Category Archives: User Interface

Embedding and playing Sound/Music in a Delphi Application

Or The new old stuff… We had to make the application play specific sounds as a status indicator that doesn’t require the user to look at the screen. To avoid external dependencies, the idea is to embed some WAV files … Continue reading

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A little bit of zis, etc. #2

I know, I’ve been not very much of a blogger lately… Delphi XE2 is announced and it surely looks like a very interesting release (and probably with some nasty bugs as well, we’ll see)… I take the bet it will … Continue reading

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The Unfortunate Effect of WM_SETREDRAW

… or why simply replacing LockWindowUpdate by WM_SETREDRAW is not that straightforward. As you know, when you want to avoid flickering or multiple partial redraws of your Forms, during a flurry of updates for instance, even though it is very … Continue reading

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French Delphi Speech Session Downloadable

The zip of my CodeWay 4 session (in French) is now available for download here. FYI, the old CodeRage 4 session (in English) is also available from Embarcadero: “Speech Enabling Delphi Applications (zip)”

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French Delphi Speech Session Material

A big thanks to all who attended my session on Delphi Speech at CodeWay 4, the French online conference. As promised, I have uploaded the material used for the session:

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My Delphi Speech Session in French

… is almost now. The agenda for CodeWay 4 has it at 17:00 Paris time. That’s 8am here in San Francisco and 11am in Quebec and on the East Coast. Here’s the menu: •Vue d’ensemble •Synthese •Dictee •Contrôle •RichEdit 4.1 … Continue reading

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Microsoft Speech Server 10.2 better than 10.1

As I indicated in this previous post, if you want Text-To-Speech in another language than English, you have to install Microsoft Speech Server. And I gave the link to install the v10.1 I had installed and planned to use for … Continue reading

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French Online Conference Next Week

As I announced it here, the 4th edition of CodeWay, the French Conference is taking place next week (Nov 22-26). You can get more information and register on http://embarcadero.arrowecs.fr/codeway4.php (page in French). I’m doing a session on Speech technology (Text-To-Speech and … Continue reading

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Speech, but not in English

As many of you know, it is easy enough to add Text-to-Speech (TTS) or Speech Recognition (SR) to a Delphi application on Vista or Windows 7. Microsoft SAPI 5.x is pre-installed with the OS. (See my CodeRage 4 session (zip) … Continue reading

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Don’t Do Evil to Users

vs “Your work will self-destruct in five seconds…” With Delphi (or C#) it’s so easy to put a Timer to implement some Auto-DoStuff feature that you’ll find one in almost any application. No doubt it can be very handy; it … Continue reading

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