Monthly Archives: April 2016

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 »

Eidolon 1.7c

By | April 17, 2016

I’ve release a bug fix for Eidolon (1.7c) which can be downloaded from Eidolon’s home page. Related posts: Eidolon Eidolon 1.0a and Help Eidolon: Text positions from other Drawings Eidolon Installation Eidolon 1.7b

IDE Explorer Update

By | April 17, 2016

I’ve just released an updated version of the very old IDE Explorer. This new version (RAD Studio 2010 to XE10) uses the new RTTI unit which was introduced in RAD Studio 2010 and provide access to Fields, Methods, Properties and Events for all scopes of information. This is something I’ve wanted to do for many… Read More »


By | April 17, 2016

Confession I have to confess that I don’t know why I’ve never used RegisterPackageWizard when creating package wizards. It seems to have been available for ever (I can only check back to D5) and looks to be the intended way that package wizards should be created. I suspect that apart from my IDE Explorer and… Read More »

IDE Help Helper Update

By | April 7, 2016

I’ve eventually got around to updating the IDE Help Helper for as many IDEs as I’ve got (see my reasons for the restrictions on the Open Tools API page) and as far back as the interfaces will allow. It now supports RAD Studio 2007 to XE10. Along the way I’ve had to remove NameSpaces and fix… Read More »

Printing this blog

By | April 3, 2016

Printing Layout I don’t know if any of you have tried to print this blog out since I changed the theme a few months ago but I did notice that it wasn’t print previewing in Firefox properly (it didn’t use the full width of the screen). I’ve spent a little time debugging this with the… Read More »

Chapter 17: Options Page(s) inside the IDE’s Options Dlg

By | April 3, 2016

Overview The topic for this blogs is putting your Options/Configuration pages for your experts/wizards inside the IDE’s options dialogue. I actually didn’t know you could do this until I saw David Millington’s IDE add-ins and thought, “I wonder how he did that?”. As it turns out this functionality has been around since RAD Studio XE,… Read More »