View Full Version : IDE Add-in Modules

07-05-2006, 04:05 AM
I'm just curious is anyone knows how to make IDE add-ins like you could in Delphi? Not through Laz's source code, but via the program it's self...

:idea: I had an idea for a 'PGD Direct' or 'Pascal Direct' type of add-in something like Delphi Direct, but for PGD in Lazarus. ;)

07-05-2006, 08:28 AM
I don't think the Lazarus IDE is modular enough yet to support dynamic module additions via DLLs/SOs. The only way I am aware of at the moment is to compile it directely into the IDE, which is what the GLScene guys did if I'm not mistaken. IF Lazarus ever sorts out that hurdle there might end up being a mini cottage industry around providing plugins for Laz.

12-05-2006, 07:53 AM
Won't happen soon (if at all).

1. Those "binary" modules would have to be "multi-binary" to be cross-platform
2. Needs the FPC internal linker to work (possible in near future on windows, but only on windows)