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Archive for July 27th, 2009

Delphi – backwards compatibility: using {%File to add non-Delphi files to your project in the .dpr

Posted by jpluimers on 2009/07/27

When you add a non-Delphi file to your project, the current (Galileo based) IDE’s add them only to your .dproj file.
But older Delphi’s used to add them to the .dpr file using the (undocumented) {%File pseudo-directive.

When including the file ..\src\, you need this pseudo-directive: {%File ‘..\src\’}

The .dpr import wizard knows about it: if you have a lonely .dpr file using the {%File pseudo-directive, it will be correctly reflected in the .dproj file.
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