Essential 3rd party add-ons


I'm fairly new to Delphi, but I'm enjoying it more and more each day. Yesterday I came across Orpheus ( and it has simplified my life a lot. Are there any other packages out there that I "need" to have? I don't mind paying a little bit for them (say up to USD100), but they need to have royalty-free distribution. A good DBGrid implementation would be nice...

BTW, I'm using Delphi 7 if it matters...

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TurboPower Async Pro ( if you want to access your RS232.

The Jedi VCL (, but i am biased because i am a JVCL developer.

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Wim ten BrinkSelf-employed developerCommented: = Delphi Formatting Expert, useful to keep your source readable. = GExperts, A nice collection of Delphi IDE experts. = Delphi Super Page, A huge collection of free and commercial Delphi components.

The Delphi Super Page is a good place to start looking for other components, free and commercial. The other links are more useful for the Delphi IDE. = Delphi Informant Magazine, A nice online magazine that also publishes a paper print version. Quite interesting for Delphi developers but unfortunately it isn't free.
An interesting magazine, available world-wide and perhaps the only Delphi-only magazine.
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Also check out - madshi is a frequent contributor to this site and he has some really cool system level stuff for Delphi
BarCode99Author Commented:
Christmas comes early this year and I'm increasing the point to 60... And then I'll split it three ways between you.

Wim ten BrinkSelf-employed developerCommented:
Thanks ;-)
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