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Archive for January, 2004

Whither go the RTL

There seems to be some confusion cropping up with Delphi 8 for .NET. It seems that many folks are somewhat befuddled by the difference between a "library" assembly and a "package" assembly. It’s really quite simple, but I can certainly understand the confusion. An assembly in [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 29th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

ATOM Feed is now available.

I’ve just added an Atom feed to this blog. You can find it here. Want to know what an Atom feed is? Look here: atomenabled.org
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Posted by Allen Bauer on January 29th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Menu items, Toolbars, glyphs… etc..

One area that has always been a common source of questions with the Open Tools API is "how do I add a menu item and tool button to the IDE." Well… starting with C#Builder new methods have been added to INTAServices that make adding items such as these [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Object Inspector API

Starting in C#Builder, the ability to provide an arbitrary selection to the Object Inspector was added to the native Delphi Win32 Open Tools API. There are two mechanisms you can use to get a selection into the OI. The first, and most complicated is to implement the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 21st, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

IDE Integration pack for Delphi 8 and C#Builder

As promised, I have uploaded to CodeCentral two zip files that contain the necessary files to compile Win32 VCL based IDE extensions.
For Delphi 8:http://codecentral.borland.com/codecentral/ccweb.exe/listing?id=21333
For C#Builder 1.0:http://codecentral.borland.com/codecentral/ccWeb.exe/listing?id=21334
Please note that the declaration for TDesktopForm.LoadWindowState and TDesktopForm.SaveWindowState have changed:
TDesktopForm = class(TForm, IEditHandler) …public … procedure [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Commenting changes.

Sorry for being a little flakey here, but it turns out that I can use php pages on http://homepages.codegear.com. So I’ve downloaded and implemented comments locally instead of using the HaloScan. This way I’m less at the whim of a separate hosting company and closer to it [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 19th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

More IDE secrets - UTF8 and the Editor

In C#Builder and Delphi8, the code editor operates internally on UTF8 characters only. This requires a "filtering" mechanism to translate from/to various other text file formats when the file is loaded or saved. These are the "filters" you can select by right-clicking in the editor and selecting [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 15th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Commenting..

I’ve gone ahead and added commenting to this blog. It is currently hosted by HaloScan, which is a free comment hosting site. Eventually, this whole sha-bang, will move to using a Borland provided blogging and commenting system. For now I’ll stick with what is already out [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 14th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Where’s Waldo… er… Allen?

It’s been close to a month since my last blog entry and a *lot* of stuff has happened since then, both personal and corporate. On the corporate front, Delphi 8 for .NET was released to manufacturing on Dec 19, 2003. This is great news because it meant [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on January 11th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

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