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  1. aehimself

    Something's changed in my IDE??

    Tools \ Options \ User Interface \ Editor \ Language, select Delphi and Block Ident? Not sure, never used the auto formatter.
  2. aehimself

    Synedit Help

    I solved this with the handler of TSynCompletionProposal.OnExecute (TableNamesSelector is a TSynCompletionProposal, SQLEditor is a TSynEdit) : Procedure TSQLConnectionFrame.TableNamesSelectorExecute(Kind: SynCompletionType; Sender: TObject; Var CurrentInput: String; Var x, y: Integer; Var CanExecute: Boolean); Var sa: TArray<String>; Begin If TableNamesSelector.ItemList.Count > 0 Then Exit; sa := SQLEditor.LineText.Substring(0, SQLEditor.CaretX - 1).Split([' ']); If Length(sa) > 0 Then sa := sa[Length(sa) - 1].Split(['.']); If Length(sa) < 2 Then TableNamesSelector.ItemList.Assign(SQLHighlight.TableNames) // No dot, offer table names immediately Else Begin CanExecute := False; If Length(sa) = 2 Then // Start a thread to collect field names of said table... End; End; You have to pass sa[0], sa[1], X and Y to the thread. sa[0] is the table name, sa[1] is the field name fragment which was already typed, x and y is the position where the proposal should pop back up. Once it finishes, you can: TableNamesSelector.ItemList.Assign(worker.FieldNames); TableNamesSelector.Execute(worker.FilterForText {passed to the thread as sa[1] from OnExecute}, worker.X, worker.Y); Also handle the OnClose event of the completionproposal: Procedure TSQLConnectionFrame.TableNamesSelectorClose(Sender: TObject); Begin TableNamesSelector.ItemList.Clear; End; The idea is that if the ItemList is empty the data still has to be collected and execution is disallowed. It will be popped up when the thread finishes.
  3. I added auto-close as an option now ๐Ÿ™‚
  4. aehimself

    A screen mirroring utility

    I think Windows 10 has this already via "My Phone", or am I mistaken? Maybe it's a 11 feature...?
  5. aehimself

    multi-threading question

    You also can utilize WaitForMultipleObjects.
  6. Long story short: I'd like to get the popular opinion / correct way to handle a situation in a TDataSet descendant - and DelphiPraxis does have the userbase for it. What do you think, does it make sense to be able to change the .SQL property (the SQL query to be executed) of a dataset component while it is open and contains a resultset? Keep in mind that this can be an INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE command too, not necessarily an other SELECT. The full discussion with pros and cons can be read here for those interested.
  7. aehimself

    Can one include a TDataModule in a console application?

    I started to write my applications as a single class some years ago and never turned back. Want to start from console? TMyApp.Create; From a Windows service? TMyApp.Create; From the Mt. Everest? TMyApp.Create; You'll have to refine logging for sure but this is the easiest way I ever experienced to write self-containing, easy to debug code. I even took this one step further by adding some code to the .dpr of my Delphi services: if you start with the /console parameter, it starts as a console app instead of a service.
  8. aehimself

    Can one include a TDataModule in a console application?

    A TDataModule is basically a descendant of TComponent, there is nothing stopping you adding one to your console application. You'll have to manually create and destroy it though. I just checked and could add a DataModule in my 10.4.2 IDE.
  9. aehimself

    AllocHwnd + TTimer = lag?

    Thank you @Dalija Prasnikar, I learned some new things about window messages! Unfortunately though, none of the above applied to my case. After the comment of @Lars Fosdal I got rid of the TTimer and used the same dummy window to catch the now manually fired SetTimer messages too. I also included a counter which increases each time a window message is received (whether processed or not) to see how swarmed application is. With a timer of 1 second, 70 seconds of runtime I got 72 messages. 1 is UM_WORKERENDED, I count the extra 1 as an acceptable discrepancy due to the timer's accuracy (or something unprocessed). So no, it was not the window messages. The solution is so painfully trivial I'm almost afraid to share... In the TComponent my timer was set to 750 msec to update the elapsed time on the UI. As I'm using TStopWatch, I manually converted the .ElapsedMilliSeconds to some readable format... using dividing and substracting. First time the timer fired at 0,75 seconds, UI was updated with the rounded 0 seconds. Second time the timer fired at 1,5 seconds, UI was updated with the rounded 1 seconds. Third time the timer fired at 2,25 seconds, UI was updated with the rounded 2 seconds. Fourth time the timer fired at 3 seconds, UI was updated with the rounded 3 seconds. Fourth time the timer fired at 3,75 seconds, UI was updated with the rounded 3 seconds. Even if the timer component is spot on it can be seen that every 3 seconds, for 2 seconds the elapsed time does "not update"... thus the feeling of variable speed. After upping the sampling to 1000 msec instead of 750 and some small tweaks to the conversion everything seems to be working fine. Why it was working on the TPanel...? Because originally I forgot to change the default 1000 msec interval to 750... What a nice way to waste a day by debugging something, which is working as it should ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. aehimself

    AllocHwnd + TTimer = lag?

    Hello all, I have a progress indicator on a panel which is visible until a thread is running. On here is a timer which is updating the status of the thread every second (elapsed time, some data from inside the thread, etc.). The .OnTerminate event of said thread has a custom message sent to the panel so I can do some final touches plus freeing the thread object up: PostMessage(Self.Handle, UM_WORKERENDED, 0, 0); Procedure TProgressPanel.UMWorkerEnded(Var Msg: TMessage); Begin _worker.WaitFor; FreeAndNil(_worker); End; All was working fine until a recent refactoring, when I changed the panel to a TObject for modularity reasons (now said panel can display different content, so I had to move the progress indicator to it's own). Since a TObject has no handle I created a dummy window with AllocHwnd and sending my message on this dummy handle. Everything works like clockwork, but I realized that the status update timer became laggy. Sometimes it refreshes too quickly (from second 1 to 2 in ~750 msec) and later on delaying more than 1 second (from second 2 to second 3 in 1,25 sec). Elapsed time is measured with a TStopWatch so I doubt the issue is with the measurement. I am aware that the TTimer works via Window Messages - is it possible that adding a dummy window with AllocHwnd (which is picking up ALL window messages, not just the one specified) causes the code to simply be overwhelmed, not processing WM_TIMER in time?
  11. aehimself

    Excel to DBGrid

    If you have Excel installed where the program will run you can use the COM API to interact with Excel files from your Delphi app I think. I personally never used any of these but I know it can send E-mails with Outlook so I suppose you can use Excel too. From there it's easy as a pie. Just do a loop, dataset.Append; dataset.FieldByName.AsString := excelcell; dataset.Post. @FPiette has my preferred answer too. Just export to CSV / TSV (which I personally prefer) and it's really easy to parse those with Delphi.
  12. aehimself

    Which setting enables this feature?

    Thank you @corneliusdavid I didn't know about the shortcut! Strangely enough it triggers with the keyboard but despite the state of the setting it does not. I was afraid of this, this usually means to start again with a clean registry profile ๐Ÿ˜ž
  13. Hello, On my development PC Delphi 10.4.2 stopped displaying the tooltip with the parameters and their types when a bracket was opened. E.g.: I compared the Code Insight settings with a PC where it is showing up properly and they seem to match. Currently I'm using these: I remember that in the past unchecking something - reopening Delphi - re-checking something - reopening Delphi solved this (my hunch is on Code template completion... unsure though) but I cannot seem to get this tooltip back alive now. Is there something I still can try before dropping my registry entries and start to reconfigure the IDE from ground up?
  14. aehimself

    Delphi compatibility with Windows 11?

    It is a VM running on ESXi, with tools installed. Transparency is visible even through RDP. In general, windows do not have rounded corners, just some special ones (like the Start thingie, dialogs in Settings, etc.)
  15. aehimself

    Delphi compatibility with Windows 11?

    Seems it works ๐Ÿ™‚ Funny thing is that I'm sure that the N45L CPU is not supported (plus there's no TPM in ESXi VMs) but the insider preview installed without complaints.
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