[fpc-pascal]Extremely disappointed..

Jeff Wormsley daworm10 at comcast.net
Thu Jul 18 04:14:35 CEST 2002

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On 7/17/2002 at 5:59 PM Alan Grimes wrote:

>I was greatly saddened when I read in one of the manuals that the
>overlay feature had been removed... 

What you are looking for would probably be better suited by a plugin
architecture.  Plugins can be implemented in a variety of ways, ranging
from DLL's/.so's (look to LoadLibrary and GetProcAddress API functions in
Windows, I don't know the Linux versions for .so's) to named pipes (doable
in windows and linux) to COM/COM+/DCOM implementations (Windows only?).
Look for sample plugin frameworks and see what you can find that suits your
needs.  It may be Delphi code, and may be Windows specific, but it should
get you thinking about methods that don't require quite the hassles and
dangers that TP's old overlay method brought.


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