Tag Archives: Delphi

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 »

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 (https://github.com/DGH2112/). 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 »

C++ OTA Template Code

By | December 3, 2016

This is just a quick post to let you know there is now C++ Open Tools API example code available from the below page. C++ OTA Template I’ll be blogging on how it all works shortly but I’ll be out cycling tomorrow 🙂 Related posts: The Open Tools API using C++ Builder Notify me of… 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 »

Unit Testing Browse and Doc It

By | August 18, 2016

Overview I thought I would write something different in the article. The last month or so has been devoted to updating my Browse and Doc It IDE add-in, more specifically, updating the Object Pascal parser to understand Attributes, Generics and Anonymous Methods. The work is almost complete with 3 tests still failing: 2 new tests… 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 »