Some changes to CustomContainerPack

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Sep 202014
 

Today I made some small changes to the CustomContainerPack.

Apart from removing two with statements I changed the place where the wizard shows up in the File -> New -> Other dialog. Up to Delphi 7 it is still in the “New” category.

ccpack_delphi7

For newer Delphi versions, it now shows up in the “Delphi Files” category:

ccpack_delphi2005

It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it. Just returning “Delphi Files” from the IOTARepositoryWizard.GetPage function doesn’t work. The trick is to use the IOTARepositoryWizard80 interface that was introduced with Delphi 2005 (or, judging from the name, probably with Delphi 8). It added two new functions to IOTARepositoryWizard:

    function GetPersonality: string;
    function GetGalleryCategory: IOTAGalleryCategory;

GetPersonality is easy, you just return one of the pre-defined string constants sXxxxPersonality, in this case: sDelphiPersonality

function TCCWizard.GetPersonality: string;
begin
  Result := sDelphiPersonality;
end;

(If anybody wants to check if CustomContainerCack can be used with the C++Builder personality, please contact me through my Google+ page.)

GetGalleryCategory is a bit more tricky. I found the solution in Steve’s Blog:

function TCCWizard.GetGalleryCategory: IOTAGalleryCategory;
var
  cat: IOTAGalleryCategory;
  catMgr: IOTAGalleryCategoryManager;
begin
  catMgr := (BorlandIDEServices as IOTAGalleryCategoryManager);
  Assert(Assigned(catMgr));
  cat := catMgr.FindCategory(sCategoryDelphiNewFiles);
  Assert(Assigned(cat));
  Result := cat;
end;
 Posted by on 2014-09-20 at 17:48

Custom Container Pack for Delphi XE2 to XE7

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Sep 142014
 

I just updated the Custom Container Pack sources to support Delphi XE2 to XE7. It was mostly a matter of creating the packages for the newer versions. I also had to adapt the registration code to changes in Delphi XE2.

It now compiles and installs. I have not tested it extensively. We use it at work with Delphi 2007 and I know of no bugs with it.

 Posted by on 2014-09-14 at 14:37