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Nag Hints in the Registered Version


Question:

I recently registered this component and installed what I downloaded from the SDL update area. However, the component still lists itself to be the unregistered version.

Answer:

1) you have an old unregistered version of the component somewhere lurking on your harddisk (use the file find utility of the Windows explorer to check that). If so, remove it, uninstall the shareware copy from the VCL and install the registered version again.

2) another often experienced reason can be found in the fact that the Hint property is just set to the shareware message (from previous usage of the unregistered component). In this case, you should simply change the Hint property and/or turn the ShowHint property off.

Hint: If you are using a release greater than or equal to 8.1 you won't face these problems at all, since from release 8.1 on the shareware has been replaced by the Light Edition. When upgrading from a shareware release below 8.1 to any release greater than or equal to 8.1, however, you have to re-enter your hint text in order to get rid of the nag hint. This is due to the fact that Delphi and C++Builder store the nag hints in the DFM file(s) of your project.



Last Update: 2012-Oct-20