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Delphi packages I have disabled by prefixing their description with an underscore (and why)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/07/19

There is a little trick to disable “Known IDE Packages”: you can stop Delphi from loading one by either making “Value data” of the registry blank, or prepending it with an underscore:

packages that might have been disabled, by checking any string entries where the data has been pre-pended with an underscore OR is blank

[WayBackAccess violation at address 00000000 read of address 00000000, when starting the IDE or opening a project after installing the updates

I’ve pre-pended underscores to some packages in the registry key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland|Codegear|Embarcadero\BDS|Delphi\#.0\Known IDE Packages] and intend to keep the list below updated over time.

Note that you have to prepend the description with an underscore: it is not sufficient to add these to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland|Codegear|Embarcadero\BDS\#.0\Disabled Packages].

Empirically, the Disabled Packages seem to work only for packages starting with dcl in their filename.



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5 Responses to “Delphi packages I have disabled by prefixing their description with an underscore (and why)”

  1. jpluimers said

    From the G+ thread

    Attila Kovacs:
    +shlomo abuisak +Jeroen Wiert Pluimers It’s very individual, those are the bps’s I don’t use because I don’t need them or because it’s just slowing down the IDE, Livebindings complete, everything with fmx*, ibx*, LivePreview, ModernTheme, profilemgride, sdkmgride, svn*, getit*, trackingsystem.

  2. Warren Postma said

    Castalia is now merged in, but the Community Toolbar is another IDE package you could consider disabling this way.

  3. […] wrote about disabling Castalia before. This is yet another reason why I disabled it: on a fresh install it will throw errors at […]

  4. I’ve pending to submit new feature request, to support underscore in known experts too

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