Sunday, March 22, 2020

Delphi Tip of the Day - Object Inspector Search

I was watching an excellent video on how to use the batch move capabilities within Delphi to import text data into a database and had one of those "What the heck just happened" moments. The object inspector was only displaying the "Name" property.

What the heck just happened...

I rewound the video by about 20 seconds and paid careful attention to what was going on. The presenter used the "search" box associated with the Object Inspector. What? I had no idea you could do that. Wow! Game Changer!

I've been staring at the object inspector for years and never even saw the search box even though it's right there, plain as day, in my face. Sure beats scrolling up and down through all the properties anytime I wanted to make a change.

Game Changer!

Alternate Game Changer!

I'd like to thank Bruce McGee for the following "Quick Edit" tip:

Right-click on a control at design time and select Quick Edit from the drop-down menu. It works for VCL and FMX controls. The VCL image on DocWiki is not correct. It actually reads "Caption" instead of "Text" in my version of Delphi.

Semper Fi,
Gunny Mike

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