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Archive for February 2nd, 2021

HTML Div Table – Online Tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/02

[WayBack] HTML Div Table – Online Tools:

Free online tools to make Div Table composing a piece of cake! HTML table generator and converter with interactive source editor and much more!

I hope this still exists, as the first time it helped me convert HTML table based tables to div based tables.

They had these tools back then:

  • [WayBack] HTML Div Table Generator

    Generate HTML Div table grids for websites in just a few easy steps. Set the options then select the desired size. Adjust the options in the interactive editors

  • [WayBack] HTML Table to Div Converter

    Transform traditional HTML Tables to Div Tables. Copy and convert any visual table document to Div tables with a simple click of a button

  • [WayBack] HTML Table Styler 📅 CSS Generator

    Free online interactive HTML Table and structured div grid styler and code generator. Select a style from the gallery and adjust the settings to get the HTML and CSS codes.


Posted in Development, HTML, Software Development, Web Development | Leave a Comment »

LockWindowUpdate function (Windows) and some OldNewThing thoughts

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/02

If you ever think about using [WayBack] LockWindowUpdate function (Windows), then read these first:


Do not use LockWindowUpdate as the limitation is system wide: Only one Window in the system can be used for LockWindowUpdate.

Use WM_SETREDRAW if you can as LockWindowUpdate “should only to be called to disable drawing in the window beneath the cursor during a drag and drop operation”: there is only one locked window at a time: There can be only one drag/drop operation active at a time, since there is only one mouse.

Instead of LockWindowUpdate(hwnd)
Use SendMessage(hwnd, WM_SETREDRAW, FALSE, 0) or
SetWindowRedraw(hwnd, FALSE)
Instead of LockWindowUpdate(NULL)
Use SendMessage(hwnd, WM_SETREDRAW, TRUE, 0) or
SetWindowRedraw(hwnd, TRUE)


BOOL LockWindowUpdate(
  _In_ HWND hWndLock

Oh, and it’s not called LockWindowUpdate everywhere: [WayBackSetting a Visual Studio breakpoint on a Win32 API function in user32.dll – The Entrian Solutions Blog.


Posted in Development, Software Development, The Old New Thing, Windows Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi: fixing “W1030 invalid compiler directive true”

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/02/02

I had a “W1030 invalid compiler directive true” in a project that got ported from Delphi XE3 to a much more modern Delphi version.

Luckily I found [WayBack] Porting to XE5 and the “W1030 Invalid compiler directive: ‘true’” warning | The curse of Dennis D. Spreen.

The cause was this on one of the PropertyGroup elements:


This correspondents to the Project Options ->  Delphi Compiler -> Compiling -> Debugging setting to be true which is not supported any more.

It is similar to When the Delphi XE5 commandline compiler fails with error F1026: File not found: ‘False.dpr’

Related: [WayBack] Embarcadero Discussion Forums: XE10 compiler war: [dcc32 Warning] W1030 Invalid compiler directive:’true’


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