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  1. PeterBelow

    Delphi profiler

    Set the Capacity property of your list objects to a suitably high value before you start adding objects, that can greatly improve performance since it cuts down cases where the list has to grow its internal array.
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    Interface question

    @David IMO you are mixing data with UI in a way that only causes problems. You should use a list class instance (nonvisual) to hold objects that represent a student, each of which holds a list of the classes taken with the score obtained. The list class can then have a method to compose the items for a listview you pass as parameter to the method. If you need that you can store the reference to the student object in the corresponding listitem's Data property, but the lifetime management of the objects is the duty of the list class, not that of the UI listview.
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    calculete time in delphi

    DecodeTime is the wrong method to use since it decodes a time point, not a time interval. The System.Diagnostics.TStopwatch record may be of more use for your problem. Add a private field FStopwatch: TStopwatch; to your form. In the OnCreate event you start the stopwatch with FStopwatch := TStopwatch.StartNew; When you want to know the elapsed time call FStopwatch.Stop first and then examine the Elapsed property. It returns a TTimespan record, which has properties to dissect the time interval into days, hours, minutes etc.
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    TControlList - Jump to Selected

    Tcontrollist inherits the ParentBackground property but does not publish it, it is protected. You can try to set it to true in code, using a cracker class: type TControllistCracker = class(TControllist); ... TControllistcracker(Controllist1).Parentbackground := true; Untested!
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    There is nothing wrong with the code you posted, other than the comma instead of semicolon after the "string" in the var section. Perhaps you have another SplitString function closer in scope than StrUtils.SplitString here. If you hover the mouse over SplitString, what does the code insight popup tell you where it's from?
  6. SudokuHelper is an application that acts like an electronic Sudoku grid. It supports 9x9, 12x12, and 16x16 Sudokus, both in the classic and Gosu variant, where cells can be marked to only accept even numbers. The application neither creates Sudokus itself nor provides a solver for them; it is just a more convenient way to solve a Sudoku from a magazine or other external source than doing it on paper, using pencil and eraser. The application's main features are: Invalid cell values are marked in red. Candidate values can be added and removed from a cell. Setting a cell's value will automatically remove candidates no longer possible in other cells. All actions can be undone, the undo stack is only limited by available memory. Named marks can be set for the current undo stack state and one can later restore the stack to such a named mark. The complete Sudoku can be saved to file, including the undo stack, and later loaded again from such a file. The project can be found on GitHub: https://github.com/PeterBelow/SudokuHelper The code is a good example (IMO) of how to uncouple the UI from the "buisness" code using interfaces, in a kind of MVC design. It is free (public domain) without restrictions.
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    Paste file from clipboard to blob field (Remote Desktop)

    Google for "ole drag and drop delphi", that may turn up something useful.
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    Are you looking for something like this? {! <summary> Remove all characters in aSet from the passed string and return the resulting string</summary>} function RemoveCharsInSet(const S: string; const aSet: TSysCharset):string; var I: Integer; begin Result := S; for I := Length(S) downto 1 do if S[I] in aSet then Delete(Result, I, 1); end; {! <summary> Remove all characters considered whitespace from the passed string and return the resulting string</summary>} function RemoveWhitespace(const S: string):string; const Whitespace = [#0..' ']; begin Result := RemoveCharsInSet(S, Whitespace); end;
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    Long term availability of Community Edition

    Perhaps, but keep in mind that for MS developer tools are not the major part of their business by far, so the comparison is a bit unfair.
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    Long term availability of Community Edition

    Well, there are heaps of sites that claim to do just that, just google for "life expectancy calculator"
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    Long term availability of Community Edition

    It's difficult to make predictions, especially if they concern the future :). What may be important to know for you is this, however: The licence for the community edition cannot be renewed; if you need to install it on a new computer you need to get a new licence key, which is no problem, however. When a new Delphi/RAD Studio version comes out there is also a new community edition, usually available after a short delay. The previous version's community edition is then no longer available and you cannot get new licence keys for it anymore, so have to move to the latest edition if your old licence expires (it is limited to 1 year if memory serves).
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    I think the best way is to dissect the input into "words" and then assemble the parts you want from that list. procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject); var LWords: TStringlist; begin LWords := TStringlist.Create(); try LWords.Delimiter := ' '; LWords.DelimitedText := edit1.Text; if LWords.Count >= 2 then edit1.Text := LWords[0] + ' ' + LWords[1]; finally LWords.Free; end; end; Note that there also is a function PosEx(const SubStr, S: string; Offset: Integer): Integer in unit System.StrUtils that allows you to start the search at a position other than 1.
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    SAX parser

    http://saxforpascal.sourceforge.net is quit good in my experience, I used it in a few projects a couple of years ago.
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    Changing UserDataFolder in TWebBrowser with webview

    Well, TWebbrowser (in D11) has a protected method function GetEdgeInterface: TEdgeBrowser; To get at it you can use a cracker class, e.g. declared in the implementation section of the form unit containing the TWebbrowser control. type TWebBrowserCracker = class(TWebbrowser); In your code you can then do something like var Edge: TEdgeBrowser := TWebbrowserCracker(Webbrowser1).GetEdgeInterface; if Assigned(Edge) then begin Edge.UserDataFolder := SomeDirectory; Edge.ReinitializeWebView; end; Completely untested, so use at your own risk!
  15. InternalHelperRegistry is a "global" variable declared in the implementation section of the unit and will stay around for the lifetime of the application; it is set to nil in the unit finalization. It has been some time since I last looked at the memory manager implementation, but a lock there does not protect against a race condition in the code assigning the resulting reference to a variable elsewhere.
  16. Well, interface references are pointers, so the problem is just how to make sure the reference count stays correct, which the code does. The singleton template the code was created from is quite old, however, predating the appearance of TMonitor by several years. There may be a cleaner way to implement this these days, but I don't like to change working code if there's no pressing reason to do so.
  17. That code comes from the forin template that comes with newer versions of Delphi. Sorry for the inconvenience, but since I program mostly for my own use i'm not much concerned with compatibilty with older Delphi versions and simply did not notice this as a potential problem.
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    SetFocus issue

    That sounds as if the form is no longer the foreground window after the ActiveX control hasloaded the file. Try to add a BringToFront; after the LoadFile line.
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    Form no longer repaints after WM_SETREDRAW

    Just a guess: check the value of self.handle in both methods to verify they are the same. VCL forms are prone to recreate their window handle at the drop of a hat...
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    PopMenu two levels down..

    Did you remember to set the PopupMode property of your modal forms to pmAuto? What you describe sounds like a Z-order problem. But I see from the newer messages that the problem spontaneously resolved itself. It always makes me nervous when that happens in my projects...
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    Quick debug variables?

    Look at the Format function, it can be used to compose a string from values/variables using a template string with placeholders, taking the values to insert via an open array parameter. That covers all standard simple datatypes, but complex types like objects, arrays, dictionaries usually have no default method to convert their content to a string (although some have a ToString method, natively or through class or record helpers). For your own classes you can override the ToString method inherited from TObject, for instance.
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    Left Click Does not Focus Control

    Maake sure you set the form borderstyle to bsNone, so it has no caption bar. Windows does not like controls with the WS_Caption window style (and that is what the form becomes when you embed it), they have focus issues likr the one you observed.