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Archive for July 16th, 2009

Delphi – Frames as visual Components – don’t forget your Sprig!

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/07/16

I have been using Delphi Frames as visual components for quite some time now.
They make it really easy to use the Delphi IDE to visually design your component.
This makes the development process for creating visual components much easier and faster.

There are some things you need to watch when doing this, so I’ll devote a few blogs posts on this topic over the next couple of months.

A few of the things are:

  • When you put components on your frame, and later drop that frame as a component on a Delphi form or frame, the components are visible in the Structure Pane.
  • The Visible property is ignored at design time.
  • You need to watch resizing.
  • Frames do not have OnCreate and OnDestroy events.
  • Error messages about a missing ClientHeight property.
  • You can still drop other components on your frame.
  • … probably some more that I forgot right now…

The first blog on this series is about the first issue:

When you put components on your frame, and later drop that frame as a component on a Delphi form or frame, the components are visible in the Structure Pane.

The bad thing about this is that you can now delete the components on the frame using the structure pane.
This leads to all sorts of problems (mostly access violations).
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Posted in Component Development, Delphi, Development, Package Development | 5 Comments »

yet another update to TFS 2008 Folder Comparison Filter for both C# and Delphi projects « The Wiert Corner – Jeroen Pluimers’ irregular stream of Wiert stuff

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/07/16

I just found out that in my updates to TFS 2008 Folder Comparison Filter for both C# and Delphi projects somehow some backslashes (\) were missing.

Oops, sorry :-)

These backslashes are important when excluding directories: if omitted, TFS thinks you want to exclude a filename in stead of a directory name (see Folder Comparison Filters).

It might be due to the HTML pasting issue that I explained in Including formatted sourcecode in WordPress.

Anyway, here is the correct one that has the backslashes at the right places:

!*.pdb;!*.obj;!*.dll;!*.exe;!*.res;!*.resources;!*.cache;!*.ilk;!*.ncb;!obj\;!objd\;!bin\;!lib\;!*.local;!*.identcache;!*.dcu;!__history\;!*.dsk;!*.~*;!*.stat;!*.drc;!*.map;!*.csproj.user;!*.vbproj.user;!*.csproj.webinfo;!*.vbproj.webinfo;!*.suo;!*.bpl;!*.dcp;!*.log;!*.lck

(Note these all should be on one line when pasting them).

–jeroen

Posted in .NET, C# 2.0, C# 3.0, Delphi, Development, Prism, Software Development, Source Code Management, TFS (Team Foundation System), WordPress | Leave a Comment »

 
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