Holger's Thoughts on Delphi

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Nice docs anyone?!

Normally, when you acquire a new version of a software product, you'll never insert the old cds into your drive ever again. However, D8 and all later versions had a wonderful new feature: less documentation - sorry for the sarcasm.

So, everybody got those nice D7 CDs out and opened those help files for VCL documentation. Today I even found a wizard on the net that makes it possible to use the old documentation files by default on CodeCentral: http://cc.borland.com/item.aspx?id=23948

Thanks go to community member Thomas Müller for that one!

I have not tried it myself yet, but I sure will get those old D7 CDs out of the cellar now ;)


  • Hi Holger,

    do you remember documentation and _printed_ manuals that came with Delphi until D3(starting with D4 IIRC they got less and less and even worse)?

    I miss these days when dev tools were delivered with printed manuals that were detailed and complete!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:26 AM  

  • Levend, I remember those days too and I mus say that I prefer a printed documentation too. By that I do not just mean a print of the help files...

    By Blogger Holger, at 11:53 AM  

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