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Gert Scholten

Delphi 12.1 helps links to docwiki.embarcadero.com - no permission

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I don't know how to get help for Delphi topics. If I press F1 in the IDE it shows the following screen:




If I click on the link it redirects me to the dockwiki:




Unfortunately it seems I don't have permission. If I try to login in with my user credentials (which works on https://my.embarcadero.com/) it says I don't have an account.


Does anybody know how to fix this?


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Now jira says I don't have permission for the customer portal. We have a full subscription for 10 developers.

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If you just registered for the portal it needs some time to get you attached to the proper group. To speed that up you can file a new issue yourself.

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Sorry. We have so many issues with the IDE. This is just the next in line. 

- Out of memory when switching from 32-bit to 64-bit

- IDE crashes multiple times a day

- LSP code insight doesn't work

- Function prototyping doesn't work (ctrl shift alt p)

- CTRL-SHIFT up and down doesn't work

- Form editor freezes multiple times a day

- link errors while compiling -> needs full rebuilds

- full rebuilds take a lot of time especially on win64.

- the ide fix pack fixed the build times, but I think this was bought out by Embarcadero and they chose not to include all the fixes. 


I've registred numerous issues on the previous bug tracker, but none have been resolved (with a subscription for 7 users).


And now I can't use context-aware help from the IDE in a lot of situations.


But I see that the solution is to change the url from:






You should think this would be a simple fix for the team at Embarcadero.

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4 hours ago, Uwe Raabe said:

C'mon, that is just not true! The help is available here: https://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Athens/en/Vcl.FileCtrl.SelectDirectory


The bug report is about a bad address F1 will land, itt will try to load: https://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Updates/en/Vcl.FileCtrl.SelectDirectory. I know anyone can Google for the correct documentation, but F1 should work as expected (to point to a valid location).



1.) Open Vcl.FileCtrl.pas

2.) Line 2294 hit F1 for SelectDirectory.

3.) In the RAD Studio Topics help select Vcl.FileCtrl.SelectDirectory

4.) The default browser will open docwiki page https://docwiki.embarcadero.com/Libraries/Updates/en/Vcl.FileCtrl.SelectDirectory


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