CallbackRegistry

Control registry operations in Windows and .NET applications

Installing VCL components into Delphi and C++Builder

To install CallbackRegistry to component palette you can use the package, installed with CallbackRegistry. The packages are located in <CBReg>\VCL\Units\DelphiX or <CBReg>\VCL\Units\BuilderX folder (X stands for IDE version number) depending on dev.tool version.

Alternatively, if you want to install the component from the source code, you need to do the following:

  • Start Delphi or C++Builder IDE.
  • Select Main Menu->Component->Install component
  • In the dialog that appears select if you want to install the component to existing package or create new package.
  • Specify Unit name (CBReg.dcu) and select the package
  • Click OK
The package will be re-compiled and the component will be installed to component palette. The component will appear on "CBReg" tab in component palette.

To avoid problems with compilation of projects, which use CallbackRegistry, you need to setup paths as described. By default the paths are set during installation. However if the settings were changed or installation didn't work as expected, you can use the below procedure to setup paths.

  • Delphi:
    Before using CallbackRegistry in your projects, you need to tune-up global paths in Delphi IDE. Paths are set in Main menu->Tools->Environment options. Environment Options dialog appears. Find Library or Directories tab in the page control and you will find directories configuration page.
    • Set the "output directory", "unit output directory" and "BPL output directory" (if present) settings for the package to the folder, where the compiled packages will be stored after compilation.
    • add the name of the folder with CBReg.dcu (<CBReg>\VCL\Units\DelphiX) to the "source path" setting.

    To use CallbackRegistry in your projects, you need to add "CBReg" to Uses clause of one or more of your units. Then you can create CallbackRegistry objects and use them. You don't need to ship any external DLLs with your compiled project.

  • C++Builder:
    Before using CallbackRegistry in your projects, you need to tune-up global paths in your development tool. Paths are set in Main menu->Tools->Environment options. Environment Options dialog appears. Find Library or Directories tab in the page control and you will find directories configuration page.
    • Set the "output directory", "unit output directory" and "BPL output directory" (if present) settings for the package to the folder, where the compiled packages will be stored after compilation.
    • add the name of the folder with CBReg.obj and CBReg.dcu (<CBReg>\VCL\Units\BuilderX) to the "include path" and "library path" settings.

    To use CallbackRegistry in your projects, you need to include "CBReg.hpp" (header file) to one or more of your files. Also, you need to add CBReg.lib to the list of used libraries. You don't need to ship any external DLLs with your compiled project.

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