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Toronto conference…

Just ended day 1 of the Falafel Developers Conference here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  I outlined just a few of the new features in Delphi 2005, Danny covered the .NET fundementals and new language features in Delphi/.NET and Delphi/Win32 and Lino covered .NET remoting and component development for .NET WinForms.  So far, I’ve enjoyed talking with some of the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 29th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Bean spillage..

Danny has finally relinquished some information regarding the upcoming Delphi 8 patch that will resolve the issue surrounding .NET 1.1 SP1.  Also, as Danny noted, he, Lino Tadros and I are here in Toronto, Ontario Canada and will be doing a “launch” style event at the Falafel Developers Conference.  We also did a small user group launch [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 28th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Toronto, Nov 29th & 30th

Just a quick note.. I presume that there is still time to sign up for the Falafel Developers Conference in Toronto on November 29th and 30th, 2004.  Danny Thorpe and I will both be speaking.  Also, our good friend, Lino Tadros, will be speaking as well.  If you’ve never heard Danny or Lino speak, now is [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 22nd, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

MSAA and Delphi

Steve Trefethen has started looking closely at MS Active Accessibility. This is going to be some good stuff…
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Posted by Allen Bauer on November 16th, 2004 under Uncategorized | Comment now »

Demand-loaded component packages in Delphi 2005

Delphi 2005 introduced a new mechanism for handling design-time component packages that allows them to now be demand-loaded.  This allows the IDE to be more intelligent about when and what packages to load and only when actually needed, thus decreasing overall startup time (since D2005 is now three products in one, every little bit helps).  [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 15th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Case Closed…

After speaking with “Bob” from Microsoft Developer Support, it seems that my supposition regarding the implementation of IOleCommandTarget on our ActiveX client site was spot on.  According to them, they were able to debug things from their side and look at the code path surrounding that call to IOleCommandTarget.Exec() and determined that it was in [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 4th, 2004 under Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

IOleCommandTarget…

The IE web browser security dialog mystery may be solved.  I was able to convince “Bob” to take a Delphi build example for them to observe from their end of things.  After fighting with email filters and virus scanners (you know they *really* don’t like it when you send a zip file containing an .exe [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 2nd, 2004 under Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Voting day…

Just a quick note here for all of you that live here in the States… If you’re 18 or older and registered to vote make sure you actually make an effort to get out and vote.  That’s today, November 2, 2004, folks.  I don’t care what your political leanings are, who you like or dislike, the [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 2nd, 2004 under Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

Past lives come a haunting…

My previous post reminded me of what I used to do before I worked for Borland.  I’ve been at Borland for nearly 13 years.  Prior to working for Borland, I designed access control and magnetic stripe reading/encoding equipment.  It was a very small company, Elcom Industries, based in St. Louis, Missouri.  Only about 15-20 employees.  I started as a technician [...]

Posted by Allen Bauer on November 1st, 2004 under Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

Be careful what you title your blog entries..

Apparently metaphors and similes don’t translate too well to the web.  When I titled an entry “Shotgun Fix for…” I got the following comment from Jay Cotter: YOU SHOULD RENAME YOUR SITE BECAUSE WHEN US REDNECKS WANA KNOW HOW TO FIX OUR SHOTGUNS YOUR SITE DONT COME UP AS Shotgun fix for .NET 1.1 [...]

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

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