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  1. dummzeuch

    Change the order of loading??

    Just in case anybody is still interested: The GExperts Experts Manager expert now allows to change the order of the entries in the registry. Note1: You have to compile it from sources to get this functionality. Note2: Don't forget to actually save the changes to the registry. It's no longer done automatically. Note3: This is work in progress, there might still be bugs.
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    Delphi Registration

    Just thought I'd mention it: Embarcadero Germany has always been very helpful when any issues arose with some strange (if not to say illegal in Germany) policies from Embarcadero. They also helped converting Named User licenses to Network Named User licenses, which is possible as long as you have got maintenance and solves the activation count issue once and for all, because you then host your licenses on premises and don't need Embarcadero's servers any more.
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    Change the order of loading??

    OK, I have apparently misunderstood the question. It is about IDE experts, not about the Experts in GExperts. Yes, these are loaded in the order they are written in the Registry. It would be possible for the Experts Manager to read all entries, delete them and then write them back in the desired order.
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    Delphi or Lazarus/Free Pascal

    The main reason for me to not seriously consider Lazarus was the debugger. It sucks. Now there apparently is a new one, so I should probably give it another try.
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    OldCreateOrder and Delphi 11

    What's the problem with initializing child controls in the constructor?
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    Change the order of loading??

    IIRC the experts are created in the order in which they are registered which basically means in the order of the units in the project. And I think I "recently" changed that order to be more or less alphabetic. (for a suitable meaning of "recently") I'm not quite sure what you want to achieve. You can configure any hotkey in GExperts to your liking. I am not aware of any conflicts, if there are any (in the default configuration), please file a bug report.
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    The Delphi 11.2 release thread

    They should, but only for their own code. But don't forget: They are in stalling quite a bunch of 3rd party components e.g. to support all those new fangled platforms. If Google or Apple say their SDK requires Windows 10, how can Embarcadero say, Delphi will not?
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    The Delphi 11.2 release thread

    I actually still have got a Windows 8.1 installation (VM) around and I don't plan to update it to 10 ever. But that's not because I am a big fan of Windows 8, I just don't want to break a currently working environment. I'm not sure whether I want to try installing Delphi 11.2 on it though - because "working environment", you know.
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    The Delphi 11.2 release thread

    Are you sure these are actual downloads? Maybe the installer treats reading from the ISO as "download".
  10. dummzeuch

    wuppdi Welcome Page for Delphi 11 Alexandria?

    It has been included in GExperts now. But to get it for now you will have to compile your own DLL.
  11. dummzeuch

    Ctrl-Alt-F sometimes doesn't

    Of course you could always assign a hotkey that is not yet used anywhere else. Unfortunately hotkeys have become a scarce resource and since the IDE does not provide any function to read which ones are already in use, there is no way to find out for sure. That's why I added the Editor Popup Menu expert which at least for me reduces the need for hotkeys at in GExperts. Unfortunately I also chose Ctrl+H as the default hotkey for that one, which is already taken by the Replace function of the editor. 😞
  12. dummzeuch

    Ctrl-Alt-F sometimes doesn't

    I have always wondered what determines which function of a hotkey gets precedence when there are multiple ones. I found that opening the GExperts configuration dialog and leaving it with OK makes the GExperts hotkeys take precedence for a while but not for the whole session. For editor hotkeys there is also the order of entries in the "Enhancement Modules" list of the Editor Options -> Key Mappings page. Unfortunately the help doesn't really say what effect the order has got, only that they override the hotkeys in the Key Mapping Modules listed on the left.
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    Problems using/building TSynEdit with Alexandria

    Did you compile the runtime package first?
  14. dummzeuch

    How to force update to label during a loop

    I would't subscribe to that. But it definitely shouldn't be used deep inside some library (or even unit) but only in the code inside a form. So if you want to use Application.ProcessMessages from inside such a library, add some call back to the library code which is then assigned some methode in the form which calls Application.ProcessMessages. That way it's a lot less likely to bite you, because (a) you know that it's being called and (b) you can control when. And if you later decide to execute that (library) code in a secondary thread, all you have to change is the code of that callback handler.
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    OldCreateOrder and Delphi 11

    Possibly yes. I solved it by moving all code from OnCreate events to a InitForm method and call that from the constructor (or in some cases move that code directly to the constructor). Fortunately I was never in the habit of using OnCreate at all - I prefer overriding the constructor - so GExperts was the only case where it mattered. Once I found out what the problem was, that wasn't too difficult. What I was after was some code to put into an Expert to fix this annoying behaviour of the IDE.