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How hard is it to get my OWL application to compile with C++Builder 5?

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Question We need to compile a Borland C++ 5 program using OWL under C++ Builder 5. What is the procedure for getting an OWL program running under C++ Builder 5? Answer Unfortunately, Borland has been phasing out support for the OWL for the last couple years and C++Builder 5 does not have any native support for the OWL. That is to say, BCB 5 does not ship with the OWL and does not contain an...

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Delphi 1 no longer available.

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Question: Why is Delphi 1 no longer shipped with the latest version of Delphi? Answer: Delphi 1 was shipped with Delphi 2,3 and 4 because it could still be used to create 16 bit applications for Windows 3.1, but it was not shipped with Delphi 5. This is because Delphi 1 has not been Y2K tested and is not considered Y2K compliant.Article originally contributed by ...

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How to install Turbo C++ 3.0 in Windows 98 when recieving a "too many subdirectories" error.

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When running windows 98, how do I install Borland C++ 3.0 for DOS (from the Turbo Suite) if I am getting an error that reads "Too Many Subdirectories"? -Create a boot disk:     open up control panel (under Start|Settings)     select add/remove programs     click on the create startup disk tab     insert a blank disk and click creat...

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Using AnsiStrings and char *

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Question: I am using a VCL component that has a property that is of type AnsiString. However, if I try to make a Windows API call, it says that I can't cast it to a char *. How can I use the property as a parameter? Answer: You can simply call the c_str method and it will convert the AnsiString to a char *. Example: Edit1->Text.c_str(); //the text from an Edit box is converted...

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Display Corruption During Turbo C++ 4.5 Compile

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Display Corruption During Turbo C++ 4.5 Compile Category :Install Issues Platform :Windows 95/98 Product :Turbo C++ 4.5 Question: Why does the display look corrupted when I try compiling my applications. Answer: The easiest solution for this problem is to lower your Hardware Acceleration until the problem goes away. To do this: Right click on My Computer. Select Pro...

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Why can't I print the output of the program I've written?

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If you have written a program that is running in DOS or in a console box, and are having problems printing your output generated by the program, please consider the following. Printing the output of a program is not a part of the functionality of the compiler;  rather, the ability to print in these circumstances rests on the operating system, which receives the data from the program....

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How do I avoid problems when installing Turbo C++ 4.5?

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Question: I am trying to run the installation of Turbo C++ 4.5, but the installation stops after viewing "install.txt", showing only a graded aquamarine screen.  When I try to run the installation again, the installation returns "error 69."  Why is this happening and what can I do to to install the product?   Answer: When the installation program for Turbo C++ 4.5 is ...

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OWL Blazer example Help About window

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Question and Answer Database FAQ4330C.txt :OWL Blazer example Help About window Category :OWL Platform :All Windows Product :BC++5.x, C++Builder3.x, C++Builder4.x, Question: The Blazer example's Help|About graphics demonstration does not work in greater than 8 bit color mode under Windows NT. Answer: The About page uses objects of type TDiBitmap and TDibDC, whi...

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TP6 Fact Sheet (Draft 1.0)

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Technical Notes Database TN1329D.txt TP6 Fact Sheet (Draft 1.0) Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: Fact Sheet TURBO PASCAL 6.0 PROFESSIONAL TURBO PASCAL 6.0 PROFESSIONAL: PROGRAMMING WITH VISION New Turbo Pascal 6.0 includes Turbo Vision, the first object-oriented application framework for MS-DOS. With Turbo Vision, your applic...

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Fix for BP7 GRAFFITI example.

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Technical Notes Database TN1341D.txt Fix for BP7 GRAFFITI example. Category :OWL Platform :All Product :Pascal All Description: The problem is that BWCC seems to stick around in memory. Add this line to the very end of the GRAFFITI.PAS file (right before "end.") to decrement the usage count of BWCC: FreeLibrary(GetModuleHandle('BWCC')); Reference: 7/16/98 4:35:45...

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TP6 Marketing QNAs

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Technical Notes Database TN1317D.txt TP6 Marketing QNAs Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: Turbo Pascal 6.0 Questions and Answers Draft 3 - Oct 22, 1990 I. General Questions A. Who is the target audience for Turbo Pascal 6.0? Turbo Pascal 6.0 is targete...

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TP6.0 Hot Sheet

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Technical Notes Database TN1323D.txt TP6.0 Hot Sheet Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: TP6.0 Hot Sheet November 7, 1990 Feature Highlights o NEW! state-of-the-art integrated development environment (IDE) Multiple overlapping windows ...

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TP 6.0 Carton Text

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Technical Notes Database TN1305D.txt TP 6.0 Carton Text Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: Carton Text Turbo Pascal with Objects Develop sophisticated applications easily with Turbo Vision New Turbo Pascal 6.0 Object-oriented programming with Turbo Vision Turbo Pascal(R) now includes Turbo Vision, the first object-oriented appli...

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TP6 Benchmarks

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Technical Notes Database TN1311D.txt TP6 Benchmarks Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: TP6 Benchmarks August 23, 1990 Here are the timings for a full build of TCALC (as shipped on TP55 disks) using TPC.EXE version 6.0: Lines ...

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TP6 IDE Memory Documentation

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Technical Notes Database TN1299D.txt TP6 IDE Memory Documentation Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 6.0 Description: Subject: TP6 IDE memory doc Both the IDE and Turbo Pascal's itself are very configurable and there are several steps you can take to make more workspace available for compiling and debugging your programs. Some solutions are easy ...

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Exec from within a Turbo Pascal for Windows progra

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Technical Notes Database TN1263D.txt Exec from within a Turbo Pascal for Windows progra Category :Pascal Platform :All Product :Turbo Pascal 1.0 Description: Question: I want to be able to EXEC a DOS or Windows program in Windows. How do I do that? Answer: Take a look at the WinExec procedure in your Windows Reference Guide. You can use Exec on both WinApps a...

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