November 2006

Long live Live Templates – Lachlan Gemmell

Did you realise that the Ctrl+J template system in the Delphi 2006 editor has had a massive facelift and is now actually quite useful? Now known as Live Templates, the new system is somewhat comparable in functionality to the templates from the old CodeRush for Delphi 3-7.
We’ll take a look at how to edit the existing templates, write a new template, and write a template that can call your Delphi code as it executes.
Hopefully by the end of the session we’ll go part of the way to helping you with your CodeRush withdrawal symptoms.
You will find Lachlan’s slides and source code here.