Monthly Archives: October 2016

Find out what components are on a TForm (VCL)

Recently, I found a blog post about how to list components that are part of a form. I am a big fan of “good old programming principles” and thus I will provide a solution that is based on recursion. As a proof of concept I will provide a component at a later time that will once again show the luxury we have as a Delphi developer to wrap things in a component.

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5 Minute Snack: Retrieve data from a RESTful API and import into a dataset using the REST library (II/II)

In part I we only used the design-time support of the components. As a reminder, this is what our application will look like:

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Our base is an assortment of controls found in the Embarcadero REST library that is delivered with Delphi:

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The first part explains the setup in great detail.

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5 Minute Snack: Retrieving data from Exchange (2013) public folders using Outlook (2016) and Office Automation

Yet another thing that surprised me in the most recent release of Delphi was the fact that the import for ActiveX libraries has been improved significantly. A customer has contacts stored in a public folder on an Exchange server. Microsoft urges us to use the new alternatives to public folders,

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5 Minute Snack: Retrieve data from a RESTful API and import into a dataset using the REST library (I/II)

I must admit this is the one feature that really blew my mind, having worked with Visual Studio and Xcode often rather recently. This is so well-thought trought and abides to the ideas of REST so well that it made me reconsider a lot of my implementation considerations. Before knowing about this feature,

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