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Oh bugger! Comments are being moderated... I know a lot of you have posted comments and then sent me email directly since your comment didn't show up... well it turns out that I'm still learning this new blog engine and comments are all moderated by default. I also noticed that the spam has already started :-(. So for now, I'll leave the moderation on. I'll try to moderate as often as I can. I'll also review all the commenting options and see if there are any settings that would allow comments to go unmoderated... UPDATE:  Ok, I t...

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IDE Autosave and recovery I mentioned it in this post, which got me thinking about a new RAD Studio IDE feature; autosave. So what do you think, is some sort of time-based autosave feature something nice to have in a development tool? Let's spec this thing out. I think you should be able to configure the idle delay, the "modified" state isn't cleared, and the original file isn't overwritten (nor are the __history backups cycled). So if you're working on MyUnit.pas, and it autosaves to a file called MyUnit.pas.aut...
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New blogging server and engine... So this is officially my first post on the live version of the Wordpress based blog-server. Lots of really cool new toys and features to play with. I'll miss some things like customizations and personal themes, but I'm promised that it's coming. No longer will I have to upload an image to my homepages.borland.com account and then reference them from my blog. This one allows me to upload attachments and images then inject the link. It even does thumbnailing for me. OK, OK... so this stuff...

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Steve Shaughnessy on Blackfish SQL and dbExpress4. If you're doing any kind of database work with Delphi and/or C++Builder (I'd say that a very large number of you are), then you have got to start reading Steve Shaughnessy's blog. Yesterday he posted an excellent introduction to the new Blackfish SQL database with some interesing information about its lineage. Then today there is some great information on the new rich metadata support in the latest version of dbExpress coming in RAD Studio 2007. Be sure to post some comments on his blog and e...

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Just in case...RAD Studio 2007 Just in case you missed all the other CodeGear bloggers, the press release, and the article on the CodeGear Developer Network... I'll go ahead an mention it here; CodeGear has announced RAD Studio 2007. If you've been waiting for the next studio release to upgrade, now is the time to do it. This release will also include Update 3 for the previously released Delphi and C++Builder 2007. If you already have Studio Level Software Assurance, you'll be getting this release automatically. If you s...

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Driven to Distraction... Yeah, yeah, yeah... It's been a while since there has been any activity on this blog. Now that school has started, the summer is officially over and, hopefully, I'll be able to get back into a regular schedule. I had a very full schedule, both here at CodeGear and personally throughout the summer. I was able to take more time off throughout the summer than I've been able to in the past. Spent a week in Las Vegas at our vacation property, and a week in Hawaii (Kona) where my 16 year-old son, ...

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WiinRemote Just came across this: http://onakasuita.org/wii/index-e.html. It's a Delphi application that allows you to use the new Nintendo Wii Remote with Windows. This is currently making the rounds across the hardware/gadget/homebrew blogosphere. It's great to see Delphi used for such a high-profile utility....
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MS notices the roadmap... http://rrelyea.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!167AD7A5AB58D5FE!2169.entry Rob Relyea on the WPF/XAML team at MS just sent me this link to his blog. It's good to get some attention from those folks about our roadmap and strategy. While MS is certainly a competitor at one level, they are also huge partner at many other levels. Rob was just asking for some clarification on our roadmap, so I sent some of it along to him. Before you bother asking, there are still many aspects of our plans that must ...

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Connecting an event to a Active Script function In this article I described how to connect Active Script to a VCL Win32 application. This post will describe how to extend that demo to show how to directly connect an event (like OnClick) directly up to an ActiveScript function. You can get the new version of the demo from CodeCentral right here. Let's get started. First off we'll add a button to the form and change the caption to “Hook Event.” We'll use the TEdit that's already there to get the name of the Active Script function to hook...

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Adding Active Scripting to your Delphi Win32 application I know, I know. This has been done before and there are components out there that add this kind of capability to a Delphi application. What I wanted to do, however, was to show that nearly all the functionality to do this is already in the product you have right now (at least in Delphi 2007). Yes, this is based heavily on COM. Yes, COM is a huge, complicated technology. What is interesting is how well Delphi and the Object Pascal language on which it is based is suited to making your life s...

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