Delphi Distiller: A Customization Tool for Delphi IDE
Delphi is a popular integrated development environment (IDE) for creating applications using the Object Pascal language. It supports various versions of Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android platforms. However, some developers may find the default settings and features of Delphi IDE not suitable for their needs or preferences. For example, some may want to disable the creation of backup files, change the editor colors, remove the splash screen, or manage the packages and experts that are loaded by Delphi.
Fortunately, there is a tool that can help Delphi developers customize their IDE according to their liking. It is called Delphi Distiller, and it is a free and open-source application that allows users to manage packages and experts and apply several tweaks for Delphi 5/6/7/2006/2007/2009/2010. It was created by yashielsookdeo, a GitHub user who shared the source code and the executable file on his repository. The tool is easy to use and does not require installation. Users just need to download the DelphiDistiller.exe file and run it as administrator.
Download File: https://t.co/jJCCr8RV3p
Features of Delphi Distiller
Delphi Distiller has a simple and intuitive user interface that consists of tabs for each version of Delphi that it supports. Users can switch between the tabs and choose what packages and experts are loaded by Delphi. They can also download links for Delphi 5/6/7/2006/2007/2009/2010 and manage the file associations for each version.
Moreover, Delphi Distiller has a Tweaks tab that contains various options to modify the behavior and appearance of Delphi IDE. Some of the tweaks are common for all versions, while some are specific for certain versions. Here are some examples of the tweaks that Delphi Distiller offers:
Don't create .bpl files: This option prevents Delphi from creating backup files for the compiled packages.
Don't create .ddp files: This option prevents Delphi from creating project desktop files that store the layout of the IDE.
Don't create .cfg files: This option prevents Delphi from creating configuration files for each project.
Use Tahoma font by default: This option changes the default font of the IDE to Tahoma, which is more readable than the default MS Sans Serif font.
Don't show splash screen: This option disables the splash screen that appears when Delphi starts.
Customize editor colors: This option allows users to change the colors of the editor elements, such as keywords, comments, strings, numbers, etc.
Remove toolbar gradients: This option removes the gradient effect from the toolbar buttons, making them look flat and consistent.
Fix TabStop bug in TFrame's: This option fixes a bug that causes TabStop property to be ignored in TFrame components.
Don't load additional .NET crap: This option prevents Delphi from loading unnecessary .NET assemblies that slow down the startup time.
Button to clear all Embarcadero licenses: This option adds a button that allows users to delete all Embarcadero licenses from their system.
Remove Delphi license check: This option removes the license check that occurs when Delphi starts or when a project is compiled. This can be useful for users who have lost their license or want to use an older version of Delphi without upgrading.
How to Use Delphi Distiller
To use Delphi Distiller, users need to follow these steps:
Download the DelphiDistiller.exe file from [the GitHub repository].
Right-click on the file and choose Run as administrator.
Select the tab for the version of Delphi that they want to customize.
Select or deselect the packages and experts that they want to load or unload by Delphi.
Select the Tweaks tab and check or uncheck the options that they want to apply or remove.
Click on OK and Run Delphi button to launch Delphi with the selected settings.
Note that Delphi Distiller does not modify the original files of Delphi, but rather creates a temporary copy of them in the same folder as the executable file. Therefore, users can restore the default settings by deleting the temporary files or running Delphi without using Delphi Distiller.
Delphi Distiller is a handy tool for Delphi developers who want to customize their IDE and improve their productivity and experience. It offers a variety of features and tweaks that can suit different needs and preferences. It is also free and open-source, so users can contribute to its development or modify it for their own purposes. However, users should be careful when using Delphi Distiller, as some of the tweaks may cause instability or compatibility issues with Delphi or other applications. Users should also backup their files and settings before using Delphi Distiller, in case something goes wrong.