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  1. A.M. Hoornweg

    ICS v8.64 can't compile on Delphi 7

    This doesn't work for overloaded functions. For example, function "strlen" (sysutils.pas) is ansi-only in Delphi 2007. Then, in Delphi 2009 an overload was created for unicode so there were two versions. In XE4 the ansi version was duplicated in unit Ansistrings so from then on there were three. And then in Delphi 10.4 Sydney the original ansi version in sysutils.pas got "deprecated". But I like your *.inc files, they look solid and they are a good reference as well. However I see that 10.4 Sydney hasn't been implemented yet?
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    ICS v8.64 can't compile on Delphi 7

    I maintain some libraries that are used in our company and that have to be compatible with a range of compilers (2007 .. current). Some of our programs are used on embedded devices with older operating systems hence the need for D2007. We want our products to compile without hints or warnings. Totally apart from the usual string problems (unicode/ansi and codepages), there's the issue of Embarcadero deciding to move RTL functions from one unit to another, of functions being declared "deprecated" and of functions suddenly being declared "inline". So in order to suppress such warnings, I need to know when Embarcadero decided to pull off such changes.
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    ICS v8.64 can't compile on Delphi 7

    This is the most complete list I could find: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8460037/list-of-delphi-language-features-and-version-in-which-they-were-introduced-depre
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    ICS v8.64 can't compile on Delphi 7

    I constantly have to look up in which Delphi version a certain feature was introduced. And not just me, literally *every* component manufacturer maintains his own *.INC file with $defines to keep track of these things. Those *.INC files have to be maintained with every new delphi version and they're a royal P.I.T.A. Wouldn't it be great if Embarcadero (or anyone else, really) published a git repository with a freely usable *.INC file, with $defines for all feature changes in every Delphi version? That way everybody could speak a common "language" for detecting features instead of re-inventing the wheel.
  5. As a workaround, you could disable the structure highlighting stuff in Delphi 10.4 and instead install CNPACK, which also offers that feature. This image shows what it looks like (in Delphi XE).
  6. It is one of the reasons why I'm not a friend of "skinning". But my changed Windows settings tackle the root cause which is unnecessary re-drawing of UI elements for the sake of smoothness and animations. I don't need any of that. Responsiveness is much more important.
  7. @Mike Torrettinni do you have your virtual machine on a SSD? You should, it makes a dramatic difference. One more thing about VMWare and GPU acceleration. My notebook happens to have more than one GPU. It has an Intel adapter but also a faster additional NVIDIA GPU. A nice but little known feature of VMWare is that it lets you select which GPU to use, but tweaking such advanced settings involves manually editing the virtual machine's *.vmx file. These changes make the virtual machine less "portable" between host machines since different host machines may have different GPU's. mks.dx11.vendorID = "0x10de" (This selects the NVidia GPU. "0x8086" selects Intel, "0x1002" selects AMD) mks.enableDX11Renderer = "TRUE" (This enables DirectX11/OpenGL acceleration. It is the default setting). Some DirectX drivers have been "blacklisted" by VMWare for some reason; in that case no DirectX/OpenGL acceleration is available at all inside VM's. This might be an explanation for slow behavior. But luckily you can override even that setting in the *.vmx file: mks.gl.allowBlacklistedDrivers = TRUE One more thing about VMWare Workstation in general. Normally if one uses VMWare one would leave Hyper-V disabled on Windows and let VMWare handle all the virtualization. But the latest VMWare version 15.5.X can also run "on top of" Hyper-V. I don't know if there's a speed penalty involved with that. There might be.
  8. In my case, every project is generally in its own repository. Some projects, however, consist of many sub-projects (for example, a main project and a bunch of plugins/dlls and maybe a configuration program); in such a case, I keep these in one repository because they count as one big project. Almost all my projects use a bunch of libraries, some of which are commercial ones. And of course I keep each of these libraries is in a repository of its own. Source code versioning systems like Subversion and Git allow you to reference "external" repositories for libraries (in Git they are called Submodules). So each of my project repositories has a subfolder "externals" where it automatically downloads the libraries which it needs.
  9. @c0d3r before you do anything drastic, please try the Windows 10 graphics settings I mentioned earlier. They made a vast difference for me and my colleagues. And the settings are easily reversible if you don't like them.
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    Native Svg parsing and painting in Windows

    I just noticed that TMS VCL UIPack supports drawing SVG graphics and there's even a tAdvSVGImageCollection. I haven't tested it myself though. I quote from the manual: "SVG supported elements: - circle - clipPath - defs (limited to predefined style, no gradients, no paths, only single fill/stroke parameters) - ellipse - g - image (limited to base64 encoded string value) - line - path - pattern (no gradients, no paths, only single fill/stroke parameters) - polygon - polyline - rect - style Within the style element supported parameters are: - fill (no gradients) - stroke (no gradients) - stroke-width - opacity Within the primitives (line, polygon, polyline, rect, path) supported parameters are: - fill (no gradients) - stroke (no gradients) - stroke-width - transform (scale, rotate, translate, matrix) With SVG support in TMS VCL UI Pack we aim for smaller SVG icon sets that can be used to target normal and high DPI applications. When scaling, SVG will scale accordingly and still render sharp at different resolutions. SVG support has been added to avoid the need for numerous icons for each different scale / resolution"
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    Admin Tool for IBToGo2020

    Since Interbase and Firebird share common roots, I suggest you try if Firebird Editor Pro or FlameRobin work with this version. I use these for Firebird.
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    10.4 Sydney Patch #3 released

    Warning: There is a manual step that has to be performed in patches 10.4.2 and 10.4.3 (you have to manually execute a batch file after downloading/applying the patch using GetIt). If you overlook that, the update is indicated as installed in GetIt but in reality, it isn't !!!!
  13. The problem is caused by the fact that a VM does not have a "real" accelerated graphics adapter. So lots of graphical bells and whistles that are used by Windows 10 (such as "smooth" scrolling, transparency, drop shadows, animations of menus and listboxes etc) are done by the much slower CPU instead of by the GPU. And that is VERY noticeable in the Delphi IDE. Disabling those options in Windows made my Delphi 10.4 FLY instead of crawl.
  14. I did it on both.
  15. I have that same setup. My Delphi 10.4 enterprise IDE was very sluggish until I changed some Windows 10 settings inside the VM as well as on the host machine. After those changes it behaves much faster. -> start - control panel -> in the control panel, double-click the "System" applet -> click "Advanced system settings" -> in the field "Performance", click the button "Settings" Then select the settings as in the image below. Re-start windows.
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