They include decompilers, resource editors and games.
ALTER TABLE MYTABLE ALTER COLUMN TIMESTAMP varbinary(8) NULL
The following error is raised:
Cannot alter column ‘TIMESTAMP’ because it is ‘timestamp’.
You have to do the following:
ALTER TABLE MYTABLE DROP COLUMN TIMESTAMP
ALTER TABLE MYTABLE ADD TIMESTAMP varbinary(8) NULL
While investigating this I found the following article on how to implement a bulletprof main routine:
Sample of how to implement the main routine of an application.
Pop Quiz for Delphi developers : what is the most basic class that can be thrown as an exception?
The obvious answer of Exception is wrong – you can raise a TObject or descendant (TForm?)- just don’t expect your exception handers to work.
The .NET CLR has this great base Exception class.
So why do they need to allow anything else!
Why not define a ENonCLSException descendant and raise that!
It appears that IL allows a System.Object to be thrown in exactly the same way as Delphi!
The above link includes a sample of how do do this.
The moral of this tale is that your default exception handler needs to finish with a generic catch clause. I need to look into how to add my own template application to the defaults in VS.NET – some of these need to be created by default.
textBox2multiline.Text += System.Environment.NewLine + “This is a test”;
is far more code (and far less obvious) than:
memo1.lines.Add(‘This is a test’);
In addition when you rename a delphi control if the text property matches the control then the text property changes as well. I wonder if the designer could be extended that far? This makes editing controls much easier – first you rename them and then you customise that into the correct text. This is far more efficient.
It links to newsgroup articles explaining the details required.