The Core sub-library provides basic functionalities for all other sub-libraries. No external dependencies. The following files are delivered:
Over 200 functions for:
- String manipulation (string conversions, sub-string detection, word manipulation, cut, copy, split, wrap, etc)
- Programmer helpers
- Form manipulation
- Easy message boxes
- DateTime utilities
- etc etc etc etc etc
Super useful functions for file/folder/disk manipulation:
- Copy files
- Check existence of files & folders
- File name processing
- Get special Windows folders (Desktop, My Documents, etc)
- Prompt user to select a file/folder
- Find specified files (*.jpg for example) in a folder and all its sub-folders
- Increment the numbers in a filename (good for incremental backups, for example)
- Read text from files to a string variable
- Compare files
- Merge files
- Sort lines in a file
- Drive manipulation (IsDiskInDrive, etc)
- Get application’s AppData folder (the folder where we save temporary, app-related and ini files)
- Get application’s command line parameters
- Detect if the application is running for the first time in a computer
- Application self-restart
- Application self-delete
Note: When you construct the TAppData object you need to give your application name as to the constructor. The class will use that name to automatically determine the INI file name/path which is %AppData%\AppName.Ini.
Extends TBufferedFileStream. It may be used as a drop-in replacement for TFileStream.
It adds new functionality that does not exist in Delphi’s original stream classes:
- Read/WriteString (Ansi/Unicode)
- Read/Write mac files (inverted byte endianness)
- String to hex, hex to string conversions (and many others)
- Binary numbers (endianness) swapping
- Data serialization
- Bit manipulation (set bit, etc)
- Reverse bits
This library expands the TOSVersion. Use it to get Windows version.
Example of functions: IsWindowsXP…IsWindows7, IsWindows7Up, IsWindows8, IsWindows10,
- Extends the capabilities of TIniFile
- Functions for easily accessing application’s default INI file.
The cherry on the top of the cake
Do you have forms with lots of controls (like checkboxes/radiobuttons) and you want to save their status to disk on shutdown and resume the program (GUI) exactly from where you left on application startup? You can do it with a single call to: SaveForm/LoadForm.
- Call SaveForm(MySettingsForm) when the form is destroyed
- Call LoadForm(MySettingsForm) when the form is created.
This full demo app demonstrates how to save/load the GUI with just two lines of code: GitHub.com/GabrielOnDelphi/Dephi-LightSaber-GUI_AutoSave