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  1. BruceTTTT

    FireDAC, New OLE DB Driver, and SQL Server

    I tested this many times as well (see the above QC ticket), ODBC was slower loading. And there's also the configuration of the ODBC driver on each client that you must do sometimes. The main problem I have with the Native Client is that it's keyed to the version of SQL Server. We have multiple versions on our servers, and there's no on Native Client that can handle them all. The nice thing about ADO + OLEDB is that this is not an issue. When using the newest OLEDB driver from Microsoft and ADO, all of these issues are resolved. It's fast, one driver works on everything. But of course, it doesn't have all of FireDAC's new stuff. I don't know why this is such a big deal for Emb. Just implement this driver. SQL Server is everywhere, why wouldn't you want to implement the best solution?
  2. BruceTTTT

    FireDAC, New OLE DB Driver, and SQL Server

    I was starting to like FireDAC and was beginning recoding all my apps from ADO to FireDAC, then this happened. I hate ODBC, so I'm still sticking with ADO.
  3. BruceTTTT

    FireDAC, New OLE DB Driver, and SQL Server

    Emb decided not to address it and closed the QualityCentral request I posted (sorry, don't remember the number, but you can look it up). They said that FireDAC for SQL Server "uses ODBC" and left it at that. Very disappointing to me.
  4. BruceTTTT

    Frequent and/or annoying typos you make while coding

    The problem with Code Templates though, is that they require a space at the end. It may sound trivial but I want ";;" to immediately convert to ":=" without having to type ";;<space>". GExperts is the only thing I've found that will do it. Regardless, I use GExperts for a lot of other things, it's just that this is my favorite feature.
  5. BruceTTTT

    Frequent and/or annoying typos you make while coding

    This single feature is why I can't live without GExperts. (AutoHotKey is similar, but responds slower.) I started autocorrecting ;; to :=<space> with one of the earlier versions of Delphi and can't live without it now as a time saver. Hitting the Shift key to get : is annoying.
  6. BruceTTTT

    Parnassus Bookmarks for Delphi 11 Alexandria?

    If you're willing to install AutoHotKey, these two scripts can substitute for the Parnassus stack bookmarks: #IfWinActive ahk_class TAppBuilder ^n:: Send ^k^g return #IfWinActive ahk_class TAppBuilder Escape:: Send ^q^g return I'm using Ctrl-n to drop a marker, and Esc will collect the last marker. Works well for me.
  7. For what it's worth, we use floating point numbers a lot here in our scientific work, and the accuracy is critical. Add in unbiased rounding rules (i.e. banker's rounding), multiplication, division, and averaging first, and it's even more complicated. Between Delphi, C#, and the shared SQL Server backend, I got so frustrated with rounding variations, storage of numbers (e.g. 1.025 sometimes stored as 1.025000001 or 1.0249999999) that I ended up writing my own rounding routines using string conversions, custom digit management, etc.
  8. BruceTTTT

    Bookmarks dead?

    Ditto. At least they could tell us when and if it's expected so I could stop checking.
  9. BruceTTTT

    LSP - Alexandria

    Thanks for this info. I've been wrestling with this issue for a while. 10.x had the ability to turn LSP off and use the legacy version, which often fixed the Ctrl-click issues. Not being able to Ctrl-click an identifier drives me nuts and I'm always looking for a good resolution. Newly opened projects seem to have less of an issue, but it is definitely the longer units for more complex projects that fail.
  10. BruceTTTT

    Parnassus Bookmarks for Delphi 11 Alexandria?

    But the best feature for me is to be able to quickly drop a stack-based bookmark, move anywhere, then simply hit Esc to go back where you were.
  11. BruceTTTT

    Google Charts in uniGUI

    I concur. Never been able to produce a web app so quickly. www.unigui.com
  12. BruceTTTT

    Enabling One-Click in Delphi 11 Welcome Page

    Thanks for this too, much better. Now if I can just get the older "Open Recent" back, I hate the two columns and the layout.
  13. BruceTTTT

    Delphi 11 first look issues

    My experience too. But putting the cursor on a new property (e.g. AutoDropDownWidth in TComboBox) still fails since it loads 10.4.2. I can go to the DocWiki, but that takes a bit to find what you're looking for. But there's not that much new in 11 so I guess it's not too big of a deal.
  14. BruceTTTT

    Delphi 11 first look issues

    Is Help working for anyone else? It's not for me. Sometimes I get the 10.4.2 help, other times nothing (when pressing F1).
  15. BruceTTTT

    r3588 and Alexandria

    Wonderful! This is loaded and working. Many thanks.