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by S0mbre
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: June 2012 Developer's Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 16401

Re: June 2012 Developer's Poll

Still 2010, for my part...
by S0mbre
Mon May 28, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: May 2012 Developer's Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 19714

Re: May 2012 Developer's Poll

When in office, I have a single 32'' monitor - it's large enough for most tasks. But at home I only have my 15'' laptop.
by S0mbre
Wed May 23, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: C++Builder project file(s)
Replies: 8
Views: 47437

C++Builder project file(s)

Time and again I have to manually edit my *.cbproj files - chiefly to eliminate unwanted libraries and runtime packages. I am positive I'm not alone here, eh what? So I think it would be great if anyone here undertook to write an article about the structure of BCB project files (preferably, for all ...
by S0mbre
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Manuscript Proposals
Topic: Adding a scripting engine to C++Builder / Delphi apps
Replies: 1
Views: 17551

Adding a scripting engine to C++Builder / Delphi apps

I've recently managed to implement custom scripting for a C++Builder project. Since writing a hand-made script parser/compiler is a nightmare, I was initially thinking of using a ready component, when I came across the Microsoft Scripting ActiveX Control (shipped with Windows via msscript.ocx). I us...
by S0mbre
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Boost libraries to use in C++Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 30549

Re: Boost libraries to use in C++Builder

Thanks for the links! Still, it would be great to read some more articles on boost. It seems that despite the Boost libraries' obvious power, they aren't in fact so popular with many C++Builder developers. And one reason for it might be the fact there aren't many articles with good examples of how a...
by S0mbre
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Boost libraries to use in C++Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 30549

Boost libraries to use in C++Builder

It has recently occurred to me that, what with many articles devoted to boost libraries strewn across various Internet resources, there have really been few (if any) in-depth articles on using these libraries with C++Builder. We all know that previously Borland and now Embarcadero has been shipping ...
by S0mbre
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Threads ??
Replies: 4
Views: 26785

Re: Threads ??

Personally I use the JvThread component and other thread components from the JVCL distribution. They are easier to use and provide some advanced features, such as a thread progress dialog that may be used to show the progress of a thread and give the ability to pause or stop the thread. I have also ...
by S0mbre
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: May 2011 Developer's Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 16486

Re: May 2011 Developer's Poll

Looks as if (a) will pull far ahead :) I sometimes draw bitmaps myself, though, when there are none to suit a particular action. To be more precise, in that case I sometimes modify a bitmap downloaded from a free source using Photoshop.
by S0mbre
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: OS system settings
Replies: 0
Views: 15057

OS system settings

Everyone should know that Windows has lots of features and settings that remain under the hood for the general user. Many commercial and free tools (such as System Mechanic, TweakNow PowerPack, jv16 PowerTools, TuneUp Utilities, WinOptimizer etc.) are based on this fact to allow users to 'tweak' num...
by S0mbre
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Manuscript Proposals
Topic: Dynamic DLL linking with the help of template classes
Replies: 1
Views: 17028

Re: Dynamic DLL linking with the help of template classes

In fact, the first post needs a correction. The helper unit contains only 2 exception classes (one for DLL loading and one for function address retrieval) and one TDll class that does the rest of the job (DLL loading/unloading and function calls). The class is but one step away from a component/pack...
by S0mbre
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Manuscript Proposals
Topic: Dynamic DLL linking with the help of template classes
Replies: 1
Views: 17028

Dynamic DLL linking with the help of template classes

I have a bunch of template classes that I always include whenever I need to dynamically link a DLL and call its functions. The classes (an exception handler, a TDll class for the DLL itself, and a number of template classes for DLL procedures) help me a lot to avoid typing the usual code associated ...