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Update on Explore Tool

MikeG reported that he wasn’t able to get the Explore Tool in Delphi to work in XP.  I tried it on XP today and it worked fine.  It might be that something was missed.  Here is a nice reference of the important bits from that screen cast:

Go to Tools / Configure Tools / Add

Adding an Explore Tool

The Title can be anything you want.  The program is Explorer (the .exe is optional) and the parameters must be /select, $edname (be sure you remember the comma!)

That should do it for you to open an explorer window with the currently edited file selected.

Update: More explorer parameters.

ScreenCast 1 – Adding an Explore Tool

This is basically an experiment with the new Jing tool from TechSmith and creating a screen cast with Delphi 2009. Just so you know up front, there is no editing, so you are getting the raw screen cast (although I did a few takes) so it isn’t as polished as my usual podcast.

You can download the SWF file or use the link above to view it online.  It is really small (5.64 MB) and should stream quickly.  Like I said, this is an experiment, so I would really like your feedback on the process so I can tune future screen casts better.

Thanks!

[Update: I took off the enclosure.  I don’t think most video players can handle the SWF file anyway.]