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Archive for September 18th, 2018

I tend to forget there is a record intialiser TPair.Create(Key, Value) – via: delphi – TDictionary populated during create example code – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/18

I tend to forget that since TPair – introduced in Delphi 2009 – has had a TPair.Create(Key, Value)record initialiser since Delphi 2010, though only fully documented since Delphi XE4:

With some spart short methods, Cosmin Prund shows a really nice helper at [WayBack] delphi – TDictionary populated during create example code – Stack Overflow allowing a call like this:

  with TDictHelper<Integer, string> do
    Dict := Make([P(1, 'one'), P(2, 'two')]);

His answer has all the details (including describing the pros and conse), so here is only the helper:

  SysUtils, Generics.Collections;

  TDictHelper<Key, Value> = class
    class function P(const K:Key; const V:Value): TPair<Key, Value>;
    class function Make(init: array of TPair<Key, Value>): TDictionary<Key, Value>;overload;
    class function Make(KeyArray: array of Key; ValueArray: array of Value): TDictionary<Key, Value>;overload;

{ TDictHelper<Key, Value> }

class function TDictHelper<Key, Value>.Make(init: array of TPair<Key, Value>): TDictionary<Key, Value>;
var P: TPair<Key, Value>;
  Result := TDictionary<Key, Value>.Create;
  for P in init do
    Result.AddOrSetValue(P.Key, P.Value);

class function TDictHelper<Key, Value>.Make(KeyArray: array of Key;
  ValueArray: array of Value): TDictionary<Key, Value>;
var i:Integer;
  if Length(KeyArray) <> Length(ValueArray) then
    raise Exception.Create('Number of keys does not match number of values.');
  Result := TDictionary<Key, Value>.Create;
  for i:=0 to High(KeyArray) do
    Result.AddOrSetValue(KeyArray[i], ValueArray[i]);

class function TDictHelper<Key, Value>.P(const K: Key;
  const V: Value): TPair<Key, Value>;
  Result := TPair<Key, Value>.Create(K, V);


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Locating the 7z.exe command-line tool on Windows

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/18

From one of my scripts: it will find a  64-bit 7z.exe if it was installed as part of the 7-zip installer, then run it with the parameters provided to the batch file.

:: registry trick from
:: extra trick: tokens=2* allows to get the  3rd (and beyond: space delimited!) value in one variable %%b
  for /F "tokens=2*" %%a IN ('REG QUERY "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\7-Zip" /v Path64 2^>nul') do set sevenZipDirectoryPath=%%b
  call :checkMissingSetting sevenZipDirectoryPath     || goto :help
  set sevenZipExeFilePath=%sevenZipDirectoryPath%7z.exe
  if not exist "%sevenZipExeFilePath%" call :showError "No 7-zip executable at %sevenZipExeFilePath%" || goto :help
  "%sevenZipExeFilePath%" %*

  goto :end
  if not defined %1 call :notifyMissingSetting %1 && exit /b 1
  call :showSetting %1
  exit /b 0
  goto :end

  echo Registry didn't provide the environment variable "%1"
  goto :end
  :: remove double quotes using tilde trick:
  echo %~1
  echo Syntax: %0 7z.exe-commandline-parameters
  goto :end



Posted in 7zip, Batch-Files, Compression, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

YouTube video how to use DDetours library to hook Win32 API in Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/18

via [WayBack] Just was sneaking around YouTube and found this video showing how to use DDetours library to hook Win32 api. – Mahdi Safsafi – Google+


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Posted in Delphi, Development, Software Development | 3 Comments »

Do change your underwear often, but not your passwords. Keep both of your desk and do not share them with anyone.

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/09/18

Maastricht University got 2 out of 3: [WayBack] – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+


via [WayBack] Marti van Lin 🇳🇱 🇮🇱 on Twitter : “Some useful advice from @MaastrichtU #Security #passwords #computerintelligence 😂😂😂 cc: @nixcraft… “


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