On the 16th October, I posted about linking 32-bit Assembly Language to Delphi and on 29th September I had presented a simple example of linking 64-bit ASM to Delphi. For today, I have ported the 32-bit ASM to 64-bit to link it to Delphi XE2. Also, today we are going to link a 32-bit COFF file with Delphi XE2, this appears a waste of time but is not. Click HERE!
Building a standalone 64-bit .Net .exe file that is statically linked with an Assembly Language compiled object file is something I would say “is not possible” a few months ago. Actually, it is possible, because .Net has all sorts of tricks to create the illusion that it is what it is not not. Let’s read my page about “Mixing .Net and Assembly Language in a standalone 64-bit exe” and see how this can be done and in 64-bit (of course can be done in 32-bit as well)
After a long time without posting in this blog, I decided it was about time.
I was trying the new Delphi XE2, to see if there was anything really useful and worthwhile on it. To my surprise, Delphi XE2 is the product to change the route to dead that Delphi was following.
I and thousands of others always thought that was not worthwhile to upgrade from Delphi 5 or Delphi 7, unless we prefer bloated, slower and more buggy programs.
Well, things appear to be changing. Delphi XE2 is excellent value, particularly if you were waiting for the long promised 64-bit compiler.
Not that Delphi XE2 is bug free, not that its documentation is good (it is terribly bad), not that it has a good price (it is extremely expensive, namely for Europeans. Embarcadero, Microsoft and many other American companies suck for the price differentiation - and I am not talking about VAT).
Anyway, because Delphi XE2 brings somethig new, I rolled up my sleeves and wrote an article about BASM for 32-bit and 64-bit Delphi. Read it!