Delphi Prism XE Installation Notes

Abstract: These notes provide important information about installing Delphi Prism XE

Delphi Prism 2011 Installation Notes are also on this page, below the Delphi Prism XE Installation Notes.

    Installation Notes for Delphi Prism XE

  • These notes provide important information about installing the product, and it is recommended that you read this file in its entirety before installing or uninstalling. This document uses the term "the product" to describe Delphi Prism XE.
  • For an updated version of these Installation Notes, see the Delphi Prism documentation wiki at http://prismwiki.codegear.com or the Embarcadero Developer Network at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/40578.
  • For additional information about installing the product, see the Release Notes (README.htm), which are available on the installation DVD or on the documentation wiki at http://prismwiki.codegear.com.

    Minimum System Requirements

    Hardware Requirements

  • Computer with a 1.6GHz or faster processor, 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine), 3 GB of available hard-disk space, 5400 RPM hard drive, DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

    Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or above
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)

    Visual Studio integration

  • Install standalone or integrated into Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010

    MonoDevelop IDE integration

  • Install integrated into MonoDevelop 2.2

    Updating over a Previous Delphi Prism Install

If you have a previous version of Delphi Prism installed, the installer will leave Visual Studio 2008 on your system and attempt to install Visual Studio 2010 Shell if Visual Studio 2010 isn't installed. Delphi Prism will be upgraded in place. It is notrequired to uninstall the previous version of Delphi Prism first. Delphi Prism XE will work in both versions of the Visual Studio Shell when upgrading.

    General Installation Notes

The Delphi Prism installer can be used to install Delphi Prism as well as additional software.

Delphi Prism installs into Visual Studio 2010 or 2008. If you do not have Visual Studio installed on your system, the Delphi Prism installer automatically installs the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell.

It is recommended that you install the latest Service Pack for your version of Visual Studio or the Visual Studio Shell.

The Delphi Prism installer will install Mono™, the MonoDevelop IDE and the Delphi Prism Feature Pack if these are selected by the user. If you decide later you would like to install these, you can navigate to the Mono, MonoDevelop and FeaturePack folders on the DVD and install directly from there.

If you don't have any of the required software installed on a Windows Vista system, the installer installs the following, and between step 1 and 2, you need to re-boot your machine. After the reboot, you need to rerun the installer.

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  2. Visual Studio 2010 Shell
  3. Delphi Prism

On XP systems, it may be necessary to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in addition to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. If so, you will also need to re-boot after installing .NET 3.5 and before installing .NET 4.0.

See Installing Optional, Add-on Products for information on the additional software.

If you want to use Microsoft Silverlight™, you must install it before you install Delphi Prism. Otherwise, you have to install Delphi Prism again after installing Silverlight.

The serial number you enter determines which edition (Professional or Enterprise) and which type of license (commercial, academic or trial) will be installed.

    On Windows Vista, must install as Administrator

For Windows Vista, you must run as Administrator or be on the Administrator list to install the product.

    Multiple users on one machine

The product can be installed by any licensed user with administrator privileges, and is immediately available to all licensed users of the same machine. It is also available to any licensed users you might add later.

    Assemblies installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC)

Duplicate copies of assemblies installed in the GAC are provided in the <CommonFilesFolder>\CodeGear Shared\Delphi Prism\Shared Assemblies\7.0 directory. If C:\ is your Windows drive, the default <CommonFilesFolder> is C:\Program Files\Common Files\.

    Additional information

See the README.htm file for additional information about the product. For location information, see the opening paragraphs of this document.

    Installing the Product Using the Installation DVD

    To install from an Embarcadero Media Kit DVD:

  1. Insert the installation DVD; this should auto-run the install launcher. If this does not happen, run setup.exe from the root directory of the DVD.
  2. Click the button to install Delphi Prism. If this does not work, navigate to the Delphi Prism directory and run install.exe
  3. When prompted, enter the serial number for the product. The serial number can be found in the order confirmation email for electronic orders.

    To install from a DVD burned from a Delphi Prism ISO:

  1. Insert the installation DVD; this should auto-run the install launcher. If this does not happen, run install.exe from the root directory of the DVD.
  2. The install launcher will appear with buttons to install multiple items that are part of the product.
  3. When prompted, enter the serial number for the product. The serial number can be found in the order confirmation email for electronic orders.

    Installing Using Electronic Software Delivery

If the product is purchased using Electronic Software Delivery, you receive a .zip file.

    To install using Electronic Software Delivery:

  1. Extract the .zip file into an empty directory on your hard drive. Do not attempt to run the installer directly from the .zip file without first extracting all files to a local directory.
  2. The install launcher will appear with buttons to download the appropriate language zip file.
  3. Download the zip file, extract it and run DelphiPrismSetup.exe

    Installing and Using Purchased Network Licenses

If you purchased Networked Licenses (managed by the Embarcadero License Server or FLEXlm) for Delphi Prism, you must follow these instructions to set up the install image or your users will be prompted for a serial number and be unable to install.

  1. Copy all the files from your media kit DVD to a writeable directory on your network.
  2. Copy the networked license .slip file (received in your order confirmation email) to the \Install directory where Setup.exe is located.
  3. When your users run Setup.exe, the product detects the .slip file and installs the software. During installation, the .slip file is moved to the license folder in the installation directory.

    Online Help

Delphi Prism online help is located on a wiki at:

For English, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/en

For German, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/de

For French, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/fr

For Japanese, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/ja

This content is constantly being updated.

An HTML snapshot of the wiki is also installed with the product that you can use when your computer is not connected to the Internet. You can also obtain an HTML snapshot of the documentation at any time from the wiki.

    Installing Optional, Add-On Products

    MonoDevelop

Windows

If installing from the Installation DVD or an ISO image, make sure that the "Install MonoDevelop and integrate Delphi Prism" option is checked. This option can be found under "MonoDevelop Integration" in the component selection page during the installation. This will install Mono, Gtk# for .NET and MonoDevelop and will also integrate Delphi Prism into MonoDevelop.

Mac OS

The "Delphi Prism with MonoDevelop" archive contains both MonoDevelop and Delphi Prism, so you don't need to have MonoDevelop installed before starting the product. The only prerequisite is the Mono framework. The package available from the Mono home page contains everything needed to run MonoDevelop.

Registration

Regardless of the platform, the first time you run the product and create a new project you will be prompted to provide your registration details. On Windows, you will have the option to provide that data on-site (requires Internet access) or to import a previously saved registration file. On a Mac, only the import option is available. If you don't have a registration file just follow the on-screen instruction to generate one. You will need the product serial number and your Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) credentials. If needed, the registration code is displayed by the registration window.

Note: On Windows, it is possible that your "Delphi Prism with MonoDevelop" license and registration is already covered by another Embarcadero product (such as RAD Studio). In this case, if you have already registered that product, you will not be prompted to register again.

    InterBase 2009 Developer Edition

InterBase 2009 Developer Edition provides all developers the best cross-platform database to build and test database applications for embedded and SME segments. Developers are free to choose the standard connectivity they want and make use of a mature SQL92 compliant database for their applications. Database Performance monitoring allows the developer to streamline applications for optimal deployment.

Install InterBase from the install launcher or download it from http://cc.embarcadero.com/free/interbase. Get a free serial number for InterBase Developer Edition at http://cc.embarcadero.com/free/interbase.

    InstallAware Express

Your Express Edition of InstallAware provides the industry-unique benefits of partial web deployment, 67% better compression, interactive Flash/HTML billboards, one-click runtime deployment, unlimited web updates, and one-click patching. Install InstallAware Express via the install launcher or download it from the Registered Users page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/delphi_prism.

    Embarcadero Partner Software

Your Embarcadero Media Kit DVD may include a directory of partner software. You can also access the partner software online via the Registered Users page athttp://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/delphi_prism

or via the CodeCentral download area on http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/29797.

    Known Installation Issues

On German, French, or Japanese machines, uninstalling Delphi 2009 or C+Builder 2009 might fail if Delphi Prism has been installed. This happens because the Visual Studio Shell installer in Delphi Prism updates a version of the .NET Framework Language Pack that the Delphi/CBuilder 2009 uninstall depends on. To uninstall Delphi/CBuilder 2009, run Setup.exe from your Delphi/C+Builder 2009 DVD, install the .NET Framework Language Pack when prompted, and then select Uninstall when in Maintenance Mode.

    Uninstalling This Product

To uninstall Delphi Prism, the Administrator who initially installed the product must open the Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs, select Delphi Prism and click the Remove button. Next select Delphi Prism Feature Pack and click the Remove button.

    Do You Have an Installation Problem?

Please open a support case on the http://support.embarcadero.com website if you encounter any problems during installation.

Copyright © 2010 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved.


    Installation Notes for Delphi Prism 2011

  • These notes provide important information about installing the product, and it is recommended that you read this file in its entirety before installing or uninstalling. This document uses the term "the product" to describe Delphi Prism 2011.
  • For an updated version of these Installation Notes, see the Delphi Prism documentation wiki at http://prismwiki.codegear.com or the Embarcadero Developer Network at http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/40578.
  • For additional information about installing the product, see the Release Notes (README.htm), which are available on the installation DVD or on the documentation wiki at http://prismwiki.codegear.com.

    Minimum System Requirements

    Hardware Requirements

  • Computer with a 1.6GHz or faster processor, 1024 MB RAM (1.5 GB if running in a virtual machine), 3 GB of available hard-disk space, 5400 RPM hard drive, DirectX 9 capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher-resolution display

    Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows XP (x86) with Service Pack 3
  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or above
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (x86 and x64)
  • Windows Vista (x86 & x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 (x86 and x64) with Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
  • Windows 7 (x86 and x64)

    Visual Studio integration

  • Install standalone or integrated into Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010

    MonoDevelop IDE integration

  • Install integrated into MonoDevelop 2.2

    Updating over a Previous Delphi Prism Install

If you have a previous version of Delphi Prism installed, the installer will leave Visual Studio 2008 on your system and attempt to install Visual Studio 2010 Shell if Visual Studio 2010 isn't installed. Delphi Prism will be upgraded in place. It is notrequired to uninstall the previous version of Delphi Prism first. Delphi Prism 2011 will work in both versions of the Visual Studio Shell when upgrading.

    General Installation Notes

The Delphi Prism installer can be used to install Delphi Prism as well as additional software.

Delphi Prism installs into Visual Studio 2010 or 2008. If you do not have Visual Studio installed on your system, the Delphi Prism installer automatically installs the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell.

It is recommended that you install the latest Service Pack for your version of Visual Studio or the Visual Studio Shell.

The Delphi Prism installer will install Mono™, the MonoDevelop IDE and the Delphi Prism Feature Pack if these are selected by the user. If you decide later you would like to install these, you can navigate to the Mono, MonoDevelop and FeaturePack folders on the DVD and install directly from there.

If you don't have any of the required software installed on a Windows Vista system, the installer installs the following, and between step 1 and 2, you need to re-boot your machine. After the reboot, you need to rerun the installer.

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  2. Visual Studio 2010 Shell
  3. Delphi Prism

On XP systems, it may be necessary to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 in addition to Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. If so, you will also need to re-boot after installing .NET 3.5 and before installing .NET 4.0.

See Installing Optional, Add-on Products for information on the additional software.

If you want to use Microsoft Silverlight™, you must install it before you install Delphi Prism. Otherwise, you have to install Delphi Prism again after installing Silverlight.

The serial number you enter determines which edition (Professional or Enterprise) and which type of license (commercial, academic or trial) will be installed.

    On Windows Vista, must install as Administrator

For Windows Vista, you must run as Administrator or be on the Administrator list to install the product.

    Multiple users on one machine

The product can be installed by any licensed user with administrator privileges, and is immediately available to all licensed users of the same machine. It is also available to any licensed users you might add later.

    Assemblies installed in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC)

Duplicate copies of assemblies installed in the GAC are provided in the <CommonFilesFolder>\CodeGear Shared\Delphi Prism\Shared Assemblies\7.0 directory. If C:\ is your Windows drive, the default <CommonFilesFolder> is C:\Program Files\Common Files\.

    Additional information

See the README.htm file for additional information about the product. For location information, see the opening paragraphs of this document.

    Installing the Product Using the Installation DVD

    To install from an Embarcadero Media Kit DVD:

  1. Insert the installation DVD; this should auto-run the install launcher. If this does not happen, run setup.exe from the root directory of the DVD.
  2. Click the button to install Delphi Prism. If this does not work, navigate to the Delphi Prism directory and run install.exe
  3. When prompted, enter the serial number for the product. The serial number can be found in the order confirmation email for electronic orders.

    To install from a DVD burned from a Delphi Prism ISO:

  1. Insert the installation DVD; this should auto-run the install launcher. If this does not happen, run install.exe from the root directory of the DVD.
  2. The install launcher will appear with buttons to install multiple items that are part of the product.
  3. When prompted, enter the serial number for the product. The serial number can be found in the order confirmation email for electronic orders.

    Installing Using Electronic Software Delivery

If the product is purchased using Electronic Software Delivery, you receive a .zip file.

    To install using Electronic Software Delivery:

  1. Extract the .zip file into an empty directory on your hard drive and run install.exe. Do not attempt to run the installer directly from the .zip file without first extracting all files to a local directory.
  2. The install launcher will appear with buttons to download the appropriate language zip file.
  3. Download the zip file, extract it and run DelphiPrismSetup.exe

    Installing and Using Purchased Network Licenses

If you purchased Networked Licenses (managed by the Embarcadero License Server or FLEXlm) for Delphi Prism, you must follow these instructions to set up the install image or your users will be prompted for a serial number and be unable to install.

  1. Copy all the files from your media kit DVD to a writeable directory on your network.
  2. Copy the networked license .slip file (received in your order confirmation email) to the \Install directory where Setup.exe is located.
  3. When your users run Setup.exe, the product detects the .slip file and installs the software. During installation, the .slip file is moved to the license folder in the installation directory.

    Online Help

Delphi Prism online help is located on a wiki at:

For English, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/en

For German, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/de

For French, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/fr

For Japanese, http://prismwiki.codegear.com/ja

This content is constantly being updated.

An HTML snapshot of the wiki is also installed with the product that you can use when your computer is not connected to the Internet. You can also obtain an HTML snapshot of the documentation at any time from the wiki.

    Installing Optional, Add-On Products

    MonoDevelop

Windows

If installing from the Installation DVD or an ISO image, make sure that the "Install MonoDevelop and integrate Delphi Prism" option is checked. This option can be found under "MonoDevelop Integration" in the component selection page during the installation. This will install Mono, Gtk# for .NET and MonoDevelop and will also integrate Delphi Prism into MonoDevelop.

Mac OS

The "Delphi Prism with MonoDevelop" archive contains both MonoDevelop and Delphi Prism, so you don't need to have MonoDevelop installed before starting the product. The only prerequisite is the Mono framework. The package available from the Mono home page contains everything needed to run MonoDevelop.

Registration

Regardless of the platform, the first time you run the product and create a new project you will be prompted to provide your registration details. On Windows, you will have the option to provide that data on-site (requires Internet access) or to import a previously saved registration file. On a Mac, only the import option is available. If you don't have a registration file just follow the on-screen instruction to generate one. You will need the product serial number and your Embarcadero Developer Network (EDN) credentials. If needed, the registration code is displayed by the registration window.

Note: On Windows, it is possible that your "Delphi Prism with MonoDevelop" license and registration is already covered by another Embarcadero product (such as RAD Studio). In this case, if you have already registered that product, you will not be prompted to register again.

    InterBase 2009 Developer Edition

InterBase 2009 Developer Edition provides all developers the best cross-platform database to build and test database applications for embedded and SME segments. Developers are free to choose the standard connectivity they want and make use of a mature SQL92 compliant database for their applications. Database Performance monitoring allows the developer to streamline applications for optimal deployment.

Install InterBase from the install launcher or download it from http://cc.embarcadero.com/free/interbase. Get a free serial number for InterBase Developer Edition at http://cc.embarcadero.com/free/interbase.

    InstallAware Express

Your Express Edition of InstallAware provides the industry-unique benefits of partial web deployment, 67% better compression, interactive Flash/HTML billboards, one-click runtime deployment, unlimited web updates, and one-click patching. Install InstallAware Express via the install launcher or download it from the Registered Users page at http://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/delphi_prism.

    Embarcadero Partner Software

Your Embarcadero Media Kit DVD may include a directory of partner software. You can also access the partner software online via the Registered Users page athttp://cc.embarcadero.com/reg/delphi_prism

or via the CodeCentral download area on http://edn.embarcadero.com/article/29797.

    Known Installation Issues

On German, French, or Japanese machines, uninstalling Delphi 2009 or C+Builder 2009 might fail if Delphi Prism has been installed. This happens because the Visual Studio Shell installer in Delphi Prism updates a version of the .NET Framework Language Pack that the Delphi/CBuilder 2009 uninstall depends on. To uninstall Delphi/CBuilder 2009, run Setup.exe from your Delphi/C+Builder 2009 DVD, install the .NET Framework Language Pack when prompted, and then select Uninstall when in Maintenance Mode.

    Uninstalling This Product

To uninstall Delphi Prism, the Administrator who initially installed the product must open the Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs, select Delphi Prism and click the Remove button. Next select Delphi Prism Feature Pack and click the Remove button.

    Do You Have an Installation Problem?

Please open a support case on the http://support.embarcadero.com website if you encounter any problems during installation.

Copyright © 2010 Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved.