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Archive for November 12th, 2019

Links to debugging COM stuff for Office Automation in Delphi

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/12

From a long time ago, but recently I needed them again.

Note the .NET side is much much harder Revisited from the .NET side: Why doesn’t WINWORD.EXE quit after Closing the document from Delphi? (via: Stack Overflow).

[WayBack] Why doesn’t WINWORD.EXE quit after Closing the document from Delphi? – Stack Overflow

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Working in a team? DprojSplitter might be helpful! | The Art of Delphi Programming

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/12

Reminder to self: split off the user settings from a Delphi .dproj so only the non-user settings get into your version control system.

Some of you are probably already using my DprojNormalizer plugin for Delphi, which tries to reduce the unwanted differences disturbing your version control system. It does this by forcing a dedicat…

So what about them?
DprojSplitter handles the current build configuration and current platform. In addition these settings are handled, too (found in CommonOptionStrs):


Source: [WayBackWorking in a team? DprojSplitter might be helpful! | The Art of Delphi Programming

via: [WayBack] Oops! I did it again! This is my new IDE plugin – again targeted on dproj files. – Uwe Raabe – Google+


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PowerShell: fixing `Get-HotFix` having empty `InstalledOn` entries

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/11/12

On some systems, Get-HotFix has many entries with an empty InstalledOn column.

This at least shows there is a date-format difference, but now the Source column is empty.:

Get-HotFix | Select-Object Source,Description,HotfixID,InstalledBy,InstalledOn,@{Name="InstalledOnValue";Expression={$["InstalledOn"].Value}} | Out-GridView

I contemplated using Microsoft.Update.Session in the scripts below, but it requires WinRM, the server side implementation of WS-Management – Wikipedia:

[ERROR] [DevMachine] Connecting to remote server DevMachine failed with the following
[ERROR] error message : The client cannot connect to the destination specified in the
[ERROR] request. Verify that the service on the destination is running and is accepting
[ERROR] requests. Consult the logs and documentation for the WS-Management service run
[ERROR] ning on the destination, most commonly IIS or WinRM. If the destination is the
[ERROR] WinRM service, run the following command on the destination to analyze and conf
[ERROR] igure the WinRM service: "winrm quickconfig". For more information, see the abo
[ERROR] ut_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
[ERROR] + CategoryInfo : OpenError: (DevMachine:String) [], PSRemotingTr
[ERROR] ansportException
[ERROR] + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CannotConnect,PSSessionStateBroken

This is a reminder to find and document a proper fix for this.

This at least works:

Get-HotFix | Select-Object Source,Description,HotfixID,InstalledBy,InstalledOn,@{Name="InstalledOnDateTime";Expression={[System.DateTime]::Parse($_.PSBase.Properties["InstalledOn"].Value,[System.Globalization.CultureInfo]::GetCultureInfo("en-US"))}} | Out-GridView

Some links that hopefully help with proper documenting it:


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