Tag Archives: BorlandIDEServices

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 Open Tools API using C++ Builder

By | December 5, 2016

Overview A week or so ago Alex Bassi was asking on the CPP Slack channel how to do Open Tools API stuff in C++ Builder. I had started looking into this a while ago but found a few hicups along the way and put it all on the back burner until I had more time.… Read More »

C++ OTA Template Code

By | December 3, 2016

This is just a quick post to let you know there is now C++ Open Tools API example code available from the below page. C++ OTA Template I’ll be blogging on how it all works shortly but I’ll be out cycling tomorrow 🙂 Related posts: The Open Tools API using C++ Builder Notify me of… Read More »

Notify me of everything… – Part 1

By | November 7, 2016

Overview I was going to blog about Unit Testing non-public members of classes using inheritance, class helpers and test interfaces but the more I refactored my piece of legacy code into smaller classes and interfaces the less valid my methods seemed to become. I may still write something about this but for now here's something… 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 »

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 »

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…

Chapter 16: Getting help when there’s no help

By | March 21, 2016

I don’t know whether its an issue with my Delphi XE7 (I’ll find out when Seattle 10 arrives) but it doesn’t seem to have any Win32/64 help in the system anymore. I’m assuming that this is related to the space in the help required by the new FireMonkey and cross platform support. Since most of… Read More »

Integrated Testing Helper

By | March 4, 2016

I’ve now move the Integrated Testing Helper to this page. In a similar manner to Browse and Doc It, I hope to brings you a few fixes and improvements that have happen. regards Dave. Related posts: Chapter 16: Getting help when there’s no help The Delphi Open Tools API Book Notify me of everything… –… Read More »