Hot information and what's a new


December 16, 2004
SMExport 4.68 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


SMExport schema

convert into popular data formats!

  Short list of changes:
  • bands export (columns grouping)
  • possibility to export system variables (current row/col, error number, sheet name etc) instead fields
  • extended merge feature (MS Word, MS Excel etc)
  • extended export memo/blob/graphical fields/columns
  • extended page setup/layout for PDF/RTF/Word/Excel formats
  • possibility to create password-protected MS Excel/Word documents and MS Access database
  • changed data engines (DevExp's QT4/5, DecisionCube) and added new (TSMDBGrid, GridEH, TFxCube, Raize ListView)
  • extended statistic for export process
  • changed engine for SPSS
  • a lot of new demo projects (including export from third-party components). Now more than 50 demos are available
  • Delphi 2005 support
  • and more.

November 29, 2004
New release for
SMImport 2.19 for Delphi/C++Builder published.

A lot of new features:
  • lookup and substitute field loading
  • modified native parsers for Paradox and dBase (including MEMO/BLOBs)
  • extended formats for date/time values
  • multibyte/unicode support in MS Excel parser
  • extended xml-file processing
  • evaluation of expressions in wizard (preview)
  • supports for Lotus 1-2-3 workbooks (97/98 release, multisheet)
  • parser for Advantage tables (no external libraries)
  • extended methods for MS Access and ADO parsers
  • support for tables with spaces in field names
  • Delphi 2005 support
  • new help file and modified FAQ

See details.

 

SMImport schema
convert from all popular data formats!

November 28, 2004
New version our freeware
SMComponent library is released.

November 24, 2004
Paradox Viewer 1.4 released. Extended parser for MEMO/BLOB fields, new engine for MS Excel conversion

October 12, 2004
New demo projects published for
SMExport 4.50 for Delphi/C++Builder

 

export to MS Excel from cxGrid

September 28, 2004
DBExport (console tools) 4.64 released. Direct and fast data export to different file formats with command-line support (for example, to run from Scheduler). Seven engines in bundle now

September 24, 2004
Metafile convert 1.7 released. You may save the any metafile to different file formats (MS Excel, PDF, RTF, TIFF, CSV/Text, HTML, XML etc). Now more command-line parameters and better quality of saved files.

Borland Delphi or C++Builder developers can order the pure VCL components with same functionality (contact to author). If you want to have an ActiveX edition, write a message too.

September 16, 2004
New components added for
SMExport and SMReport Autigenerated from TFxCube.

September 13, 2004
Paradox Viewer 1.3 released. Now may save the loaded data to different file formats (CSV, Text, HTML, XML, MS Excel etc) or copy to clipboard. Also minor bugs fixed in BLOB/MEMO reader

September 3, 2004
DBLoad (console) 2.11 released. Direct and fast data loading from different file formats with command-line support (for example, to run from Scheduler)

August 23, 2004
Paradox Reader (ActiveX) released. To read and create/load the external Paradox tables into any ADO connection.

July 18, 2004
ExcelFile Viewer 1.2 released. To view the any MS Excel files without any external libraries with possibility to read an internal structure for xls-file.

June 20, 2004
TMSWordDocument component: unicode support and parser for Chinese (Simplified or Traditional BIG5), Japanese, Korean documents. Speed and direct parser for MS Word documents.

April 26, 2004
New major release for
SMImport 2.0 for Delphi/C++Builder published.

A lot of new features:
  • loading from streams for most formats
  • changes in direct Excel parser (speed, unicode support, read named ranges, old STRING3-tags etc)
  • changes in expression parser (new functions, date-time processing from any defined format)
  • possibility to read the details from MS Access database (indexes, relations/foreign constraints, field attributes etc)
  • modified direct parser for Paradox. Now large fiels supported
  • fast processing for SkipIf/LoadWhen conditions
  • modified xml-parser and now more xml-formatings processed by default
  • extended OnLocate event. Useful for large files in Update or Append/Update import modes where you may implement own mechanism for search (corresponded record)
  • possibility ro use wizard for specification definition only without real import. Same feature used in design-time of Delphi/IDE (see context popup-menu)
  • any custom record separator in text files (useful if text file contain lines with different record structure)
  • help file for end-users (how to use functions in parser and Expression Builder)
  • new demo projects
  • and more minor changes (plain text for any spreadsheet like excel/lotus/quattropro/paradox etc, spaces in expressions for parser...)

See details.

 

SMImport schema
convert from all popular data formats!

March 29, 2004
SMInternet 1.50 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of changes:

March 15, 2004
New version our freeware
SMComponent library v3.4 is released. For example, new TSMBreakGrid component added and some changes in TSMDBGrid component

January 13, 2004
SMExport 4.50 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


SMExport schema

convert into popular data formats!

  Short list of changes:
  • modified engine for SPSS writing. Now any version of SPSS software can read files
  • possibility to export const values instead fields
  • new options and events for export components
  • support for fast export without extended fonts/colors support (pure data export)
  • changed data engines (DevExp's QuantumGrid4, InfoPower grid) and added new one (VolgaDBGrid)
  • modified format for saved specifications (back compartibility with old versions)
  • added precision property for float fields in dBase
  • page layout for Word/Excel documents (orientation, margins etc)
  • autowidth/autoresize of exported table in MS Excel
  • possibility to export empty values (sometimes important for import)
  • a lot of new demo projects (including export from third-party components)
  • and more.

November 20, 2003
SMImport 1.96 for Delphi/C++Builder released.

Short list of changes and new features:
  • new component for data loading from Paradox tables (fast, BDE is not required at all)
  • new OnLocateRecord and OnBeforeFieldUpdate events
  • replaced parser for MS Excel
  • new functions in expression builder (SUM, AVG, MIN, MAX, FLOATTOSTR, STRTODATE etc) and fixed bugs in expression evaluator
  • support for custom date/time formats
  • new dialogs for open and save file/specification
  • updated FAQ
  • and more.
 

SMImport schema
convert from all popular data formats!

September 16, 2003
SMImport 1.89 for Delphi/C++Builder released.

Short list of changes and new features:

September 08, 2003
New version our freeware
SMComponent library v3.36 is released. Most changes are in TSMDBGrid component - bands, grouping, footers, Windows XP theme support etc

July 21, 2003
SMExport 4.40 for Delphi/C++Builder was released. Short list of changes:

April 21, 2003
SMImport 1.75 for Delphi/C++Builder is released. Short list of changes:

March 17, 2003
We started our newsgroups:
news.scalabium.com There you may retrieve an answer on any question for our components. The current our mailing list (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SMComponents) is still live, of course.

February 24, 2003
SMExport 4.30 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


Short list of changes:

February 03, 2003
SMWord 1.20 for Delphi/C++Builder is released. Short list of changes:

December 16, 2002
New product is released today -
SMWord 1.10 for Delphi/C++Builder. TMSWordDocument component provide a direct and fast text extraction from any MS Word document (without MS Word automation). MS Word installed is not required.

Do you want to extract a text from doc-file? Try our TMSWordDocument
Do you want to find document where some substring is occured? Try our TMSWordDocument
Do you want to display a summary information and/or text preview? Same answer - TMSWordDocument

November 25, 2002
SMExport 4.20 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


Short list of changes:

November 01, 2002
SMReport Designer and Autogenerated 1.90 for Delphi/C++Builder are released.

  • friendly interface
  • run-time designer
  • drag'n'drop functionality
  • customized preview dialog with zooming and magnifier possibility
  • report wizards
  • wide report designing
  • conditional highlighting of variables, fields
  • unlimited data grouping
  • on-fly calculated variables (sum/count/average etc)
  • user variables for custom formulas
  • stretching feature
  • restrictions for end-users
  • report export into different formates (HTML, XML, PDF, CSV, Text, MS Excel, RTF and others)
  • opened interfaces allow to add new printable controls (flow charts, for example) and export filters
  • multilingual interface
  • and more

October 25, 2002
Few new freeware components are published as part of SMComponent library:

October 24, 2002
New web-design is published in Windows XP theme. Any opinions, suggestions, bug-reports etc are welcome at
webmaster@scalabium.com

October 02, 2002
Today new version for
SMLogging suite for Delphi/C++Builder is released. Set of components for logging, easy error/bug sending, tracing of messages, events and exceptions, "spy" for dataset events, NTEventLog and more, to add the extended posssibilities in own application in few mouse

Line number where error is occured will be displayed! (map-file must be generated during project compile).

July 29, 2002
SMExport 4.10 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


A lot of new features:

July 15, 2002
SMImport 1.60 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Fast and direct data loading from different files formats without any external libraries: text, CSV, MS Excel, MS Access, HTML, XML, Lotus 1-2-3, Quattro Pro, Paradox/DBase... Read more

July 09, 2002
SMInternet suite for Delphi/C++Builder is released.

Short list of changes:

May 15, 2002
SMImport 1.55 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of changes:

April 10, 2002
DIM (Database Information Manager) 1.85 is available for beta testing.

January 29, 2002
SMExport 4 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.


A lot of new features:

January 21, 2002
SMImport 1.46 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of changes:

January 14, 2002
We are glad to announce our new published product:
SMInternet suite for Delphi. We hope that you'll find these components as useful and powerful parts for development of your applications. Short list of features:

November 29, 2001
I published the
"ID generation strategies" article. I wrote it in last year but published only now.

October 17, 2001
New online section is opened. Welcome to "
What customers say...". If you want to add a comment, please contact me by email or post a message in guestbook.

September 19, 2001
SMExport 3.90 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of new features:
  • layout support - you can export data as columnar, tabular etc
  • style support - you can export as price list, for example. Added 12 default styles but you can use any own custom too
  • multi-file export - you can span your data into a few file batch instead single file (per 100 records, for example)
  • export with custom "regional settings" - for example, you can change date order or decimal separator for exported data
  • and more
 

SMExport schema
convert to all popular data formats!

July 12, 2001
SMImport 1.35 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of changes:


convert from all popular data formats!

  • direct XML loading
  • direct HTML loading
  • direct Lotus 1-2-3 loading
  • direct QuattroPro loading
  • new optimized speed import engine
  • possibility to load const values (customized by end-user) instead parsed fields
  • extended statistic during import process
  • and more

July 09, 2001
All our components are supported by Delphi 6. Now you can download the trial versions for Delphi 6 too. All registered users will recieve the sources/compiled packages for Delphi 6 free-of-charge by personal request.

June 18, 2001
I wrote and published a new article:
"Discussion about Application Interface"

April 7, 2001
SMExport 3.80 for Delphi/C++Builder was released.

Short list of changes:
  • possibility to save/load export specification (compatible with SMImport format)
  • possibility to merge exported data into existing file/table/spreadsheet
  • new fast and direct exporting into RichText format (TSMExportToRTF component)
  • support of middle-east "right-to-left" languages
  • and more
 

SMExport schema
convert to all popular data formats!

January 22, 2001
Today we released the new version of
SMImport 1.20 for Delphi/C++Builder.
Short list of changes:

January 11, 2001
I published the my new article about protection of software - read it in
Article section.

December 15, 2000

Informant award   Vote NOW for SMExport!

SMExport suite for Delphi/C++Builder was included in the ballot of Delphi Informant Magazine Readers Choice Award 2001. The results of this survey will be published on DelphiZine.com and in the April 2001 issue of Delphi Informant Magazine.

If you want to vote for us, please go to Delphi Informant and select SMExport in VCL component set category.

Thank you.

 

October 31, 2000
Today we released the our new product:
SMImport 1.10 for Delphi/C++Builder. Try it - I hope that you'll be happy!

October 20, 2000
Today we released the
SMExport 3.70 for Delphi/C++Builder.

Short list of changes:

 

October 17, 2000
Today we released the new our product -
SMLogging suite for Delphi/C++Builder - components for logging and easy sending of errors, bugs, exceptions, tracing of messages and events, "spy" for dataset events, NTEventLog and more, to add the extended posssibilities in own application in few mouse clicks!

 

September 18, 2000
I created a new section with a large list of
Delphi tips and FAQs. Today the section contains 13 categories with 100 tips. All of these tips were extracted from archives of SMComponents mailing list. If you want to suggest a new tip or to point on some mistake in tip's body, please contact webmaster@scalabium.com.

 

August 18 - September 04, 2000
I was on vacation. All orders from this period will be processed in September 5-6. Sorry for the inconvenience.

 

August 11, 2000

August 03, 2000

All of our products are included in list of recomended third-party components on Borland site. Also we signed the application form of Borland's Tool and Component Builders Partner.

 

May 12, 2000
The
SMExport suite 3.60 was released. New features:

 

January 28, 2000
Today I released the new version of
SMExport suite 3.50. The new TSMExportToSYLK and TSMExportDIF components allows to export a data to Symbolic Link and Data Interchange Format files. Now you can export the data into:

Also available the compound TSMEWizardDlg and TSMExportMonitor components for end-user dialog possibility:

SMExport suite

December 21, 1999

Today I published the new version of SMReport 1.7. Some new features:
  • expression parser with 60 functions (IIF, SUBSTRING, ROUND etc) for TSMExpression controls and data groupings with multi-dataset support and visual expression builder
  • exporting of generated report - native without additional report generation! (as against to QuickReport, Report Builder, FastReport etc)
  • multi-bar/sheet visual designer!
  • lens window in Preview mode
  • new TSMRChart component
  • new report wizard for groupings and calculations support
  • new visual dataset editing in SMRExplorer form
  • fixed columns support for each Autogenerated component for TDBGrid, TStringGrid and TDecisionGrid components
  • and more...

Download a trial version with demos, try and buy!

SMReport Designer

December 08, 1999
Today I published the new version of
SMExport suite 3.40. The new TSMExportToXLS component allows to export a data to Excel spreadsheet directly without using MS Excel as OLE-server! Also support the custom drawing in new OnGetCellParams event.
Try and buy now - while the price is not increased! Useful gift to season holidays.

November 30, 1999
I published a two newest freeware components - TAnalogSensor and TStopLightSensor. View a
page with freeware components for download and more info.

November 16, 1999
I released a new version of
SMExport suite 3.30.
Now you have a new component TSMEWizardDlg component and animated status dialog for flexible user visualization of data export process in your applications. Try a new features in the demo app.

September 29, 1999
Today I release a new freeware component - TCharMapCombo. View a
page with freeware components for download and more info. Also I publish a small example StrGrid, in which I show how you can use own inplace editor in TStringGrid and change a fonts and alignments for some cells in it.

September 21, 1999
My vacation is finished and now I again in work.
Also I have published new
TAccess97Password component for password detection in the protected MS Access database (any version). This component was written by Rodrigo Hjort (http://www.pyrosoft.8m.com) and with small my help is realized as a Delphi/C++Builder component. You can use it free in any own projects.

August 04-05, 1999

I released a new SMReport Designer 1.6. New components (bar-code, richedit, custom controls support), SMRExplorer form with easy Drag'n'Drop report creation, report wizard, calculations and data grouping in dataset autogenerated reports (TSMPrintData), new TSMPrintSringGrid and TSMPrintDecisionGrid components in SMReport Autogenerated part, custom preview forms and more features... Trial version and new demo is possible to download from SMReport page (in download part). The price has not changed!

Today Delphi Planet has published an article about SMReport Designer 1.6.
The article can be found at
http://www.delphiplanet.com/ann/ann2586.asp

July 28, 1999
I created the mailing list (
http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/SMComponents). In this list you can discuss the questions connected to my components and/or applications, receive the lastest news about development, propose the new features, receive the updates, new versions and bug fixings. Also there you can take the answer on any Delphi programming question. All subscribers can write to SMComponents@onelist.com.

Subscribe to SMComponents

 

July 22, 1999
I released a new build of
TSMDBGrid component. Now TSMDBGrid component allow to select a records using the standard checkbox in Indicator column! Also in Indicator you can draw a glyphs (OnGetGlyph event) and change the width (WidthOfIndicator property).
Also I wrote a
FAQ for TSMDBGrid component.

July 19, 1999
I released a new version of
SMExport suite 3.10.
Now you can export of data to Paradox/DBase tables with SelectedRecord property (only selected records in DBGrid). Also now you can export the Lookup- and Calculated fields in SMExportToBDE component. All components allows to transfer a colors, fonts, alignments etc for data and captions in exported target (if ColumnSource is csDBGrid).

July 16, 1999
I released a new build of
TSMDBGrid component and fixed a few bugs in TEditTyped component.
Also now in
TMoneyString component is supported a new currencies (USD, DM, Euro, British pounds) and new languages (English, German, Spain).

June 14, 1999
I released a new
SMExport suite 3.0 for Delphi/C++Builder. This set contains six components for data export from TDBGrid/TDataSet into MS Excel, MS Word, Text (fixed or comma-delimited), HTML (without BDE) and Paradox/DBase/ASCII tables (with using BDE).
Trial version and demo is possible to download from
SMExport page.

May 24, 1999
I released a new
SMReport Designer 1.5. Real multi-language support in one package with "on fly" switch (english/german/french/russian/ukrainian languages with auto-detecting possibility), alignment palette, composite report etc! Trial version and new demo is possible to download from SMReport page (download part).
Also today I release a new build of TSMDBGrid. Look on eoStandardPopup in ExOptions property - now your users can work with your own popup menu but a popup menu with standard operations will drop-down by click on title cell for indicator grid column (like window standard menu). Also fixed a few bugs with multi-line title calculations and checkbox drawing. View a
SMDBGrid page and download it free.

May 14, 1999

I receive by regular mail a Master Delphi Programmer Certificate from TekMetrics, Inc. And though I handed over examination even on January 6, and has received the diploma just now - all the same very pleasantly. I accept congratulations.

Also today I added a TSMRCompositeReport component in SMReport Designer suite and fixed a some bugs in TSMDBGrid.

May 11, 1999
I released a new minor version 1.3 of
SMReport Designer. All registered users of version 1.x will receive upgrades free-of-charge in few days. Read a "What's new" section. Trial version and new demo is possible to download from SMReport page (download part).

April 27, 1999

At last I have completed the semi-annual operation and I present own SMReport Designer 1.1.
Earlier I used QuickReport, but except a head pain I nothing had. A large part of time I spent not for development of the reports, and on struggle with QuickReport. Now with SMReport Designer I practically have not problems neither with creation of the reports, nor with their support. Now my end-users have possibility in run-time design mode to modify any report under the necessities and at once to view it in preview mode.
SMReport Designer is a native Delphi/C++Builder report engine and is a useful product both for the developers, and for the users. Intuitively clear interface will not call difficulties with report development , multi-language will allow you to work with the customers all over the world. Make the operation easy, fast, flexible and pleasant together with SMReport Designer.
A
SMReport Designer gives you the new revolutionary technology that makes it easy to create advanced reports with runtime mode for your end-users.
View a
SMReport page and download a FREE 30-day trial version!

March 29, 1999
I created a html-page with description of the General application. It's a mine desition support system for oil-transport management. I included a screenshots. Excuse me but screenshots contain a russian captions. View it on Applications & programs/General or
http://www.scalabium.com/general/smgeneral.htm

February 25, 1999
In TExportDataSource and THTMLExportDataSource components I added the opportunity of export only of selected records (in the DBGrid). To establish export of the marked records it is possible only with ColumnSource = csDBGrid and export not in Paradox/DBase.
Also I fixed a mistake in THTMLExportDataSource in export with ColumnSource = csDataSet.

February 14, 1999
I accept congratulations - today at
mine Birthday!
Also all I congratulate with Valentine's Day and I wish large and pure love!

February 10, 1999
Constant my visitors probably already have noticed, that I have changed design of the page. It seems, that it has become better and more convenient.

If with work with it you will notice any mistakes, bad links or simply want to offer me something to change, I with pleasure shall take part all this to the item of information. I also have changed a way of viewing my component. If earlier all of them were piled in one large and was it is necessary long to wait while it all will not be loaded, now for each component I have created own page with the description and demo example and you can load only that information, which interests you.

The most important change for all my English visitors (and such majority). I have tried to translate the information to English language. I ask to excuse me for grammatic mistakes - specify to me them and I shall correct. English is not my native language:).
For all russian visitors: prepares for issue similar russian site. Besides now I have described the most important information in two languages.

All offers and remarks you can enter in the guest book or write to me on e-mail.

February 02, 1999
I have tried to compile an own Delphi components on Borland C++Builder 3.0 and all perfectly works, and without a uniform mistake!


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