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What features would you most like to see in Delphi?

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  1. Delphi to have implicit "cast operator" support

    So I can write:
    my_string_var := some_teditcontrol; // not my_string_var := some_teditcontrol.text;

    example2:
    my_bool_var := some_tfield_var; // and not: my_bool_var := some_tfield_var.AsBoolean;

    Motivation: this would ease out and remove the somewhat clumsy endless textual constructions the poor developer have to write and worse - read.

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    • Better support for Bidirectional user interfaces

      Every thing has been said in the following link. http://vcldeveloper.com/news/firemonkey-and-support-for-bi-directional-text/

      As stated in the link there is no consistency even in the VCL for how BIDI is handled.

      If Firemonkey supported BIDI across the board the VCL issues would not matter for me anymore.

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      • Wrappers for Open Office

        I would like to embed Open Office Write, Calc, etc in a Delphi application. OO is already cross-platform, like Delphi is now. It would require Java JVM, but that is a small requirement.

        13 votes
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        • TStrings properties should be shown as a hint

          Wherever a component has a TStrings property, I'd like to be able to see the contents of it by just mousing over the property. Particularly useful for SQL statements, but would be helpful throughout the VCL I think, and should be pretty easy to do.

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          • Enhance RIDL to add the ability to have include files

            The ridl compiler is pretty useless for large type libraries, and there is no way to include the ms inbuilt types as you cannot have inclide files. Enhancing ridl to bring it up to a similar level to midl would make it usable.

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            • 116 votes
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              • Complete Declare Variable Functionality

                make Ctrl_Shift+V Declare Variable capable of defining constants and creating field variables in a specified scope. CodeRush had this feature when Delphi 3 shipped so why doesn't the native IDE have it by now?

                3 votes
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                • 30 votes
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                  • a native MVC framework for the web.

                    Provide the ability to build websites using a native, MVC framework. WebBroker and the new RTTI could be leveraged here very easily.

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                    • 7 votes
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                      • better bookmarks

                        The current bookmark system is not very useful it only remembers the location in a file and not which file. Project wide bookmarks that have names, more like a web browsers book marks would be much better.

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                        • Full documentation for producing Project Wizards

                          The OpenTools API has not been documented (certainly not adequately). I believe it needs to be! Help we Delphi Component Suite developers produce Wizards to make using our tools easier!

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                          • Add an 'deprecated' classes/methods index to the DocWiki

                            Some classes and methods seem to be deprecated (like TClientSocket in QC 12266), but the official DocWiki documentation does not indicate it.

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                            • delphi has to develope its partner for new technology.such as mobile, web,game, desighn

                              delphi has to develope its partner for new technology.such as mobile, web,game, design,....

                              6 votes
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                              • enable delphi compiler to use OpenCL/Cuda

                                Take advantage of gpu power to compile faster

                                12 votes
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                                  • Begin/End matching

                                    seems like I can match paraends and braces in everyother IDE/Language...

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Android IDE (maybe this is a jbuilder request)

                                      there is no ZERO RAD in the Android IDE market place... Delphi change the world with windows, it's ripe for the pickings for Android

                                      10 votes
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                                      • Automatic visibility of user-created components

                                        Any valid component visible from the current unit should be placeable without first installing into the IDE.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Winlicense embedded

                                          To be able to customize each of the licenses, ie something like Dell you can customize your laptop, or with some automotive brands with customizable packages.

                                          FastReport replace Reportman
                                          Integrated DevExpress
                                          Integrated WinLicense
                                          SecureBlackbox integrated

                                          This would help to grow quite Delphi.

                                          Thank you.

                                          19 votes
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