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 Dr.Bob's Delphi 2007 for Win32 Clinic
Note: This section of Dr.Bob's Delphi Clinic is about Delphi 2007, focused on core native Windows/Win32 development.

2012/01/01 - Delphi 2007 Courseware Manuals in PDF format
Delphi 2007 couresware manuals are available in PDF format, with no further updates or support (but great for self-study). If you want to order more than one different title, use the webshop at
Click on the price link for more info(table of contents, source code download) and "Buy Now" buttons:

PDF No VAT With 19% VAT
Delphi 2007 Development Essentials (final; 06-2009) 49  58,31 
Delphi 2007 VCL Database Development (final; 06-2009) 49  58,31 
Delphi 2007 IntraWeb XI Development (final; 01-2011) 49  58,31 
Delphi 2007 XML, SOAP & Web Services Development (final; 06-2009)  49  58,31 

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2011/01/21 - DDevExtensions 2.x for RS 2007
Andy Hausladen is working on porting back as much as possible from the RAD Studio 2009/2010/XE version. That means that there might be a new DDevExtension version that supports RS 2007 again. There are also some bug fixes and new (minor) features for the other IDE versions.

2010/02/01 - New Embarcadero Upgrade Rules
As of February 1st, 2010, there are new upgrade rules from Embarcadero. Until this date, you can upgrade from any previous version of Delphi to a newer version of Delphi (i.e. from Delphi 1 to Delphi 2007 or Delphi 2010). As of 1-2-2010, you can only upgrade if the version you upgrade from is at least three versions older than the version you're upgrading to. So from Delphi 2007 you can still go to Delphi 2010, but you cannot get an upgrade to Delphi 2010 if you have a version which is older than Delphi 2006.

2010/01/07 - Delphi and C++Builder 2007 unofficial fix
This informal, unofficial fix for RAD Studio 2007 addresses issues with debugging on Windows 7, including: Assertion failure: "(!SetThreadContext failed")", running under the debugger on Windows 7 can cause the debugger to crash on shutdown, and No Wait Chain is shown on Windows 7.

2009/01/01 - Updated Delphi books at Lulu
Here's an overview of my Delphi 2007 books on (prices are for print / download versions - the 99 Euro editions include all updates and free e-mail support regarding the topics covered in the manual):

My main ASP.NET and XML/SOAP manuals are still used in my training classes and under constant revision (growing every month), and will remain available as PDF purchase through my own courseware site, where a purchase also includes free PDF updates and e-mail support.

2007/09/05 - CodeGear announces CodeGear RAD Studio 2007
CodeGear announced CodeGear RAD Studio 2007, supporting Windows 2000, XP and Vista, including Delphi for Win32, Delphi for .NET 2.0/3.0 and C++Builder.
CodeGear RAD Studio is available in three editions:

What's new? Prices for the BeNeLux are available on my Dutch site, where you can order the Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) versions directly from me + subscription of course!

2007/06/13 - Installing C++Builder 2007 on Delphi 2007
This helpful article describes the steps to install C++Builder 2007 on a system where Delphi 2007 for Win32 is already installed.

2007/06/13 - Installing Update #1 for Delphi 2007
This helpful article describes the steps to install Update #1 of Delphi 2007 for Win32 using the Auto Update feature of the IDE.

2007/05/14 - New C++Builder 2007 brings RAD Windows Vista
CodeGear announced C++Builder 2007 - the world's only native C++ rapid application development (RAD) integrated development environment (IDE) for Microsoft® Windows. C++Builder 2007 provides support for Microsoft Windows Vista, enabling developers to seamlessly upgrade existing C++ applications to support Vista and rapidly build new Windows applications that take advantage of the new Vista Aero user interfaces.
With C ++Builder 2007, developers can quickly build rich client applications that support Vista as well as create dynamic AJAX-enabled Web applications. Applications can be built on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP or Vista, and deployed automatically to all three platforms without recompilation.

2007/05/06 - New Downloads for Delphi 2007 Registered Users
QuickReport, the Remote Debugger, and the BDE Merge Module are now available for download on the Delphi 2007 Registered Users page.

2007/03/29 - New IDE features since Delphi 7
See some of the major new features in the Delphi IDE that came after the Delphi 7 release.

2007/03/29 - New Delphi language features since Delphi 7
See many of the major new language features in Delphi released after the Delphi 7 version.

2007/03/29 - New VCL features since Delphi 7
See many of the major new VCL features available in releases after Delphi 7.

2007/03/16 - Delphi 2007 signs off...
At the end of the CodeRage virtual conference, I heard the announcement that Delphi 2007 was signed off, and will be available as you read this. Developers in BeNeLux can order their Delphi 2007 directly from me.

2007/02/13 - Delphi Spacely screenshot (on Windows Vista)
Take a look at a full-size screenshot of Delphi “Spacely” running on Windows Vista, supporting Vista enhanced Aero UI, controls, effects, and APIs. The screenshot shows the ActionBars WordPad demo running in Delphi 2007 (and there are some interesting things to note, which I'll list below the screenshot itself):

Delphi 2007 for Win32

There are a number of interesting things to note:

It's also good to see that the Win 3.1 tab is still present in Spacely ;-)

2006/11/27 - Microsoft Windows Vista
MSDN Subscribers can already download and install it (I've put Vista Business on my laptop, which is now a quattro-boot machine), and in order to learn more about Windows Vista, I can recomment this comprehensive feature-by-feature Guide to Windows Vista. With contributions from people who actually worked on the product, this is the definitive resource to learn about Windows Vista.
The Windows Vista Product Guide is available in the new Microsoft Word 2007 (65MB) or the new XPS format. In order to view the XPS doument, you will need to install the XPS Reader (included in Windows Vista).

2006/10/26 - Delphi Applications for Vista
A new area on BDN features articles on Windows Vista and making current Delphi applications use the new Windows Vista features.

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