Delphi 5 upgrade components for BDS2006
Posted on 2007-04-05
Background info .....
Before a week ago i had never even seen a delphi file let alone used one, so I do not really understand it very well so please bear with me.
We have a program that uses a PCI hardware card that measures speed (as well as some machinery to test speed). In 2000 a company wrote the software in Delphi 5 to capture the speed data. Now the computer is getting old so we would like to upgrade it to a newer computer. Now the company that did the software no longer employees a Delphi programmer so itt has come to me to have a look at.
We would like to get the delphi 5 code working in BDS2006, but i have hit a few snags. It is with components and packages and me not understanding them or getting them to work. Errors come up saying that it cannot find things on the code, so i think i need to add the components in.
In delphi 5 there are some components (i think) that have been written and can be used. If i go to project options click on the packages tab and select Borland User Components -> then there are 4 components. Also, if i select Component -> configure pallet there is a page called Servocon and the components are in there as well.
These components contain classes which are what delphi says has the errors when using BDS2006.
I have the source files for these, with the file extensions .dcu and .pas and some have a .dcr and .dfm for each of the errors, and i would like to know how to get these (i think there components looking at delphi 5) into BDS2006.
Please could anyone give me a step by step guide how to get these into BDS2006 so i can get rid of these errors.