News for January 2014

   
Major new release of the Environment Variables Unit
The v3.0.0 release of the Environment Variables Unit is now available. This is a major revision. The old environment variables component and all the public helper routines are now deprecated. They have been superseded by a new static class that interogates, enumerates and updates the current process' environment variables. It also fixes errors in the old deprecated code. The older code has been rewritten to call into the new static class where possible. The old WinHelp file has been removed. Finally two new demo have been added to the project. Both of these are available in VCL or FireMonkey versions.
30 January 2014
Restored correct titles etc to Delphi Tips page
For the past few days each tip in the Delphi Tips section has displayed the same title, contributor information, update date etc. This problem has now been fixed by rebuilding the tips database.
27 January 2014
New Delphi Tip #233 added
New tip #233 "How to check if a program is installed using its program identifier" has be added to the tips database.
23 January 2014
Three new Delphi Tips added
Three new tips have been added to the Delphi Tips section. They are #230 "Optimised replacements for DecodeDate and EncodeDate", #231 "How to retrieve the CPU vendor ID" and #232 "How to find the minimum and maximum of three integers".
22 January 2014
Released Resource File Unit v1.1.0
v1.1.0 of the Delphi Code Library's Resource File Unit has been released. This release adds an enumerator to the resource file class and a couple of methods and a property to the resource entry class. It also fixes compiler directives to work with Delphi XE5 and updates the unit to use unit namespaces with Delphi XE2 and later. The unit is now licensed under the Mozilla Public License v2.0. All documentation is now online.
16 January 2014
CodeSnip v4.8.5 released
CodeSnip 4.8.5 has been released. This update fixes a bug in the compiler directives that are written to generated source files when the user has elected to generate $WARN directives. The bug meant that affected code could fail to compile with Delphi XE5. This is a recommended update.
13 January 2014
Updated two further Code Library projects to fix a Delphi XE5 compiling problem
Updates two more sub-projects from the Delphi Code Library have been released today to work round the failure to compile, by default, of the $IFEND compiler directive in Delphi XE5 and later. The latest projects to be updated are the Extended String Property Editor (updated to v2.0.3) and the Stream Extension Classes (v3.1.2).
12 January 2014
Window State Components v5.6.0 released
The Window State Components have been updated once more, this time to version 5.6.0. This new releases adds a new RootKeyEx property to TPJRegWdwState that acts as an alias for the existing RootKey property with the difference that it exposes friendly names for supported registry hives. This make setting the registry root key in Delphi's object inspector more intuitive. A related OnGetRegDataEx event enables the registry root key to be changed on-the-fly using the same symbols used by RootKeyEx.
12 January 2014
HKEY Property Editor now deprecated & mothballed
The HKEY Property Editor has been deprecated and removed from the Delphi Code Library. This is because the editor behaves erratically, working correctly in some Delphi installations while being ignored by the property editor in other installations. Although the property editor has been updated to work with later Delphi compilers you are strongly advised NOT to use it.
12 January 2014
Updated Extended String Property Editor
The Extended String Property Editor has been updated to v2.0.3 to work round the failure to compile, by default, of the $IFEND compiler directive in Delphi XE5 and later.
12 January 2014
Updated Stream Extension Classes
The Stream Extension Classes have been updated to v3.1.2 to work round the failure to compile, by default, of the $IFEND compiler directive in Delphi XE5 and later.
12 January 2014
Updated Shell Folders Unit
The Shell Folders Unit has been updated to v2.3.2 to work round the failure to compile, by default, of the $IFEND compiler directive in Delphi XE5 and later.
11 January 2014