Migrating VCL Components to VCL.Net

Today I am starting a project to port the Turbopower Essentials component suite to VCL.Net.  Turbopower open sourced these components when they got out of the Delphi component business some years ago.  The components have been languishing on the shelf at SourceForge ever since.

My reasons for doing this are twofold:

  1. There seems to be a dearth of third party components for VCL.Net
  2. I need to get up to speed with VCL.Net and .Net.  Porting these components will allow me to  train myself up on both technologies without messing with our production code.

I intend to write blogs entries about my progress, outlining the things that I have learned along the way.  The process of blogging about the experience will help me to remember what I have learned.  If I happen to help someone else along the way so much the better.

So, stay tuned!  You might learn something and you might get to see me fall flat on my face.

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