I just developed a class that will let me use text to describe a complex set of business object interactions. Currently I have about 60 lines in my description and I expect it to get larger. I have not had much reason to try to compile in any text this size in the past.
I know I can make it a ResourceString, but that would mean converting my text (which contains single quotes and CRLFs) into a Delphi style string. This would loose the readability / editability of the text. I could also code it to be added to a string list, but get the same lack of readabilty / editability.
I considered making a form with a memo on it and using it's Lines property. This would allow me to use Delphi's code editor to edit the text while easily compiling it into my application. This does carry extra overhead for defining an otherwize useless form.
Ideally I would want to be able to tell the Delphi compiler to compile in a text file as a resource. I figured that with all the other experts here someone else must have had a similar issue, so I am looking for ideas. The best one gets the points. I am giving 500 points because I need it for a current project that is under a deadline.