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What features would you most like to see in Delphi?

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  1. orm

    ORM for Delphi

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    • 8 votes
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      • Referencing generic types in DFMs should work

        It's impossible to reference generic descendents of TForm or TFrame inside a DFM file.

        Something like this unfortunately doesn't work:

        object FrameDetail: TFrameDetail<TMyDataObject>
        end;

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        • Recommended Setup/Deployment tool

          Older versions of IDE were shipped with InstallShield (Express edition) so it was possible to create an installer for my application.
          This is now missing (however ISO image is huuuge!)

          Please add some (3rd party) tool for creating installations (like RAD & Installer http://rad-installer.com/ or any other).

          8 votes
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          • Debug visualizers for Text, XML, HTML, JSON, Binary

            Since debug visualizers will be present in D2010 I would like to have ability to see one watched value as any of the following
            1. text (the ToString() value of the object)
            2. XML. If the value is an XML to see it shown in tWebBrowser with indention and expandable nodes
            3. HTML. If the value is HTML/XHTML to be able to display it in TWebBrowser
            4. JSON. If the value is JSON object to be able to see it in exapandable TreeView
            5. Binary. Be able to see the binary representaion of the value in a small HexEditor. I…

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            • The ability to create forward references to classes that aren't defined

              At the moment, if you have two classes that refer to each other, they have to be in the same unit, otherwise you'll get the dreaded "circular uses" error. By allowing forward declarations to classes that aren't defined in the interface section but are defined in implementation, this would get around that. A side effect would be to allow types that are unknown but usable as parameters to functions.

              7 votes
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              • Drastic changes in the translator admire those who travel to Delphi

                Drastic changes in the translator admire those who travel to Delphi
                Or to encourage the transition to Delphi
                This policy pursued by Microsoft

                procedure TFrmMain.Panel1Click(Sender: TObject);
                {

                }

                Or as

                procedure TFrmMain.Panel1Click(Sender: TObject);

                end sub

                procedure TFrmMain.Panel1Click(Sender: TObject);
                {
                var i:Integer;

                }

                procedure TFrmMain.Panel1Click(Sender: TObject);
                {

                var i:Integer;
                for i :=0 to 100
                {
                // do anything
                }

                }

                procedure TFrmMain.Panel1Click(Sender: TObject);
                {

                if i=1 then
                {

                }

                }

                try

                finally

                end;

                try

                end try

                finally

                end;

                7 votes
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                • SQL Builder with parameters and not only for bde, Fix ADO DB parameters

                  The tool SQL Builder only work with BDE and don't work with parameters.

                  The ADO Queries don't recognice a second parameter with the same name

                  for example this is more faster

                  Select * from
                  (Select *
                  from orders
                  where
                  IdOrder like :IdOrden and
                  IdClient = :IdClient
                  ) as O
                  inner join
                  (
                  Select *
                  from Client
                  where IdClient = :IdClient
                  ) as C
                  on
                  O.IdClient = C.IdClient

                  than

                  Select * from
                  (Select *
                  from orders
                  where
                  IdOrder like :IdOrden
                  ) as O
                  inner join
                  (
                  Select *
                  from Client
                  where IdClient = :IdClient
                  ) as C
                  on
                  O.IdClient = C.IdClient

                  7 votes
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                  • 7 votes
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                    • Support SVN Versions in .dproj-Files

                      I'd like to see a native SVN-Version support in drpoj files, so it would be possible to compile executeables with the latest trunk version available.

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                      • TalkBack for Android

                        TalkBack support for Android

                        7 votes
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                        • A professionally produced training website 4 Delphi language

                          Produce a glossy professional looking website with paid content; many short video clips and training exercises. Combine that with a Delphi training level certificate attached to the BDN account. Also Email as trainee with security hashed PDF.

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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.

                            6 votes
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                            • Update StringReplace with the code from the old FastStrings units.

                              This will need a little updating (not much) for 32bit and a bit more for 64bit.

                              A recent test on a file gave StringReplace at about 15 minutes and FastReplace at a few seconds

                              6 votes
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                              • a most frequently changed section for the object inspector.

                                A section at the top of the object inspector which duplicated the top 5 most frequently changed properties would prevent lots of hunting around.

                                The top 5 should be dynamic based on how often I change property values while working.

                                6 votes
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                                • 64-bit support for OSX (required for new API functions including Force Touch)

                                  I need an option to create 64-bit executables for OSX. This is because Apple requires 64-bit applications in order to use some new API functions. This includes support for the new Force Touch Trackpads.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • 6 votes
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                                    • Delphi Tool project type

                                      Have a new project template specifically for creating Delphi IDE addins and a tooling component set

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Version independent VCL

                                        I wish Delphi will have version independent VCL so the one VCL can be compiled in any version of Delphi compiler.

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                                        • Support for choosing which version of components to use

                                          For the IDE to swap between component versions easily

                                          e.g. the ability for Project A to use Component X version 1.1, and Project B to use Component X version 1.2.

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