step by step installation in Delphi XE and later

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Please install your component in a special directory, such as c:\VCL and not under "programs". Otherwise you end up with very long path names, problems to backup your projects and and problems with the windows access protection.

 

Optional - Only if you want to use runtime packages:

 

Open the "RT" package, that's the runtime package.

 

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Please find the folder with the correct files within the WPTools installation. The XE files are under WPTools\VCL\XE.., Delphi 10 and later are under WPTools\VCL\DX...

 

Click on "Compile". The BPL will be created in the default directory .

 

 

Open the package project file. (The name must not contain "RT", since that would be a runtime package)

 

 

If you do not use runtime packages and the package references a runtime (RT) package you can remove that reference in the project explorer.

 

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Click on "Install" in the project explorer

 

install_step_2

 

3) Normally Delphi will add the path to the directory automatically to its library path.

 

If required you can also add it manually.

 

(Access the Options dialog from the Menu Tools/Options)

 

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