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Delphi Build Groups: building all the Configuration/Target permutations of projects in your project group from inside the IDE

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/08/14

An automated build system for your Delphi applications is gold, and straightforward to setup using the Delphi support for msbuild.

Sometimes however, it is convenient to build any or all Configuration/Target permutations of all your projects from inside the Delphi IDE.

This has been possible since Delphi XE introduced the [] Build Groups – RAD Studio XE. It is a really nifty feature which you can activate by clicking on the “people” icon in the project manager: .

Uwe Raabe has witten an excellent blog post on this a few years ago: [WayBack] Do you know Build Groups? | The Art of Delphi Programming

Since you can add multiple Build Groups, you can select which one contains what Configuration/Target permutations of any number of projects.

This for instance allows you to:

  • build all your server projects at once
  • only build debug versions of all projects

The Build Groups settings are saved as part of your groupproj settings and are a pretty stable feature.

Two extra tips:



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