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The Best C++ Posts For New Windows Developers This Week

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Hello C++ Developers,

We have new C++ posts with examples that can be used in your Windows applications. These examples are specifically for C++ Builder. The same commands exist for the Delphi programming language. While the examples are focused on Windows applications, some of these examples can be used in your Mobile application. These can be used in modern applications and help to extend your C++ knowledge. You can also use them in your console VCL or FMX applications.

C++ Builder has a lot of specific methods in its SysUtils library that are included in VCL and FMX libraries. Some of these are grouped together as Path Manipulation Routines that allow users to edit, extract, get and set drive name, directory name, file name, and file extensions. These methods are combined in Vcl.FileCtrl, System.IOUtils, System.SysUtils libraries. They’re all easy to use and make it simple to get or set file path strings from Windows. These can be used with other component properties like the FileName property of OpenDialog, SaveDialog components. We can also check drives, files, or directories to see if they exist or not on a given path. We can include and exclude path delimiters on Windows, we can create random file names GUID file names. We can include and exclude path delimiter characters safely from the path strings.

There is an OnIdle method to define the idle loop of the application. ProcessMessages and HandleMessage methods are useful to process and handle messages of the application.

For more C++ articles on this blog click this dynamic tag search: https://blogs.embarcadero.com/category/cpp/

Here are the C++ questions from developers that we answer in our posts

  • How we can define and use C++ Builder’s idle loop on Windows?
  • How can set a method to OnIdle method of Application?
  • What is OnIdle ?
  • How can I use ProcessMessages method?
  • What about if I have loop and the app’s GUI becomes unresponsive at runtime while the loop is running?
  • How can I receive clicks on the components when I have a loop?
  • How can I receive user inputs during code with heavy iterations?
  • How can I use HandleMessage method? I have loop and I can not click to components on runtime.
  • How can our application receive clicks on the components when I have a loop?
  • How can I receive user inputs on heavy iterations and keep the user interface responsive? 
  • How can I generate a random file name? Can I generate a unique temporary file?
  • Can I generate a GUID file name? What is the GetRandomFileName method?
  • What is the GetTempFileName method?
  • What is the GetGUIDFileName method?
  • How can I add path delimiter to a path string?
  • How can I remove path delimiter from the end of path string?
  • What is the C++ ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter?
  • What is IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter method?
  • What is the difference between ExcludeTrailingBackslash and ExcludeTrailingPathDelimiter methods?
  • What is the difference between IncludeTrailingBackslash and IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter methods?

Here are our favorite educational C++ posts of this week

These are the posts below that you can find all the answers of the listed questions,

We keep adding new topics about C++ in general and specific topics for C++ Builder, Dev-C++, and for the other C++ compilers. Please keep following our LearnCPlusPlus.org website which focuses entirely on educating C++ developers – whether they are just starting out or wish to learn some skills. Feel free to comment and share with your colleagues, students, members – C++ is great all-purpose language.

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Dr. Yilmaz Yoru has 33+ years of coding with more than 30+ programming languages, mostly C++ on Windows, Android, Mac-OS, iOS, Linux, and other operating systems. He was born in 1974, Eskisehir-Turkey. He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Eskisehir Osmangazi University in 1997. One year later, he started to work in the same university as an assistant. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the same department of the same university. Since 2012, he is the founder and CEO of Esenja LLC Company. Some of his interests are Programming, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Artificial Intelligence. He also likes the graphical 2D & 3D design and high-end innovations. He has married, and he is a father of a son.
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