Borland C++ 5.0

Borland had released the first integrated development environment (IDE) for C++ in the old DOS times - Turbo C++ 1.0. After that followed Turbo C++ 2.0, Borland C++ 3.x, Borland C++ 4.x, Borland C++ 4.5x and Borland C++ 5.x.

The last in this line is Borland C++ 5.02. It is fairly good IDE, with powerful built-in script engine and Add-On interface for customizing and enhancing the environment.

Borland C++ Bug information:
Borland C++ 5.02 and Windows 2000 Information. Under Windows 2000 the File Open dialog appears in Win3.1 style and do not support mutiple file selection. This problem can be solved by using the APCOMPAT.EXE tool. After installing the tool, from the console execute the command
apcompat -v3 -xc:\bc5\bin\bcw.exe -k
After executing the command, the compatibility information is stored in the registry. I have exported the key, so those who do not have the tool can download, unzip and import

Borland C++ 5.02 and Windows XP Information. The same problem with the File Open dialogs is present in Windows XP and can be solved either by using the same registry file, or by using the Compatibility settings: Go to the folder C:\BC5\BIN\ (if BC5 is istalled in folder other than C:\BC5, substitute the location), locater the file BCW.EXE, right-click and select Properties. In the property dialog there is a Compatibility page, where Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 5) compatibiliti mode can be specified.

TD32 and Windows XP Information

Here is a list of BC++5.x-related pages:

BC++ Developer Support
Official Borland C++ Developer Support - links to patches, docs and FAQs.
BC++ Developer Support FTP
Borland C++ FTP folder. Several of the items contained here are:
Sebastian Ledesma's tools
Resource Workshop Add-On for Borland C++ 5.0x. Adds support for OWLNext controls SysDateTimePicker32, MontCalendar, IPAddress, and ComboBoxEx.

Borland C++ 5.0 FAQ
A page created by Kent Reisdorph and Ian Spencer. Not updated anymore, but contains a lot of tips and tricks for using the IDE, OWL and the scripting engine. Some of the topics on the site are:
Note: The original site is offline, but archived copy can be found at the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

Borland BGI Graphics and Mouse For Windows Applications.

RYLE Design
BGI Graphics Tools - support for SuperVGA graphics, TrueType fonts under DOS, etc.

Rod's programming tips and links
Configuring Borland C++ 5 to use CVS, and several scripts.

Ed Mulroy's Borland page
Collection of Borland C++ related links.

Mastering Borland C++ 5
Tom Swan's Mastering Borland C++ 5, Third Edition.

Turbo Vision
Public domain source of Borland Turbo Vision and examples.

Sirma AI Knowledge Base
A site created by me and my co-worker Kalin Zahariev. It contains:

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