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The Parallel Debugger plugin is now available for RAD Studio 11!

The Parallel Debugger plugin, originally from Parnassus, is now available in GetIt for RAD Studio 11.x (ie 11.0 and 11.1.) This follows up making Bookmarks and Navigator available a few weeks ago. The Parallel Debugger is an addon that lets you see what’s going on in all threads in your app at once. A traditional debugger in the IDE shows only one thread, one call stack, and so forth. The…
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FreeAndNil() - Delphi Developer Debate

You are familiar with FreeAndNil(), but do you use it? How often? Are you using it right? As with most things in software development, it is a complicated topic. So let’s see what the experts have to say. We are going to debate the details in a friendly discussion with…
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Speaking at Italian Delphi Day 2022

In two weeks, I’ll be giving a couple of sessions at the (online) Italian Delphi Day event, organized by Wintech Italia. This year the Italian Delphi Day event (one of the longest running yearly Delphi conferences) is scheduled for June 21st to 23rd. Once again, it will be online and it’s free to attend. Check the details on https://www.delphiday.it/ (sign up should be available…
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Becoming an InterBase VAR: How And Why

An InterBase VAR license is simply a legal agreement between you and Embarcadero that allows you to redistribute InterBase. The benefits of this agreement are outlined below. The Benefits of Being a VAR There are no registration and licensing headaches. VARs typically receive a .SLIP file which they deploy with their application. By simply copying it to the InterBase install directory it inhibits…
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The VCL LockDrawing method in TWinControl

One of the features added to the VCL library in Delphi 11 is the ability to handle Windows WM_SETREDRAW message easily with two specific methods added to the TWinControl class: LockDrawing and UnlockDrawing I was going over my to do list earlier this week and found a not…
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Windows 11 Win32 Debugging Patch for RAD Studio 11.1

A new patch (or hotfix) for RAD Studio 11.1 is now available. The patch addresses a problem that occurs when debugging Win32 apps on Windows 11, in which the IDE appears to freeze at times. When evaluating watches with side effects, opening the Threads view to switch…
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Bookmarks and Navigator are available for RAD Studio 11!

Bookmarks and Navigator, originally known as the Parnassus plugins, are some of our most-requested IDE addons. We’re very glad to let you know they are now available in GetIt for RAD Studio 11. To install, go to the Tools menu in the IDE, GetIt Package Manager, and select the IDE Plugins section in the category selector on the left: Bookmarks is a developer-favourite addon that replaces the…
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