Delphi for .NET as a Visual Studio Plug-in

Well Marco’s probably been the first one to blog about it. My only comments are:

a) Change the name. PRISM is already a pretty well-known project in the Microsoft camp, also known as Composite Application Library for WPF/Silverlight

b) Two years ago I said at a session at TechEd that going down the VCL.NET route is a mistake because of the lack of roadmap and support from third-parties. I received a lot of feedback (i.e. read hate mail). Ironic…

3 thoughts on “Delphi for .NET as a Visual Studio Plug-in

  1. El Cy

    Prism is a nice name … so since there will keep the Delphi <b>prefix</b> 🙂 … it will have no problem.
    Anyway, we still wait for the promised roadmap to clarify these. Just wondering where is RemObjects place in this puzzle ?!

    I had this sort of "conspiracy theory" with sort of Delphi.NET split in a forum here (Delphi.NET roadmap … some guessing: … so the theory was validated and eventually became fact.

    Now, I expect some split between Delphi developers on the new CG .NET strategy…. So CG will get more not son nice "feedbacks" than you 🙂

    Anyway, I think this aggresive move towards .NET will benefit long term Delphi & will secure our (Delphi developers) investments.

  2. Xepol

    About bloody time – Frankly I was shocked when they announced that the native .Net was being dropped from the product in favour of VCL.Net. Maybe we can hope that VCL.Net will gracefully fade from the scene (I am also comfortable in dropping off a cliff – I doubt many people would be bothered).

    Now we need to get CodeGear to drop Websnap completely (what a trainwreck that is!) and quite shipping Intraweb and leave it in its normal third party eco system where it properly belongs.

    Maybe in the future we can hope that Delphi gets bolted into the VS IDE as well, leaving CodeGear to focus on its real strength in writing compilers, but I have my doubts that will happen any time soon if ever.

    I still think Microsoft would have been the best home for Delphi.


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