Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

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

IMAPSize

From time to time I’m making backups from my IMAP account. Therefore I’m using a small tool called IMAPSize. IMAPSize is written in Delphi 5 and the code is hosted under sourceforge. Last week it has been impossible to connect … Continue reading

Posted in Delphi, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPack | 5 Comments

EncodeString

This week I had to migrate an application from Delphi XE3 to Delphi Berlin and this application uses a Base64 encoding. Normally Base64 encoding is not difficult stuff and Delphi XE3 simply offers the function EncodeString in the unit Soap.EncdDecd. … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, FireMonkey, RAD Studio 10 Seattle, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, RAD Studio XE7, RAD Studio XE8, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

GitHub or Bitbucket

I’m currently hosting the TurboPack components under GitHub but which not surprisingly supports Git. But normally I’m working with HG because of the great TortoiseHG tool. With the the help of the HGGit extension I can use TortoiseHG with Git … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, FireMonkey, RAD Studio 10 Seattle, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, RAD Studio XE7, RAD Studio XE8, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPack, TurboPower, Uncategorized | 7 Comments

RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin and TurboPack

Maybe most of you already heard the latest news, today RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin shipped. With the release of the version of RAD Studio I updated the TurboPack libraries. You can download the TurboPack libraries manually from the TurboPack website … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, FireMonkey, RAD Studio 10 Seattle, RAD Studio 10.1 Berlin, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, RAD Studio XE7, RAD Studio XE8, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPack, TurboPower, Uncategorized | 45 Comments

RAD Studio 10 Seattle and TurboPack

Maybe most of you already heard the latest news, today RAD Studio 10 Seattle shipped. With the release of the version of RAD Studio I updated the TurboPack libraries. You can download the TurboPack libraries manually from the TurboPack website … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, FireMonkey, RAD Studio 10 Seattle, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, RAD Studio XE7, RAD Studio XE8, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPack, TurboPower, Uncategorized | Tagged | 39 Comments

Components for XE8 and GetIt

From my last post many of you already know that I’m maintaining some components for RAD Studio, particularly Delphi but also for C++Builder. As I mentioned in that post Embarcadero sponsored me to this work and Embarcadero’s RAD Studio Product … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, FireMonkey, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, RAD Studio XE7, RAD Studio XE8, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPack, TurboPower, Uncategorized | 82 Comments

LockBox 3 and 2

I just updated the SourceForge project. Now LockBox 3 supports XE6 for Win32/Win64/iOS/Android and MaxOSX32. LockBox 2 supports XE6 Win32. For the Blowfish encryption there is a LockBox 2 version Win32/Win64/iOS/Android and MaxOSX32. If you like this version then consider … Continue reading

Posted in Delphi, RAD Studio XE6, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPower, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Donation

Hi folks, during the last weeks I had to maintain lots of open source components for many platforms for Delphi and also C++. Usually I’m doing this tasks in my spare time but the amount of work has increased extremely. … Continue reading

Posted in C++-Builder, Delphi, RAD Studio XE5, RAD Studio XE6, SourceForge, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks, TurboPower, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

IBDAC

One of my customers is still working with Delphi 5 and wants to move to Delphi XE6. As you can imagine this is a huge step so that we have to do the conversion very carefully. In the Delphi5 code … Continue reading

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madExcept and XE6

Today madshi sent me a private email and announced that there will be a XE6 version of madExcept this week. I guess that most of you already know madExcept. It is a great exception handling component that shows you in … Continue reading

Posted in Delphi, RAD Studio XE6, Third Party Components, Tips and Tricks | 1 Comment