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New 64 Bit Zip Support - #184

In this video, we see Delphi 11 adds 64bit zip support to your applications. We can now compress files bigger than 4GB, and have zip files larger than 4GB. Fantastic!  Plus, there are some additional features that have also snuck in.

New Editor Fonts - Delphi #183

In this video, we look at the new default font in Delphi 11, Consolas. Additionally, the Delphi installer gives us a bunch of extra great coding fonts.

Enhanced Welcome Screen - #182

The welcome screen in Delphi 11 has been enhanced, it's now based around VCL controls, and can be customised!  Find out how here.

Record Helper For TDateTime - #181

New in Delphi 11 is the record helper for TDateTime in the System.DateUtils unit. This delightful addition to Delphi can make date and time operations look much cleaner in your code.  Watch the video.

TStringDynArray improved assignment capabilities - #180

In Delphi 10.4 (and perhaps earlier) TStringDynArray has better type assignment capabilities, allowing for more concise code. In this video, I demonstrate loading a ListBox with a directory listing in a single line of code.

TZipFile FileComment Bug - #179

TZipFile allows you to handle zip files in Delphi without relying on a third party library - it's pretty good, but I've found a bug in it. In this video, I explain the bug, create a test project to confirm it, then create a fix.

Uses Cleaning with cnPack and Pascal Analyzer - #178

Cleaning up your uses clauses, removing any redundant units, and moving units from the interface to implementation can improve your compile times and the performance of the Delphi IDE, particularly for versions before 10.4.  Watch this video.

Managed Records - #177

Managed records are a fantastic addition to the Delphi language, they were introduced in Delphi 10.4. In this video, we look at creating and assigning managed records.

InputQuery Part II - Password Masking - #176

Did you know you can mask input on InputQuery? I didn't until recently - and it is a very cool feature (if not very obscure). Find out how to do it in this video.

TVirtualImageList and TImageCollection - #175

The new(ish) TVirtualImageList and TImageCollection components are a fantastic way of helping your VCL applications scale correctly between different DPI and scaling settings in Windows. Find out how to use them in this video.