The reason I'm making the Delphi source available is that it shows how Delphi has improved over the years. I originally wrote this application using Delphi 6. As a result, I had to manually deal with the TByteDynArray types to decode them from base64 before display. Using Delphi 2006, this is no longer necessary - the types come back decoded and in usable fashion without any extra work on your part. This sample shows several interesting concepts: stream to variant conversion, drawing tiled images, calling a webservice, dealing with GIF and JPG files, and interception of webservice traffic for debugging.
While I don't know which specific version of Delphi fixes the TByteDynArray/Base64 de/encoding, this much I know for certain: Delphi 2006 makes web services very easy to do.
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