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  1. So, to wrap it up: Be a genius and have your decades old application rely on an object being available at all times. Or just double check to make sure. The penalty for that is being frowned upon by the real geniuses...or not.
  2. @Stano, please try to post in English. For the time being I have inserted a google translation into your post. Feel free to enhance it.
  3. Please don't forget India... there is a (mostly monetary) reason why management considers outsourcing a good idea.
  4. Sherlock

    Split String

    I would suggest to look up TryStrToInt. But that is just the beginning. What happens if you add 1 to 999.9999? Are there rules for those grouping dots? If the dots are always at the same place you could remove them before conversion and put them back in after your math and reconversion to string.
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    Add #13#10 to a string

    In Python a \n usually does the trick. As per your example: caption = 'First line \n second line' Note that there is no need to concatenate the string.
  6. I just patched it...
  7. Here's a different link: https://pacmanattack.com/
  8. Sherlock

    macOS where to save downloaded executable?

    And the OS may interject as well, asking the user to verify that it may execute this downloaded file.
  9. Sherlock

    GUI are not the same size

    All you need to do is calculate the correct size. No biggie.
  10. Sherlock

    Partial Serial Number Verification System in Firemonkey

    Well, what are your problems? Any error message would be appreciated. Apart from that, have you tried your FMX build on the same Windows machine? Was it built with the same "bitness" (32-Bit or 64-Bit)?
  11. Sherlock

    How is text being saved to the database?

    Side note: Considering the DBEdit in question is the 85th of its kind, and remembering the low scalability of LiveBindings I find that highly improbable.
  12. Sherlock

    Vcl to Fmx

    Seriously, at this time all alarm bells should be going off, when entering the MIDA Converter site: No Certificate, no Imprint, last forum entry was April 2019. This is no place to buy anything from right now. Try to get your bank to cancel the money transfer.
  13. Sherlock

    Rounded polygon

    Ok, so the points need to be hit, but the lines in between may be rounded. That might not be covered by splines to well. 😞 Well strike that, of course the Points will be hit. It is "just" a matter of choosing the controlpoints well to get a decent shape. But therein lies the rub I guess.
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    Rounded polygon

    From the Bézier curve you'll eventually have to move on to (Bézier) splines to get from a polygon to a bezigon. And not sure about VCL, but FMX has some Bézier procedures. Edith says: Naturally VCL has it, because MS has it: https://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Sydney/en/Vcl.Graphics.TCanvas.PolyBezier
  15. Since this is code generated by the IDE, you should create a call for this right here https://quality.embarcadero.com/login.jsp. They just might be unaware that this error occurs. Edith says: Have not been able to log in right away, but there already is a call open for this: https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-37338
  16. Sherlock

    2022 Stack Overflow Developer Survey

    My guess is, next year they'll ask about sex in the workplace and need to set up possible combinations... But joking aside I participated in the survey too.
  17. Sherlock

    TortoiseGit with Delphi 10 Seattle

    I found the only integration into the IDE I consider useful is the LiveBlame feature from VersionInsight.
  18. Sherlock

    ANN: Skia4Delphi v3.4.0

    Well... Google has a tendency to scrap even well used projects out of the blue. And just because something is being developed by Google doesn't make it a great thing...I feel quite contrarily, but maybe I just hate ads a bit more than others.
  19. Sherlock

    Survey of Delphi Versions in use??

    Well, we are the most important...
  20. Sherlock

    Error deploying IOS Release App

    Someone at Embarcadero was sleeping ...and by the looks of it still is. https://quality.embarcadero.com/browse/RSP-37609 There seems to be a workaround for this issue though. Check the comments in that RSP.
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    Parnassus Bookmarks for Delphi 11 Alexandria?

    This is really saddening.
  22. Sherlock

    How to know how app was started

    Perhaps this SO question can help: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/36123333/which-method-is-getting-called-when-app-is-opened-by-push-notification-clicked
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    DunitX run code after all tests have run

    To what end? As a form of global TearDown?
  24. You forgot the "...which in turn import a ton of more libraries all of which may or may not contain some serious security issues" part 😉