Holger's Thoughts on Delphi

Sunday, July 30, 2006

C# and VCL.NET - yes, it is possible

A recent newsgroup post made me blog about this simple fact:
You can use VCL.NET in C#.

Period. It is possible. There are even examples available for free showing how it works.

My friend and Delphi-Guru Bruce McGee uploaded his C# example using VCL.NET classes to CodeCentral. You may download it for free. Registration in order to use Borland's CodeCentral Service might be necessary.

Click here to download it.


  • I'm glad to see these features getting more coverage.

    If you like my example, I think the one Andreas Hausladen posted in the "VCL.Net Revisited thread" is even more impressive.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:55 AM  

  • I think it's great in theory.

    The problem is that in practice, DevCo needs to make a serious effort to make VCL.NET readily and easily accessible from C#. If they wish to leverage VCL.NET as a strategic advantage and true alternative to the "standard" .NET stuff, they need to do much better than they're doing now.

    I'll say it again: DevCo can't be the vendor whose product supports .NET 2.0, CF, VCL.NET from C#, etc. by this using hack or downloading this code, etc. That may be "ok" for an open source project, but it's not going to work for a commercial product.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:59 PM  

  • Brian,

    I agree that DevCo needs to make this smoother. If it's important to you, try it out and make noise about the stuff that doesn't work.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:39 PM  

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