Proper HiDPI Scaling with Delphi

Back in the “Good Old Days” all computer monitors used basically the same DPI. In Windows this was 96ppi. This was fine and scaling wasn’t as big of an issue since most people did not scale their displays. Now, however, many people use HiDPI displays. This makes manually positioning/sizing of windows and controls more problematic.… Continue reading Proper HiDPI Scaling with Delphi

Manually authorize PAServer debugging permissions on MacOS.

On occasion you may get the following error when trying to run PAServer on MacOS. Acquiring permission to support debugging…failed You will be prompted for Developer Tools Access the next time you start a debug session If this happens, and you do not get prompted to enter admin credentials, you will need to manually authorize… Continue reading Manually authorize PAServer debugging permissions on MacOS.

Using TcxScrollBar with WPTools

  Overview One of the best third-party component sets for writing Windows applications with Delphi is the Developer Express VCL Suite. It includes hundreds of controls, from simple edits and buttons, to more complex controls such as ribbons, spreadsheets and even a basic word processor. The word processor that is included is good for a… Continue reading Using TcxScrollBar with WPTools

Convert a Data Abstract Code-First Server to an ISAPI Module

  Ok, so you have your RemObjects Data Abstract server perfected and it is running great. However, you now want to convert it to an ISAPI module to deploy to your Windows Server running IIS. The RemObjects wizards don’t have an option to help you with this, so what do you do?   Well the… Continue reading Convert a Data Abstract Code-First Server to an ISAPI Module

New Website CMS

Hello All, So I have decided to attempt to build a new CMS (codename P@ige) from the ground up using Delphi for as much of the system as possible. The new CMS will eventually replace my WordPress website. Initial tests are promising. Here is the goal: Create separate tiers: Database Tier (using MySQL). API Tier:… Continue reading New Website CMS

Creating Shortcuts in Code

  I apologize for my hiatus from blogging. Some things out of my control occurred. Everything is going smoothly again and to start things off I have decided to revive a very old (but still relevant) tip I published on on 01-SEP-1999. The tip shows how you can create shortcuts for actions/menus in code.… Continue reading Creating Shortcuts in Code

Setup an Azure VM for RadStudio 10.2 Linux Development (Part 2)

  This is the second¬†in a series of posts about setting up and configuring an Azure virtual machine for use as a development box for Embarcadero’s RADStudio 10.2 Tokyo. In this blog post I will explain the steps necessary for properly configuring your new Linux¬†virtual machine for use with RADStudio linux development. For the first… Continue reading Setup an Azure VM for RadStudio 10.2 Linux Development (Part 2)