Install Delphi Packages

Rudy's Delphi Corner - VCL Component Installer. Download. One of the things I missed most in Delphi 2. VCL Component Install menu item in the Component menu. For reasons I still don’t quite understand, this expert was removed from the IDE. It was a quick way to install a component in the IDE, but since Delphi 2. That is why I wrote this expert: it replaces the old Install Component expert under the Component menu. It allows you to pick a unit or units to install, to pick in which package it should go, and it opens the package and adds the units to it.

The wizard now also builds and installs the package. In a separate article, I describe how I did that. Update: the wizard now also supports installing .

Example 2: The following line demonstrates how to compile and install <Package1.dpk> DelphiPackageTool.exe -p"C. Delphi Syntax Highlighting. A new theme language based on Delphi for Sublime Text. Install using Package Control: Install > Delphi Syntax Highlighting;.

These units must of course have been compiled with the same version of the compiler as your IDE uses. Delphi and RAD Studio XE or newer. Those of you who have a copy of Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE, or newer, might have noticed it: This expert is now an integral part of the IDE. That is why I won’t be producing an XE version anymore. Installation. The following assumes that $(BDS)\lib (where $(BDS) is your RAD Studio or Delphi base directory) is on your system path. If it isn’t, then either change the package output directory of the projects to one that is on the system path, or add lib to the System path. If you don’t do this, your IDE might not start or start but now show the main window, which makes it unusable.

Install Package Program

This option is found in the project options. Adding packages using the IDE Adding known packages. Open "Package -> Install/Uninstall Packages". The list on the left shows already installed packages or packages.

I had this problem and it took me a while to find out why packages would install properly, but after closing, the IDE would not start anymore. In other words: Always make sure the . Installation is quite simple, but not automatic. Extract the zip file to a directory of your choice. Start the IDE in which it is to be installed. Open the file Comp. Installer. Development.

Use Install command to compile install the package. In Delphi 5 to Delphi 7 the Install command is available as a button in the package window. Writing Delphi Components - Creating and Installing Packages. Delphi Package Collection This is a collection of the files needed to install one or more packages. Installing Delphi is a simple matter of running the executable which you downloaded or copied off a magazine cover CD. Or, if you have obtained a zipped version.

But you can do that for Delphi compatibility. Lazarus packages have version. The 'installed' packages and the 'auto install' packages. Packages, also, provide a means of installing (custom) components into Delphi's VCL pallete. Therefore, basically two types of packages can be made by Delphi.

Comp. Installer. Development. Delphi version, from the subdirectory for your version of Delphi (e. In the Project manager, you should see three projects (the NNN is a number between 1. Comp. Install. Components. NNN. bpl — This contains a component that must be installed before you open the Comp. Install. NNN. bpl project. Comp. Install. NNN.

This is the actuall component installer. Comp. Install. Frame. Edit. Project. exe — This is a help project that makes editing the frames in the project a little easier.

First, activate the Comp. Install. Components. NNN. bpl project, right click it and select Install from the context menu. This will install the package and register the TMRUCombo. Box component in the IDE. Then you can activate the Comp.

Install. NNN. bpl project. Installation of this package is done the same way as described before, from the context menu. If the project was installed successfully, under the menu Component there should be a new menu item Install VCL Component. You can test the expert by installing the test components in the Common\Test. Components directory. Unfortunately, I couldn’t test the code in Delphi 2.

The expert will, for now, only install in Delphi 2. I will try to change this, but since there are some problems with the Open. Tools API (OTA) in Delphi 2. I don’t promise anything. Usage. Usage is straightforward. Fill in the blanks, and at the end, press Finish to generate or open the package and add the units to it. Help is not available yet, but I doubt you will need it.

Editing. The project requires MRUCombos. I also included Comp.

Install. Components. It should be installed in the IDE to be able to edit the frames and form. Comp. Install. dproj (or Comp.

Install. bdsproj) is a package project, and the IDE doesn’t treat this kind of project like it treats a normal . The package contains four frames, and packages and frames are not on good terms. Each time you re- start the project, you might get an error message saying that one of the frames or the form can not be found or loaded, especially if the last time you loaded it, one of the frames, or the dialog using them, was selected. In such cases, just click Cancel, and do not click Ignore or Ignore All. If you click Ignore or Ignore All, the frames will probably be removed from the dialog, and it is very tedious to get them back on again, make them align al. Client, give them their proper names, and connect all the event handlers. If you click Cancel, you can’t edit the forms or frames which the IDE could not load anymore, but you can still edit the code and install the package.

To be able to edit the frames or forms in the package, you must first remove them from the package, and then add them again in the following order: First add Comp. Install. Units. Frames. Open the file and select the designer.

In the designer, right click the frame and choose . In the dialog, click away any error messages you might get about the component already being installed, and just install the frame again. Do the same for Comp. Install. Packagebase. Now you can edit everything, but the next time you open the project, you might have to go through the same procedure again.

But normal . exe projects don’t have these problems. So I created an .

VCL Forms Win. 32 project) and added all the frames and units to it. In the Project Manager, this is shown as Comp. Install. Frame. Edit. Project. exe, and is also in the . Simply add that project to your project group, and the problem should be gone. C++Builder. The latest version of the wizard will also install components in the C++Builder personality. You can add Delphi units as well as C++Builder units.

It creates a C++Builder package that contains the components and installs it. C++Builder 2. 00. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to make the Open Tools API of RAD Studio 2. C++Builder 2. 00. C++ package. I could create a package, but it did not look like one (no Contains or Requires sections, etc.) and it would not compile. You can of course create Delphi packages in RAD Studio 2.

C++ packages, using this wizard. If someone knows a way to make this happen, I’d love to hear about it.

The above problems did not occur in RAD Studio or C++Builder 2. Legalese. I hope this code is useful to you.

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