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Gert Renkama replied to Gert Renkama's discussion graph unit for Virtual Pascal (Win32)
"This failed too often in regression testing. In the end I ported the wingraph unit to VP, will try to publish that somewhere."
Oct 18
Stephan Bucher replied to Stephan Bucher's discussion No square left bracket with (Swiss) German keyboard
"P.S.: I'm using a Swiss keyboard with ArcaOS without problems."
Apr 7
Stephan Bucher posted a discussion

No square left bracket with (Swiss) German keyboard

I am regularly using VP 279 on both OS/2 (now ArcaOS) and Windows, and I noticed that I can't generate a left square bracket when using a (Swiss) German keyboard in Windows (it works with US keyboard layout). This is the case with Windows XP SP3, W7, and W10. I get the left square bracket in all other applications, the problem exists only in VP.  The workaround is to copy-paste the left bracket. It's bizarre.See More
Apr 7
Gert Renkama posted a discussion

graph unit for Virtual Pascal (Win32)

I ported wingraph (Stefan Berinde) to VP (latest) via a DLL created by fpc 2.6.4.Be consistent in calling conventions and go by index for export/import.Works nicely, seems fast enough and stable. I could a.o. run the old ARTY demo.Interested? Let me know and I will try to "publish" more...See More
Jan 1
Robert AH Prins left a comment for Ashwin D'Costa
"It's still free for communities with up to 150 members."
Dec 17, 2019
Ashwin D'Costa left a comment for Robert AH Prins
"Sorry the only other question that has piqued my curiosity. Given the expense of the Ning site as stated in various threads since at least 2016, how can this site still be going? Is there some exemption that applies to the site based on its…"
Dec 17, 2019
Ashwin D'Costa left a comment for Robert AH Prins
"Hi Robert, Thanks for your message. It is a little sad that the compiler has received so little love over the last few years but having read the history it is not really surprising. I am amazed at the size of the executables it can produce. Compared…"
Dec 17, 2019
Robert AH Prins left a comment for Ashwin D'Costa
"Hi Ashwin, Yes, VP is still around, but it's effectively abandonware. It generates W32 executables that still run on W64, but Allan has no intention of ever updating it. I still use it for the programs that process my hitchhike statistics, but…"
Dec 16, 2019

Blog Posts

How to fix the Mouse Problem in the Command Menu, So you can use the mouse to access the menu in VP

#1. Run Virtual Pascal

#2. Right Click

#3 Click Properties

#4 UnChecked Your…


Posted by Roger L Powers on May 18, 2017 at 6:48pm — 1 Comment

TNT Unicode component for Virtual Pascal ?

Has any one converted the TNT Control codes package that supports Unicode controls on an ascii based system such as mine (Delphi 4) ? The free version of TNT only supports from Delphi 6 onwards and into Delphi XE.


Posted by Martin Ireland on January 8, 2015 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

End of Free Ning - What To Do?

I have just seen the news that Ning is in trouble, have laid off 40% of staff, and will end Free Ning sites (such as this one) in 2 months time, early July 2010.

The cheapest option for retaining this site is $20/year - and it will probably be fine. That option has a maximum of 150 members, and we today have 116 here at vpascal, without large growth prospects.

Do you know of an alternative that it's easy to port to? Do you care if disappears? Or would you like… Continue

Posted by Allan Mertner on May 4, 2010 at 11:09pm — 8 Comments


For some reason, spammers think that by creating 100 fake accounts and having them all post ads for products that help against erectile dysfunction, they are somehow going to get through to customers.

The reality is that all they do is to destroy small communities like this one...

I have just deleted a ton of spam accounts - if I deleted a real one by accident, I am sorry!

I have also added a step whereby I have to approve new members so this should be a problem… Continue

Posted by Allan Mertner on January 14, 2010 at 7:55pm — 1 Comment

Downloading VP

I still get the occasional email from someone that wants to download VP, and it's clearly not obvious how to do so.

Let me point you to the forum thread that has the latest VP build attached to it, and also points to a few mirrors: Virtual Pascal Download Forum Topic

Happy downloading!

Posted by Allan Mertner on October 9, 2008 at 8:00am


graph unit for Virtual Pascal (Win32) 1 Reply

Started by Gert Renkama in Virtual Pascal. Last reply by Gert Renkama Oct 18.

No square left bracket with (Swiss) German keyboard 1 Reply

Started by Stephan Bucher in Virtual Pascal. Last reply by Stephan Bucher Apr 7.

HELP! We need a new site. 11 Replies

Started by Allan Mertner in Virtual Pascal. Last reply by Marco van de Voort Jun 30, 2017.


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