Hydra

09/16/2014 6:00 pm

TOPIC

Are you yearning for capabilities or libraries that you see available for .NET but have a solid Delphi application that you don't want to throw away? Would you like to start a new .NET application and utilize large sections of code or a third-party library you have in Delphi? Or what if you just want to add a plug-in architecture to your application (either .NET or Delphi) that allows for the eventual possibility of incorporating the other environment?

With Hydra you can have this today! This is not a free product, but one purchase price (from RemObjects Software) gives you support for Delphi 7-XE6 and Visual Studio 2008 and up plus starts a one-year subscription of updates and support.

In tonight's meeting, you will learn how to take an existing Delphi application and add Hydra support, first to incorporate a Delphi plug-in, then to load a .NET plug-in. You'll also see the same concepts applied to an existing .NET application to give you the flexibility to start with either platform. Both visual and non-visual plugins will be demonstrated.

The development tools used will be Delphi 2010 and Oxygene (inside Visual Studio 2013).

CODE

The code for the main demo from this presentation is on GitHub. Feel free to download and play with it as you would like.

PRESENTER

David Cornelius keeps threatening to leave the area--and the chance of that happening are increasing. But when he's available, he's still very much a part of this group. While his day job doesn't involve .NET at all, he has a keen interest in the technology. He has been developing software since the mid-80's and currently works on Delphi and JavaScript applications for WideOrbit. You can read more about him at Cornelius Concepts.

LOCATION

Fanno Creek Brew Pub
12562 Main Street
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 624 9400
(Link to map)

NOTE: Happy Hour prices DO NOT apply to ODUG attendees because we get their meeting room for free.