Delphi 7 IDE

Posted on 2010-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Does anyone know if it is possible to have a self contained ide for delphi 7 ?

The ide for delphi 7 has no background and I would like any suggestion to remedy that.
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 34182797
AFAIK, you can't. I'm sorry.
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You can partially remedy that by merging the "Object Inspector" and the "Object Treeview" with the "Units Viewer" then maximize it and it will cover the empty space behind. (see the snap shots attached). you can arrange them as you need.

That's all you can do with the mouse only, other than that you need special tools but a bit difficult to find.

For example the following IDE tool can include itself under the components palette while you can't do that directly:

If that is very necessary you can upgrade to a newer version of Delphi such as 2006 and above they are already self-contained IDE.

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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With the design of delphi 7 you can't do that. You can do as jimyx suggested, thats close enough, but these settings are not retained, when you restart delphi, everything is reset, you will be back to the original way

Try and download GExperts, I believe it allows you to retain the settings you make to the display.
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@ ewangoya
Those settings are retained, but you have to tell Delphi to save them in the "Desktop speedsetting" by clicking on save current desktop after rearranging the design of the IDE.

The best thing to do, if that's going to be the choice, is to save the default IDE and then rearrange the IDE and save that as well so you can switch between the designs easily by selecting from the drop down list.

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Correct, thanks for pointing that out
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I noticed it, sorry for the plugging.
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Thanks Systan, appreciate that.
BTW you are not seen much here lately, at least I do not see you in Delphi Zone, seems you like Lazarus more than Delphi, no ?

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I will tell you, it's a dense library based product, it supports delphi 7 alone.
I see so many custom modifications to delphi but what I want to know
is the best version of delphi 7 compatible ide.  It must be delphi 7.

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ID: 34202466
Does anyone have a fine tuned version of delphi 7?
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jimyX earned 500 total points
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Even with the updates your Delphi 7 will look the same, the updates fix other issues, not the interface.
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