News for October 2010

   
Development of the Macro Toolbar Display Wizard for Delphi 7 has been frozen.
This wizard works only with Delphi 7, which is now quite old. Furthermore there have never had to be any updates to the wizard since the first and only release: it is quite simple and seems to just work. Therefore I'm freezing development of this code. If you want to make changes, there is enough code in the download to do that.
24 October 2010
Released v3.8.0 of CodeSnip
CodeSnip v3.8.0 adds support for Delphi XE.
23 October 2010
Released v2.0 of the Environment Variables Unit
Release 2.0 of the Environment Variables Unit adds an enumerator to the environment variables component that supports the for..in construct of Delphi 2005 and later to be used to enumerate environment variable names. New routines were also added.
23 October 2010
Released v1.3.2 of the Environment Variables Unit
Release 1.3.2 of the Environment Variables Unit fixes a minor bug in the ExpandEnvVars routine which was causing one too many characters to be allocated in the string containing the expanded environment variable. Thanks to "e.e" for reporting this.
22 October 2010
Corrected minor error in Article #6.
An error in the size of string set in the ExpandEnvVars function presented in the "How to access environment variables" article was fixed. Thanks to "e.e" for pointing this out.
22 October 2010
The Colour Pop-up Menu Component has been "mothballed"
Development of the Colour Pop-up Menu Component has ceased. I've abandoned this component for three reasons. 1) because it needs a lot of work to give it a modern themed look and feel; 2) because I don't need it anymore and 3) because there are much better similar components out there. If you want to take over development please let me know. You can get the complete source tree from the component's download page.
15 October 2010
New wiki documenting the Hot Label Component now available
This new wiki that documents the Hot Label Component duplicates the information in the component's help file. The wiki will be updated and corrected more frequently than the help file, which, being an old WinHelp file, may eventually be withdrawn.
14 October 2010
New wiki documenting the Clipboard Viewer Component now available
This new wiki that documents the Clipboard Viewer Component duplicates the information in the component's help file. The wiki will be updated and corrected more frequently than the help file, which, being an old WinHelp file, may eventually be withdrawn.
13 October 2010
Released v1.4 of the Clipboard Viewer Component
This revision of the clipboard viewer component tidies and tweaks the source code and documentation, but the main change is the provision of a new demo program. The component has been checked for Unicode compatibility and found to work correctly with Delphi 2010. The component is now part of the DelphiDabbler Code Library repository on Google Code.
13 October 2010
Released v2.1.1 of the Hot Label Component
This long overdue new release of the Hot Label Component abandons support for Delphi 2 and 3 and ensures the component compiles without warnings on Delphi 2010. There are no functional changes. The component is now part of the DelphiDabbler Code Library repository on Google Code.
12 October 2010
New tip showing how to send a simulated key press to a control
This tip shows how to send a simulated key press to the active control. The tip presents similar code to the PostKeyEx32 routine in the code snippets database, along with an explanation of how it works.
12 October 2010