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RTC Portal: Discontinued and released on GitHub

RTC Portal was first released in July 2007 as a set of Delphi Projects using the RealThinClient SDK for communication and implementing a simple Remote Support solution with Remote Desktop Control, File Transfer and Multi-User Chat functionality. A few months later, RTC Portal was transformed into a set of visual components with full-featured Demo Projects, to make it easy for customers to update to later versions, without the need to make manual changes to their (usually modified) Projects. Unfortunately, because the market for such components is very small and the majority of customers didn’t seem to care much for updates, after 10 years of slow development and diminishing revenue, the last commercial RTC Portal update was released in June 2017 and RTC Portal was discontinued as a commercial component set for Delphi.

Today, RTC Portal is no longer available for purchase and there is NO SUPPORT available for using RTC Portal components or Demos, but the last version of RTC Portal VCL and RTC Portal X, compatible with RealThinClient SDK v9 and ready to be compiled for the Win32 platform using Delphi 7 – 10.2 can still be downloaded from GitHub:

-> RTC Portal VCL @ https://github.com/DTkalcec/portal
-> RTC Portal X @ https://github.com/DTkalcec/portalX

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Beware of the “As Administrator” option on Windows 8

Yesterday, I was preparing my Windows 8 Tablet PC for development and testing. As always, I went to use the “_clear.cmd” file from the “Lib” folder to delete old files before preparing a new package. But – wait! Windows 8 won’t let me run CMD files just like that! It blocked every time. So … to outsmart this new Windows 8 feature (I think it’s called “Screen-Scan”), I’ve simply selected “As Administrator” to run the “_clear.cmd” file with higher access rights.

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Posting code examples to RTC Forums

I’ve been burned by BB tags [b] and [i] more than once when posting code examples to RTC Forums, so I thought this would be worth mentioning here.

When posting to RTC Forums, you will be editing your text in raw format. This gives you full control over the look of your post by allowing you to directly insert special “BB” tags ([i] …[/i] for italic, [b]..[/b] for bold, [u]…[/u] for underlined text, and so on). You can also use the toolbar, which is visible directly above the text entry area (when composing your Forum post) to insert BB tags around your currently selected text.

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