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I think this must be a very simple question:

Until now I program in the 16Bit world using Assembler and Borland Pascal.
I want to program 32Bit applications like device driver, DLL's, command line utils. I do not want to program big GUI applications and not database applications.

I want to use delphi. I do not have any documentation about the 32Bit API of W95 or NT.

I wonder if delphi 2.0 is OK and which version do I need, the cheap standard or the developer or professional.

Is the full printed documentation provided with the standard edition?
Is standard edition sufficient for my needs (as described above)?
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Your best bet is the Delphi 3 Developer version.

1) There isn't much Client/Server in it.
2) With run time packages, the EXE can be very 'thin'.
3) The API help for Win95 and NT is pretty complete (some would argue that)
4) It comes with full documentation.

Cheers,
Ian C.
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i'm buy DELPHI 3.0 standard version ,there are 2 months, i discovery DELPHI since 3 years.
i think that you must take for beginning the Standard version,
because there are the essential contents for begin in pascal language.

The help is very simple and there  not lot of example code,
but delphi is delevery with a full documentation.

For help you, there a lot of books from DELPHI language.
MSDN, can help you to WINAPI32 example.

Bye

Stéphane.
                                             

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Still not clear to me is:

- Does the (cheap) standard version include full printed documentation?
- In which version is the Win32API documentation in included?
- Maybe I can buy 2.0 even cheaper. So why should it be 3.0?
  Which disadvantages has 2.0 against 3.0 ?

I know that you can buy additional books, but I am interested what is included with the different Delphi versions.


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I suggested D3 over D2 because Delphi 3 has run-time packages.  This will allow for 'thin' EXE files.  You said you didn't want a 'big' app.

The price difference between Standard and Developer is very small

Manuals come with every version.

Ian C.

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With "big" I didn't meant the exe size. I wanted to express that the source code usually isn't that large.
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