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CFBuilder: The Future

Well to put it bluntly, it doesn’t have one.

With CodeGear announcing the removal of the WinForms designers from the upcoming Highlander release, there really is no place of CFBuilder.

It was a fun tool to work with. It helped me learn a lot about many new IDE OpenTool API’s I hadn’t used before.

I really didn’t expect it to be so popular (my ISP threatened to ban me because of the downloads!), although because of this popularity it got to the feature stage it was today.

I really must say thanks to Jeroen Pluimers for giving me the motivation needed to get the releases out to you guys and for his wonderful Class Helpers. His work with Class Helpers for CF specific features just proves how valuable they are for Delphi developers.

What does the future hold for Delphi and CF development, who knows.

I guess the burning question everyone is wanting to know is whether or not they will see my little game that I wrote for the CF framework. Well, I’ll be honest and say a decision is yet to be made. Perhaps 60% (yes) – 40% (no) as I write this.