... But it comforts me that you and other TDM regulars will continue to write articles, that you enjoy writing and I and many others enjoy reading. Thank you Bob for your energy!
12/5/2006 12:20:55 AM Running Delphi on Vista
XepolSo, are you saying that you mainly use Delphi7 for win32 and D2006 for dotnet (with a little playing in win32 for article writing) or that you use D2006 and D7 equally for win32? If you do use D2006 for win32 development beyond just playing for articles, what are the reasons you continue to use D7 for Win32 development?
12/4/2006 1:08:28 PM Sending Skype Chat Messages using Delphi
GerhardThanks, this is a very nice example :) Where can i get more commands for the Skype API? e.g. to send a mobile-sms, or deal a phonenumber? br Gerhard
12/4/2006 12:53:47 PM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
Jason SwebyShame, I contributed several articles and was planning on writing some more in the near future; I will still try although it's a shame that the monthly mag has gone.
12/3/2006 9:59:18 AM French BDS for Visual Studio nonsense...
Bob SwartNick Hodges now also comments on it article (and the claims in it) in his blog at http://blogs.borland.com/NickHodges/archive/2006/12/02/30181.aspx
12/1/2006 9:15:30 PM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
Larry HengenThanks for the tip. I purchased both the 2005 CD and the web access. It's a great deal for what I have long thought were better articles than those in the Informant.
12/1/2006 6:22:20 PM The Delphi Magazine - March 2007 last "formal" issue
Michael.net 3.0 support from CodeGear next year? that wasn't a slip was it :)
11/28/2006 11:15:14 AM EU domain registrations
Bob SwartFWIW, today I got an "offer" from sergiuliano@yahoo.com - Mr. Kurt Janusch (CEO KJ INvestments - kj@25h.org) to buy the drbob42.eu domain name for 700 Euro. I'm afraid I'm not willing to pay any amount for this domain, so I wish Mr. Janusch all the best and will report back when it's free again...
11/25/2006 8:25:53 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Matthew GeorgeI'm running into this same problem with the Vista RTM Business version on a Sony Vaio with the Intel 8215 video chipset as described above. I can get the latest XP/2000 82815 drivers installed, but then the drives error out. When I try to set the hardware acceleration to none in the troubleshooting tab, I get a message that says the new settings cannot be saved to the registry. This has been very frustrating. Am I missing something obvious when trying to set the hardware acceleration to none?
11/21/2006 8:47:38 AM Nov 20 - Free Borland Win32 seminar in The Netherlands
Bob SwartIk baal er zelf ook van. Werd zaterdagavond ziek, en loop nog steeds meer te hoesten dan normaal te ademen (en spreken is er nog helemaal niet bij op dit moment). Ik hoop dat het vrijdag (en zaterdag) weer beter is, als ik bij de HCC Dagen op de stand van de Delphi/Pascal Gebruikersgroep aanwezig ben.
11/20/2006 5:49:42 PM Nov 20 - Free Borland Win32 seminar in The Netherlands
WufIk vond het erg jammer dat je er niet was Bob. veel beterschap.
11/17/2006 11:56:38 AM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
DanExcellent! i tried this with BDS 2006 and it works fine. But is there some way I can add rich text support to the blog ?
11/14/2006 11:21:26 PM CodeGear := TCompany.Create;
Bob SwartAllen Bauer has the first report at http://blogs.borland.com/abauer/archive/2006/11/14/29345.aspx
11/14/2006 5:24:12 PM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
PigmanThank you for the tutorials, Bob. I was thinking of abandoning BCB after 10 years and jumping to Microsoft VS but your tutorial shows BCB 2006 can connect to SQL Server pretty easily so it looks like I'll be sending Borland some money to upgrade from BCB 6 to BCB 2006. Thanks again!
11/14/2006 8:15:13 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
MartinOur codebase consists of an internal developed SCADA (industrial control) software system in Kylix. For us crossplatform compatibility is essential. We've also looked at Lazarus but it seems to be buggy though. Unfortunately there are not much alternatives for what we do since all of the drivers are now delphi components. (Like Async pro..) Anyone knowing of a stable platform with good gui tools not being JAVA or JIT compilers please respond
11/14/2006 1:47:29 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
FrankHappy Birthday and go bob
11/11/2006 11:01:44 PM Nov 20 - Free Borland Win32 seminar in The Netherlands
WufYES Ik wil ook komen, ik heb al een mailtje gestuurd. *0*
11/9/2006 8:47:20 AM The Code Project: Which Tool Are You Using?
Bob SwartWell, it appears that Delphi and SQL take second place after C# 2.0, as can be seen in the result page at http://www.codeproject.com/script/survey/detail.asp?survey=613
11/8/2006 11:45:02 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
YarivHappy Birthday, Delphi Man!!
11/8/2006 4:15:23 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Igor SkomorokhHappy Birthday!
11/8/2006 2:33:07 PM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
soulisthank you
11/8/2006 11:16:05 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Gert du ToitGeluk met jou verjaarsdag gister Dr Bob. Baie dankie vir al die hulp oor die jare. Ons waardeur dit!!
11/8/2006 9:54:34 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
David BernedaHappy happy 6x9 Birthday ! drbob84.com domain is available ! :-)
11/8/2006 9:47:33 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Anders PedersenSorry I’m a day to late, but any way congratulation – young man! We expect that you will still share your knowledge and passion on/for Delphi for the next 42 years ;-)
11/8/2006 9:10:39 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Pawel GlowackiHappy Birthday! All the best to You:-) So long, and thanks for all the Delphi
11/8/2006 8:12:37 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Paul PilonHappy Birthday Bob, special age ;)
11/8/2006 4:28:03 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
BearHappy Birthday, Dr. Delphi Hat.
11/8/2006 2:16:23 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
MarvinLife. Don't talk to me about life.
11/7/2006 11:01:01 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Bob SwartThanks everyone - I had a great day!
11/7/2006 7:09:48 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Stephane WierzbickiHappy Birthday Bob :)
11/7/2006 4:22:05 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
AlHappy Birthday Did you get your period. Cartman, Kyle and Kenny did
11/7/2006 3:30:22 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Robert WachtelHappy Birthday - best wishes from Cologne
11/7/2006 12:51:07 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Reinier Sterkenbu(r)gBob, van harte gefeliciteerd! Ik hoop dat je ons nog lang laat meeprofiteren van jouw passie voor software-ontwikkeling en Delphi in het bijzonder!
11/7/2006 12:18:27 PM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
Bruce McGeeHappy birthday, and many more.
11/7/2006 11:59:51 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
RolandCongratulations! 42, nice numbers :-)
11/7/2006 11:29:55 AM My 42nd Birthday, The Universe and Everything...
JHappy birthday, you hoopy frood.
10/31/2006 5:13:36 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Gerhard Hi, my kylix3 app crashes with libc.so.6 errors giving me a memory dump on suse 10.1. Has anyone recompiled the kyix rtl to support newer libc?
10/17/2006 11:55:53 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Adi...any idea why i can't run kylix3 under Fedora Core 5??? Please help me with this...
9/29/2006 11:34:57 AM EKon 10 / BorCon Europe 2006
Bob SwartUnfortunately, my weblog server was disconnected from the internet on Tuesday, so I was unable to blog during the conference, but a full report is now available at http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin82.htm
9/22/2006 5:01:02 AM Turbo C++ / C++Builder Database Development
MarkThanks for the free tutorials. I'm just getting back into BCB development thanks to the the new Turbo edition and your tutorial will be a big help in dusting the cob webs off!
9/19/2006 4:40:37 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
SaleemRefering to your 06/08/26 post, can you demonstrate using jedi in turbo delphi
9/15/2006 7:46:51 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Beehttp://beeography.wordpress.com/2006/09/12/just-wanna-let-you-know/
9/14/2006 11:39:13 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartIndy is considered a third-party control, and unfortunately {b}not{/b} available at design-time in the Explorer editions of Turbo Delphi. The fact that the installer asks you if you want Indy 9 or 10 is because the Indy units are installed on disk since you can still use them at run-time...
9/14/2006 10:22:55 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
RFRI installed Turbo Delphi Explorer. Setup ask for Indy 9 or 10, but I can't see Indy in the tool palette. Where is it? Where can I create a new DataModule form?
9/11/2006 9:45:06 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
Abhijeet Patil.Since December 1999 I am using Dlephi [V-3...V-8]. It's an addiction. What else I can say?
9/6/2006 9:20:01 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
MaxLThis is good news indeed. It would be great news if borland just allowed creating and installing third-party component and dropped refactorings instead in its free edition. Don't get me wrong, refactoring tools are great, I develop in C# and these tools helped me _a lot_ reorganise some "spaghetti-code" I inherited from a former co-worker. Moreover, from an educational POV I reckon that refactoring tools help a lot when developing code. Yet, I can't help thinking how sad it will be not using the awesome JEDI library.
9/3/2006 2:24:41 PM ECO WebLog now with AJAX-enabled Post Grid Filter
Hi BobI am testing it with firefox 1.5.0.1 and it not working ok all time, sometimes when I type a (filter) it show me the result, but when I delete the filter condition the browse appear (in a windows white, the content is all white), then appear again the correct page.
8/28/2006 12:49:00 AM EU domain registrations
GerardIf you had trademarked drbob42, you could had it during the sunrise period. But after a few years, it will become eventually free again. Just watch the expiration dates.
8/26/2006 8:34:46 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartYes, I would expect Indy, IntraWeb and even TeeChart, InterBase Express, and the Reporting stuff to be regarded as third-party components which will be not available to use by the IDE at {b}design-time{/b} in the Turbo Explorer editions. Of course, it's still possible to create and use them {b}at run-time{/b} in the Turbo Explorer editions, just as any other third-party component...
8/24/2006 8:43:50 PM Article about Multi-tier database applications in Delphi
FabricioDr. Bob, In a related article (http://www.drbob42.com/examines/examin62.htm) you said that the only way to use ADONETConnector is by code... I don't have D2005 at the moment to be sure, but at D2006 (although not available to VCL.NET pallette) the Connector is available to Windows Forms applications on the pallette (in the category 'General'). So.. Borland have strange ways of doing things, doesn't?
8/24/2006 7:46:12 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
NiklasIs Indy regarded as a 3rd party component?
8/11/2006 4:22:08 PM Borland Conference 2006 Session Voting
Bob SwartVoting closes August 21st.
8/10/2006 8:03:54 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartThen you just have to purchase the Turbo Delphi "Professional" edition (which will have no limit to install third-party components). Only the free Turbo Delphi Explorer has the "frozen" component palette...
8/10/2006 5:32:04 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
ElizeuIs impossible to use delphi without 3rd party components
8/10/2006 8:57:47 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartSince each Turbo product is the equivalent of a single personality from the BDS 2006 product, you can use all your "old" code (as long as it also runs in the BDS 2006 product of course). Note that where third-party components are concerned: the Turbo Pro versions will give you no problem, but the free Turbo Explorer versions will have a "fixed" component palette, which does NOT allow the installation of additional components. So for the free versions, the answer will be no...
8/10/2006 8:55:56 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartDelphi 2006 for Win32 is the same as Turbo Delphi for Win32, with the exception that Delphi 2006 for Win32 also includes the Delphi for .NET, C++ and C# personalilties (while Turbo Delphi for Win32 is only the Delphi for .NET personality). Same thing with Turbo Delphi for .NET. The Turbo products only contain one personality, while the BDS 2006 products contain them all.
8/9/2006 3:45:06 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Attila PergerCan I use my old code and third party components(Win32/VCL)?
8/9/2006 3:44:04 PM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Attila PergerWhat is the difference between Delphi 200x for Win32 and Turbo Delphi for Win32 AND what is the difference between Delphi 200x for .NET and Turbo Delphi for .NET?
8/9/2006 11:33:49 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
Bob SwartJa, zowel met VirtualPC als VMWare kan dat ook natuurlijk (moet je ook de extra Windows licenties hebben, maar dat kan met MSDN bijvoorbeeld).
8/9/2006 8:14:10 AM Turbo Editions of Delphi, C++ and C# in Q3
marcof je hebt een paar virtual machines draaiende niet?
7/14/2006 1:33:44 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
Peter ManningI have just finished the tutorial on ECO II which is great! - although whilst doing so I did have to change a few things to overcome problems. There seems to also be missing instructions on how to implement the login page...I could also not get the HashPassword program to work :( But thanks anyway
7/8/2006 5:00:34 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Johnny MooreThanks this is what I've been looking for. This tip also works on Windows Vista Beta 2: Build 5384.4 But what is the difference in having acceleration and not having acceleration. I can tell.
6/23/2006 8:50:22 AM ECO WebLog now with AJAX-enabled Post Grid Filter
Bob SwartI just tested the AJAX JavaScript I used with Opera 9, and it seems to work just fine (so a single snippet of JavaScript code working in IE6, FireFox 1.x as well as Opera 9 now).
6/12/2006 9:30:11 AM Delphi 2006 Update #2
Ahmad Mahmoudidear sir please guid me.. im begginer to mysql and for first time using the dexpress but after i set Tqslconnection and and set parametr(successfully) so set tsqltable dont found any table at tablename property for this. but i create the database and table and user to mysql server 5.... please guid me. very nead this. my email is faranet.co@gmail.com
6/10/2006 1:02:43 PM Delphi 2006 Hotfixes - keep on coming...
Igor SkomorokhI would like they completely remade the HTML designer! This is the only thing that is disappointing me.
6/6/2006 8:05:01 AM Delphi 2006 Hotfixes - keep on coming...
Bob SwartThe BDN page at http://bdn.borland.com/article/33496 only mentions two hotfixes, but there really are four now, and more to come (hotfix 7 was mentioned to fix http://qc.borland.com/wc/qcmain.aspx?d=27957 for example).
5/31/2006 4:33:58 PM Interesting DG offer: DIL + TDM 2005 for GBP 30
Bob SwartAdditionally: the 30 pound sterling is all-in, and includes shipping of the DVD+CD to anywhere in the world.
5/25/2006 8:15:03 PM ASP.NET browserCaps for FireFox and Netscape 7
Igor SkomorokhThanks a lot Dr.Bod. I am really happy to read this news because I am using Firefox as mi primary browser and I do have this problem. Thank you for your help in fixing that!
5/17/2006 10:24:39 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila PergerHi, I use my Kylix 3 Professional (Delphi IDE) under FC4 (FC5 uses glibc 2.4, unfortunatelly it is not good for Kylix IDE). I can run my kylix-based programs under FC5, too. :-) http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=237 http://www.theo.ch/kylix/suse10.html http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
5/15/2006 10:45:25 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Roger MontagueHi, Is anyone sucessfully using Kylix 3 with a recent version of Linux? I've got Kylix 3 Enterprise and have been working on and off in the last few weeks to get it installed on Fedora Core 5, and have been running into one issue after the next. I'm thinking it might be easier to get a distro that its known to work with. Any suggestions? BTW, I love the "legacy" Borland products since I fell in love with Turbo Pascal 3. I hope they can find a home where they will be supported and valued. Roger
5/7/2006 4:09:57 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
A. K. fardWhere can I find more special information about ECOIII technology in internet? Please contact me:akargarfard@gmail.com
5/4/2006 3:45:17 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Steve SidwellI've just used Kylix to write a backup program to back data from a Linux box (doing data logging collection) to a Windows PC. The Windows PC is running a running a server using Intraweb. It works fine, but I used SOAP for most of the comms and if the connection is broken (using modem link) then HTTPRIO sometimes hangs on the Linux end. I have to press CTRL-C to get it going again. There seem to be no timeouts as there are in the Delphi HTTPRIO. Can you give any advice? Many Thanks, Steve.
5/3/2006 10:52:33 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
AndersonNew computer->new hardware->new kernel compatible (drivers) = new distro and kylix IDE not run. Help Borland Support - patches please.
4/30/2006 10:39:44 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerThe kylix compiled programs are able to run on newer distros, but Kylix IDE can not run on FC5 (it uses libc 2.4). But I think the backward compatibility will be solved, besause there are other programs which require libc compatibility.
4/25/2006 10:55:47 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Andersonif kylix not run (news distros)... bye bye delphi... (cross plataform is very important)
4/20/2006 3:20:38 PM Danny found something new to blog about...
Ruud SchmeitzHe already left Google ? Interesting, to say the least.
4/19/2006 9:13:17 AM Delphi 2006 Update #2
Bob SwartOne warning: the update requires a lot of working disk space to run (about 1.7 GB in my machine), and it looks like it doesn't check on beforehand if this amount is available; it just ran out of disk space (I had 1.5 GB free before I started the update). After the update, space is freed again of course.
4/14/2006 9:28:04 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Bob SwartThanks for the tip, Ben!
4/14/2006 1:33:06 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
BenFor Mike and Doe: I've had the same problems. Set 'Hardware Acceleration' uner troubleshooting to 'None' and it will work with the XP/2000 82815 drivers.
4/14/2006 1:08:23 AM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
DoeWell, tried to do as you said but just as Mike mentions it doesnt seem to work on the new build which is a pitty cause t looks absolutely wonderfull i'd say. Currently tested with the drivers from Intel's webpage, unrared the package and tried install it manually updating the drivers and running the Setup.exe. Running Setup.exe creates a "Bad_Pool_Caller" error, doing it manually it fails installing the drivers. Also tried several others from driversguide, some which it installs others it dont.. though the installed ones doesnt work anyways. Only 8Bit color and maximum of 256colors in 1024x800 resolution. Build used: Build 5342 Beta 2
4/11/2006 9:03:19 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
CarseIt's the sign of the times, IBM gets sued by Linux over copyright infringements, so IBM dumps its source into open source. It was not worth the cost of settling the litigation. Now Borland can't sell JBuilder with all the free suff floating around. Visual studio is cheap as it could be at less than 1K initially. Borland needs to bring the price down a bit and offer subscription services in packages, and forget trying to make alot of money(They admit they're not) from Delphi. Biggest mistake Borland made was deviating away from the core language of pascal. Trying to bring in C++ developers with a pascal based product is double the work and double the buggs. I never did see any c++ based components, they're all written in Delphi, how can one expect a big C++ audience that way is beyond me. It's the end of the road for Delphi, there is just not enough developer interests as the majority of developers are C++. It stands to reason that if you want developers to buy a product you should stick with the power of the majority.
4/10/2006 10:26:09 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerIf somebody could forwart this message to the right repsion, please! "BORLAND! Please give some help to the following peoples who are planning to fix kylix (IDE, run under libc 2.4, CLX, and so on...): Andreas Hausladen, alias "Zeljko". Attila Perger from Hungary. Thanks for it!
4/10/2006 10:11:05 AM Weblog hosted at www.bobswart.nl domain
Bob SwartFWIW, http://www.bobswart.nl/blog also works (instead of /weblog)
4/9/2006 3:35:24 PM Don't make ECO attributes or classes named System
HolgerIt even depends on the language being used for code gen which words you can use and which you cannot. Basically, all the keywords of a language cannot be used. Also consider that OCL is case-insensitive as C# is. Meaning: if your model compiles it does not mean the OCL will be able to distinguish between some things (that happens to me quite a lot...)
3/31/2006 12:32:55 PM MSDN on Borland Delphi
KennethThis must be a first of April joke! Right?
3/31/2006 9:53:52 AM MSDN on Borland Delphi
Bob SwartMarco Cantu has also placed some comments on his weblog at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/vsinfo.html and I agree completely.
3/28/2006 7:07:11 PM BDNradio: Discussion Panel on DevCo
Bob SwartDarn, it's not now, but in an hour (Europe is on summer time, but the US not yet it seems)...
3/20/2006 10:09:21 AM Enterprise Core Objects III
Bob SwartMy ECO III courseware manual is approaching 100 pages, and will first be used at my Delphi 2006 ECO III training class on March 30th, 2006 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In April, it will be made available for general purchase from http://www.eBob42.com/courseware
3/19/2006 6:43:39 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
atein@ms50.url.com.twDo You have ECO guide more...books , I want buy it,i from in Taiwan.
3/13/2006 7:24:39 AM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Yaser FaridI've been working with Delphi version 1.0 and was hoping that Delphi would add support for symbian, then I thought atleast it should support CF when they planned to move to .NET but it didn't work out. Why in the world would I use Delphi if I want to develop application in .NET I would rather use VS2005, which is not only more user friendly but supports everything Framework throws at it. I'm not even usre if Delphi works with 2.0 of Framework and Borland isn't making it any better to help me stick to Delphi other than Win32 Applications.
3/6/2006 3:05:58 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Edgar RodriguezMicrosoft is committed to Sell and $ell and Hell! I think Borland is following the Giant only because they have finantial troubles but I think Borland or the new IDE's owner should think that people is still having old 32 bit computers at home and work. So telling people to trash their computers and buy new 64 like ones is something that they won't do as soon as M$ wants. People out there is thinking more to move to Linux, and it has the advantage to be free, so I suggest Borland or the new IDE's owner to move there too.
3/4/2006 11:25:56 AM First Delphi 2006 Courseware Manual
Bob SwartEveryone who bought the original Delphi 2005 Development Essentials for the full price, will get a special update offer in their mailbox later today.
3/2/2006 5:03:19 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
JanWe have a large Kylix CLX code base, so we are praying aswell. But my prayers have never helped, so in parallell I am looking at lazarus and MSE IDE. To enhance the looks of lazarus I even started a Qt4 binding. MSEIDe looks very promising and pure pascal, so no endless problem of updating the gui bindings.
3/1/2006 9:43:46 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Mikei have tried that with the beta 2 release (build 5308). The driver installed with no errors, but on restart, I get a Bad_Pool_Caller 0x0000C2 Blue Screen... any ideas?
2/24/2006 1:06:35 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
AnonMe too!
2/24/2006 1:05:22 PM How to get rid of an annoying warning...
Anon"Since Delphi now supports WideString and WideChar characters by default" How? I wasn't aware of this.
2/23/2006 11:48:49 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
CoggyHaving used Delphi since March 1995 I will not leave her either
2/22/2006 10:35:10 PM How to get rid of an annoying warning...
Bob SwartDuh! I thought I had tried that already... Thanks!
2/22/2006 9:43:33 PM How to get rid of an annoying warning...
JBif AnsiChar(S[1]) in ['0'..'9'] then ...
2/21/2006 5:14:54 PM Borland Developer Studio 2006 Architect - Trial Edition
Bob SwartThe 30-day trial version is free, of course.
2/21/2006 1:20:33 PM Borland Developer Studio 2006 Architect - Trial Edition
annoyed.Too much ($) for too little (innovation), regardless of the obvious quality improvement. scratch C++Builder and it's just a service pack for D2K5, only they want want money for it, as usual.
2/18/2006 11:52:57 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
Lars GeislerI will follow too!!
2/15/2006 8:15:20 PM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
Richard HavenTo Athena and her fans, of which I am in the first rank. The more I use other languages, the more I love Delphi.
2/14/2006 4:42:57 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
CalliusWill it be Chrome next for many of us? They support Linux and Apple besides Windows and have advanced the Object Pascal lang in interesting ways .... Well, I'm just downloaded their free stuff and about to test it now.
2/14/2006 3:52:05 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Oliver H. BaileyI think this is a trend in the software industry in general. Microsoft has quietly laid off thousands due to the lack of sales. The open source movement is closing in on software companies and mature products like Delphi are no longer worth the several thousand dollars that is being charged for them. Why is Microsoft giving away a version of their language compilers? If the software industry doesn't push to have financial value assigned to in-development products and finished manufactured goods just as hardware the industry cannot survive for profit in the long term. We need a $99 Delphi and a $99 Kylix.
2/14/2006 1:10:30 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerIt is not too clear for me, but ... I hope the buyer of Bornald IDE Lines will reanimate Linux/Kylix IDE. I am praying
2/14/2006 12:34:04 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Bob SwartThe hyperlink can be used in for example an e-mail or newsgroup post, and/or if you want to tell someone about a blog post and need a so-called "permalink"...
2/14/2006 11:14:04 AM Happy Birthday Delphi - Time To Leave The Nest...
YarivI will follow, too!
2/14/2006 3:20:19 AM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Fernando MadrugaExcelent work! I'm now going to read all your articles on this and think a bit more seriously about using ECO in future projects... BTW: what's the point of having an hyperlink on the post's title? Takes us to the exact same page we are reading... :)
2/13/2006 1:07:14 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
a TestBorland Software Corp.'s acquisition of Segue Software and divestment of its integrated development environment tools line is being viewed as the inevitable evolution of the tools space, with the force of the open-source movement and not owning the platform being key factors. Borland, of Cupertino, Calif., announced its intent to acquire Segue Software, Lexington, Mass., and to divest of its IDE tools.
2/10/2006 4:26:11 AM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
a cynicThis is the kind of decision a CEO makes when he is managing for the shareholders instead of the customers - which is the mistake Borland CEOs have been making for years.
2/9/2006 6:34:11 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
J.D. HildebrandOh my. Oh my my my.
2/8/2006 11:58:13 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Bob SwartAt least it was confirmed by Jesper Hogstrom (Borland) that ECO would stay with Delphi (i.e. go to the New Company as well).
2/8/2006 9:35:22 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
GardenalWooww. testing... only testing...
2/8/2006 6:59:42 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Gnome OzeGoogle Delphi?
2/8/2006 5:51:14 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Clinton WarrenThey should put the ALM products into a spin-off company named 'Inprise'. Leave the IDE tools where they belong, at Borland.
2/8/2006 3:43:42 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Calliushttp://85.146.33.29/Weblog/Blog.aspx?RootId=5:136
2/8/2006 3:02:31 PM Borland looks for buyer of IDE business...
Omar Resse (el Toro)I have been a Pascal/Delphi programmer for 20 years. Like all Delphi programmers, I've seen the slow motion fall of Delphi. Now the Borland board basically rolled the dice. I think it´s a good thing. If a large corporation buys it, their marketing people will figure the best way to milk the IDE products. That's pretty much what Borland was doing now, so we stay the same. But may be some medium company shows up and puts a Delphi tech-head to run the show. ( Like you Bob ) than we are safe :)
1/31/2006 11:58:54 AM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
DagGreat stuff!
1/28/2006 6:22:49 PM WSE 2.0 X509CertificateStore constants in Delphi 2005
miguelvery good
1/24/2006 9:06:13 AM Delphi 2006 Live Template for MessageDlg
Bob SwartGood Point - I've fixed it. Thanks!
1/23/2006 8:55:51 PM Delphi 2006 Live Template for MessageDlg
GuestI think that should read "Delphi 2006 Live templates" (not Delphi 2005)
1/23/2006 2:10:54 AM Enterprise Core Objects III
Leonardo MoraisPlease could you send the Rss.pas Source. I did not Know how to write it
1/22/2006 10:13:49 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
Leonardo MoraisDo you know where can I find more ECOIII Tutorial Samples? Contact: morais@datawin.com.br
1/22/2006 10:10:04 PM Enterprise Core Objects III
Leonardo MoraisI,ve just converted yours ECOII weblog application to ECOIII and was nice. Really then ECO framework is very powerfull. My contact: morais@datawin.com.br
1/18/2006 8:52:06 PM Adding this blog to the Delphi 2006 IDE
Bob SwartHi Rob, thanks for the tip. I'll have to update that section in my courseware manual ;-)
1/18/2006 2:20:59 PM Adding this blog to the Delphi 2006 IDE
Rob van HeuvenJust closing the Welcome Page (Ctrl-F4) and open it again with menu View / Welcome Page will also do the trick instead of restarting D2006.
1/16/2006 12:53:18 PM Adding this blog to the Delphi 2006 IDE
Bob SwartFor Delphi 2005 users, add the following to the defaultProviders.xml file (just before the closing rss tag: {pre} <group> <title>Dr.Bob's Blogs</title> <item> <title>Dr.Bob Examines...</title> <link>http://www.drbob42.com/rss.xml</link> </item> <item> <title>Dr.Bob's Delphi Notes</title> <link>http://www.drbob42.com/Weblog.xml</link> </item> </group> {/pre}
1/9/2006 11:48:59 PM Delphi 2006 Live Template for MessageDlg
Bob SwartRitsaert, I'm afraid you just have to "use the source" to figure it all out - there's no documentation as far as I know, except from a number of blog posts here and there...
1/9/2006 2:45:59 PM Delphi 2006 Live Template for MessageDlg
Ritsaert HornstraI searched the helpfile but could not find anything. Do you know an overview of all possibilities? Seeing the examples within Delphi it seems that there is plenty to discover...
1/8/2006 3:03:03 PM Delphi 2006 Live Template for MessageDlg
Bob SwartFor more details about the inner workings of this Live Template, I've written a Dutch article at http://www.eBob42.com/papers/livetemplates
1/5/2006 9:30:36 PM Windows CE 5.0 Device Emulator on Windows 2003
Philippe RequiléHi Bob. Nice solution. I noticed (after a few hours try) that the emulator doesn't run in a VMWare session. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/grfusingemulatorinsmartdeviceprojects.asp for more information.
1/5/2006 12:58:21 AM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Toby GrovesWell I must say I'm rather disappointed at the lack of any real support for the CF in D2006, especially as the preview was demonstrated at the D2005 launch event I attended in 2004. After a year and a whole new version I'd frankly have expected D2006 to have more support than this. D2006 has many good things in it but in certain areas such as this I'm looking enviously at VS2005 and wondering how long Delphi is going to lag behind.
12/27/2005 10:55:28 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Berend OttenThanks! Tha gives me enough to do during christmaas holliday :-) The more I use Kylix, the more I get adicted to it. (I first had to overcome the cold water fear, for I was used to the richness of D7 on XP).
12/20/2005 7:31:25 PM Borland Delphi Q&A
KaushleshDear Bob, I have an application that runs a DVR. it captures video and audio from the card and does the recording stuff. It is also used to stream video to a client using TCP. What i need to know is how much it would be helpful for us to switch over to Delphi 2006 from current delphi 6. We envision to convert the application more web specific. i.e. we want a web client instead of a winform based client software. We would be more into converting the server management as well as centrally managing multiple servers situated at differnt locations of the world using a web interface. Sorry, I am scared I just posted my query on the wrong section of the blog.
12/20/2005 7:28:45 PM Forever Loyal to Delphi
KaushleshDear Bob, I have an application that runs a DVR. it captures video and audio from the card and does the recording stuff. It is also used to stream video to a client using TCP. What i need to know is how much it would be helpful for us to switch over to Delphi 2006 from current delphi 6. We envision to convert the application more web specific. i.e. we want a web client instead of a winform based client software. We would be more into converting the server management as well as centrally managing multiple servers situated at differnt locations of the world using a web interface.
12/20/2005 9:13:43 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerHello, You need a bit more modification but not difficult: You should add into the "/etc/rc.d/rc.local" file "echo > 1 /proc/sys/vm/legacy_va_layout". And see the following websites: CrossKylix (http://crosskylix.untergrund.net/execshield.shtml) Unofficial Patches (http://www.kylix-patch.de.vu or http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) Merry Christmas
12/16/2005 5:50:04 PM Review of CodeHealer 2.0 for Delphi
Paramjit Sehra - QBS Software LimitedOverall comments: Good informative and easy to use software with a simple interface design In the source code metrics section, the export functionality is useful i.e. if a user does not have CodeHealer installed on their machine they can still view the reports created within CodeHealer using other software. A suggestion for this section would be possibly another exporting format such as XML? The option to edit code outside the Delphi IDE is useful when users are working on several different projects within Delphi IDE and require some independent code healing software that will allow them to create additional reporting output.
12/16/2005 1:07:37 AM 2005/12/10: Introduction Delphi 2006
Venkatesh VTDo you have any thing now ?
12/15/2005 3:36:06 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Berend OttenCan you elaborate on why changing the start script (LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5) will let kylix applications run on newer kernels? i.e. I am using Mandriva LE 2006 with KDE on an AMD 3200+, 1 GB ram machine.
12/9/2005 10:18:04 PM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Does Delphi 2006 have anything over Delphi 2005 in CF support...I read that the 'Preview' compiler is built in in 2006... which is shipping now, but their still arent designers. Im wondering if theres an advantage to upgrade to 2006 over just using D2005 with preview compiler? CF support is my main interest in Delphi upgrades these days... Im still using D7 for most of my development... been drooling over potential CF support from Delphi since D8. alchemist@digital-alchemy.net
12/9/2005 2:46:32 PM Detecting the .NET Framework versions
Bob SwartThanks for the tip for the .NET SDK, Wyatt.
12/9/2005 2:42:57 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Bob SwartThe new location and pricing details should be made available shortly (perhaps even next week)...
12/8/2005 12:21:38 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Toby GrovesThere's a distinct lack of pricing or exact dates on the website. Can anyone tell me how long it lasts (3 days I think) and a rough idea on pricing. Need to try to pursuade my boss to cough for it.
12/8/2005 12:19:17 PM 2005/12/10: Introduction Delphi 2006
Toby GrovesI attended the Borland D2006 launch event at the RSA in London yesterday. Probably the main thing of interest was the push behind Win32 development. I get the impression that, since D2005, Borland have had a fair bit of feedback from developers, effectively saying "yes, this .NET stuff is all very shiny, but we're still stuck in the Win32 space for the time being". I was surprised how much of the added functionality is applicable to both Win32 and .NET. As for notable things to cover, I definitely think the Together and Live Templates are worth mentioning as there's a fair bit of power there.
12/3/2005 11:26:07 PM 2005/12/10: Introduction Delphi 2006
Bob SwartWe need to wait another week before we know how it was on December 10th - and I may have some downloadable (or at least readable) stuff to look at, too ;-)
12/3/2005 10:52:29 PM 2005/12/10: Introduction Delphi 2006
Daniel WischnewskiSo, how did it go? Do you have anything downloadable to look at?
12/1/2005 7:57:40 AM 2005/11/29: Delphi 2006 Launch in Amsterdam
Bob SwartI'm glad you liked it Roland. Once the full product is available, I'll publish an article on ECO III (showing even more than I had time for during the launch).
11/30/2005 10:58:57 AM 2005/11/29: Delphi 2006 Launch in Amsterdam
RolandBob, You did a great ECO show, it made me preorder the Enterprise SKU. :-) Thank you!
11/25/2005 9:44:13 AM ASP.NET browserCaps for FireFox and Netscape 7
Wyatt Wongif you *can* access that file - xxxx should be changed to if you *can't* access that file - xxxx"
11/25/2005 9:27:07 AM Detecting the .NET Framework versions
Wyatt WongUnder the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\.NETFramework registry folder, there is sdkInstallRoot[version] sub-keys which indiciate the .NET Framework SDK installed. It would easier to search the string with prefix of 'sdkInstallRoot' and find out which version of .NET Framework SDK is/are installed. However, I believed the above methods mean to retrieve the version of .NET Framework ***RUNTIME*** Note that to find the version of .NET Framework SDK and .NET Framework Runtime are 2 different things.
11/21/2005 3:11:02 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Bob SwartFWIW, an e-mail message was sent to all speakers and developers who already registered for the November event, to let them know about the rescheduling. However, I do not know the final date either (but will post in my blog as soon as I learn it, of course).
11/21/2005 3:08:22 PM Game of Memory or array of array of ...
Bob SwartThe Delphi Roadmap already contains some information about VCL for CF, which might make the migration from VCL (Win32) to VCL for CF a lot easier than it currently is...
11/21/2005 3:06:13 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
Bob SwartDid you unpack the drivers on an XP machine? Then you can use the unpacked drivers and select them for Windows Vista to install (it will not complain).
11/19/2005 12:01:16 PM European Borland Conference - Rescheduled to Spring 2006
Ann JohnsonI wonder why European developer community should know of this rescheduling from your blog, and not from the http://www.eurodevcon.com, which is absolutely silent about dates...
11/19/2005 9:42:04 AM RSS Feed available (and port 80 opened)
Bob SwartThe IP address of the weblog server itself has changed from 81.70.196.39 to 85.146.33.29 (and might change again in the future), so the best way to get the RSS feed is to connect to http://www.drbob42.com/Weblog.xml or http://www.eBbob42.com/Weblog.xml
11/12/2005 5:11:05 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
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11/12/2005 5:05:12 PM Installing Windows Vista (and old video drivers)
keithhow did you force them to install i've tried everything
11/11/2005 6:55:24 PM 2005/11/06-10: Borland Developers Conference 2005
RobHi Bob, Welcome home again! Hope you had a great time in SF!
11/11/2005 4:33:55 PM 2005/11/06-10: Borland Developers Conference 2005
Bob SwartI'm home again - unfortunately, the weblog server crashed just when I had left for the Borland DevCon last Sunday. I've had to restart it, and now everything appears to work fine again...
11/4/2005 8:20:56 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila PergerHello, Kylix is not DEAD: http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/wiki/index.php/Qt3Clx I am HAPPY.
11/3/2005 9:58:08 AM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
AzzaAzza69I've been waiting for CF .net support ever since .net was announced for Delphi 8. At this rate I'm gonna have to stick to the crappy Microsoft Visual Studio stuff?!
11/2/2005 2:38:39 PM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Peter Edwardswww.pink4487@aol.com
11/2/2005 2:38:20 PM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
Peter EdwardsIm hanging on in the hope that I can write all my stock management routines for PDA using delphi systems instead of buying in 3rd party apps that only do half of what I want.
10/31/2005 1:08:06 PM 2005/10/24: 24 Hours of DeXter
Bob SwartYou can now listen to the replays or download the recordings from the BDN website. My 25 minutes can be downloaded at http://bdntv.borland.com/replay/mp3/24%20Hours%20of%20DeXter%200455-0520.mp3
10/28/2005 4:03:22 AM Game of Memory or array of array of ...
ChunfuIt's very interesting. Could you write some article on porting Delphi Win32 programs to CF.Net? I am trying to porting an existing Delphi 7 Program to CF.Net, I don't care about the visual components. As long as the existing algorithm code can be reused is good enough. But delphi 2005 doesn't support VCL.Net, RTL.Net now, how porting those rtl units into CF.Net? Thanks a lot in advance.
10/27/2005 9:24:47 PM .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3
SkinTexThumbs up, i really needed an article like this.
10/27/2005 6:24:21 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerIn the script there are same "magic": I define latin2 characters, it must be installed on the system By
10/27/2005 6:22:19 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Attila, PergerHello, The look and feel is the same in linux and windows... The link, but I think you know this: http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/wiki/index.php/Main_Page The package contains documentation how can you use the QThemed package. You need the Themes directory only under linux by default, but there are other possibiliteis: http://andy.jgknet.de/oss/kylix/Forum/viewforum.php?f=7&sid=fc4a865c8f6b4f90c14978d46c883da7 read this topics.... I have a DEMO application (storage system and invoices; in Hungarian unfortunatelly) which running under Win32 and Linux (kernel 2.4.x/2.6.x), too. Maybe you can see the result: http://www.suzukiperger.axelero.net/store/SmartStorage.tar.gz http://www.suzukiperger.axelero.net/store/SmartStorage_Setup.exe 1. you should extract *.tar.gz into the default directory "/usr/share/SmartStorage" 2. make symbolic link into "/usr/bin/" directory from smartstorage.sh and ssdatabases.sh 3. call ssdatabases.sh with name of the symlink to create PostgreSQL or FireBird DB structure. Call the script from comman line first because you should type the DB password here not in the GUI (only if you use PostgreSQL) 4. call smartstorage.sh with name of the symlink to start the program, type userid and password and 5. In the menu you can see "Felület" = "look and feel" 6. Good lock! Translation help/dictionary! Sorry again: http://szotar.sztaki.hu/index.en.jhtml Attila
10/26/2005 4:14:02 PM Skype Answering Machine offline
Bob SwartWell, the 24 hours of DeXter went ahead using Skype, and apart from some delays and echo, the sound quality was fine (better than I had expected for many of the world-wide connections). Way to go Skype! (and way to go Borland DevRel for the 24 hours events, of course).
10/26/2005 4:30:22 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
w960Thanks for the tip, i tried QThemes, it works! I noticed same app might look different in Windows and Linux, do you have any tips about this? example: what are the fonts should be used to look more or less the same in both platforms? thanks.
10/25/2005 4:11:34 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Perger, AttilaHello, I use QThemes 2.0.8, it is provide me the solution. I have seen Andreas Hauslander's Qt3 units, but in this way I should lose the benefits of Kylix GUI builder.
10/25/2005 12:32:45 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
w960the gui of a kylix app does not look same as other KDE apps in the Linux, maybe its due to the use of qt2, anyway to use qt3?
10/25/2005 1:20:23 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Perger AttilaI am developing GUI and WEB applications on my box WinXP/FC4 ... I use Delphi 2005, Delphi 7 with CrossKylix and Kylix3 ( I can recompile everything again under Linux what I need: storage handler system, invoces...). I check new developer tools, but I can not find ONE tool which can provide me: Cross Platform, DB connections (DbExpress, ZeOSLibs), Report designer (RepMan), Apache 1-2 DSO, SOAP techology, GUI designer and code maintenance.... Kylix is not free, contains some bugs (I know, I know), BUT THE BEST what I have seen.
10/24/2005 10:51:05 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
w960With CrossKylix you can do all those in a Windows machine except running the program
10/17/2005 12:49:48 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
L505I think the market is in linux websites, server programs, and daemons running on linux boxes. Kylix didn't offer you the ability to click a button to test your linux website immediately from MS Windows. Yet PHP offers people the ability to upload PHP files from a windows machine. With Kylix, to build web applications: you had to compile it on a real linux machine, and most delphi users don't use linux as their main OS. Then after compiling it, you had to upload it with your FTP program seperately. That isn't integrated. It's close, but not close enough.
10/10/2005 9:24:07 PM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
IgorThis is a road map to the end...
10/9/2005 9:33:23 PM Game of Memory or array of array of ...
Bob SwartThe memory project (with full source code and executables for .NET and .NET Compact Framework) can now be downloaded from http://www.eBob42.com/ftp/Memory.zip
10/6/2005 10:19:38 AM Game of Memory or array of array of ...
Tobias op den BrouwWant to. :)
10/3/2005 6:59:00 AM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
Theodore DennisThis product demo looks great. It looks exciting to see the Unified Process techniques being employed in this new version with 2-way code features. Any word if ECO III will support VCL.NET directly as it does in Delphi 2005 with Windows Forms and ASP.NET? After reading through David Clegg's article from Aug 13, it seems to me that this would be a "nice to have".
10/1/2005 1:22:28 AM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
SeanYou know, they really ought to hurry up and release this new IDE. Borland is going to fall far behind Visual Studio if they don't. Delphi and C++ for Win64 in 2007 !!! That seems FAR too late.
9/28/2005 11:13:30 PM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
PeterCrossFPC is comming soon! It targets Linux, Mac and Win within the Delphi IDE. http://crossfpc.untergrund.net/
9/28/2005 9:09:49 PM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
Maziar navahanthis not good news after this borland stop suppoty of linux ?
9/28/2005 5:01:37 PM EKon 9 Technical Keynote
Daniel WischnewskiHi Bob, yes Markus Hebach is from Borland Germany, EMEA Together ;-) Btw, first pictures are online: http://delphi-notes.blogspot.com/2005/09/world-premiere-dexter-ide-at-ekon-9.html
9/28/2005 8:19:22 AM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
Bob SwartHi Daniel - great report and nice pictures (I cannot get my phone to upload the pictures to my laptop at this time - have to use the wire at home). I'll check http://delphi-notes.blogspot.com again after the tech keynote (and will post my own DeXter notes here)
9/28/2005 12:24:00 AM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
Daniel WischnewskiHi Bob, more pictures of Davids and Jasons sessions are online at my blog ;-) http://delphi-notes.blogspot.com and I'll continue tomorrow hoping they'll show DeXter...
9/27/2005 7:17:31 PM EKon 9 Opening: Borland Delphi Roadmap
Bob SwartMarco Cantù has also written about the Delphi Roadmap in his weblog at http://blog.marcocantu.com/blog/ekondelphiroadmap.html (including a link to a photo of the Roadmap slide).
9/27/2005 7:15:46 PM Forever Loyal to Delphi
Leon B.Long time ago I worked with MS-Visual Basic. At that time I seriously considered to move to France and become a farmer. Until I discovered Delphi(2). Since then it's my beloved tool for writing all different kinds of commercial software. I hope Delphi/Borland will be able to survive the .NET-story and become al leader like it was in the W32 days. Hear, hear, 90% of my current development is in that w32 region. Greatings Leon
9/27/2005 8:17:38 AM 2005/09/26-30: Entwickler Konferenz 9, Frankfurt
Bob SwartIt´s only a little while before the EKon 9 Opening Keynote starts (with David I and Jason Vokes), followed by Jason´s Delphi Product Address...
9/26/2005 7:15:56 PM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
Mario Jose Canto Bareai think that was a mistake of Borland leave the support of Kylix and C++ Builder someday somebodys make a good suite for developer programs for plataforms windows-linux and will GNU license ( free ) , then will too later for borland ( for think only the windows) For example as Mono Project.
9/21/2005 11:44:10 AM Kylix - Borland Classic Product
jan@safka.czHi, our company uses Delphi clx / Kylix to develop quite complex groupware/CRM application. We are currently investigating possibilities to move out from Kylix (probably to Delphi.net). If we could find the way to implement high quality 3rd party HTML writing component (in wysiwyg), we would not need to do so. If you know about anything, please send me suggestion. I would very much appreciate it.
9/16/2005 7:48:13 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Bob SwartLevend: it shouldn't do that (adding duplicate comments)... Oh well, I've deleted them ;-_
9/15/2005 11:34:29 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Levend... just discovered that refreshing this page adds a new comment - sorry about that !
9/15/2005 11:05:42 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
LevendHi all, this is a slightly off-topic question: what is your prefered way doing ECO stuff: let ECO design the DB or do you design the tables etc. yourself and use ECO reverse engineering ? Why, what are the pros and cons of each ?
9/15/2005 7:19:24 AM Delphi 2005 Fix Roll-up... Allen "Delphi Hero" Bauer
Bob SwartLevend: as far as I know, it's only the load failure. In other words: if Delphi 2005 loads without errors, then the Borland.Studio.Vcl.Design.dll should be fine (unless it has been disabled, but that's easy to verify by starting a VCL project, of course - to use the VCL Designer ;-))
9/15/2005 3:22:45 AM Delphi 2005 Fix Roll-up... Allen "Delphi Hero" Bauer
Venkatesh VTInitially I did get the error(since i did not run sn.exe).How ever once i ran sn.exe Delphi is working fine.If only Borland similarly pays attention to Delphi documentation,the Delphi 2005 experience will be really great
9/15/2005 12:51:22 AM Delphi 2005 Fix Roll-up... Allen "Delphi Hero" Bauer
LevendWhat exactly are the symptoms when Borland.Studio.Vcl.Design.dll does not work ... so far I did not notice any "anomalies" on my PC. Or is it just the load failure ?
9/14/2005 10:46:56 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Bob SwartYou can get great Windows hosting from {a href="http://www.tdmweb.co.uk"target=_blank}TDMWeb{/a}... my {a href="http://www.drbob42.com"target=_blank}www.drbob42.com{/a} and {a href="http://www.ebob42.com"target=_blank}www.eBob42.com{/a} websites run there, including the {a href="http://www.drbob42.com/training"target=_blank}Delphi 2005 courseware ASP.NET application{/a}.
9/14/2005 8:10:12 PM Delphi 2005 Fix Roll-up... Allen "Delphi Hero" Bauer
Bob SwartIt appears I was not the only one with some problems using the new Borland.Studio.Vcl.Design.dll assembly, as Allen reported in his {a href="http://blogs.borland.com/abauer/archive/2005/09/14/21158.aspx" target=_blank}Fix for the Fix{/a} post. For now, I guess the safest thing is {i}not{/i} to install the Borland.Studio.Vcl.Design.dll until Allen has fixed the assembly version stuff...
9/13/2005 11:03:14 PM Anyone can be a Delphi Hero
Bob SwartI have some Delphi Super Hero buttons as well as a baseball cap. Borland gave them away at the launch of Delphi 2005 here in The Netherlands (which I was part of, showing the new DataSync and DataHub components). At least I hope the inflatable Delphi Superheros stay up a little longer than the inflatable Kylix Pinguin (which I got at the launch of Kylix), which quickly got a leak... :-(
9/13/2005 10:47:27 PM Anyone can be a Delphi Hero
JoeHLOL ! Should we bring our Delphi SUperhero dolls to your Borcon sessions ? Looking forward to those sessions, btw !
9/13/2005 12:03:38 AM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Huw CollingbourneWell, having followed this series since episode 1 in June, I finally get a chance to try this blog for real. Great work, Bob! I'd use this myself if only Bitwise weren't hosted on Linux.... :-(
9/11/2005 5:05:50 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Bob SwartHi Filip, in that case you may want to check out my upcoming ASP.NET training clinics at http://www.eBob42.com/training on Sept 22nd and Oct 6th (the second day will feature two complete real-world ASP.NET apps - one using ECO - from start to real-world deployment).
9/11/2005 12:11:56 PM Dr.Bob's Delphi Weblog Finally Deployed
Filip DemuynckHi Bob, I just checked out the 4 chapters on ECO II and asp.net. I'm really i