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Delphi options

Delphi options

Use this sheet to specify Delphi related options.


Specifies various options.

Value Description
Inherited forms in a hierarchy If checked, inherited forms are shown hierarchically on the project tree.
Load inherited forms into the grid If checked, the grid loads the strings of the selected form and all strings of the inherited forms as well. This is enabled only if the above option is checked.
Scan all images If checked, all images (including form and resource images) are scanned.
Scan visual properties of forms If checked, all visual properties such as Width and Height are scanned. Uncheck this if you want to make your project file smaller.
Use visual editors If checked, a visual form editor is shown when a form node is selected in the project tree.
Use auto-mapping If checked, a visual form editor uses automatic mapping for 3rd party controls.
Use smart indexes If checked, Soluling locates array properties by original value instead of the index.
Detect strings pattern also in other resources but string resources If checked, Soluling processes string patterns from all resources in the same way as strings patterns from the strings resources.

Context method of string resources

Specifies the context method of string resources. Possible values are:

Context method Description
Use DRC file Soluling uses the DRC file to get unique and immutable resource strings context values. This option is effective only if a DRC file has been specified. If not, resource ids are used. This is the recommended method.
String value Soluling uses string values as context values. This is safe, even if you modify and recompile your application. However, if the application has the same text in two or more resource strings, this method brings only one row to the project file. So all instances of the same text will share the same row, and you can no longer translate them differently.
Resource id Soluling uses resource ids as context values. This is potentially dangerous because the Delphi compiler may change the resource strings ids next time you compile your project. Even Soluling makes everything to resynch changed ids correctly; this may cause to loss of existing translations, or even mixing two existing translations. Both errors are very hard to locate and fix.

DRC file and scan mode

Specifies the DRC file. This is enabled if Context method of string resources is Use DRC file.

Soluling can scan the name space in DRC file in two different ways:

Value Description Sample

Soluling groups all units by the first part of the name space.

For example, System.SysConst.* and System.RTLConsts.* strings get all grouped into one node.

Classic scan mode

Soluling uses the entire name space when grouping the strings.

For example, System.SysConst.* and System.RTLConsts.* both get grouped into their own nodes.

New scan mode

We recommend it to select New because it groups strings into smaller groups. The Classic exits for the backward compatible to the older Soluling versions.


Specifies the Delphi or C++Builder version that was used to compile the file being localized. Only visible if a FireMonkey file is being localized.