CrossTalk allows Delphi (or C++) to use .NET libraries as if they were Delphi packages. Simply tell CrossTalk which .NET classes you want to use and let CrossTalk do the rest.
No need for registry entries, COM registrations, or changes to the .NET libraries. To deploy, just copy a few extra .dll files.
Truly, and Honestly – NO COM
Many of our competitors tout “No COM”, however they use .NET COM Exports. While using .NET COM exports does not require COM registrations, it still uses COM marshalling under the hood and has a lot of limitations. COM exports often require addition of attributes or GUIDs.
CrossTalk supports events, boxing, complex types, and many other features that competitors do not. CrossTalk directly connects your Delphi code to .NET without using any COM support at all. Thus COM type marshalling, GUIDs, or attributes are never needed. In fact, CrossTalk was created because of the limitations presented by COM exports.
All of the XML classes are .NET classes. CrossTalk makes them usable like native Delphi classes.
procedure TestXML(); var xSettings: XmlReaderSettings; xReader: XmlReader; xTestBool: boolean; xTestEnum: ConformanceLevel; xPath: string; begin xSettings := XmlReaderSettings.Create; try xTestEnum := xSettings.ConformanceLevel; WriteLn(Int32(xTestEnum)); xSettings.ConformanceLevel := ConformanceLevel.Fragment; xTestBool := xSettings.IgnoreWhitespace; WriteLn(xTestBool); xSettings.IgnoreWhitespace := true; xSettings.IgnoreComments := true; xPath := ExtractFilePath(ParamStr(0)); xReader := XmlReader.CreateNET(xPath + '..\..\test.xml', xSettings); try while not xReader.EOF do begin if (xReader.MoveToContent = XmlNodeType.Element) and (xReader.Name = 'ProductName') then begin WriteLn('Product: ' + xReader.ReadString); end; xReader.Read; end; xReader.Close; finally xReader.Free; end; finally xSettings.Free; end; end;
- Using .NET libraries in Delphi & C++Builder – (Video) Embarcadero Technology Partner Spotlight
- Features – What .NET features are supported, and which features have restrictions
- Documentation – Official CrossTalk documentation
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