Delphi & C Builder

Posted on 2000-05-17
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Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Are there any known problems with installing Delphi AND C Builder on the same machine.

I have Delphi 5 and want to buy C Builder (recent verion is?) but only if I can use them both on the same machine.

Question by:d32coder
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I have both Delphi5 and C Builder 3 on my machine with no problems whatsover

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I have c builder 4 and delphi 5 on same machine. Only problem is with debbuger
When I start c/delphi It ask which debbuger i will like to use c/delphi and I wont to do permanent changes beacouse I'm not sure how will c(ver4) work when set to delphi debbuger(ver5)
I found no other problems at all

Last version of BC++ Builder is 5. (maybe some pathces to 5.x but the main version is 5)

BCB use same VCL as Delphi which is writen in Object Pascal so dont except any speed improvments in that part of your aplication.
Also delphi 5 gives compact exe and bcb4 (even if i use static lib) requires 2 vclxxx.xx files to be added with app.
Same is with size Form(exe) with 1 button in delphi has 230 kb and sam thing in BCB4 has 320  kb

My choice is Delphi and if you like to do some serious win c/c++ programing use VISUAL c instead BCB

Also for Delphi You can found numerous free components and for BCB there is wery litle such stuff aviable(comparing with delphi)
Also, You can use some components writen in delphi in BCB what gives me the feeling that BCB is just C cover over Delphi shell(but that is my personal feeling)


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I'm curious about adding the 2 extra files in a C app though.  When I first started using Turbo C back in the 80's, I did so just to avoid distriubting extra files with my .exe.  Odd that now C does this and Delphi (Pascal) doesn't.

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If you ment on this vclxx.xx stuf thats also strange to me but let me tell You what I found experimenting.

I got project to make  multimedial presentation (belive it or not, for my government /bosnia)and they gave me very much trouble with condition that my application must not use any setup options and must run on every win9x or nt 4(with or without service packs) machine.(project include video, mulichanel sound, document diplay like html....)

So with my humble knowledge I start to experiment with exe portability on different prog. enivironments

After serious MS Visual Basic problems (oleaut out of date and so on)I decided to give a try with delphi(in that time ver4) and on my suprise it worked (plain exe) on every tested machine without any additional files (i formated my disk and on freshly installed win95 i tested this teory(on several other machines also) also on my job I used NT Servers.

Later (project was stuck for very long time)I jump on borland c++ builder 4
And so on after I tryed my application on other machines it reports that this two vcl files are required to run this application (and i compiled my exe to use static lib.!!! like in delphi)
After some other glitches with multimedia programming I jump back on delphi and everything work fine.

I dont know why these two files are required even if I compile to use static lib but I spend wery much time experimentig on plain exe portability(no setup) and I found Delphi 99.9% to do the job.

(also in ms visual c 6 exe (one form with some basic component) compiled as static exe has 2.x MB !!!)
VC commes with wery good install shiled so in normal cases this is not problem
(My problem was specific (not to use setup))
Hope this help You

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