[Lazarus] importing program into lazarus project

Marc Santhoff M.Santhoff at t-online.de
Mon Jul 21 17:10:31 CEST 2008

Am Montag, den 21.07.2008, 08:45 +0200 schrieb Graeme Geldenhuys:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 12:38 AM, Marc Santhoff <M.Santhoff at t-online.de> wrote:
> > I have a program written using fpc only that I'd like to import into a
> > lazarus project. How can this be done the easiest way?
> Simply load Lazarus with a blank Lazarus project. Then open the main
> unit (program) of your fpc project using 'File | Open'...  Lazarus
> will detect it's a 'program' and ask if it can manage it. Say yes.
> Lazarus would now have created a new .lpi file for your fpc program.
> Save the project and you are ready to go.

That was it. I knew it could be done very simple, but using file-open
slipped me while looking at all those project types. :)

> > And what is the difference between "custom program" and "program"
> > project types,
> No idea what's the difference. All I know is that "program" is a Free
> Pascal program and Lazarus maintains the .lpi (Lazarus Project
> Information) file for that program.

The descriptions of the projects tell something about that topic.
Command line parsing may be an issue, the uses line is mostly fixed.


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