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For a while I have been offering experimental versions of GExperts. These versions are always based on the current SubVersion/CVS repository code of the GExperts project. In addition to the normal functionality they include the code formatter formerly known as DelForEx. The code has kindly been donated by Egbert van Nes.

Apart from integrating it into GExperts I have also done a lot of cleanup and bugfixing to the formatter code. It also knows some of the new (with Delphi 200x) language constructs. Also, this version tries to preserve the bookmarks and breakpoints (which unfortunately doesn't always work).

Since the current code quality and overall status prevents the formatter from being included in the official GExperts releases, I have been offering experimental versions. Those versions are a patch for an existing GExperts installation. The current archive contains:

GExperts for the supported Delphi versions (6, 7, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, XE1, XE2) where the formatter is implemented as an editor expert
GExperts for the supported Delphi versions where the formatter is implemented as a regular expert
Several predefined settings for use in the formatter, the default is FormatterSettings-Borland
A sample sourcecode file that is used inside the configuration dialog for previewing the formatting
To install it, you must first download and install the corresponding release of GExperts (currently 1.36). Afterwards you copy the file preview.pas and all the .ini files to the GExperts installation directory. In addition you need one of the .dlls. Choose the one that corresponds to your Delphi version and whichever expert type you prefer and replace the existing GExpertsXxxx.dll file with the one from the ZIP archive.

The difference between an editor expert and a regular expert is mainly where you find the configuration options. Regular experts are listed directly in the GExperts configuration dialog. There you can define a shortcut and by pressing the Configure button you can open the expert's own configuration dialog. Screenshot of the regular expert's configuration dialog

Also, a regular expert has got an entry in the GExperts main menu. Screenshot of regular expert's menu

Editor experts are listed on their own tab page of the GExperts configuration dialog. Again there you can define a shortcut key and open the configuration dialog. Screenshot of the editor expert's configuration dialog

They are listed under the GExperts menu's Editor Experts entry but are usually activated using the configured shortcut.

Several people have asked me to provide the source code. It has always been available from the GExperts SubVersion repository Look into the formatter branch (old versions were based on the CVS repository.).

Current version:

Older versions:

last updated: 2012-10-14 twm
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