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Delphi 2009.. Cool but, wtf?

Delphi 2009

Delphi 2009

This is the new version of Delphi, called 2009. Its features are good, but wtf? CodeGear developers certainly deserves a “Software complexity award”. Where’s the simplicity of Delphi 7? Clean design?

Good luck with an IDE like this.

  1. George
    September 1, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    They’ve gone for the configurability option; you can remove all that stuff if you want, its all dockable windows.

  2. Excessive
    September 2, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Hello and thank you for your comment.

    An IDE must be simple and clean. There were also lots of helper windows, tools, utilities shipped with Delphi 7. But most of them was turned off, and they were available on demand.

    Suppose you are a newcomer to Delphi. It would take huge time to get used to IDE because of its complexion. Lots of helper windows are turned on by default.

  3. Henrik
    September 11, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    The layout isn’t much different that Visual Studio is it? I hated when they sacked the D7 IDE. It was good!

    It isn’t more complex to look at than the D2007 or D2006 for that matter. It’s a small flaw that all dialogs are on by default, I agree. It more stresses the image that they display an unicode demo form.

  4. Excessive
    September 13, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Hello Henrik, and welcome to my blog!

    The IDE looks very familiar to Visual Studio IDE. I think the mistake Borland/CodeGear made was, leaving its own users behind, stop innovating, and expecting to attract Visual Studio users by making Delphi IDE same as Visual Studio.

  5. Zdravkin
    October 31, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I think that its made like all the current Software Developer Tools. Same design as Delphi 2006 & above, and btw you set your default the way you want the windows to be arranged. My oppinion is that on first view is not bad at all, but time will tell!!

  6. Mike Thompson
    November 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    I agree with WTF? If you select to undock a window in the IDE, it’s near impossible to get it to redock. Haven’t figured out how to get dock a window where I want it to be, instead of where the IDE chooses to put it. Not very user friendly. Don’t like the IDE design at all. The time required messing with the IDE deminished Delphi’s RAD.

  7. hakim amir
    November 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I see the IDE is cool but i hope be stable.

  8. Amfony
    February 9, 2009 at 3:25 am

    The IDE is totally configurable. You can even set it up old school Delphi style with all floating windows (which I prefer).

  9. Amfony
    February 9, 2009 at 3:27 am


    try holding down Control while you drag windows around. By default it prevents it from docking till you have it where you want.

    Under options you can reverse it (which I prefer) where I have to hold down control in order to dock something.

    Hope that helps.

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