Thursday, July 16, 2009

Useful tools for Delphi Developers Part 2

There was a lot of material I didn't have time for in last night's presentation so I made this recording this morning covering some more useful tools for developers.

You can watch it online now or download it and watch it later.

Tools covered in this presentation include

Useful tools for Delphi Developers

At the Sydney ADUG meeting last night I did a short presentation on some of the tools I use while doing Delphi development.

Here's last night's presentation for you to view online or download and watch later.

Tools that are covered in this presentation include

Additionally sites where you can obtain inexpensive or free software

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Delphi language features presentation

Here's my Australian Delphi User Group presentation on the new language features introduced into the Delphi language between Delphi 7 and Delphi 2007.

Zipped up Camtasia presentation recording

Delphi development using VMWare

Here's my Australian Delphi User Group presentation on using VMWare Workstation for Delphi development.

Zipped up Camtasia presentation recording

I do all my development in virtual machines these days. I don't even have Delphi installed in the host operating system. I find it a great way to keep the work I do for different clients or different personal projects completely separate and always ready to produce a build or debug error reports no matter how much time has passed.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Live Templates Camtasia

Back in November 2006 I did a presentation for the Australian Delphi User Group titled Long Live Live Templates.

At the time I recorded it using the freeware CamStudio but since then I've splashed out and purchased Camtasia which I used to make the recording a bit more user friendly. Here it is if you'd like to take a look.

Zipped up presentation recording.

Source code and notes.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

No Intraweb 9 help in CRS 2007

Once again the Intraweb help is not integrated into the Delphi help system. It's supplied, you can find it in under \Help\Doc\Intraweb in your RAD Studio folder, but it doesn't appear in either the help contents, the help index or when you press F1.

I've worked out how to make it appear in the help index and the F1 context help. It doesn't appear in the table of contents but once again I'm not sure if this is a bug or by design.

  1. Open $(BDS)\Help\Doc\h2reg.ini inside Notepad

  2. At the end of the [Reg_Title] section add the line


    Apologies for the line wrapping, that should be just a single line.

  3. At the end of the [UnReg_Title] section add the line


  4. Save and close the h2reg.ini file

  5. Open a command prompt and change the directory to


  6. Enter the command

    h2reg -r

  7. Load the RAD Studio help using the Windows Start Menu. (Start | All Programs | Codegear RAD Studio | RAD Studio Documentation)

    The help window should say it is updating for a minute or so.

After that's all finished you should see Intraweb help in the index and when you press F1 in the IDE.

Saturday, February 12, 2005

An embarrassing mistake

I must have been drunk when I wrote it. For quite some time this entry on my blog that describes how to modify the Delphi 2005 help system has been incorrectly stating you use the helpReg command. There actually is no helpReg command, the correct command is regHelp.

I've corrected the page now but my apologies if you tried to follow my instructions before today.