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How do I install extra components

mac_doggiemac_doggie Member Posts: 488
Hi,

Can anyone tell me how to install extra components like Database components etc. I use Delphi 7. I tried downloading some components, but I also need to connect them to Delphi. I know it's something in the menu components but I tried several things like Install package but then I seem to need a .bpl file

I tried downloading several components:
GSCDBGrid (DB Grids)
ANPOP (Pop3 mail integration)
Intraweb (a whole bunch of different components)

But how do I get them to work ?

please help me out here...

;-)
-mac-
mailto:programmersheaven@mac-doggie.nl
the Netherlands...

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  • nelson_mig_lnelson_mig_l Member Posts: 11
    ----=== How To Install Extra Components ===----


    I've already done it in 4 different ways. (Using
    Delphi 6)
    See the files you have:
    - if you have the .bpl use 1;
    - if you have the .pas and/or .dcu use one of
    the others.

    - 1 -

    * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    * Then click .
    * Select the .bpl that you want to install.

    - 2 -

    * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    * Select the package were you want to add the
    new component.
    * Then click .
    * The Package form will open.(Must be behind
    the Editor form).
    * On the Package form click
    * Click
    * Select the .pas or .dcu of the new component.
    * Click
    * Click
    * Close the Package form.

    - 3 -

    * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    * Select the (Into existing package) tab.
    * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    * Browse the package were you wish to install
    the component.
    * Click

    - 4 -

    * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    * Select the (Into new package) tab.
    * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    * Browse the folder of the new package.
    * Enter a Package description
    * Click


    Nelson Miguel - Portugal


  • mac_doggiemac_doggie Member Posts: 488
    When Delphi want's to build the files I get: file not found: DB.dcu Thie component has DB in it's uses list. Why doesn't this file exist? Isn't this part of Delphi itself ? Or is it because I have the personal edition... Is it that limitied that I can't even use databases ? What application doesn't use databases nowadays....



    : ----=== How To Install Extra Components ===----
    :
    :
    : I've already done it in 4 different ways. (Using
    : Delphi 6)
    : See the files you have:
    : - if you have the .bpl use 1;
    : - if you have the .pas and/or .dcu use one of
    : the others.
    :
    : - 1 -
    :
    : * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    : * Then click .
    : * Select the .bpl that you want to install.
    :
    : - 2 -
    :
    : * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    : * Select the package were you want to add the
    : new component.
    : * Then click .
    : * The Package form will open.(Must be behind
    : the Editor form).
    : * On the Package form click
    : * Click
    : * Select the .pas or .dcu of the new component.
    : * Click
    : * Click
    : * Close the Package form.
    :
    : - 3 -
    :
    : * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    : * Select the (Into existing package) tab.
    : * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    : * Browse the package were you wish to install
    : the component.
    : * Click
    :
    : - 4 -
    :
    : * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    : * Select the (Into new package) tab.
    : * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    : * Browse the folder of the new package.
    : * Enter a Package description
    : * Click
    :
    :
    : Nelson Miguel - Portugal
    :
    :
    :

    ;-)
    -mac-
    mailto:programmersheaven@mac-doggie.nl
    the Netherlands...


  • zibadianzibadian Member Posts: 6,349
    It should be part of the standard package, but perhaps you haven't set the dpl search path in the Options. It could also be that Delphi needs the dcu file itself to include it into the package.
    None of my applications use databases, because they are way too slow and bulky for my needs.

    : When Delphi want's to build the files I get: file not found: DB.dcu Thie component has DB in it's uses list. Why doesn't this file exist? Isn't this part of Delphi itself ? Or is it because I have the personal edition... Is it that limitied that I can't even use databases ? What application doesn't use databases nowadays....
    :
    :
    :
    : : ----=== How To Install Extra Components ===----
    : :
    : :
    : : I've already done it in 4 different ways. (Using
    : : Delphi 6)
    : : See the files you have:
    : : - if you have the .bpl use 1;
    : : - if you have the .pas and/or .dcu use one of
    : : the others.
    : :
    : : - 1 -
    : :
    : : * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    : : * Then click .
    : : * Select the .bpl that you want to install.
    : :
    : : - 2 -
    : :
    : : * Open menu Component > Install Packages.
    : : * Select the package were you want to add the
    : : new component.
    : : * Then click .
    : : * The Package form will open.(Must be behind
    : : the Editor form).
    : : * On the Package form click
    : : * Click
    : : * Select the .pas or .dcu of the new component.
    : : * Click
    : : * Click
    : : * Close the Package form.
    : :
    : : - 3 -
    : :
    : : * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    : : * Select the (Into existing package) tab.
    : : * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    : : * Browse the package were you wish to install
    : : the component.
    : : * Click
    : :
    : : - 4 -
    : :
    : : * Open menu Component > Install Component.
    : : * Select the (Into new package) tab.
    : : * Browse the .pas or .dcu of the component.
    : : * Browse the folder of the new package.
    : : * Enter a Package description
    : : * Click
    : :
    : :
    : : Nelson Miguel - Portugal
    : :
    : :
    : :
    :
    : ;-)
    : -mac-
    : mailto:programmersheaven@mac-doggie.nl
    : the Netherlands...
    :
    :
    :

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