Category Archives: Browse and Doc It

The Delphi Open Tools API Book has been updated…

By | September 28, 2016

I think the title says it all. The Delphi Open Tools API Book – Version 1.1 The update includes all the articles written since its first publication so you can have all the information in a single volume. regards Dave. Related posts: The Delphi Open Tools API Book Compiling and Installing my experts and wizards…… Read More »

Unit Testing Browse and Doc It

By | August 18, 2016

Overview I thought I would write something different in the article. The last month or so has been devoted to updating my Browse and Doc It IDE add-in, more specifically, updating the Object Pascal parser to understand Attributes, Generics and Anonymous Methods. The work is almost complete with 3 tests still failing: 2 new tests… Read More »

Compiling and Installing my experts and wizards…

By | April 24, 2016

Overview The idea behind this post is to cover how to compile and install my IDE add-ins if you have not followed my articles from the beginning and you just want to use them without necessarily understanding how they work. They were all built and provided here for the edification of others and thus I… Read More »

The Delphi Open Tools API Book

By | March 21, 2016

Its here 🙂 The Delphi Open Tools API Book Related posts: Chapter 5: Useful Open Tools Utility Functions The Delphi Open Tools API Book has been updated… The Open Tools API using C++ Builder Browse and Doc It Open Tools API: Delphi 7 has documentation…

Browse and Doc It

By | March 2, 2016

I have moved my (some what dated) Browse and Doc It information to this page. Over the next few months I’ll attempt to release the few updates / fixes that I’ve applied while using it with XE, XE2 and XE7. Related posts: The Delphi Open Tools API Book Integrated Testing Helper Chapter 14: Unit Creators… Read More »

Chapter 7.1: IDE Compilation Events – Revisited…

By | August 10, 2011

As a continuation of the previous post on compiler events, in Delphi 2010 onwards there are 2 new interfaces named IOTACompileServices and IOTACompileNotifier and I thought I would describe how to use it and what it does. We’ll deal with the services interface first as we’ll need this to understand this to implement the other… Read More »

Debugging Open Tools API Experts on a Windows 7 64-bit Machine

By | August 5, 2011

Since upgrading to a new machine (Dell Precision M6500 with Windows 7 64-bit) late last year I’ve been unable to debug Open Tools API experts in a second instance of the IDE. When I’ve tried to run the second IDE it starts up okay and then the first IDE breaks like its at a breakpoint.… Read More »

Chapter 5: Useful Open Tools Utility Functions

By | April 14, 2011

I thought that before tackling some of the more interesting Open Tools API topics previously mentioned that I would describe some useful utility function that can make using the OTA easier. Messages First I thought we would look at messages (but not custom ones, they will require their own chapter). These are useful for outputting… Read More »

Browse and Doc It / Intergrated Test Helper INI File

By | August 25, 2010

If you use by Browse And Doc it and  / or Integrated Test Helper IDE add-in for Delphi across multiple IDEs and you want the same information to be available to all instances the you can create the INI file once and use Microsoft FSUTIL command line too to configure HARDLINKs to the same file… Read More »