Monday, October 26, 2015

Delphi XE7 IDE crash due to CnPAck MSDN Help Integrated

After spending 2 full hours I managed to find the culprit for an IDE crash (access violation in VCL210). The cause was ...drum roll please... CnPack!

There was a palette in IDE's main tool bar called MSDN Help. However, when I right click to configure the toolbar, the palette was not listed there to show it/hide it. This probably cause the crash when I tried to remove it by dragging it out of the toolbar.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Let DC++ autoconfigure the Internet connection

If you are behind a router that supports uPNP:

  • Make sure the uPNP feature is active in your router. Usually is disabled by default.
  • First you need to enable UPnP in Windows
  • Make sure of this by checking the "Universal Plug and Play Device Host" and "SSDP Discovery" services. Both of these services should be set to "Automatic" startup and "Started" status.
  • In DC++ activate the "Firewall with UPnP / Use UPnP to let DC++ configure my router" 
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