Friday, October 2, 2009

DevExpress: How to Manually Install Developers Express into Delphi 5 ?

In an earlier article, I had written about Developers Express's decision NOT to support D5 anymore. So what happens when you install the latest DevExpress into D7. Simple, it kills off your existing installation of DevExpress  in D5.

So what to do ?

No worries, here is how you can manually install any prior verion of DevExpress into D5. Use File/Open to open  & recompile in the suggested order as below :-

1) XP Theme Manager - dxThemed5.dpk (RTL)
2) Xpress Common - dxComnd5.dpk (RTL)
3) Express GSI + Lib (dxGDIPlusD5.apk)
4) CxLibrary - cxLibmyclD5.dpk (RTL)
5) As for dxComnD5.dpk (need also to click Intall)
4) ExpressBars (need to recompile and install 2+2 dpk)

Update on 3rd October 2012 

Another way to have the latest version (#59) Developer Express components updated in D7 without killing off the version installed in D5 is really simple. Just create another User Name in Win7 and installed the latest version :-)

1 comment:

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