Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Tips and tricks how to avoid common mistakes or how to generally improve your code.

UltraEdit

Maybe most of you already heard it but Idera has acquired UltraEdit! I’m using UltraEdit for many years. It is a very powerful text editor which many features. I mostly like the hex editor. Anyway, maybe in the future UltraEdit … Continue reading

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TBytesStream

I guess that you all already worked with a TBytesStream. It is derived from a TMemoryStream and offers direct access to the underlying TBytes:

So far so good, the problem is that a TMemoryStream allocates more memory than the … Continue reading

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Encoding of .pas files part 2

In my last post I explained that it is a good strategy to encode .pas files in UTF8. From RAD Studio 10.4 you can set under “Tools/Options/User Interface/Editor” the “Default file encoding” to UTF8. In older versions of RAD Studio … Continue reading

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Encoding of .pas files

This week I would like to talk about the encoding of .pas files. Normally they are ANSI encoded which is no problem since all Delphi statements are ASCII encoded. But the exception are comments. Many developers overlook this issue, but … Continue reading

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Delphi 10.4.2

I just installed Delphi 10.4.2 and compiled a huge customer’s project. This project has about 2.3 million lines of code. Normally it is written and maintained with Delphi 10.3.3 Rio. For working inside the IDE it is compiled for Win32 … Continue reading

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Async and Await in TMS Web Core

Today we published a blog article on the TMS Software web site. In this article Leon explains how to write complex asynchronous Web applications with TMS Web Core and Pascal. The trick is that asynchronous calls can be written in … Continue reading

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Did you know…?

Did you know that the RAD Studio Welcome Page shows if you have installed all necessary updates? I just learned that a necessary patch for macOS Big Sur was missing in my installation. Here you can see the current status … Continue reading

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TMS Web Core and FinalBuilder

TMS Web Core offers a command line compiler that can be used in Continuous Integration systems like the FinalBuilder. There you can simply add the so called “Execute Program” action to your project and select the TMSWebCompiler.exe as the program … Continue reading

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ModelMaker Code Explorer

Today I would like to recommend the ModelMaker Code Explorer (MMX) as a must-have IDE plugin. It allows to refactor, sort and organize the code. It also shows bad coding style like long methods, magic numbers and hard-coded strings. Originally … Continue reading

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Did you know…?

Did you know that inside Delphi designtime packages you can use all global Vcl variables like Application and Screen? Particularly the Screen variable is very interesting since it fires events like OnActiveFormChange and also offers the useful Forms collection.  The … Continue reading

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