As someone who has a daily job  as a Delphi developer, it’s almost always the case that I am missing many features without noticing. In my case I actually noticed what I was missing when I installed the MMX Code Explorer. But what actually is the MMX Code Explorer? In short it doesn’t give you many revolutionary things, but that’s fine. It rather gives you improved (or rather working) tools you almost already know from the Delphi IDE.

MMX Code Explorer

Features

  • A Code Browser
  • A structured Class Editor
  • Class Refactoring
  • Editor Refactoring
  • Entity Insight bar
  • Live Documentation
  • Advanced code sorting (read more)
  • other nice little features

Notes

It’s available for Delphi 7, 2007-2010, XE – XE8, Delphi 10 – 10.2 Tokyo (as of time of writing).

Installation

Not much to do here. Just install it and you are ready to go.

You can find the newest version at https://www.mmx-delphi.de/

 

TL;DR

Try the MMX Code Explorer. You won’t be disappointed 😉

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just make your Delphi IDE a bit more nice to look at? Well, when working with Delphi every day you really need something to get your thoughts of the frustration. So here is my recommendation for you!

The Ita-IDE plugin gives you the ability to set a custom background in the editor, so you have always something nice to look at.

Ita-IDE

 

Notes

You need to have at least Delphi XE2 to install it without modifying the source code.

It’s compatible with the newest version (at the time of writing) Delphi 10.2 Tokyo.

Installation

  1. Grab a copy of the source from github.com: https://github.com/lynatan/Ita-IDE-Plugin
  2. Open the project and install it as a plugin
  3. Done!

Configuration

To personalize the background just go to the settings at “Tools > Ita IDE Options”. There you can set your own image (better use one with a transparent background otherwise it will look weird), set the size, position and transparency.

 

TL;DR

Set a custom background with the Ita-IDE plugin.