Sunday 3 January 2016

Some Delphi and C++Builder articles

My blog editor of choice is proving to be a little quisquous at the moment.

Historically I have used Windows LiveWriter, part of Windows Essentials (whose development stopped in 2012, but was still available here (web installer) and here (offline installer)). This worked well, but at some point over the summer it stopped working with the uprated authentication requirements of Google’s Blogger. Fortunately though, it has just been open-sourced and is now available as Open Live Writer here.

However while one issue I immediately hit with this new version has been fixed, I have still yet to successfully connect to my blog with Open Live Writer. Fingers crossed….

So until the initial set of issues are worked out I’ll post articles and link to them by short manually entered blog entries here.

This post is mostly to point at a short article I’ve put together that brings to the attention of those who are interested the easy means to lessen the size of your Windows application’s executable file.

You can find the article here: Trimming The Fat - Smaller Windows .exe Sizes With Delphi And C++Builder.

[Update 20150105: I've made some changes to the advice in the Trim the Fat article (clearly marked) after some input came through from a helpful reader.]

Before signing off I want to mention a couple of other posts that recently caught my eye:

Daniele Spinetti has very recently worked out the solution to a bug he encountered with Android background services in Delphi 10 Seattle, which meant that the TLocationSensor component doesn’t function when used in an Android service data module. The problem has been identified and described in his (very) recent post. This will be a useful addition to those trying to use Android services to accompany Jim McKeeth’s offerings:

Daniele also has a post showing how to use AdMob insterstitial adverts in Android apps as an alternative to regular banner ads.

Some posts from Chee Wee also stood out as interesting:

Happy New Year!