If there are specific things you’d like to see in future versions of Visual C please let us know.The Delphi language was formerly known as Object Pascal, and is an object-oriented version of the venerable Pascal language, combined by Borland with a Visual Basic-like RAD tool that lets you write fast GUI applications with no run-time, a very rich set of components (VCLs) that can be statically compiled into the EXE, and an encapsulation of most of the Windows API for easier access to the underlying OS. For more infos, read Delphi history from Pascal to Diamondback (Delphi 2005) by Zarko Gajic. FWIW, the main extras offered by the Enterprise version of Delphi 7 are Intra Web from ATo Zed (Framework component set for building web apps in a RAD manner), Rave Visual Designer (Visual reporting tool), Biz Snap (to create web services,) and Model Maker (UML stuff.) If you'd rather use the familiar TAB button to indent a whole block, install Two Desk's Castalia add-in to the IDE, or the free Cn Wizards (a.k.a. If you are running Delphi Pro and above, check out GExperts or Cn Wizards.The Visual C team has been looking at what they should in VC to ensure that the direction of the product aligns closely with customer needs and market realities.The team has the following three things top of mind as they think about the direction forward.You'll have to use Win32's Message Box() instead: When you add a control on a form at design-time, Delphi takes care of creating and freeing the object, but those tasks are your responsibility when creating objects dynamically, at run-time.The important point is freeing the object from memory, or your application will leak memory.In the end, a statically-linked EXE can turn out to be smaller that a bare EXE and external BPLs.Finally, if resource files are used (RES or DCR), Delphi will need those to compile a package successfully. DCU) aren't needed to use a component; They are only needed if you want to compile the component yourself.
With D7 at least, Delphi's Message Dlg doesn't let you select a default button, which is unfortunate for critical choices.Net applications; D7 has a command-line version of the Delphi CLI compiler, but it was really meant as a learning tool.) Note that D8 comes with Delphi 7.1. Some are open-source, some are just freeware, and yet others are commercial: Note: In the Delphi literature, depending on the context, "package" refers to either a DPK master file and PAS/DCU source files, or the resulting, compiled BPL file which contains all the DCU files.Components can be distributed either as Typically, commercial components are provided as binary files, but some can also be bought with source files. PAS or DCU files) can be added to an existing package, or to a brand new package through either File Install Component (when adding to an existing package, the default file is DCLUSR. A package file has the extension BPL, and is just a Borland-specific version of a DLL with added functions like Get Package Info Table(), ie.This team will be significantly increasing support for native development tools.Central to this work is investigating ways to make C developers far more efficient in understanding, updating and validating the quality of large native code bases.In addition to individual packages, it is possible to create a package collection (DPC) to make it easier to distribute the different files that make up a package. This type of file requires a Package Collection Editor (PCE), which is a source file used to define a DPC file.