[Lazarus] How to see sockets in Lazarus 1.4.0?

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Sep 21 19:05:53 CEST 2015

On Mon, 21 Sep 2015, Bo Berglund wrote:

> It seems like I am missing something regarding usage and setup of the
> Lazarus/FPC environment...
> I installed Lazarus a while ago in order to check how it would cope
> with a Sentinel SuperPro dongle. I have not done anything since with
> Lazarus.
> Now I wanted to make a test using the TCP/IP socket functionality and
> the easiest would be to use TClientSocket since it should be part of
> FPC.
> However I cannot find it in Lazarus GUI even though I can find the
> files concerned with the socket system inside the Lazarus
> installation.
> Can someone point me to some instructions on how to make the sockets
> visible in Lazarus?

They are not visible, they are not components.
You must create them in code.

I do believe there is a third-party package which can work on top of Synapse, 
and which contains components you can drop on a data module.


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