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Forum: General 06-03-2002, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 841
Posted By Beardawg
Closing a communications port...

I am having problems closing a comport in Windows 2k. I can open the port, transmit & recieve, but cannot close the port when I am finished. Anybody have any experiance with serial communications...
Forum: General 05-30-2002, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beardawg
RE: It works under Win98, 75% on Win2k, but 0% on Win2k Server... Why?

Okay... I installed Delphi 5 and compiled my source on a Win2k Professional machine... Now get this, it works fine if I step through it but from the command line it freezes when I call the command...
Forum: General 05-30-2002, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beardawg
RE: It works under Win98, 75% on Win2k, but 0% on Win2k Server... Why?

Well, I am not accessing any databases, heck, I'm not even using forms. It is command line driven, launches, access the registry, then opens the Comport and sends text down the comport, closes the...
Forum: General 05-30-2002, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By Beardawg
It works under Win98, 75% on Win2k, but 0% on Win2k Server... Why?

My application was compiled using Delphi 5.0 Enterprise on a Win98 machine... The program works fine on Win98, works partially on a Win2K professional machine, but halts on a machine with Win2k...
Forum: General 05-29-2002, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Real-time programming question...

Thanks for you help, but I couldn't find anything on "ParamShift"(?). I have the problem solved with my application ignoring additional command line parameters, but it is still not working at 100%...
Forum: General 05-29-2002, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Real-time programming question...

Hmmm... What is that is not an option? The program that is calling mine is 3rd Party with a "Launch Executible" function that passes command line parameters. I have it "paritally" working now,...
Forum: General 05-28-2002, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Beardawg
Real-time programming question...

I have a non-visual command line driven application which is called from another program that accepts text messages creates a modem connection and sends the messages. The problem I am having is that...
Forum: General 04-03-2002, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By Beardawg
Embedding Images in Email...

Not totally delphi related, but I have a program that sends an email via raw-html and I was wondering in anyone knew how to embed an image in the email. For example, I have a signature or letter...
Forum: General 02-21-2002, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,475
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Waiting for application to finish...

Well, this is a formless application and does that halt the entire system? Essentially here's my scenario... I have an application monitoring a bldg... When an event occurs, it launches my...
Forum: General 02-21-2002, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,475
Posted By Beardawg
Waiting for application to finish...

I have an application that is launced from a command line several times a minute... How do I force the next iteration to "wait" till the one before it has finished... I know how to do this in Ada...
Forum: General 01-29-2002, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Serial Communications Problem!?!

Yeah... Well, I actually found out that the problem was related to waiting for the Port to open. I "fixed" it by adding a Sleep(1000) after each Open and Close to account for the necessary time to...
Forum: General 01-29-2002, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By Beardawg
Serial Communications Problem!?!

I am sending a string of test using the WriteStr procedure of the ComPort Library component(www2.arnes.si/~sopecrni). The entire message is not being sent if I have the WriteStr nested within a...
Forum: General 01-25-2002, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Beardawg
RE: substring thing

Opps... Correction:

StringVar := copy('C:\windows\shell32.dll,50', 0, LastDelimiter(',', 'C:\windows\shell32.dll,50') - 1);
Forum: General 01-25-2002, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Beardawg
RE: substring thing

StringVar := copy('C:\windows\shell32.dll,50', 0, LastDelimiter(',', 'C:\windows\shell32.dll,50');

All these posts will work... Take your pick!

:)
Forum: General 01-25-2002, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Video capture motion detect?

Hey, nobody said it was going to be easy... But that's "how" it will work... Basically...
Forum: General 01-24-2002, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Why my application will not close?

Nope, not using an internet component... The only thing I have that I normally don't user are three static arrays. But how do you destroy static arrays?!? I didn't think you had too(if that's the...
Forum: General 01-24-2002, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,034
Posted By Beardawg
Why my application will not close?

My application is not closing when I terminate or close it. I believe something is not getting destroyed, but I am not creating anything in the process. Is there away to display what remains...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Anti-flickering..

Thanks guys.. But I'm embarrassed to admit that I was the reason for the flickering... I had a for loop calling refresh... Well, at least I know had to "force" flickering... I will check out that...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,362
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Images Compare / Motion Detect

I don't know the "how", but I can tell you "what" your gonna have to do... Take the digitize images, broken down to the pixel-level and based on pixel color values, you can detect the changes in...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Anti-flickering..

Well, that didn't do anything... Most of the flickering is taking place in my StringGrid... What was that code "supposed" to do.. That might help me figure out a way to stop the flickering within...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beardawg
Anti-flickering..

Has anyone heard of an anti-flickering component, or the best way to stop flickering on refreshes... I know how to do it in C++, but I'm praying there's a better way in Delphi...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Delphi - win2000 components question

Yes, I had the same problem on my laptop. When I installed new components on my desktop, they were fine, but when I installed them on my laptop, sometimes they would be missing when I would restart...
Forum: General 01-17-2002, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Beardawg
RE: how detect the event click .....

Well, the component is free, I believe you have to pay for the source. I use them extensively because I was finding that the stardard grid component lacked many things I wanted to do!

Good...
Forum: General 01-16-2002, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Beardawg
RE: how detect the event click .....

If thats what he's trying to do, the TAdvStringGrid(www.tmssoftware.com) component supports column sorting, just seems like unecessary extra work...

But, half-a-dozen one way, six another...
Forum: General 01-16-2002, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,532
Posted By Beardawg
RE: how detect the event click .....

Actually, you don't need to checked for FixColumns because you don't have any if "FixCols = 0", on the OnGridClick event, check for Row = 0, if it is, you're on a fixRow.

Secondly, if you are...
Forum: General 01-16-2002, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By Beardawg
Should I upgrade to Delphi 6?

For anyone who has already done so, from a business prospective, should I upgrade to Delphi 6? I am currently downloading a Trial version of it, but is it "Solid", does it support 2000/Me/XP. I...
Forum: General 01-15-2002, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,154
Posted By Beardawg
RE: RadioButton inside Grids

Well, the easiest way I found was to use the AdvColumnGrid component from www.tmssoftware.com. The grid has a column editor option for a radio button!

Good luck!
Forum: General 01-15-2002, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Problems with Delphi and Windows 2000

Exactly! Sounds like we're having the same problems, but I don't get an exception, just EXTREMELY POOR performance... If I find out a definate answer, I'll pass it on...
Forum: General 01-15-2002, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By Beardawg
Problems with Delphi and Windows 2000

Could someone explain to me why a program that runs perfect in Windows 98 would have an "extremely" slow refresh in Windows 2000? I have a program I wrote with a simple columns grid running on a...
Forum: General 01-03-2002, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Edit Mask Question...

Well, that gives me the format I am looking for, but if the user only enters a five, the result is '5:'. For some reason, the blanks are not being returned as 0's... Am I making sense? I guess...
Forum: General 12-26-2001, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,472
Posted By Beardawg
Edit Mask Question...

Okay, I am trying to prompt the user to enter input in a minute/second format such as: mmm:ss . I would like to have the following as the max value 159:59. When left blank, 0's will be the...
Forum: DB-Aware 12-20-2001, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,010
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Posting DB fields to a memo box

I'm not sure abouut the "mailmerge", but use a Data Aware ComboBox, it's that simple. Explain more about the mailmerge and I'll try to help!

Good luck!
Forum: DB-Aware 12-20-2001, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By Beardawg
RE: How can I create a ODBC data source name ?

You can create a text file and write the information to that text file and name it whatever.dsn. For example, this is the code from a CreateDSN procedure from a Component I wrote to do exactly...
Forum: DB-Aware 12-20-2001, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By Beardawg
RE: How can I create a ODBC data source name ?

There are two ways to do this... You can create a text file and write the information to that text file and name it whatever.dsn. For example, this is the code from a CreateDSN procedure from a...
Forum: General 12-20-2001, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,316
Posted By Beardawg
RE: combobox with a wider drop down..

I don't know if you can do it with the standard components, but with Raize Componentes(http://www.raize.com/RzComps/Default.htm), there is a DropDownWidth property that you can set that will do...
Forum: General 12-20-2001, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Beardawg
RE: tImage freeing

The TImage object will hold memory unless you destroy it, but if you do that, you'll have to recreate it everytime you want to display an image. Unless you are having serious memory problems, I...
Forum: General 12-19-2001, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Beardawg
RE: tImage freeing

If you want to clear the TImage, just set it to nil and call refresh. For ex.

TImage.Picture := nil;
TImage.Refresh;

That should do it!
Forum: General 12-18-2001, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,851
Posted By Beardawg
Help with grid component!?!?

Okay, I am writing an application that consists of a grid and I want to have drop-down lists within specificed cells(this is no problem). However, I want to be able to update the items in those...
Forum: General 12-06-2001, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 833
Posted By Beardawg
Problem with program remaining on task list...

For whatever reason, my application remains in the task list after closing it. How do I "fully" close my application?


Thanks!
Forum: General 12-06-2001, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By Beardawg
Problem with run-time errors....

Does anyone know what might be causing a run-time error 217 followed by error 216 when I close my application? I have no idea what is going on.
Forum: General 11-30-2001, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,011
Posted By Beardawg
Invalid pointer operation????

Does anyone have an idea what would be causing this even if I am not using pointers in my program? What other type of scenerio might cause this exception? I only get this error when I close the...
Forum: General 11-28-2001, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Creating custom component... Need help?

That's what I thought, but if I remove the Parent (line) from my constructor's source, I still get the same error. I must have a problem somewhere else.

Thanks for your help!
Forum: General 11-28-2001, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Creating custom component... Need help?

That won't work either... AOWner is of type TComponent, Parent is requesting TWinContrl(?).
Forum: General 11-28-2001, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Beardawg
Creating custom component... Need help?

I am new to creating custome components and I am recieving an error message "Control has no parent window" when I try to run my program which contains the component. I have extended a visual...
Forum: General 11-20-2001, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By Beardawg
RE: ComboBox width...

I tried something similar to this, but I tried you suggestion again and I keep getting the error: "Canvas does not allow drawing."

Got any idea?
Forum: General 11-20-2001, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,865
Posted By Beardawg
ComboBox width...

Is there a way to automatically size the width of a combolist to accomodate the widest item in the list. I am creating combolists dynamically and I want to set the width so no items will be cutoff....
Forum: General 11-14-2001, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 859
Posted By Beardawg
Formatting text...

I am given seconds and I want to displayed format to be in minutes and seconds, such as "000:00"... I know how to get minutes and seconds, but how do I format to force 0's for blank, etc.

Thanks!
Forum: General 11-12-2001, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Beardawg
Width of Dynamic Combo Lists based on item width...

Does anyone know how to create Dynamic Combo Lists with the width automatically set to the widest item in the list? Does this make sense? In other words, I am creating dynamic combo lists and I...
Forum: General 11-08-2001, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Beardawg
RE: Displaying live information pulled from a website...

Fantastic, thanks for your help... The Indy ID components are great! Is there a way to pull images as well? I had not thought about that until now?
Forum: General 11-07-2001, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Beardawg
Displaying live information pulled from a website...

Sounds simple, but I am looking into displaying live information in my program pulled from websites. For example, displaying current temp from the weather channel website, or such. Has anyone...
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