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Why The License?

As Jan Goyvaerts just pointed out, there’s potentially a slight problem with the license I have used for my source code.

First of all let me put any doubts to rest; If you distribute your software in compiled form, and have used any of my software libraries, you are not required, by me, to publish any source code.

Before I address the specific issue, let me explain why I have even bothered to put a license on the stuff I release.

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Bug

A memory overwrite bug has been identified in the TDropFileSource and TDropFileTarget components of the Drag and Drop Component Suite. The bug only manifests itself when support for Unicode filenames is enabled - even if Unicode filenames aren’t used explicitly. Unicode filenames are enabled with Delphi 2006 and later. Read the rest of this article »

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Alpha Blended Splash Screen in Delphi - Part 2

In this the second, and concluding, part of our experiments with Alpha Blended forms in Delphi, I will modify the demo application to use a compressed alpha transparent PNG image instead of a BMP. I will also move the bitmap to a resource file, demonstrate run-time premultiplication and enhance the splash screen with a few visual gimmicks.
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FiveOh preview

I have released the Drag and Drop Component Suite version 4.2 and updated the development snapshot to version 5.0.

Enjoy!

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The Drag and Drop Component Suite version 5.0

This page contains the most recent development snapshot of the next version of the Drag and Drop Component Suite.

While this release hasn’t been tested on all supported versions of Delphi, there are no known bugs and I believe it to be very stable.

The focus for this next version, that’ll be 5.0, is Unicode support. The plan is to be completely Unicode capable and compatible with Delphi 2009.

The core changes from version 4.2 includes:

  • Delphi 2009 (Unicode) compatibility.
    I have begun preparing the library for Delphi 2009.
  • PIDLs are no longer stored in strings and string lists.
  • The Netscape data formats has been deprecated.

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    • vt: Hello, please tell me how to hide drag image (if property ShowImage := True) in OnDrop event? Sometimes program...
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