Tag Archives: Experts

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 »

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 »

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 »

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…