News for 2013

Delphi XE5 support added to CodeSnip
To coincide with the release of Delphi XE5, CodeSnip v4.8.0 has been released with support for performing test compilation with the new Delphi Windows 32 compiler. A bug in the code that imports user database files written by CodeSnip 3 has been fixed. If your still using CodeSnip 3, I've also added Delphi XE5 support to that - you need version 3.13.0.
12 September 2013
Code Snippets Database no longer supports old versions of CodeSnip
As from today the Code Snippets Database as seen by CodeSnip versions 1 and 2 has been frozen - no more updates will be available. Furthermore any v0.x beta versions and v1.0 RC1 and RC2 will no longer even be able to access the online database. Full details available on the DelphiDabbler blog.
08 September 2013
Four new Delphi tips added
Four new Delphi tips from Topellina's collection. They are: #226 "Implementing a custom loop", #227 "How to handle a system time change", #228 "Dim the main application form when a dialog box is displayed" and #229 "How to create a virtual drive".
06 September 2013
Two new TWebBrowser routines + a bug fix added to Code Snippets Database
Two new TWebBrowser related routines have been added to the Code Snippets database. They are WBGetOpticalZoomRange and WBSetOpticalZoom. Also the CheckInternetConnection snippet has had a long standing bug fixed: while the snippet was named "CheckInternetConnection" it's source code used IsInternetConnected for the function name. This could clash with the existing IsInternetConnected snippet, causing units containing both snippets to fail to compile. After the fix name of CheckInternetConnection is now as expected. NOTE: it's just possible that this name change could break existing code if a unit containing CheckInternetConnection is re-generated.
06 September 2013
CodeSnip v4.7.2 released
CodeSnip 4.7.2 fixes a display bug in the SWAG Import Wizard that could display one or more duplicates of the snippets selected for import. For details see This is an iritation rather than a major problem, so if you don;t use the Wizard there's no need to update.
27 August 2013
CodeSnip 4.7.1 released
CodeSnip 4.7.1 has been released. This fixes bugs relating to closing tabs in the detail pane in response to the Close Tab option in the tab set's context menu.
18 August 2013
Six new TWebBrowser related snippets added to Code Snippets database
Six new snippets have been added to the TWebBrowser section of the Code Snippets database. Each snippet opens one of the browser control's dialogue boxes. They are the Find, Page Setup, Print, Print Preview, Properties dialog boxes and the "Show Source" option that displays the current document's source code.
15 August 2013
CodeSnip v4.7.0 released
CodeSnip release 4.7.0 is now available. Key new features are: (1) Snippets can now be imported from the SWAG Pascal Archive hosted on (2) Tabs in the details pane can now be re-ordered using drag-and-drop. (3) Source code and compilers table now display horizontal scroll bars if they overflow the right hand side of the detail pane. In addition a few bugs were squashed, the help file and privacy statement were updated and there are numerous under-the-hood improvements.
31 July 2013
New tip added
A new tip from Don Rowlett has been added to the Delphi Tips section. It shows how to double quote a string if it contains spaces.
30 July 2013
CodeSnip v4.6.4 released - urgent bug fix
Release 4.6.4 fixes a serious bug in v4.6.3 for users running Internet Explorer 9. v4.6.3's fix of an Internet Explorer 10 related bug managed to break the program for users of IE 9 due to differences in the web browser control used by CodeSnip. If you're using IE 9 (and earlier?) you should update ASAP.
24 July 2013
Code Library forum now opened
Just like I announced for CodeSnip a few days ago, the Code Library project now also has a forum / discussion group on SourceForge. At present there is only the one "General Discussion" forum for use by anyone having trouble using the library who've not been able to resolve their problem by reading the online docs and FAQs.
20 July 2013
CodeSnip Forum Opened
CodeSnip now has a forum / discussion group over on SourceForge. There is only the one forum called "General Discussion". It is for use for anyone having trouble using or compiling CodeSnip who've not been able to resolve their problem by reading the help file or the CodeSnip FAQs (see
16 July 2013