Thursday 23 June 2016

Live Templates (née Code Templates)

Over the years since Delphi 3 various people have written about aspects of Code Templates and Live Templates, but not particularly recently. I find Code Templates fabulously helpful and Live Templates add some real power into the mix.

About six or seven months ago (November 2015) I did a User Group talk on Live Templates and it seemed to provoke some reasonable interest. Since then I’ve been trying to find a suitable time window to sit down and write it all up. At last I have had a couple of days to gather my thoughts and get it all down on (metaphorical) paper.

For the benefit of those who haven’t considered creating Live Templates to help their productivity, or who have forgotten about the feature over time, please feel free to peruse Code Templates and Live Templates over on my web site.


  1. The article by Deborah Pate can also be found on the Embarcadero community site. No need for the Wayback Machine

    1. The blog entry has 2 typos: dfown instead of down and lat instead of last.

    2. Thanks re the typos. I fixed them (when I eventually found this comment in the spam box).