Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 19:34 UTC, submitted by DigitalDame
General Development With the free Turbo Explorer line, Borland brings programming to the masses. Each of the four Turbo Explorer 'personalities' targets a different combination of programming language and platform: Turbo Delphi and Turbo C++ for Windows, and Turbo Delphi and Turbo C# for .NET. There are over 200 components for building programs, but the abundance of features may be overwhelming to new users.
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You can use 3rd party components/libs....
by snorkel on Wed 6th Sep 2006 15:09 UTC
snorkel
Member since:
2006-03-16

You just can't install them in the component pallet.
You can create and use them in your code at run time.
you simply have to add the correct units to the uses list.

For exampe you can easily use Synpase(http://synapse.ararat.cz/) for TCP/IP programmming like so:

uses blcksock;

var
sock:ttcpblocksocket;
response:string;

begin
sock:= ttcpblocksocket.create;
sock.connect('bla.com',5432);
if sock.lasterror = 0 then
begin
sock.sendstring('bla bla bla'+CRLF);
//wait for a response
response:=sock.receievestring(5000);

end else
begin
//error occured,lets see it
showmessage(sock.lasterrordesc);
end;

end;

The point here is you can use most 3rd party components with a little extra work. You would also have to creat the event handlers by hand but it can be done.

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