David K61224

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David K61224 created a new topic ' Delphi Community Edition cannot open an existing project' in the forum. yesterday

I've just installed the Delphi Community Edition (after uninstalling the Starter Edition), but when I try to open an existing project (which I could previously open with the Starter Edition), I just get an error message saying "The project can not be loaded because the required personality Delphi.Personality is not available." How do I fix this?

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David K61224 replied to the topic 'Delphi Starter edition & C++ Builder Starter edition together?' in the forum. 1 week ago

Didn't seem to work, but thanks anyway. Maybe they've closed that loophole. Why they let people use the Starter edition of Delphi or C++ Builder but not both, I don't understand. I guess I'll just have to run them on two computers. I can't afford to buy the commercial license for RAD Studio, unfortunately.

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David K61224 replied to the topic 'Delphi Starter edition & C++ Builder Starter edition together?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

I take it the answer is "no", then. I was referring specifically to the starter editions, not the commercial editions. I don't see any starter edition for RAD Studio. So you have to buy a license, correct?

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David K61224 created a new topic ' Delphi Starter edition & C++ Builder Starter edition together?' in the forum. 2 weeks ago

Is it possible to install the Delphi Starter edition and the C++ Builder Starter edition on the same computer? When I tried to install C++ Builder on a computer which already had Delphi installed, a message popped up saying I had to uninstall Delphi first (or words to that effect). I ended up installing Delphi on my desktop and C++ Builder on my laptop, but it's rather inconvenient. I'd like to install both of them on my desktop (which I mostly use for development).

Thanks.

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David K61224 replied to the topic 'Questions about "Using the IDE" tutorial' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks, but that wasn't the problem. There were a couple of things missing from the "Uses" statement (sort of equivalent to the "include" statement in C/C++). I had to add FMX.Memo.Types and FMX.DialogService.Sync to the "Uses" statement in the tutorial.

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David K61224 created a new topic ' Questions about "Using the IDE" tutorial' in the forum. 4 months ago

I recently downloaded and installed the Starter edition of Delphi, and I was going through one of the tutorials, "Using the IDE" ( docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Tokyo/...orial:_Using_the_IDE ) and ran into a few problems compiling it. I get the following errors:

[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(97): E2003 Undeclared identifier: 'TDeleteOption'
[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(97): E2029 ']' expected but identifier 'MoveCaret' found
[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(131): E2003 Undeclared identifier: 'TDialogServiceSync'
[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(131): E2066 Missing operator or semicolon
[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(184): E2003 Undeclared identifier: 'TDialogServiceSync'
[dcc32 Error] TextEditorUnit.pas(184): E2066 Missing operator or semicolon
[dcc32 Fatal Error] TextEditor.dpr(6): F2063 Could not compile used unit 'TextEditorUnit.pas'

I've double-checked the spelling and I don't see any typos, it appears to match exactly the code in the tutorial. But here are the three lines flagged by the compiler:
097:    Editor.DeleteFrom(Editor.CaretPosition, 1, [TDeleteOption.MoveCaret]);
131:    UserResponse := TDialogServiceSync.MessageDialog(
184:      UserResponse := TDialogServiceSync.MessageDialog(

Am I missing something, or is the tutorial no longer working correctly? Is it because I'm using the starter edition and I'm missing some libraries or something?

Thanks.

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David K61224 replied to the topic 'Recommended books for Delphi?' in the forum. 4 months ago

Thanks, I'll take a look.

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David K61224 created a new topic ' Recommended books for Delphi?' in the forum. 4 months ago

I've just downloaded the starter edition and I'm looking for books on Delphi. Is "Delphi in a Nutshell" by Ray Lischner still relevant? It was published in 2000, so I'm wondering if it's too out-of-date to be useful. And where can I find the eBook edition of "Object Pascal Handbook" by Marco Cantù? It's supposed to be available for free, but I can't find a link to the pdf anywhere. Any other recommendations, besides the books published by Packt? (I'm not a big fan of their books, I think they're very poorly edited.)

Thanks.

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