Reducing size of Delphi exe file
Posted on 2006-06-19
I have written a program in Borland Developer Studio 2006 for Win32. The program is based on the PageControl component. My PageControl contains 12 TabSheets. Each of these TabSheets has a number of database aware components - edit boxes, radio groups and so on, maybe an average of a dozen components per TabSheet. The executable is massive at over 7 MB. It takes about 2 minutes just to load. After loading, it works well enough. But the loading takes so long, one gets the impression the program has hung up. To streamline it, do I need to create the components (or the Tabsheets) dynamically when I need them? Rather than creating every page at design time? If that's what I need to do, what would be the steps I would need to go through and would it be a huge task or something quite quick and easy (I'm a casual Delphi programmer not an expert!).