VCL50 missing in Delphi 2007
Posted on 2008-10-30
I have just installed Delphi 2007 on a new machine and have been trying to install some custom components that were written for us several years ago. The component in question uses the vcl50 package. When I click on the component in the Project Manager and choose install, I get a message saying "The runtime packages referenced by this project appear to include old packages. Whould you like to convert the runtime packages list to reference new packages?"
It does not matter whether I choose yes or no here, I get an error saying:
[DCC Error] ESBWinTab.dpk(30): E2202 Required package 'vcl50' not found
I understand this was an old package from Delphi 5 and have managed to find reference that it should be in my windows/system directory. Alas, it is not there, or in any folder on my machine.
Could someone please tell me;
1. What this message about runtime packages is actually telling me?
2. What this package does (or did)?
3. Where can I find it (online?) to be able to put it back on my machine?
4. Or preferably, what package replaces it so I can upgrade my component.