[fpc-devel] FP 2.4 questions

Marc Weustink marc.weustink at cuperus.nl
Wed Jan 2 14:29:58 CET 2008

Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2008 11:08:27 +0100 (CET)
> marcov at stack.nl (Marco van de Voort) wrote:
>>>> Then I don't get why people refuse that lazarus is recompiled and
>>>> see dyn. loaded packages as _the_ solution to this "problem" :)
>>> Is there another solution that makes it possible to compile and
>>> test a (future) visual component before installing it and with a
>>> simple click-click action add it to the component library (even if
>>> this involves waiting some minutes).
>> No. Not even Delphi has that. The property editors and component
>> registrations must be known to the visual environment. 
> It depends on how much IDE stuff the package needs.
> Property Editors can be tested without the IDE by using the RTTI
> controls. 
> New codetools features can be tested without the IDE.
> Some IDE parts can be tested with the SimpleIDEIntf package
> components/simpleideintf/simpleideintf.lpk. This package simulates a
> simple IDE to allow testing IDE experts at command line. It fills
> several objects and functions of the IDEIntf.
> Experts and Component Editors need the whole IDE.

Properties (and I think component editors too) can also be tested with 
the ObjectInspector example.


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