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IMPORTANT BUG FIX #2: CodeSnip v4.0 RC.3 supersedes RC.2 to fix another big bug.
Can't believe it - just fixed the last big bug in CodeSnip 4 release candidates when another baddie gets reported on the blog. This one prevents fresh installs of CodeSnip (i.e. new installs / new users) crash on start-up due to an out-of-range error in the code that checks for previous installs. Bad news. So a second patch in a few hours has been rushed out to fix it. What this boils down to is that if you're using a beta or release candidate of CodeSnip 4, you really need to update.
18 September 2012
IMPORTANT BUG FIX: CodeSnip v4.0 RC.2 released - fixes a nasty bug in RC.1 and betas
A nasty bug has been found in CodeSnip v4.0 release candidate 1 that has triggered the rush release of a patch, flagged as release candidate 2. This bug affects snippets which have duplicate display names and is largely caused by use of the Snippet | Duplicate Snippet menu option. It crashes CodeSnip's user interface and makes it fail on every re-start. The linked blog explains and gives links to fixes along with a fix if the bug has already struck.
17 September 2012
200th Delphi tip added, with three others
Four new Delphi tips have just been posted, bringing the total to 200. They are: #197 - "Force display of a ToolButton's PopupMenu when the button is clicked", #198 - "How to draw on the Windows desktop", #199 - "Change the font used in hints" and #200 - "How to display icons in a combo box".
17 September 2012
Delphi XE3 support added to CodeSnip v3
CodeSnip v3.11.0 has been released. It adds supports for the Delphi XE3 compiler and fixes a couple of little UI bugs. This is probably the last point release of CodeSnip 3 now that v4 is on the horizon. From now on only maintenance releases for the v3 line are planned, with all new development focussed on v4.
17 September 2012
CompFileDate SVN check out paths changed
The CompFileDate (file date comparison utility) Subversion checkout paths on SourceForge have changed after migrating the project to SourceForge's new Allura forge. You can get the new paths from the linked page.
16 September 2012
Changes to the Online Code Snippets Database
The online Code Snippets Database has been lagging behind the times so I've decided to revert it to an earlier state so it only displays snippets it understands. The linked blog post explains. The CodeSnip program is unaffected by these changes.
16 September 2012
Code Snippets Database to cease support for CodeSnip v2 and earlier
I've decided to stop supporting CodeSnip v2 and earlier in the Code Snippets Database from the end of the year. This means that any new snippets added to the database from 1 January 2013 will not be visible in CodeSnip v2 or earlier. Updating is strongly advised.
15 September 2012
Three new routines added to Code Snippets Database
Three new routines have been added to the Code Snippets Database. They are: Percentage, returns a fraction as a percentage; PercentageStr: returns a fraction as a percentage string; TempFileNameEx: returns a temporary file name in a given directory.
15 September 2012
Improved descriptions and display names for some code snippets for display in CodeSnip 4.
Snippets in the Arrays, Constants, Date and Time, Drive Management, File and Stream I/O, File Management, Graphics, Hex Utilities and Internet categories have been given a makeover to take advantage of the new formatted description and clearer display names used in CodeSnip 4. You will not notice much difference if you are using CodeSnip 3 or earlier or if viewing in the online database.
15 September 2012
CodeSnip 4 Release Candidate now available
CodeSnip 4 is nearly here, at long long last. A release candidate has just been released. If the proves to be problem free I'm planning to release the final v4.0 build early in October. Only if there are problems reported will there be another release candidate. What's new in the release candidate? Not a lot: the Welcome screen has had a makeover, there are some new toolbar and menu icons and support for Delphi XE3 has been added. And, the EULA has changed - CodeSnip now uses the Mozilla Public License v2.0.
14 September 2012
CodeSnip 4.0 beta 2 released
The 2nd beta of CodeSnip 4.0 is now available. This version fixes many bugs found in beta 1 and also smooths out the user interface. There's more work on the UI to be done, but the program is feature complete. It will be used by me from now for maintaining the Code Snippets Database - so watch out for some v4 only features being added. This release is now the featured version on the DelphiDabbler CodeSnip web page - v3.105 is still available via SourceForge.
25 August 2012
Three new routines added to the Code Snippets database
Three new routines have been added to the Code Snippets database. Two of them are in the Windows category and relate to tree view controls. The third routine gets the current screen resolution and is in the Windows System category.
21 August 2012