Category Archives: RAD Studio

Another itch the OTA couldn’t scratch…

By | March 23, 2017

Overview So in my last post I said there were a few things to fixed and / or enhance. In this post I’ll explain how I fixed two issues. The two issues I’ve fixed are stoppping the timer which closes the Message View if a re-compilation occurs (very simple and I should have done this… Read More »

I had an itch the OTA couldn’t scratch…

By | March 9, 2017

Overview So there I am, on the train and wondering why the dock areas at the side of RAD Studio can be hidden and auto pop out if you move the mouse over them or use a keyboard shortcut but the bottom dock area doesn’t. Why was I wondering this… well my day job consumes… Read More »

OTA Interface Search 1.1 and GitHub

By | December 17, 2016

I’ve just update the Open Tools API Interface Search application to provide the ability to target searches based on a secondary search criteria. You can get more information on the application along with the executable and source code here. I’ve also started to load my Open Tools API related projects on to GitHub ( I’ll… Read More »

The Open Tools API using C++ Builder

By | December 5, 2016

Overview A week or so ago Alex Bassi was asking on the CPP Slack channel how to do Open Tools API stuff in C++ Builder. I had started looking into this a while ago but found a few hicups along the way and put it all on the back burner until I had more time.… Read More »

Notify me of everything… – Part 1

By | November 7, 2016

Overview I was going to blog about Unit Testing non-public members of classes using inheritance, class helpers and test interfaces but the more I refactored my piece of legacy code into smaller classes and interfaces the less valid my methods seemed to become. I may still write something about this but for now here's something… Read More »

The Delphi Open Tools API Book has been updated…

By | September 28, 2016

I think the title says it all. The Delphi Open Tools API Book – Version 1.1 The update includes all the articles written since its first publication so you can have all the information in a single volume. regards Dave. Related posts: The Delphi Open Tools API Book Compiling and Installing my experts and wizards…… Read More »

Multi-Expert Manager

By | July 25, 2016

I’ve just released a quick update to my Multi-IDE Expert Manager as I found a problem yesterday (you couldn’t add a new expert to a key without an access violation). A stupid mistake on my part due to copy and pasting code and not editing it afterward 🙁 regards Dave. Related posts: Multi-IDE Expert Manager… Read More »

Multi-IDE Expert Manager

By | June 19, 2016

I’ve written an Expert Manager for multiple IDEs and decided to publish it rather than keep it as an internal project as it might be useful to those who manage multiple IDEs when developing OTA solution. I needed a tool that could edit multiple IDE installations and debugging points all at the same time and… Read More »

Object Pascal to C++ Coding Reference

By | June 17, 2016

Because I’ve started to develop more applications using C++ Builder (mainly internal utilities) recently I’ve created a reference page (Object Pascal to C++ Builder Coding) to document all the information I’ve found regarding how to achieve some particular aspect of coding which I might take for granted in Delphi but which I either didn’t know… Read More »

Paths, Seattle and Berlin

By | May 8, 2016

Paths If you are one of those developers out there who have multiple copies of RAD Studio on your machine, especially if you trying to maintain Open Tools API projects for different IDEs you will most likely have come across the problem of broken paths. The most severe case being that various Windows components stop… Read More »