Installing VCL components into Delphi and C++Builder

To install CBFS Registry to component palette you can use the package, installed with CBFS Registry. The packages are located in <CBFS Registry>\VCL\Units\DelphiX or <CBFS Registry>\VCL\Units\BuilderX folder (X stands for IDE version number) depending on dev.tool version.

Alternatively, if you want to install the component from the source code, you need to do the following:

  • Start Delphi or C++Builder IDE.
  • Select Main Menu->Component->Install component
  • In the dialog that appears select if you want to install the component to existing package or create new package.
  • Specify Unit name (CBFSRegistry.dcu) and select the package
  • Click OK
The package will be re-compiled and the component will be installed to component palette. The component will appear on "CBFS Registry" tab in component palette.

To avoid problems with compilation of projects, which use CBFS Registry, you need to setup paths as described. By default the paths are set during installation. However if the settings were changed or installation didn't work as expected, you can use the below procedure to setup paths.

  • Delphi:
    Before using CBFS Registry in your projects, you need to tune-up global paths in Delphi IDE. Paths are set in Main menu->Tools->Environment options. Environment Options dialog appears. Find Library or Directories tab in the page control and you will find directories configuration page.
    • Set the "output directory", "unit output directory" and "BPL output directory" (if present) settings for the package to the folder, where the compiled packages will be stored after compilation.
    • add the name of the folder with CBFSRegistry.dcu (<CBFS Registry>\VCL\Units\DelphiX) to the "source path" setting.

    To use CBFS Registry in your projects, you need to add "CBFS Registry" to Uses clause of one or more of your units. Then you can create CBFS Registry objects and use them. You don't need to ship any external DLLs with your compiled project.

  • C++Builder:
    Before using CBFS Registry in your projects, you need to tune-up global paths in your development tool. Paths are set in Main menu->Tools->Environment options. Environment Options dialog appears. Find Library or Directories tab in the page control and you will find directories configuration page.
    • Set the "output directory", "unit output directory" and "BPL output directory" (if present) settings for the package to the folder, where the compiled packages will be stored after compilation.
    • add the name of the folder with CBFSRegistry.obj and CBFSRegistry.dcu (<CBFS Registry>\VCL\Units\BuilderX) to the "include path" and "library path" settings.

    To use CBFS Registry in your projects, you need to include "CBFSRegistry.hpp" (header file) to one or more of your files. Also, you need to add CBFSRegistryBX.lib (X stands for IDE version number) to the project. You don't need to ship any external DLLs with your compiled project.