[lazarus] Add lcl component

Андрей Великоредчанин andrew at rodtext.indi.ru
Mon Nov 11 06:00:44 EST 2002

Mattias Gaertner wrote:

>On Mon, 11 Nov 2002 10:54:28 +0300
>A`i'a"?a*e' A^a*e"e`e^i^?a*a"Ÿa`i'e`i' <andrew at rodtext.indi.ru> wrote:
>>Hi, All!
>>I download lcl component "TCheckbook" as "checkbook.pas" file. What I 
>>mast be do for include this component in component tool bar?
>There is no easy way to do it.
>Lazarus has still no package system, because the freepascal compiler does
>not yet fully support dynamic libraries.
>So, the only possibility is to change the IDE source and compile your
>component in.
>Probably the package system will not be available in the next few months, so
>perhaps we should make it more easy to add components:
>- adding a new directory 'components/custom' where the pp/pas 
>  files of the extra components should be placed.
>- When the flag CustomIDEComps is defined, the IDE uses a unit
>  'CustomIDEComponents' and calls 'RegisterCustomIDEComponents'.
>  We will provide a template file for this unit, but the unit itself
>  will not be in the cvs sources. So users can create it and update
>  cvs without overwriting their changes.
>By adding the new directory to the lazarus search paths, all makefiles and
>rebuilding mechanism will work as if the units are part of the normal
>sources. For example: 'Build Lazarus' will rebuild everything including the
>new custom components and will jump to errors in the sources if any. 
>So, for instance, Tony can add a new section to his page: How to use
>TCheckBook in the lazarus component palette. Users will copy the
>checkbook.pas and customidecomponents.pas to the components/custom
>directory, add -dCustomIDEComps to the 'Configure Build Lazarus' dialog,
>then do a clean rebuild, restart the IDE and voila: TCheckBook is available
>in the form editor.
Yes - this is good path for add components. But this is not work now? If 
it work - where I can get "customidecomponents.pas" file?

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