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  1. Attila Kovacs

    IDE can not create ancestor TFrame

    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who gave up many years ago using frames because of the buggy IDE.
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    PlayEnhMetaFile on non visible area

    It has nothing to do with the "component", nor with SetViewportExtEx. It's the same problem as described here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30386615/copying-a-graphic-to-a-tmetafilecanvas-outside-the-screen-dimensions For me it looks like a windows bug.
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    Future of Konopka Signature VCL Controls?

    The latter.
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    PlayEnhMetaFile on non visible area

    Indeed, but I can't just pass any random printer DC as reference, what if there is no printer installed at all. (Not to mention the DPI difference between printer dc and 72 DPI PDF) I was passing SynPDF's VCLCanvas as reference, but it's the same as I would pass 0, as in SynPDF.pas: // retrieve the current reference GDI parameters FDC := CreateCompatibleDC(0); If I replace this with CreateDC(one of my printer) I can indeed print to the bottom of the page, but as I mention, this results in a 600DPI PDF and I can't just pick a random printer.
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    PlayEnhMetaFile on non visible area

    I'm trying to draw metafiles with "PlayEnhMetaFile" on SynPDF's VCLCanvas (which is a TMetafileCanvas) and somehow the images in my metafile are not drawn if they are vertically below the displays Y resolution. For example, the A4 page has at 96 DPI a height of 1124, the display has a height of 768 or 800 pixels, the metafile should be played at 770 in a height of 120, the images are missing from the result. Textst are drawn but "EMR_STRETCHDIBITS" wont be called in the GDI Enum. Any help/hint would be greatly appreciated. This drives me crazy. Ps: On Printer Canvas no problems, on bigger display with bigger resolution the same code is working.
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    Login Form - 3 tries.

    How do you exit the application if login fails?
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    Login Form - 3 tries.

    if DoLogin then ModalResult := mrOk else Inc(failcnt); if failcnt = X then ModalResult := mrCancel; eventually.. maybe you should set up the connection to the db somewhere else.. and you don't need to free the form if action is caFree or vice versa.
  8. I have read that post 3 times but it just translates to "we need your money". Ah yes, and it's all the industries fault.
  9. Attila Kovacs

    Best site/source for SQL Server questions?

    @Lars Fosdal Did you solve it? I've similar problems now 😉
  10. Attila Kovacs

    Is editing posts disabled?

    @Tommi Prami How would you moderate a forum where everybody could change everything back to BC?
  11. No, the opposite. This is a big no-no. I also had such swiss-knife forms and dozens of frames, man was I lucky when I got rid of them. But, you know what, do you know templates in the IDE? You can make some form templates and use them when you create a new one. Then you have the half of the junk work behind you.
  12. @Mike Torrettinni There is a saying "it must be done only once". So what.
  13. @Mike Torrettinni If you don't care about GUI, or you are drowning in those forms, devexpress has a grid where you can put controls into the rows (I believe dynamically (too)). It's ugly (for me) but who knows. Just telling. I'd never use it.
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    TFDBatchMove delete records

    Are you using Keyfields or just let it use upwhereall?
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    10.3 vers 10.2 Linux

    @Esteban Pacheco TBH Both of them are nerving in some degree but in this case DH has a point, this was like an IRC like self-conversation leading to nowhere.
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