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Archive for August 27th, 2014

Funny: 2300+ hits and counting…

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/27

Not sure why, but this article that I write 4 years ago suddenly got 2300 hits from Google Search in a few hours time: Solution for “Error Code: 0x80246002″ on Microsoft Update when installing “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for Windows Server 2003 x86 KB982671”.

Microsoft just got some 300 extra .NET 4.0 installer downlaods through it too (:


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A way for a VCL TFrame to be notified when it is actually shown (via G+)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/27

Interesting, as I didn’t think this was possible. Thanks Oliver Funcke!

Notification when a `TFrame` becomes visible.

TMyCommonFrame = class(TFrame)
    FOnShow: TNotifyEvent;
    procedure CMShowingChanged(var M: TMessage); message CM_SHOWINGCHANGED;
    property OnShow : TNotifyEvent read FOnShow write FOnShow;
procedure TMyCommonFrame.CMShowingChanged(var M: TMessage);
  if Showing and Assigned(FOnShow) then


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Posted in Delphi, Delphi 2007, Delphi 2009, Delphi 2010, Delphi XE, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, Development, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Web requests and NTLM authentication in .NET

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/27

Some links on NTLM authentication in .NET that I’m sure that I will going to need sooner or later:


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Some notes on Word automation and showing Bookmarks

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/08/27

Though I’ve done this automation in Delphi, this applies to automation from any development platform. In this particular project, the documents used Bookmarks. Those have changed over time, so has the Word support for it.

From Word 2000 until Word you could disable the showing of Bookmarks by setting the ShowBookmarks property to False like this:

<br />ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.View.ShowBookmarks := False;<br />

Well, when doing this, Office 2013 can throw an error like this:

EOleException: The ShowBookmarks method or property is not available because this command is not available for reading
ErrorCode: 0x800A11FD
Source: Microsoft Word
HelpFile: wdmain11.chm

The full error message does not give any useful search results. But a partial search finds a Word 2013 issue towards the top of the results:

sometimes Words opens the document in Reading layout. Reading layout does not allow all operations in Word 2013.

If a document is protected, and you try to change something you should not, you get an error message like this:

This method or property is not available because the document is a protected document.

Usually, Cindy Meister is very accurate. However this time here code

...ActiveWindow.View = wdPrintView

should have been like

...ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdPrintView

Of course you also have to save/restore this property while you are enabling the ShowBookmarks property.

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Posted in Delphi, Delphi XE2, Delphi XE3, Delphi XE4, Development, Office, Office 2000, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office Automation, Power User, Software Development, Word | Leave a Comment »

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