Tag Archives: RAD Studio

Creating Open Tools API plug-ins with RAD Studio (Video)

By | April 28, 2017

Please find below the first of hopefully numerous videos on the Open Tools API. This is my first attempt at doing this (its harder than you think or at least header than I expected) so any feedback (via G+) would be grateful (apologies on the audio, I will try using a different headset next time).… Read More »

Linking Menu Actions and Options

By | April 9, 2017

Overview In this article I want to revisit 2 aspects of the Open Tools API that I’ve written about before in Chapter 15: IDE Main Menus and Chapter 17: Options Page(s) inside the IDE’s Options Dlg. I’ve been updating Browse and Doc It for a long awaited new release which updates the Object Pascal parser… Read More »

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 »

The Trials and Tribulations of RegEx’ing and Other Stories…

By | March 4, 2017

RegEx’ing C++ So I thought I was on to something using expandable macros to create complex regular expressions. I managed to defined an expression that recognised C++ class definitions and match these throughout all my C++ code (I still had to write all the DUnit tests). So what am I talking about. In a previous… Read More »

DUnit Testing in C++ Builder

By | December 30, 2016

Overview So while building a new OTA project to provide C++ Builder with Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down code navigation and code completion functionality I needed to write some C++ DUnit tests. Now I know that DUnit is no longer being developed and that I should use DUnitX but since I know the framework and am already learning C++… 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 »