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D3 Component Installation Problem

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When attempting to add a new component to D3, the Install Component forces me to use a file with a *.dpk extension which apparantly is the package source file. When the dialog box pops up, I point it to the *.pas file for the component and select the compile and then install button. It looks like it compiles, but nothing shows up on my component palette. If I try to install the design package, it forces me to select a *.dpl file and there is none with the name associated with the *.dpk file. Thus, I can't get any of my or 3rd party components to install so I can use them. Very frustrating!
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sperling earned 100 total points
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I don't follow you entirely, but here's how I successfully have installed a lot of components in D3.

Component / Install Component
 
Select tab page "Into new package"

Browse for pas file(s)

Enter any filename (without extensions) in "Package file name"
I've used just "Private" for my own components.

Add a package description if you wish.

Click OK
Click Yes on dialog "Package will be built then installed"

If your .PAS files contains the proper "Register" procedure, the components should be installed.


Regards,

Erik.
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Well, it worked. I used a name of Personal (it wouldn't take Private as it said it was a reserved word) and I was able to add my components. I still don't understand why I wasn't able to use the default dbk file that Borland supplied, but right now I am just happy to be able to use my components! Thanks Sperling!
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I'm not yest sure of how this package concept works exactly, so I can't tell you why.

BTW. I do in fact use private, but in norwegian (=Privat)... Should have thought of that one ;)

Regards,

Erik.
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