Gotchas when using Delphi Update

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts
Sometimes when you are programming using Embarcadero Delphi you will come up with a few Gotchas. These are not bugs but more as a pain. Initially you create an application in a debug mode while you are testing the code. You have a icon for the application making it look professional and just go to the release state. The icon may or may be what you expected. Your debug application has the correct icon but your release doesn't. Pretty strange but Windows keeps an icon cache. The simple thing would be to rename your executable and suddenly it looks good. You wonder why Windows would do that ? It is Windows and you have to live with that. Click on this link to see what else you can do to…
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Terminating an Application when using Delphi

Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software development Concepts
Sometimes there are reasons to terminate an application due to unforeseeable issues and there has been a lot of talk how to handle this event. Let's go over a simple application and break down what needs to be done. Go to the code The initial code opens up a splash screen, displays it and finally releases it after a few moments. Splashscreen.Show; Splashscreen.Update; Sleep(2000); Splashscreen.Free; Application.Initialize; The application defaults are set with the title and the help file as well as creating the data module along with the login screen. Application.DefaultFont.Name := 'Arial'; Application.MainFormOnTaskBar := True; Application.Title := 'Application Name'; Application.HelpFile := ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName) + 'Help.CHM'; Application.CreateForm(TDM, DM); Application.CreateForm(TfrmLogin, frmLogin); The application at this point will open up the login screen allowing the user to enter their information. The license is…
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TrackPro Roadmap for 2019 to 2020

Rad Studio Delphi Development
The future of TrackPro is bright! Since Baron Software has acquired TrackPro the improvements have been moving along. So without delay for the current users of TrackPro the roadmap for 2019 to 2020 details what is on the horizon. TrackPro was born Developed by Al Weisenborn in 1998. TrackPro has evolved over time with the purpose of tracking instruments. TrackPro is a software solution that allows you to track and manage the status of recurrent activities such as calibrations, maintenance, and reminders. Improvements The coming improvements will increase the productivity. Some of the scheduled updates will be a SQL database version. Allowing large companies to have the necessary robust performance they need. Small companies can still use the current database and do not need to convert. Basically there will be…
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How not to conduct support and sales!

News Items, Rad Studio Delphi Development, Software Events, Software Releases
During the summer months businesses tend to have smaller staffs due to vacations or working less hours to enjoy themselves. All businesses need to provide their staff with time off to prepare mentally and physically for the upcoming projects. Hopefully this not how to conduct support and sales. That being said it is understandable that companies may not get back to you within a timely fashion. Support team that does not know. Our first story starts with a support call. There was an issue that led to a component not working correctly. The email went to the support team with the issue described. What came back from the support team was strange. Apparently the person who wrote the software component was on a two week vacation. So the support staff…
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High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks

News Items, Software development Concepts
High number of adults unable to do basic mathematical tasks Adults have had difficult times dealing with employment and career advancement but now there is proof that Adults cannot perform simple math. Participants were asked questions such as: "Suppose, upon your trip to the grocery store you purchase four types of tea packs: Chamomile Tea (US$4.60), Green Tea (US$4.15), Black Tea (US$3.35) and Lemon Tea (US$1.80). If you paid for all these items with a US$20 bill, how much change would you get?" Four in every ten adults in places like England, Canada, Spain and the US can't make this straightforward calculation even when they had a calculator to hand. Similarly, less than half of adults in places like Chile, Turkey and South Korea can get the right answer. The results clearly highlight how…
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