Increase / decrease the Delphi IDE font

Download my free software to add hotkeys to the Delphi IDE to increase and decrease the font size in the code editor.  Handy for doing presentations

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Other ways to change the font size

  • The Delphi IDE provides hot keys to do this (Ctrl Numpad + to increase and Ctrl Numpad – to decrease) but that only works with a numeric keypad.  It doesnt work on most laptops that do not have a full numeric keypad so my software uses different hot keys Shift Ctrl Alt [ and Shift Ctrl ]
  • You can also change the font size using IDE options.
    Menu -> Tools -> Options -> Editor Options -> Display -> Editor Font Size

AutoHotKey

The software was written in AutoHotKey.  I was going to write it in Delphi, but I couldnt find my global hot key units so I had a quick coding frenzy and wrote it in AutoHotKey instead.

You dont need to install AutoHotKey as I have provided a compiled version

Gotchas

Be careful not to press the [ and ] keys too quickly or it will get confused and act as if you pressed those keys by themselves and “[” will get inserted into your text.  If I had a bigger brain and more time I would fix that.

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  • Oracle & Delphi software developer based in Perth, Western Australia
  • Australian Delphi User Group – President
  • Australian Oracle User Group – WA Committee Member
  • Available to do remote presentations to user groups on Delphi and Oracle topics
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FireMonkey Panel tricks – Panel Color and Transparent Panels

Change the color of a Delphi FireMonkey panel or make a FireMonkey panel transparent.

Use this FireMonkey panel trick to change the color of a Delphi FireMonkey panel or make a FireMonkey panel transparent

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I needed to create 500 panels on a form for a game that I was assisting another person with … and Delphi was choking.  It was taking 20 seconds to do this.   Not cool.  We had to find a way to speed it up.  This is what we did …

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Delphi 2D controls in 3D (FireMonkey) – presentation 1st March 2017, Brisbane Australia

I am doing a remote presentation this week on “Displaying and Animating 2D FireMonkey controls in 3D”.  This will be at the Australia Delphi User Group’s meeting in Brisbane

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