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ID: 30127, Source for an add-in to easily manage packages the IDE loads

by Ray Vecchio Email: Anonymous

Compile and install the add-in to allow you to easily specify what packages the IDE will load.
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For RAD Studio, Version 16.0  to 20.0 115 downloads
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Terms of use: Embarcadero use at your own risk disclaimer

Size: 5,150 bytes
Updated on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:36:57 GMT
Originally uploaded on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 03:36:48 GMT
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This add-in will allow you to easily specify which packages will be loaded by the IDE, by modifying the IDE's registry key.
If you use this package you can potentially cause the IDE not to be able to start up so please be *CAREFUL*. In this situation you can use regedit to rename the IDE registry key,
1) rename "HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDS\X.X" to "HKCU\Software\Embarcadero\BDSOld\X.X"
2) start the IDE as normal.

How to use this code:
1) Open and install the attached package code into the IDE.
2) The go to Tools | Options | “Third Party” | “Package Editor” | Packages
3) Click on the packages you do *not* want to load up next time you start the IDE (NOTE: please heed the warning above)
4) Click OK… if you have made any changes you will see a message telling you to restart the IDE.

How you can make use of this package.

1) You can either use the package to selectively change the functionality the IDE will have, when you restart the IDE. NOTE: some packages will automatically be loaded by the IDE irrespective of the registry changes, but in general it should heed the registry values.
2)a) You can create various Windows shortcuts and specify specific
"-r" options on the command line for the IDE for instance:
"BDS.EXE -rlean" (without quotes) OR "BDS.EXE -rWin32Only" etc.
b) Start the IDE from one these shortcuts.
c) Install this package and specify JUST the packages you want to load for this configuration.
d) So now when you start the IDE from this shortcut it will only load the packages/functionality you want.

This package code should also work with earlier versions but the uses clauses will have to be edited, and then you will have to create a new project file.

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