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.

Testing

Various topics concerning testing will be discussed this month, including types of testing (e.g. Unit Testing or Integration Testing). Jonathan Eaton will highlight these differences, sharing strengths and weaknesses and when to use which types. David Cornelius will demonstrate the DUnit test framework in Delphi.

Join us online and share your experience with us.

Framed!

Frames in Delphi are a handy way of grouping controls together and then using them multiple places. You can attach code as well.

This month, Gene Juhos will be demonstrating the uses and benefits of using frames in Delphi.

Tune in to learn and share your experiences!

Inaugural Meeting

Inauguration Day, 2021. A new leader takes the helm of the U.S. amid a challenging pandemic and political upheaval. But technology has not stopped evolving and in fact has advanced faster than usual this last year to embrace the tremendous increase of people working from home but still needing to collaborate.

What's in store for you this year?

December Holiday Chat

We don't usually meet in December but since there are so few holiday events which would normally take us out of our homes we have more time. Plus, many of us need an excuse to see others, if only to verify we're not alone. So we'll take an hour or two online during our normally scheduled third Wednesday and wish each other happy holidays and best wishes for a prosperous new year!

November Member Share

Thanksgiving is a time for thankfulness and sharing. For our November meeting, we'll give each attendee an opportunity to share something they've done recently that might be interesting to the rest of the group and to mention something they're thankful for. This has been a crazy year and the goal is we'll encourage each other will cool technological feats or accomplishments.

Hopefully, some of these activities will involve Delphi somehow but we're going to leave it open. Join us online the third Wednesday evening.

See you then!

October Online!

With no end in sight to quarantine restrictions for indoor gatherings, we're going to meet online in October. A link will be provided a week before the meeting, which will be back to our regular schedule: 6:00 PM the third Wednesday of the month.

We won't have a specific topic but will just have an open discussion of how this strange year has affected your business or career. We may also look at the new features of the latest version of Delphi, 10.4 Sydney if people are interested.

Looking forward to seeing you all again!

MARCH MEETING CANCELED!

With the rapid spread of Corona virus, we will support the advice to limit interactions with others until the threat has abated. 

Furthermore, since all restaurants are closed for in-house dining, all future meetings are suspended until further notice.

Tech Predictions for Next Year

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The November meeting is our last meeting of each calendar year. This year, we'll get out our crystal ball and peer into the future of what 2020 will bring to the tech industry. Come add your thoughts to the mix!

DISCLAIMER: The discussions will be purly speculation and the opinions of those present!

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