Monthly Archives: November 2016

5 Minute Snack: Getting started with FlexCel for VCL using APIMate

My programming task is rather easy, but without the right tools it can be a lot of work. I have a table with a set of records that need to be exprorted into a Microsoft Excel sheet. In most companies you have two options:

  • Office Automation importing the type libraries into Delphi –

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Hidden Gems: Base64 Encoding and Decoding in Delphi

One of the big probs with Delphi these days is the sheer amount of functionality that is already included in the package. Just today I was pondering how to encode into or decode from Base64 with Delphi. 

As it turns out, Embarcadero included the functionality in the SOAP source files that can be found in the “soap”

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5 Minute Snack: Copy source code with formatting

Showing source code on the web has become rather easy using some decent free PHP formatting tools. When you want to put source on Microsoft PowerPoint slides or inside a Microsoft Word document, the options become rather slim.

So, if you are in the same dilemma, here’s a list of some tools that will definitely help you:

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