Customize Delphi IDE and Improve Speed
How to customize and improve speed of the Delphi 4, 5, 6, 7, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, XE - XE10 and C++ Builder and Borland Developer Studio (BDS) / CodeGear Developer Studio (CDS) and Embarcadero RAD studio IDE
Approximately October 5, 2005 (but updated now and then)
- Official updates
- Delphi 2005 service pack 3 also called SP3. Released: 2005/06/10.
- Unofficial updates
- Remember to backup all the files you replace!
- Only apply these patches after all official updates, and only if newer!
The 2005 September rollup of unofficial updates provided by Allen Bauer
also referred to as "unofficial SP4". The file you need to download is called 2005_update.zip
and is available from Code Central
with item id 23618.
is an open source memory manager.
When you have downloaded and extracted the newest version, refer to the documentation for
further instructions. I installed FastMM by replacing the file BorlandMM.dll
directory with BorlandMM.dll
found in FastMM Replacement BorlndMM DLL Precompiled for Delphi IDE Performance
To minimize delays, try these options:
- Tools - Options - Environment Options - Editor Options - Code Insight - Error Insight.
To minimize flicker in Delphi 2005 (and possibly later) edition use docked Structure + Tool Palette + Object Inspector + Project Manager + Data Explorer together into the same floating window. Use keyboard shortcuts to switch between. Doing so means that only one of the above tool windows are visible at any given time. This, in my experience at least, minimizes the flicker experienced when switching between form and code.