Aurora version 1.3 user manual
Aurora is a native Delphi tool customizing Delphi's
Object Inspector. Being mounted into Delphi,
Aurora makes it possible to distinguish properties have been
changed by user from that haven't been
changed by HIGHLIGHTING CHANGED PROPERTIES.
Note:Aurora currently supports only Delphi 5.
To install Aurora package, you have to select Component | Install
packages menu, then click "Add" button and enter the path to design
package, Aurora13dm.BPL for demo version or
Aurora13rg.BPL for registered version.
If you have loaded form or data module, you
have to re-select currently selected component(s) or select another one
to see the difference. That's all - enjoy !
Select Component | Install packages menu, then select
"/xxxxxxxxx/ Aurora Package © Align Software, 2000"
from the list and click "Delete" button.
you have to manually uninstall Aurora demo version
installing the registered one.
Limitations of demo version and advantages of registered version
Currently, Aurora if a shareware product.
This means that actually there are 2 versions of Aurora:
demo verison and registered version.Demo version have
full functionality of registered version except for a small window
showed every time the Delphi starts. If you like our product, and
want to support us in developing useful and bug-free components and
experts in Delphi, you may want to pay a small sum of money for a
registered version. This includes not only removing of
annoying startup window, but also high quality customer support
via e-mail, implementing your wishes in the future versions of
product and many other.
Warning: you can use demo version of this product for
a test period of 30 days only. After 30 days of using demo
version of this
software you must register or delete all copies of
Aurora from all your storage devices.
Technically, Aurora is a set of property editors (TPropertyEditor
There is one property editor used to highlight all properties
that don't have a sub-properties, called TGeneralizedModifiedProperty.
It supports not only standard properties like strings and integers
but also a large set of specialized properties, including the
hundreds of pre-installed Delphi properties. It saves behavior of
all specialized property editors and adds the support of
highlighting. This is true not only for VCL - defined properties
but also for a large variety of customized properties introduced in
There are also several sub-property-compliant property editors
used for handling classes, components, sets, etc.
Only the newest version of Delphi (Delphi 5) is supported. This
is because of sufficient changes in TPropertyEdiotor class
(many new methods have been introduced to support
- Stored flag isn't checked to be true. Thus Aurora can highlight
property that 'll not be stored with form definition. This lack
is not important with standard VCL classes because they
don't use non-stored properties.
- You have to re-select the component after installing Aurora
package to inspect the changes
License for use and distribution
All copyrights to Aurora
are exclusively owned by
Anyone may use this software during a test period of 30 days.
Following this test period of 30 days or less, if you wish
to continue to use Aurora
, you MUST register. If you don't want to register,
you must remove all copies of this software from all your
The demo verison of Aurora
may be freely distributed,
with exceptions noted below, provided the distribution package is
not modified. No person or company may charge a fee for the
distribution of product without written permission from the
The registered version of this software can be used on
one computer, for any legal purpose.
The registered version of this software may not be rented or
leased, but may be permanently transferred, if the person receiving
it agrees to terms of this license. You must not keep a copy
of registered version's package if you transfered
it to another person.
You are not allowed to publish any part of the
registered version package
in any way. Publishing this package to the open world
(e.g. publishing it on a web or ftp site)
means that you want to pay a world-wide license for $1.000.000.
IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS". NO WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. YOU USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DATA LOSS, DAMAGES, LOSS
OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS WHILE USING OR MISUSING
You may not use, copy, emulate, clone, rent, lease, sell, modify,
decompile, disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the
licensed software, or any subset of the licensed software, except as
provided for in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall
result in immediate and automatic termination of this license and
may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution.
Installing and using Aurora
signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions of the license.
If you do not agree with the terms of this license you must remove
files from your storage devices and cease to use the product.
This file ware created 17-Feb-2000
copyright © Align Software,2000. All rights reserved.