Hey all. I'm always frustrated that I cannot seem to find a reference that shows when a feature was *introduced* in Delphi. For example, to use ErrOutput, I have to manually create that value in D5. But what about D6? or D7? Does such a reference exist?

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Hi all. I have some questions that may cover multiple forums, but I think this is the most appropriate. I have been working on my wife's new website. You can see its current state here: [url]http://home.comcast.net/~mlyn7576/signandgrow/[/url] The following questions apply both to the home page and one of the sub-pages. Question 1 [b]How likely is it that a non-CSS capable browser will access the site?[/b] Keep in mind that the common users for Melissa's site will be non-technical people. For that reason, I've had to make some significant concessions to IE and javascript (instead of the beautiful, pure-CSS site I …

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Hi all. I've nearly finished the home page for my wife. Sadly, I've discovered (again, surprise, surprise) IE doesn't play fair. I wanted the home page to be a simple "splash with links" kind of thing, and I used a variation of Meyer's CSS popup technique to do it. (See [URL="http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/popups/demo.html"][B]this[/B][/URL] and [URL="http://meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/popups/demo2.html"][B]that[/B][/URL].) This is what it [i]should[/i] look like, followed by the stuff I get in other browsers: [img]http://home.comcast.net/~mlyn7576/temp/ff-opera.png[/img] [img]http://home.comcast.net/~mlyn7576/temp/ie6.png[/img] [img]http://home.comcast.net/~mlyn7576/temp/safari.png[/img] This is the HTML for the links: [code=HTML] <div align=center class="menu nobreak"> <div class="menu-top-spacer"></div> <a id="menu-1" href="benefits.html"><span>Why Sign?</span><span id="menu-text-1"> Using American Sign Language <br> with your children has …

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Hi all. I am designing a website for my wife's business, and I am coding it by hand -- pure HTML 4.01 Strict and CSS-1. When I loaded it into IE 6 (6.0.2900.5512.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435) I got a message complaining that it had "Active Content". (I am aware it is a result of Eolas's lawsuit.) I'm not too knowledgeable about all the bells and whistles you can add to a web page, but I am pretty darn certain that I have [i]not[/i] added anything that can be reasonably considered "active content". Which leads me to ask: what kinds of things does MS …

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Hi all. I'm writing a little program that paints and animates its own form in response to the user's mouse gestures. The weird thing is: Whenever the [B]BDS Delphi 2006 is running[/B] and I run my application, I get a framerate of about 25 FPS. If I terminate BDS but not my application the framerate stays high. However, if I then restart my application when [B]BDS is [I]not[/I] running[/B] my application runs at about 11 FPS. This is without any change to the code or executable. (This also seems to me to be a little backwards... alas.) I've recompiled my …

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Hi all. I know this is an odd question, but I'm hoping someone else out there knows how to do this. I've just installed Kubuntu 7.10 (which I like), but Debian seems to have messed around with the startup a bit... I've replaced my /etc/console-setup/boottime.kmap.gz file with one that changes my Caps_Lock into a Control key and the "Windows" Super_L into Caps_Lock (yeah, I do use caps now and again). I've tested my new mapping with sudo loadkeys, and it works fine, but Kubuntu doesn't seem to find it when booting up!!?? [B]I know I can do this with X[/B]. …

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The question frequently comes up on how to manipulate dates and time using Delphi. Delphi 2.0 and later supply the [B]TDateTime[/B] format, which is actually a floating point number (stored as a IEEE double) containing the number of days that have passed since 12 December 1899. (Delphi 1.0 calculated the date from the year 1, so to convert a Delphi 1.0 date to a Delphi 2.0 date, use [inlinecode]date_d2 := date_d1 -693594.0;[/inlinecode] The date format was changed to be compatible with OLE 2.0 Automation.) So, to get the current date and time, use one of the following functions: [code=Delphi] var …

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I'm always dinking with my PATH variable at the command prompt. But the supplied windows "path" command is (and has always been) pathetic. Well, after my latest episode of typing "path" and getting 6!!! lines of clutter I had had enough. So I wrote this little utility that lets me do all the things I always want to do, and a few other things thrown in. [URL="http://home.comcast.net/~michaelthomasgreer/hacks/mpath/"]Get it here.[/URL] (Download links are at the bottom of the page.) It should work on any 32-bit version of Windows. Available as a binary or as full source code. It works by temporarily …

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Hi all. I'm a newbie to this forum so please forgive the odd question as first post... :-) I'm writing myself a [B]property[/B] class (just because I want to play with them). My property header looks something like this (all the usual clutter is removed): [code]#define property_readwrite( c, v, r, w ) property::property_t <c, v, &c::r, &c::w, (c::v *)0, (c::v *)0> ... #define property( a, c, v, ... ) property_ ## a( c, v, __VA_ARGS__ ) namespace property { template< typename Container, typename ValueType, ValueType (Container::*getf)(), void (Container::*setf)( ValueType value ), ValueType Container::*getv, ValueType Container::*setv > class property_t { ... …

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