Category Archives: Browse and Doc It

Linking Menu Actions and Options

By | April 9, 2017

Overview In this article I want to revisit 2 aspects of the Open Tools API that I’ve written about before in Chapter 15: IDE Main Menus and Chapter 17: Options Page(s) inside the IDE’s Options Dlg. I’ve been updating Browse and Doc It for a long awaited new release which updates the Object Pascal parser… Read More »

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 »

OP to C++ Update and other related topics…

By | July 8, 2016

Object Pascal to C++ I’ve updated my page on converting code from Object Pascal to C++ Builder. I’ve added a content pane hyper-linked to the sections in the document, a document version so you can easily know whether the page has changed, added a number of updates based on comments that I’ve received and added… 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 »