Freeware programs

 

 Pretty Run (8.2.0.6)

Previously called dsRun, Pretty Run is a small program that can search your start menu, desktop or any other folder for shortcuts. For example, you know you have a calculator shortcut somewhere in your start menu you just can't find that shortcut very fast as there are too many shortcuts in your start menu. Run Pretty Run, type calc and Pretty Run will show you all shortcuts that contain calc.
With version 4 it supports magic words. You decide which words are shortcuts to your applications or web addresses. It can be used as Windows Run utility. Knows how to minimize all windows and show desktop. User interface is developed further on so you can really quickly start programs, web addresses and web searches.
Version 5 knows plugins. With plugins you can search virtualy anything. Mp3 plugin included (dll and sources) that knows how to search mp3 files by tag, not filename.

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 Pretty Database Explorer (3.3.0.199)

Pretty Database Explorer is a tool to explore various databases. It will remember your queries. Can print, export, use parameters.

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 Pretty Flow (2.4.0.154) and PrettyFlow.NET

Pretty Flow is application to schedule different tasks on certain periods or certain event like when file changes. It runs in tray. Tasks have actions and actions define what to do.

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 Pretty Reports (3.1.0.90)

Pretty Reports is a nice freeware reporter. In the designer you design report, define variables, define datasets which connect to databases via OLE DB and you can even design input mask that users will use. You can use all sorts of controls on the report from bands, labels, DB labels, expression labels, to picture, richbox, memobox and even graph. Report knows pascal script as well. Users print reports via Pretty Reports Viewer. In the viewer users can only insert values for variables and preview/print report. You can also generate pdf reports via command line.

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 Pretty OLAP Builder (1.1.0.43)

Pretty OLAP Builder will help you design input data for olap. You can connect to various databases, define your queries and define olap dimensions. Running such file will prepare olap cube.

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 Pretty Dashboard (4.0.0.77)

Pretty Dashboard will quickly show you various dashboards that can give you information you are looking for. Design and view dashboards with chart, grid, olap, gauges and url.

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 Freeware components

 

 PScriptDesigner (form designer for Rem Pascal Script)

Design forms for Rem Pascal scripts. Form is stored directly into script, no need for additional files.

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 dsLeds

Three components in this unit. LED (light effect diode), seven segment display and dot matrix display...

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 dsListBox

This component is just like ordinary list box, but can handle drag and drop reorder. It can show hints for items that are too long. It has on reorder event and on mouse leave event. It can edit items in the list box...

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 dsCalendar

Three components in this unit. TdsCalendar is just like TMonthCalendar, but you have more control over it. It knows how to show holidays. TdsMonths is to pick a month. TdsPlanner is calendar with categories, Each categorie has its own name and color. Then you pick which day belongs to which categorie...

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 dsRuler

This ruler can do a lot of stuff. Background paiting, draw a position hair, display position in a hint box. It's just one of those small, nice components.

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 dsTaskBar

This component is just like windows task bar. Can be used for MDI childs or for any other forms. Captions on the buttons can scroll, buttons can be grouped, buttons can be reordered.

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 dsZoomNavigator

Zoom navigator is to be used when you have a picture zoomed and you want to see in the small window that shows the whole picture, where is the zoom rectangle. You can move zoom rectangle.

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 dsDBFilter

I was playing arround with TDataset descendants and wanted to have some filtering capabilities. So I wrote this unit. There is not much comments, but you can allway write email to me.

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 dsColorButton

Select a color.

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 Logic gates

I've had a lot of fun back in school, when we where playing arround with logic gates. So I started this project which is not finished yet. When finished, user should be able to drop flip-flops and logic gates (AND, OR, XOR, NOT) onto form and connect them. When value of some flip-flop is changed, all other objects reflect the state. It would be a nice project for someone in school to finish.

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 dsDesigner

This is a component which can bring design time into your applications. Move and resize controls with mouse or keyboard. Set tab order. It can handle controls and components. It uses IFormDesigner...

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 dsSplitter, dsLabel, dsPanel

dsSplitter has a better paint method that enables your splitter to look like grip. It knows how to close/open control that it controls.
dsLabel knows how to select text and copy text to clipboard.
dsPanel is not transparent in when themes are enabled.

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 dsTranslate

It's used to translate programs. You don't need to use any special components to transate existing applications and you translate each string only once.

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 dsCounter

Just a small demo how to write a graphic component.

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 dsTxtDataset and TxtWizard

TTxtDataset is TDataset descent that can handle txt files as if they were table. It knows how to handle fixed length records or delimited records. A very usefull tool that goes with this component is Txt wizard. Very much like MS Excel import wizard for txt files.

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 dsExpr

Expression that works on inverse field notation. Expression takes all kinds of expressions (+, -, /, *,...). Knows few functions, additional functions can be registered. Any number of parameters for functions. Used with dsReport.

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 dsPdf

Dll that is used to generate pdf files from metafiles. I use this in dsPrinter and dsReport. There are examples of how to use this in C++, C#. There is also example how it can be used in other PrintPreview components.

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 dsPages 

Do you know how Delphi 2007 options look like? More pages on the parent control (like more pages on page control) and navigate between pages with tree view. Add pages in design time and navigate between pages in design time also. Path property of each page is used to build the tree.

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