Tag Archives: IOTAMessageServices

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 »

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

By | March 21, 2016

Its here 🙂 The Delphi Open Tools API Book Related posts: Chapter 5: Useful Open Tools Utility Functions The Delphi Open Tools API Book has been updated… The Open Tools API using C++ Builder Browse and Doc It Open Tools API: Delphi 7 has documentation…

Integrated Testing Helper

By | March 4, 2016

I’ve now move the Integrated Testing Helper to this page. In a similar manner to Browse and Doc It, I hope to brings you a few fixes and improvements that have happen. regards Dave. Related posts: Chapter 16: Getting help when there’s no help The Delphi Open Tools API Book Notify me of everything… –… Read More »

Chapter 6: Open Tools API Custom messages

By | May 1, 2011

In my last post on OTA I showed some methods for handling messages in the Open Tools API. What I didn't cover in the post was custom messages. I use custom message in my Integrated Testing Helper IDE plug-in to colour message depending upon the success or failure of the command-line tools being run. This… Read More »

Chapter 5: Useful Open Tools Utility Functions

By | April 14, 2011

I thought that before tackling some of the more interesting Open Tools API topics previously mentioned that I would describe some useful utility function that can make using the OTA easier. Messages First I thought we would look at messages (but not custom ones, they will require their own chapter). These are useful for outputting… Read More »