Friday, March 07, 2008

TDM Rerun #6: GExperts 1.0

The greatest (in my view), and one of the oldest of the Delphi IDE expert suites is GExperts. It was created by Gerals Nunn (in 1997, if I am not mistaken), who also developed it for almost two years. Gerald has moved to other projects, but he kindly donated the GExperts source code to the online community.

- GExperts 1.0, The Delphi Magazine 72, August 2001

I still stand by those words. GExperts is a great suite of experts and I still use it every day. I also wrote few experts that are included in the GExperts pack and few that are included only in my private build.

Links: article (PDF, 95 KB), GExperts

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous14:51

    these private helpers sounds interesting. Do wou want to share them?

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  2. I use gexperts daily also. But I'm missing one feature badly from the Delphi 7 days:
    From the README.TXT:
    The following features are not supported under Delphi 8/2005/2006/2007:
    UNICODE format text files, inner classes, class helpers, and generics in
    the Class Browser, and some of the old editor tab enhancements, such as
    multiline editor tabs.

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  3. @anonymous: I'll see what I can do.

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  4. multiline editor tabs are unfortunately impossible with the new Delphi IDEs. The control CodeGear uses there does not have a MultiLine property, so in order to implement them, it must be replaced with one that does and that's a very difficult task. I should know, I tried it. Of course, if anybody finds a way to do it anyway, feel free to donate the code.

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  5. Gerald Nunn22:09

    Ah, the good old days, thanks for the mention :)

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