About GExperts

GExperts is a free set of tools built to increase the productivity of Delphi and C++Builder programmers by adding several features to the IDE.  GExperts is developed as Open Source software and we encourage user contributions to the project.

Backup Your Projects - Backup all files in your project or project group and any other custom set of files to an optionally password protected and date stamped .zip file

Code Snippet Librarian - Keep track of your code snippets in tree based categories with full syntax highlighting and search capabilities

Extensive Editor Experts - Editor experts allow you to locate matching begin/end or parenthesis pairs, sort lines of code, define custom keyboard macros with parameters, quickly jump between identifier references, etc.

Favorite Files - Keep a list of your favorite files, sorted by categories, so they can be immediately opened

Grep Search (and Replace) - Search ANSI, UTF-8, and UTF-16 text files using flexible grep regular expressions (including binary form files, open files, etc.

Quickly Open Files - Open a file anywhere in your project, on your search path, or in an unlimited length MRU in just a few keystrokes using incremental search

Fast Procedure List - Search for and jump to the implementation of any procedure in the current file with only a few keystrokes

Project Dependencies - Track what source files require other files, including recursive dependencies

Automatically Rename Components - Define custom rename rules that automatically apply as you add components to a form

GExperts 1.37 Update for RAD Studio XE6

Monday, 09 June 2014

A minor update for GExperts 1.37 for RAD Studio XE6 is now available for download. This minor update does not bring up the GExperts debug window on IDE startup and implements a partial workaround for some of the GExperts main menu images showing gray or invisible on some PCs. Disabled menu items might still be missing their images. The only workaround for that right now is to disable the ModernTheme200.bpl package in the IDE registry keys, which also reverts to the old IDE menu images.

GExperts 1.37 for RAD Studio XE6

Friday, 18 April 2014

GExperts 1.37 is now available for download for RAD Studio XE6. We are not aware of any serious bugs in this release, but it has received limited testing due to the very recent release of RAD Studio XE6. Please report any problems you find using the feedback wizard in the about box. Note that the images in disabled GExperts main menu items appear an odd white rather than gray, but this appears to be a VCL bug in TImageList.GreyscaleFactor.

GExperts 1.37 Release with Support for XE5

Monday, 07 April 2014

GExperts 1.37 is finally available for download with support for RAD Studio XE5 as well as the older IDE releases such as Delphi 6 - RAD Studio XE4. The recent changes are described in the Readme.txt, but mainly involve adding an "Ignore Delphi Comments" grep search option and other small tweaks and bugfixes. This is likely to be the last GExperts release that will support the older IDEs before Delphi 2007.

GExperts 1.37 for RAD Studio XE4

Monday, 16 September 2013

You can now download GExperts 1.37 for RAD Studio XE4. Support for the recently released XE5 is also in the works. The Readme file has some details on the recent changes to GExperts with the two most significant changes being the ability to ignore Delphi comments in a grep search and generated code preview support for the Components to Code tool.

Help Test RAD Studio XE3 Support in GExperts 1.37 Beta 1

Tuesday, 04 September 2012

We have initial support for Delphi/RAD Studio XE3 available for download in GExperts 1.37 Beta 1.  This includes a few small changes such as code preview for the Components to Code tool, better support for indented Message Dialog code, and a feature to close opened but unmodified files and force-show modified files when running Set Component Properties.  It also includes an initial attempt to re-introduce the Grep Search "Ignore Comments" feature.

GExperts 1.36 Release

Saturday, 31 December 2011

GExperts 1.36 is now available for download for Delphi 6 through RAD Studio XE2.  This release also fixes errors some people were seeing with the replace components tool in XE/XE2 and includes several other minor features and fixes as detailed in the Readme.txt file.

Delphi and RAD Studio XE2 Support

Thursday, 01 September 2011

We now have a pre-release of GExperts 1.35 available for download that supports RAD Studio XE2.  We especially appreciate your help testing FireMonkey and 64-bit compatibility, support for unit scope prefixes, etc.

GExperts 1.35 Release

Sunday, 05 June 2011

GExperts 1.35 has been released and is available for download. It supports Delphi 6 - RAD Studio XE. The latest changes are documented in the Readme.txt, including subgroup support for grep regular expression search/replace, a fix for the bug reporting tool disappearing, and changes to allow multiple groups of favorite files and relative paths in your favorite file lists, to support project or task-specific favorite file lists.

GExperts 1.34 Release

Wednesday, 05 January 2011

GExperts 1.34 has been released and is available for download.  It supports Delphi 6 - RAD Studio XE.  The latest changes are documented in the Readme.txt, including XE support, a new tool to automatically set the FocusControl property of labels, grep search directory/file exclusion, and other small tweaks and fixes.

GExperts 1.34 Pre-Release for RAD Studio XE

Wednesday, 08 September 2010

We have a pre-release of GExperts 1.34 for the the newly-released RAD Studio XE available.  A full release including other IDE versions will arrive in the coming weeks.

GExperts Donations: Help and Manual 5 and FinalBuilder 6

Tuesday, 08 December 2009

A big thanks goes to EC Software for their donation of Help and Manual 5 that we use to generate our documentation.  We use Help and Manual because it is powerful, reliable, and can generate several output formats (html, chm, pdf, Word, exe, etc.) from a single source.

We also need to thank VSoft Technologies for the donation of their FinalBuilder 6 automated build tool.  GExperts has to be compled for 8 different IDEs, and without FinalBuilder, our build and release process would be a huge task.  FinalBuilder makes the process fast, completely reliable, and (almost) fun.

Daniel Maltarollo and I have been working on a tool that allows GExperts to intelligently set the FocusControl property for all of a form's labels at once.  I appreciate his help building that tool.

GExperts 1.33 for Delphi and RAD Studio 2010

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A version of GExperts 1.33 for Delphi and RAD Studio 2010 is now available for download.