Re: Dephi 2 limitations
Posted by webmaster Guido on November 26, 2002 at 03:07:44:
In Reply to: Dephi 2 limitations posted by Lontek on November 25, 2002 at 18:13:28:
:I purchased a old copy of Delphi 2 for a reaonable price. Will I be quite limited in what I can do with it? Can I run code from later Delphi versions or from this site?
Yes, you can run all DelphiLand's code examples and tutorials with Delphi 2.
True. Although probably you can't use some Windows API functions (Application Programmer Interface) that were introduced after Win95 (Win98, and later), because Delphi 2 does not have an "interface" for them (doesn't know that they exist in Windows). Don't let this scare you off, as you probably won't use any of the new API stuff for quite some time, they are only for the very "special" tricks.
Delphi does not have any native components, nor commands or functions that directly drive the hardware, so programming I/O ports has to be done with "special" stuff. You might find some free I/O port code for Delphi 2, but not much. Don't wait too long searching for that stuff, as it's getting quite rare.