importing dcu component without pas

I have downloaded a freeware component.
It only comes as a dcu, without the pas file.
When I import it as a component into an existing package, I compile the package.  Delphi complains that it can't find the .pas file.  Obviously, cos it's not there.
How do I set up the package compiler to not look for a pas file?
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bcrotazAsked:
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itamarCommented:
Hi bcrotaz,

It seems to me you're using Delphi 3, right ?

If so, are you sure the downloaded component is Delphi 3 compatible ?

Just a guess...

bye,
Itamar
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bcrotazAuthor Commented:
No i'm not sure - would delphi not complain about that, before asking for the pas file?
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StevenBCommented:
 What is the Component, where can it be found? Perhaps this info might shed some light on the problem (although I'm tempted to concur with Itamar, I suspect that you've got a D2 component).

  Steven.
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bcrotazAuthor Commented:
It must be - the copyright is 1995.
Any way to import it?
(I have delphi 2)
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itamarCommented:
Unfortunatelly, at this time  there is no way - AFAIK :((((

If you don't mind I'll put my comment as answer as we achieved the source of the problem.

Regards,
Itamar
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StevenBCommented:
 If you really need the component then you could try compiling it into an OCX through Delphi 2 and then importing that into Delphi 3. You'd have to really need that specific component though, there's probably an equivalent D3 version available somewhere. Again I ask: What is the Component? Where can I find a copy?

  Steven.
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bcrotazAuthor Commented:
It's a form size limiter.  Very simple, it just receives the MinMaxSize message and sets the parameters.  Can't remember where I got it though. Sorry. ;-)
I've done it in code now, so the problem doesn't exist any more.
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bcrotazAuthor Commented:
Itamar - send an answer.
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itamarCommented:
Unfortunatelly, at this time  there is no way - AFAIK :((((

     If you don't mind I'll put my comment as answer as we achieved the source
     of the problem.

     Regards,
     Itamar
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bcrotazAuthor Commented:
AFAIK? That's a new one on me...

Thanks.
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itamarCommented:
AFAIK - As Far As I Know ;)))
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