Thursday, February 7, 2008

Delphi: Did You Know #1

Did you know you can bring up the ARC table designer directly in the Delphi IDE?

No need to open ARC if you want to add fields, modify indexes, etc. Just right-click on the TAdsTable component and select "ALTER/Restructure Table...".

You will get the exact same table designer that is in ARC, only without the trouble of disrupting your workflow and starting ARC, connecting to the database and opening the table properties.

Make your structure change, close the dialog, and get back to work.


GDDerby said...

What version of Delphi are you referring to? I do not see the ARC menu item in Delphi 2005.

J.D. Mullin said...

It should work in almost all version of Delphi. It is only in Advantage 8.1 and newer. Perhaps you have an older version of the TDataSet Descendant.

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