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CodeSnip bug resurfaces
The Database update error bug that first appeared in v3.5.1, and both v3.5.2 and v3.5.3 sought to fix, has reared its ugly head again. It has been reported on Russion systems with default code page 1251. Until a fix becomes available a patched version of v3.5.3 with the problem literally commented out is available from my Dropbox account at
15 March 2010
Demo source code for some Delphi Tips is now available
Ready made demo projects are now available for each Delphi Tip that has a demo source code section. The tips concerned are 12, 24, 41, 58, 74, 87, 92, 93, 94, 95, 100, 101 and 105. The tips are hosted in trunk/TipDemos directory of the Delphi Doodlings code repository. Each demo has its own sub-folder.
15 March 2010
Published new tip#157
This new tip is entitled "A general purpose Base64 decoding routine using Indy". It is used to decode base-64 encoded data into an array of bytes.
12 March 2010
Fixed a bug in the Code Snippets Database unit generator
The bug in the online Code Snippets Database's unit generator was causing the generator to crash with an unhandled exception when users attempted to generate units using the "comments before snippets" comment style.
11 March 2010
Published new tip #156 by Jeff DeVore
This new tip is entitled "Solution for problem with auto update feature in Rad Studio 2010 and Win Vista/7 UAC". It presents four possible solutions to the problem.
09 March 2010
New CodeSnip news feed now available
A new RSS news feed has been set up that provides news of updates to the Code Snippets Database and the CodeSnip snippets repository. You can subscribe using the link above or by clicking on the feed icon that appears on the Code Snippets Database and CodeSnip program pages.
08 March 2010
CodeSnip v3.5.3 released. This is a recommended update
CodeSnip v3.5.3 fixes a database update bug that was causing updates on some systems to fail with a false data transfer corruption error. Thanks to those users who helped track this error down.
08 March 2010
Seven new snippets added to the Code Snippets Database
Seven new font-related routines have been added to the Graphics category of the Code Snippets database.
07 March 2010
Fixed a few glitches in the online Code Snippets Database
There were some problems with the unit generation facility in the online Code Snippets Database because of errors in the data. These were fixed.
07 March 2010
Nine assorted new snippets added to the Code Snippets Database.
A real hotch-potch of eight new routines and a supporting group of constants have been added to the Code Snippets Database.
06 March 2010
Removed the 16 bit Version Information Component
The 16 bit implementation of the Version Information Component has at long last been removed from the site. This was the last of the code that supported 16 bit Windows and Delphi 1. About time!!
02 March 2010
Site search greatly improved - and now includes the blog
A search box now appears on every page below the navigation bar. Search results now come from both the main site and the Blog. The old Search page is still available. Search provided by Google.
01 March 2010