January Meeting - Metadata Extraction

Our main topic for the first meeting of 2022 will be shared by Homer Jones:

If you've ever right clicked a file in Windows Explorer and selected Properties, you may have noticed the Detail tab. Those details list the file's metadata. Depending on the type of file, that metadata can have interesting information about the data in the file (the definition of metadata). Homer will show how to extract that metadata without displaying the actual contents of the file. For example, a PDF document might contain the name of the author, or the company, or other key words. A photograph might contain the same information plus the brand and model of the camera and lens that took the photo. Metadata schema has changed over the years; Homer will show three ways to extract.

December Meeting

We'll meet in December at the same time and at the same place, but we'll discuss moving our meeting location elsewhere because the live music that starts in the main room at 7:00 makes it difficult to hear each other.

Join us for the last ODUG meeting of the year!

Keeping Pop-up Forms Where They Belong

Have you ever locked yourself out of your program by not being able to get to a modal form that somehow got sent behind the main form? Have you struggled with the differences between the Owner and Parent of a form or tried to solve your z-ordering problem by simply setting the FormStyle to fsStayOnTop?

This month, Homer Jones will help decipher all this and give you a great solution to these issues commonly fought when writing Delphi VCL programs having just solved these for his customers.

May In-Person Social Event!

With most ODUG attendees vaccinated now, we are thrilled to be able to meet in person once again!

One of our members has graciously offered their place for a back-yard social. This means there will be no formal technical topic and no online meeting in May.

If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out the RSVP form linked below.